2017 Headlines

'I am ready for this. I am equipped,' says SEBTS counseling alumna

Michelle Horton, a SEBTS graduate, wanted to become a biblical counselor because of the personal healing she had experienced from it herself. She now works at Heart Song Counseling in Tampa, Florida. Read her story here. Keep Reading

Southeastern equips family to serve better together

Scott and Lesley Hildreth, along with their daughter Rachel Hildreth Breniser, have not only received degrees from Southeastern but have seen the Lord's faithfulness in equipping them to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

The gospel is for all people, Akin charges graduates

Akin delivered his fall graduation address to graduates on Dec. 8, 2017. Keep Reading

Southeastern welcomes two new preaching faculty

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has added Scott Pace and Ronjour Locke to its full-time preaching faculty. Keep Reading

Academic camaraderie highlighted at annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship

During the 69th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Providence, Rhode Island, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) recognized four evangelical scholars for their contributions at the annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner. Keep Reading

They Say “Yes": Reflections From Zambia

As part of the Acts 1:8 series, Janet Sullivan Claytor shares her time serving in Zambia. Keep Reading

Jeff Struecker to join Southeastern faculty

Jeff Struecker will join the Southeastern faculty, beginning January 2018. Keep Reading

Pastor's Center Name Changed to the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership

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Reaching the Nations across the street

The Reaching the Nations in North America Summit occurred Oct. 27-28 and focused on the importance of welcoming refugees and immigrants with love and gospel intentionality. Keep Reading

Southeastern student mobilizes Las Vegas church plant to intentional prayer

Heiden Ratner is a church planter in Las Vegas, pastoring WALK Church, and is seeking to challenge his church to intentional prayer in the aftermath the Las Vegas shooting. Read his story. Keep Reading

Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society hold Fall 2017 meetings

The Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society members held their bi-annual meeting for Fall 2017. Keep Reading

9Marks: an emphasis on church leadership

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the ninth year of the 9Marks conference on Sept. 29-30. Keep Reading

Women Around Southeastern: a renewed focus on women's discipleship

Missie Branch has been named assistant dean of students to women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). She is leading Women Around Southeastern, formerly Women's Life, that is aimed at helping disciple and equip women for ministry. Keep Reading

Equipped to reach the unreached in Central Asia

Doug Coleman, a Southeastern graduate, has worked in Central Asia for nearly two decades. Read about his story here. Keep Reading

Daniel Heimbach addresses Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Daniel Heimbach delivered a lecture to the Defense Intelligence Agency on Aug. 30, 2017 on how to have an effective warrior ethic. Keep Reading

North Carolina Field Minister Program holds first convocation service

The North Carolina Field Minister Program held its first convocation service on Aug. 21. Keep Reading

Akin gives 10-year vision at Southeastern Fall 2017 Convocation

President Danny Akin gave his 10-year vision for the school at the fall convocation service on Aug. 17. Keep Reading

Making disciples in the 4/14 window

Meet Stephanie Jackson, director of children's ministries at North Wake Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This story is the third in our series of Acts 1:8 Stories. Keep Reading

Bay Leaf Baptist brings Christmas joy to Southeastern students again

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

Al James named The EQUIP Network Coordinator

On Aug. 1, Dr. Al James was appointed as the EQUIP Network coordinator at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keep Reading

Jim Shaddix new director of Southeastern Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership

Jim Shaddix, professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), was appointed as the director of the Southeastern Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching on Aug. 1. Keep Reading

Kristin Kellen appointed to full-time Southeastern faculty

Dr. Kristin Kellen, who has been a part-time assistant professor of biblical counseling, has been appointed to a full-time teaching position with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) beginning Aug. 1. Keep Reading

Walter Strickland appointed as associate vice president of kingdom diversity initiatives

Walter Strickland is being promoted to associate vice president of Kingdom Diversity Initiatives at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) beginning Aug. 1. Keep Reading

Q&A with Ken Caruthers: IMB, training and missionary calling

Ken Caruthers, associate vice president of training at the International Mission Board, shares his views on how to discern missionary calling and how to be equipped to serve overseas. Keep Reading

