Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Assistant Professor of North American Church Planting
Coordinator of North American Church Planting and Revitalization

Program: Missiology
Discipline: North American Missions
Teaching Since: 2014
Area: Ministry Studies


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B.A., Furman University
M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Matt and his wife Sarah live with their five children in Greenville, South Carolina where he serves as the pastor of Christ Fellowship. A two-time graduate of Southeastern (Mdiv and PhD), Matt has been involved in the work of North American missions and church planting for two decades and he’s been teaching at SEBTS in these areas since 2017.


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.