Welcome to Southeastern’s Kingdom Diversity webpage. Our desire is to make God’s Kingdom vision of people from every tribe, tongue and nation worshiping Christ together a reality on our campus and in our churches.
The issues of race and ethnicity have shaped the landscape of our society and unfortunately the same can be said about the Body of Christ. The Southern Baptist Convention’s tumultuous history with race began with its establishment in 1845 with the affirmation of slavery. However in 1995, Southern Baptists publically repented of their position on slavery and earnestly desire to cultivate a denomination that represents the universality of the people of God.
As a Great Commission seminary, Southeastern affirms that racial reconciliation is hardwired into the Great Commission. To that end, the fall of 2013 marks the beginning of Southeastern’s seminary-wide strategic initiative called, ”Kingdom Diversity.” Our desire is to recruit and equip students from every corner of the Kingdom, to serve in every context of the Kingdom. Thanks for visiting our site.
Every blessing in Christ,
Walter R. Strickland II
Special Advisor to the President for Diversity &
Instructor of Theology