Akin celebrates Great Commission efforts at Southeastern

Akin delivered his Southeastern presidential report during the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Keep Reading

Akin brings challenge and encouragement at SEBTS alumni luncheon

President Danny Akin and SEBTS Alumnus Jose Abella spoke to attendees at the Southeastern Alumni & Friends Luncheon on June 14. Keep Reading

Lifeway's Kelly King speaks at third annual women's leadership breakfast

Kelly King, women’s ministry specialist at Lifeway Christian Resources, spoke about God’s sovereignty in the midst of transition at the third annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the North American Mission Board. Keep Reading

Southeastern participates in Baptist21 panel for eighth consecutive year

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baptist21 partnered together to host a panel, “Fault Lines in the SBC.” Keep Reading

Southeastern highlights preaching programs at 2017 pastors’ conference

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) emphasized its preaching program throughout the 2017 Pastor’s Conference in Phoenix, Arizona June 11-12. Keep Reading

From Ghana to GO Certificate: distance learning student achieves goal

Betty Prempeh-Twimasi overcame the challenge of distance-learning, leaning English and taking care of her family to receive a theological education. Keep Reading

Tony Merida to dedicate full attention to pastorate

On Sunday, June 4, Tony Merida announced that he would be stepping away from his faculty role at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), effective December 2017. Keep Reading

Couple serving unreached for more than a decade

Benjamin and Abigail Breeg share how God called them to work among Muslims and the challenges that come with this line of work. Keep Reading

Doctoral graduate seeks ministry through Christian education

Mary Ann McMillan has a desire to see unreached nations come to know Jesus. On May 12, she received her doctorate in Christian education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is helping her pursue this goal. Keep Reading

Life and death a gain, Akin encourages SEBTS graduates

Danny Akin delivered the spring 2017 commencement address to 234 seminary and college graduates on May 12, 2017. Keep Reading

Spring 2017 Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society Meetings

A summary of the events of the bi-annual Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society meetings held April 16-18. Keep Reading

Leadership Restructure Emphasizes Spiritual Formation

The restructuring of three leadership positions to begin June 1 to strengthen our spiritual formation and emphasis on prayer. Keep Reading

Evolution, Genetics and the Historical Adam

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted the Evolution, Genetics and Historical Adam Conference on Friday, April 7. Keep Reading

Southeastern unveils the Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative

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Southeastern remembers Dr. Michael Travers

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New academic society for women begins at Southeastern

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Southeastern begins new Persian leadership program

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is creating a new program aimed at providing Persian church leaders with theological education in their own language. Through its Global Theological Initiatives, SEBTS plans to offer fully credited theological training for Persian students at many levels. Keep Reading

Arturo Azurdia urges SEBTS students to be Christ centered and Spirit filled

On February 7-9, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted the Adams Lecture Series with guest speaker Arturo Azurdia, III, senior minister of word and worship at Trinity Church and associate professor of pastoral theology and director of the doctor of ministry program at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Keep Reading

GO Conference encourages pursuit of the Great Commission

Whether you are an international missionary, a church planter, a business professional or a teacher, your life should be spent fulfilling the Great Commission. This was a resounding theme during the ninth annual GO Conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keep Reading

Southeastern welcomes new Director of Hispanic Leadership Development

Miguel Echevarria has joined Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as the new director of Hispanic leadership development and assistant professor of New Testament and Greek. Keep Reading

Akin reminds students to be doers of the Word as semester begins

Faculty and staff of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and The College at Southeastern welcomed students to a new spring semester at the January 19 convocation service. Southeastern President Danny Akin gave the convocation address, speaking from Matthew 7 about obedience to God’s word. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers lauded Old Testament scholar

Well-known professor of Old Testament, John Sailhamer, died on Monday, January 9, after a long bout with Parkinson’s disease. During his career, Sailhamer served a number of institutions, including Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he worked from 1999 -2006. Most recently, Sailhamer taught at Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary until he retired in 2010. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Dan Drennen

Dan Drennen is the director of Media Services at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his work supporting students and faculty in the classroom and his role in Southeastern events. Keep Reading