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John Ewart

John Ewart

John Ewart

Professor of Missions and Pastoral Leadership
Associate Vice President for Global Theological Initiatives and Ministry Centers

Discipline: Missions
Teaching Since: 2007
Area: Ministry Studies
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Email: jewart@sebts.edu


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Education

B.A. in Religion, Baylor University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Miss., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bio

Dr. Ewart is the Associate Vice President of Global Theological Initiatives (GTI) and Ministry Centers. Through his leadership position in GTI, he overseas global educational partnerships which include international seminary faculty development, mission board leadership training, institutional consultation, organizational development, theological education development and local church leadership training. He has served as a senior pastor, church planter, missionary, revitalization consultant and professor.

 

The Abstract of Principles has served as a guiding document since Southeastern’s founding. In April 2001, Trustees revised the institutional bylaws to include the 2000 revision of the Baptist Faith and Message along with the Abstract of Principles as the official articles of faith for the school. Since then, faculty have been asked to state in writing that these documents represent their personal beliefs without mental hesitation or reservation and they committed themselves to teach in accordance with and not contrary to these statements of faith.

In addition to the articles of faith, Southeastern further recognizes two documents that clarify beliefs on critical issues. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy reflects Southeastern’s commitment to biblical authority. The Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood addresses the issue of biblical manhood and womanhood. These documents serve as guidelines and affirmations of convictions and beliefs that are already expressed in Southeastern’s statement of faith. Members of the Faculty commit to teach in accordance with and not contrary to the doctrines expressed in these documents.

The faculty of Southeastern published the booklet, “Here we stand! This We Believe!” to introduce the statements of faith signed by the faculty and the affirmation statements endorsed by the faculty. The fifth document in the booklet is the Nashville Statement, which is not a formally recognized document of the school but expresses the position of the school on gender and sexuality.