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Missionary Housing

Southeastern Seminary strives to provide affordable short-term housing to missionaries with the International Mission Board while they study at SEBTS.

To qualify for missionary housing, applicants must be:

  • Currently under appointment with the IMB
  • Currently receiving salary and benefits from the IMB

Contact the Housing Office

919-761-2400

housing@sebts.edu

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Missionary Housing

Missionary housing is provided rent-free, but is reported as income on a 1099 Form for tax purposes. Utilities are charged each month to missionaries on a flat-rate basis. Assignments will be made based on availability. Missionaries are encouraged to make application at least one to two years in advance of their intended stateside assignment. Requests for missionary housing can be made by email to housing@sebts.edu.

Availability is limited and preference will be given to students enrolled in the seminary for a minimum of eight semester hours. Missionary Commuter Housing is exempt from this requirement and may be used by missionaries for short stays.

Occupancy of missionary housing is not to exceed two continuous semesters. Verification of IMB status will be required.

Types of Missionary Housing

Southeastern has a limited number of furnished missionary apartments available. Assignment preference will be given to those who are enrolled in courses leading to a degree. These apartments are completely furnished, including linens, towels, kitchenware and washer and dryer. Basic utilities (water, sewer, electric and, in some apartments, gas) are included, as well as standard cable television and high speed Internet. The flat-rate utility charge is $330 per month. These apartments are not pet-friendly.

In case there are more applicants than there are furnished missionary apartments available, unfurnished apartments can be made available. Occupants must provide all furnishings, including linens, towels, kitchenware and washer and dryer. Basic utilities (water, sewer, electric and, in some apartments, gas) are included in a flat rate charge of $200 per month. Phone, standard cable television and high speed Internet are NOT provided in these apartments. A limited number of pet-friendly units are available, and there is a $250 one-time pet fee.

Commuter housing is exempt from the minimum eight-hour requirement and may be used by missionaries for short stays. Examples of eligible use include visiting family in the area, speaking engagements or brief stays to attend class. Due to the limited availability and the growing number of missionaries who take short-term classes, commuter housing is not always available. Missionary commuter apartments have furniture, but no linens, towels, kitchenware, washer or dryer. Phone, television and Internet are not provided. These apartments are not pet-friendly.