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Our Goal

Our goal of pursuing Kingdom Diversity is deeply theological. God inscribed the unity and diversity of the Godhead into his good creation. From ground we walk on, to the people who inhabit the earth, God’s multifarious beauty was made manifest. Subsequently, the fall in Genesis 3 distorted the divine reflection that was embedded in creation. A symptom of humanity’s fallen state is strife along the lines of difference, including race. Through Christ, and by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, God’s people are enabled to display God’s redemptive power by simultaneously embracing and transcending the differences that enrich the tapestry of the Kingdom. Southeastern seeks to equip our students to fulfill this glorious commission.

To that end, the following benchmarks have been established because they are indicative of a campus that seeks to equip the people of God to cleanse our culture from the residue of racial brokenness. 

  1. We will strive to foster a campus environment that encourages God-honoring interaction across racial and cultural lines. 
  2. Increase the recruitment and retention of qualified ethnic minorities, women, and other underrepresented groups among students, faculty and staff. By 2022 SEBTS aims to be comprised of 20% non-white students, 15-20% non-white faculty, 15-20% non-white staff, and 35% female (institution wide). 
  3. Conduct faculty development and curriculum reform to assist students to minister to people who do not share the same ethnic and cultural background.
  4. Build and strengthen partnerships with diverse churches, church networks and educational institutions. 
  5. Emerge as a servant to SBC churches (and beyond) as a resource to help foster diversity within the church and the broader denominational environment.

Although the pursuit of these goals is costly, it is far more costly for the Church to press forward without intentionally trying to reflect the Kingdom that we hope for. If you are interested in assisting with the economic costs of our vision, please click here.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Post Office Box 1889
  • Wake Forest, NC 27588
  • Phone: (919) 761 - 2100
Our Mission
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
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