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Faculty Q&A with Kristin Kellen

Kristin Kellen is an assistant professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She shares about her call to ministry and the importance of biblical counseling in disciple making. Keep Reading

Akin exhorts grads to live as new creations

The fall graduates of SEBTS and The College at Southeastern make up the 64th graduating class with 208 total students receiving 28 undergraduate, 131 graduate and 49 advanced degrees. Keep Reading

New class model provides the best of both worlds

During the fall 2016 semester, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary introduced a new class model that combines the convenience of an online course with the camaraderie and interaction gained in the classroom. This new approach to learning, called the 3-9 Cohort, is a cutting edge way to help students make the most of their educations with flexibility in their schedules. Keep Reading

Q&A with Amber Bowen

Amber Bowen is a student and adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She shares about her interests in philosophy and encouraging more women to contribute to the body of scholarship. Keep Reading

Scholars honored during fourth annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship at ETS

During the 68th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Antonio, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recognized five evangelical scholars at its annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner. Keep Reading

Bay Leaf Baptist brings Christmas joy to Southeastern students

For the 23rd year in a row, Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, helped Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students bring Christmas presents home to their families. Keep Reading

Thornbury calls for Jesus freaks in Page Lecture series

Thornbury was the guest speaker for the 2016 Page Lectures, a series that brings prominent theologians to campus each fall to discuss a subject of concern to the Christian community. On November 1-2, Thornbury gave two lectures to students, faculty and staff on the topic of Joseph Got It Done using the Old Testament story of Joseph to show how Christians should respond as bearers of good news in the culture. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Eli Byrd

Eli Byrd is the Director of Certificate Services and a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his work to help equip people for ministry. Keep Reading

SEBTS Kingdom Diversity hosts first black church conference

Pastors, ministry leaders and students gathered on October 28, 2016, for the State of the Black Church Conference at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest North Carolina. Kingdom Diversity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the event that included break out sessions, panel discussions and sermons focused on the variety of theological and ecclesiological perspectives of the black church. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Ivan Spencer

Ivan Spencer is a Professor of History and Philosophy at The College at Southeastern. He shares about his work at the college and his new book, Tweetable Nietzsche, being published on November 1, 2016. Keep Reading

Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society hold fall meetings

The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) held their bi-annual meetings on October 9-11, where they received updates about SEBTS, worshipped together in chapel and enjoyed fellowship with faculty and students. Keep Reading

Student Q&A with Anna Daub

Anna Daub is a Ph.D. student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she also works in the Global Theological Initiatives office. Anna shares about her time as a doctoral student and how she helps to empower people to make disciples around the world. Keep Reading

9Marks: Creating a Culture of Discipleship

More than 900 pastors, students and church members attended the eighth annual 9Marks conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) on September 30 and October 1. Keep Reading

Go Engage conference puts training into practice to see no place left

On September 8-10, 2016, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a completely different type of conference, one where training was put to immediate practice. Keep Reading

SEBTS and P4CM partner to increase diversity in seminary education

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to train students from all ethnic backgrounds to reflect the beauty and diversity of the Kingdom of God. In line with this goal, SEBTS has partnered with The Passion for Christ Movement in an effort to increase diversity in seminary education, particularly among women and minority students. Keep Reading

Aponte named as IMB vice president of mobilization

During their August 23-24 board meeting, International Mission Board trustees announced Edgar Aponte, director of Hispanic leadership development at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as the IMB’s new vice president of mobilization. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Al James

Al James is the Associate Dean of Ministry Studies and Professor of Missions at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his experience as a missionary and how he teaches students pursue God’s heart for all peoples. Keep Reading

God will be with you as you GO, Akin tells students

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin and faculty welcomed students to the fall 2016 semester during a convocation service on August 18. Keep Reading

Retired IMB leaders Elliff and Meador to teach at SEBTS

Starting in the fall 2016 semester, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will gain two visiting professors, Tom Elliff, former president of the International Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention, and Clyde Meador, retired missionary and executive advisor to the IMB president. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Jonathan Six

Jonathan Six is the Director of Financial and Alumni Development at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about how he came to Southeastern and his work encouraging alumni and donors to contribute to the work of the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Keelan Cook

Keelan Cook is the Urban Resource Coordinator for the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his call to ministry and how he helps equip students and local churches to minister to different people groups in their neighborhoods. Keep Reading

Passion and mentoring highlighted at leadership breakfast

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) partnered together for the second year to host a leadership breakfast for women on June 15, 2016, during the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Ken Coley

Ken Coley is the director of Ed.D. studies and professor of Christian education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). He shares how he trains upcoming teachers and leaders of Christian education. Keep Reading

SEBTS luncheon highlights ministry in tough places

Alumni and friends of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary gathered for a luncheon dedicated to reaching the nations with the gospel. They heard from alumni and students about how SEBTS equipped them to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern creates new GO Certificates for Christians at any level

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) believes that every Christian is a Great Commission Christian. Because of this, SEBTS is excited to announce the new GO Certificates, theological education for every Christian. Keep Reading

Sheldon Alexander retires from Southeastern after more than two decades of service

