The school continues to welcome a diverse group of students, many of whom are now intending to prepare for bi-vocational and multi-vocational work. As such, their curriculum has become more person-and congregation-focused. In fact, they have established a Center for Calling and Vocational Formation dedicated to helping students prepare for their calling in new and creative ways. The intent is to shift the center of theological education from the classroom to the local church and assisting students in applying theological principles whether they ultimately serve churches, teach in an inner-city school, or work in the corporate world.

The School of Theology is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and they are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and is a member of the Association of Theological Schools. Mercer’s annual report to the Board of Visitors concludes with this thought: “To live a life that matters one needs a theology that matters which is what must be cultivated with students, educators, churches and other partners of the faith.”