In his many years and many roles at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), Sheldon Alexander has continued to do what he does best—serve students. After 27 years, Alexander will retire on June 30. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Denise O'Donoghue

Denise O’Donoghue is the director of Womens Life and assistant professor of ministry to women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). She shares how God called her into theological education and how she seeks to equip women to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Keith and Kristyn Getty song For the Cause dedicated as official Southeastern hymn

In their latest album Facing a Task Unfinished, Christian music artists Keith and Kristyn Getty, have dedicated their song, For the Cause to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and President Danny Akin. It will now serve as the official hymn for SEBTS and The College at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Southeastern graduates answer the call to GO through education ministry

This spring, several graduates from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary received their Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), an advanced Southeastern program that shapes and prepares leaders in educational ministry. Keep Reading

Serve others and point them to Christ, Akin tells grads

Sent to lead? Perhaps. Sent to serve? Absolutely. These words were part of a charge given to the spring 2016 graduates of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Dwayne Milioni

Dwayne Milioni is the pastor of Open Door Church in Raleigh and an assistant professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). He shares about his current writing projects and how he teaches students to equip the local church for the work of the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Global missions week shows students ways to GO

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is always asking students, Where are you going? Global Missions Week helped students explore answers to that question through events, missionary guests and special chapel speakers Miguel Nunez, pastor of International Baptist Church in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Nik Ripken, author of The Insanity of God and The Insanity of Obedience. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Scott Hildreth

Scott Hildreth is the director of the Center for Great Commission Studies and an assistant professor of global studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). He shares about his roles at Southeastern and how he is involved in equipping students to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern Board of Trustees elect new faculty, approve budget in spring meeting

On April 18-19, the Board of Trustees (BOT) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) held their spring meeting where they elected four new faculty members, voted on curriculum revisions and approved the 2016-2017 budget and fee schedule. Keep Reading

Intersect conference helps church leaders link faith and culture

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted 50 pastors and leaders from around the country at the Intersect Conference on April 19, 2016. The group included church planters, pastors, parachurch organizations and students who had the opportunity to hear from SEBTS faculty on matters of faith, culture, economics and vocation. Keep Reading

Southeastern displays scope of Great Commission classrooms at Southeast EMS

At the Southeast Regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) on April 9, 2016, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) exemplified its motto of every classroom a Great Commission classroom. With nearly 50 papers presented during the meeting, SEBTS participants came from all levels, from the president and administration to seminary and college students. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Greg Mathias

Greg Mathias is an assistant professor of global studies and the associate director of international missions for the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern. He shares about his call to missions and how he encourages students to live Great Commission lives. Keep Reading

Southeastern partnership with Brazilian Baptists sees first fruits

As 23 Brazilian men and women walked across the stage to receive their Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degrees, their friends and families witnessed history in the making. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin joyfully greeted the first graduating class of an on-going partnership between Southeastern and Brazilian Baptists. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Todd Borger

Todd Borger is an associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his life, work and how he helps students connect the Old Testament to the mission of God. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Ryan Hutchinson

Ryan Hutchinson is the Executive Vice President for Operations at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his family, call to ministry and work at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Anne Graham Lotz and the difference one prayer can make

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recently hosted An Evening with Anne featuring Anne Graham Lotz, renowned author and speaker and daughter of Billy Graham. More than 900 guests attended the event. Keep Reading

Paul House lectures on gospel theology in Isaiah at Southeastern

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recently held its annual Adams Lectures, featuring Paul House, professor of divinity in Old Testament at Beeson Divinity School. House spoke to students, faculty and staff in two lectures, an informal luncheon and a library talk over the course of two days. Keep Reading

Southeastern announces changes to Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has made significant changes to its Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees. Beginning fall 2016, the total hours required to complete an M.Div. will be reduced from 90 to 81-84 hours, and the core hours for the vocational M.A. programs will increase from 30 to 36 hours. Keep Reading

Go Conference calls all Christians to obey the call to the nations

More than 700 students, faculty and staff joined in for the eighth annual Go Conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Main speakers David Platt, Afshin Ziafat and Danny Akin offered multi-faceted approaches to the topic, To the Ends of the Earth, challenging attendees to go wherever and however God calls them. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Edgar Aponte

Edgar Aponte is the director of Hispanic Leadership Development and an instructor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Aponte previously served as Minister Counselor for political affairs at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, DC. He shares about his work and how he trains students to have a solid understanding of their faith. Keep Reading

Southeastern students charged to trust the Bible at spring convocation

Students, faculty and staff at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary kicked off the spring semester with a convocation service dedicated to the importance of the Word of God. Keep Reading

Southeastern donors end year with record giving

December was a record-breaking month of giving for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. As part of a “December to Remember” initiative, a group of leading donors agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar, every gift donated in the month of December to the Southeastern Fund up to a total of $225,000. Donors stepped up to the challenge and raised a total of $515,000 for the Southeastern Fund. Keep Reading

Southeastern offers IMB retirees two-year advanced degree waiver

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is excited to announce that it will waive tuition and fees for the first two years of any doctoral degree or the first 12 hours of a Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree for returning International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries who have opted to take the Voluntary Retirement Initiative (VRI). Keep Reading