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Persian ministry fuels couple's future service abroad

Whether sharing a meal in a home or spending hours of fellowship and Bible study together, *Azah and Haley see their ministry with Persians living in Raleigh-Durham to be of great value as they prepare to serve long-term in Central Asia. Keep Reading

From the Dominican Republic to Dallas: How one M.Div. student is passionately pursuing the Great Commission

It started with a prayer. In his home country of the Dominican Republic, Moises Gomez and his pastor asked the Lord to provide a way for Gomez to be equipped for full-time ministry. Keep Reading

God promises to never leave, Akin reminds Fall 2018 graduates

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) President Danny Akin encouraged 30 college and 169 seminary students to trust in the steadfast promise that God will never leave them or abandon them, found in Hebrews 13:5. Keep Reading

Thom Rainer to join SEBTS faculty

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce that Thom Rainer, outgoing president of Lifeway Christian Resources, will be joining the SEBTS faculty as a part-time distinguished professor of church revitalization and leadership in January of 2019. Keep Reading

Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner celebrates five institutional scholars

During the 70th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Denver, Colorado, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) recognized five evangelical scholars for their contributions at the annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner. Keep Reading

Southeastern Classic celebrates record-breaking year in fundraising

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated a record-breaking year of fundraising, sponsorship and participation at this year’s 12th annual Southeastern Classic Golf Tournament, hosted at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, North Carolina on Oct. 8. Keep Reading

Timothy Barnabas Conference encourages students in ministry leadership

Understanding the purpose and practice of being a leader in ministry underscored the theme of this year’s Timothy Barnabas Conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) on Nov. 6. Keep Reading

‘Proximity makes all the difference’: How one M.Div. student moved neighborhoods for gospel outreach

*Ray didn’t expect to see so many Indian families at the park when he and his wife, Lauren, visited one Friday evening in Morrisville. Keep Reading

Southeastern announces two additions to faculty for Spring 2019

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce that doctoral candidate Keelan Cook and alumnus Matt Rogers will be joining the faculty in the spring of 2019 to teach church planting and missiology. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers first African-American professor, Logan Carson

On Nov. 3, Logan Carson, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS)’s first full-time African-American professor, passed away at the age of 86. Keep Reading

Fall 2018 Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society

The announcement of a record enrollment increase dominated much of the conversation during the bi-annual Board of Trustees (BOT) Southeastern Society (SES) meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). With the approval of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry Southeastern is poised to continue fulfilling its call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Yarnell emphasizes Anabaptists' Great Commission commitment during Page Lecture Series

This year's Page Lecture Series featured Malcolm B. Yarnell III of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, who spoke on Anabaptists and their commitment to the Great Commission and the cross of Christ. Keep Reading

Mobilizing a church on Mission focus of 9Marks conference

Missions was the emphasis of the 2018 9Marks conference, hosted at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 28-29. Keep Reading

Finding a sense of place in a life of transience

On day one of being missionaries in Southeast Asia, my husband began petitioning for us to buy a motorbike. In our city of two million, almost everyone navigates the streets on two wheels, zipping in and out of traffic. My husband regularly presented me with all the ways our lives would be enriched by a bike. Keep Reading

Military Community Focus Week spotlights chaplaincy ministry and church planting efforts

With approximately 105 military community students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is making strides in its efforts to engage its military students and bring awareness to ministry opportunities within the military community. Keep Reading

North Carolina Field Minister Program begins second year

The North Carolina Field Minister Program held its second convocation service at Nash Correction Institution on Sept. 5. Keep Reading

Southeastern installs 10th faculty chair in honor of Charles Page

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) installed its 10th faculty chair, the Charles Page chair of biblical theology, to Charles Quarles during its convocation service Aug. 16. Keep Reading

Student Life Division staff changes coming August 1

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce three changes related to the Student Life Division, which will go into effect Aug. 1. Keep Reading

God’s grace ‘more than sufficient’ for SEBTS, Akin reports to messengers

President Danny Akin of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) delivered his report to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) messengers on June 13 during the SBC annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. Keep Reading

Akin and Greear challenge alumni and friends to remain humble before the Lord

A call for repentance and a challenge to rely humbly on the Lord remained a central theme of this year’s Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Alumni and Friends Luncheon. Keep Reading

Wilkin encourages women to fear the Lord at Southeastern Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Jen Wilkin encouraged women to be fearless in their advocacy on behalf of others and to fear the Lord above all else during this year’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast June 13 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Keep Reading

Baptist21 panelists discuss how to have a diverse, yet unified SBC culture

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) participated in its ninth consecutive Baptist21 Luncheon in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting on June 11. Keep Reading

A Statement from the Administration of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

During the last few weeks Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has walked through a situation that began when our administration was contacted by a former student who was the victim of an alleged sexual assault in 2003. ... Keep Reading

College graduates pursuing the Great Commission

Brianna Copeland and Ashish Bhandari, two graduates from The College at Southeastern, shared how they are going to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Great Commission a guiding passage for life and ministry, Akin charges graduates

On May 11, 244 students graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Southeastern announces four new faculty members

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce four new faculty hires: Julia Bickley, Ben Holloway, Jason Williamson and Otto Sanchez. Keep Reading

Hispanic Leadership Development hosts training focused on Bible teaching and interpretation

On April 28, the Hispanic Leadership Development office hosted Interpretando y Enseñando la Biblia, a five-hour training for Hispanic church and ministry leaders on how to interpret and teach the Bible from the grand Christocentric narrative of Scripture. Keep Reading

Link Conference: "A catalyst toward change" in multicultural ministry

On April 13, the Kingdom Diversity Initiative (KDI) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted the Link Conference to discuss how to put multicultural passion into informed practice. Keep Reading

Global Missions Week fosters Great Commission focus

Global Missions Week was hosted by the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) April 10-12, emphasizing North American and International Missions. Keep Reading

Southeastern establishes first endowed directorship, Board of Trustees elects first female chair

On Tuesday, April 10, Scott Hildreth was installed as the George Liele director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies, the first endowed directorship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keep Reading

Making Christ known in Bulgaria

Caleb Waller and his wife, Sarah serve as church planters in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more about how the Lord called them overseas and is using them in amazing ways in Eastern Europe. Keep Reading

GTI partners with Cuban seminary to equip leaders for ministry

The partnership between Southeastern and the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Santiago, Cuba allows for theological training to take place for future seminary and church leaders in Cuba. Keep Reading

East Asia Leadership Initiative begins at Southeastern

The Global Theological Initiatives (GTI) office at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is expanding its impact across the globe by creating the East Asian Leadership Initiative office. Keep Reading

Pursuing the Good Life in a Secular World: James K. A. Smith speaks at Southeastern

What vision of "the good life" are Christians pursuing? James K. A. Smith addressed this question at The Wisdom Forum: The Good Life, an event at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) on March 16, 2018. Keep Reading

Q&A with Wake Forest church planter, Trea Brinson

Trea Brinson, a church planter in Wake Forest, North Carolina, shares his story of how Southeastern prepared him for his ministry as lead pastor of Restoration Church. Keep Reading

Love for the Lord propels love for the lost, emphasis of 2018 GO Conference

The 2018 GO Conference took place Feb. 16-17 and focused on the foundational practices for Christians to love God, his Word, his church and the lost. Keep Reading

Southeastern launches partnership with Crosslands

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is partnering with Crosslands to offer a Master of Arts in Christian ministry. Keep Reading

African American missions movement highlighted at Black History Celebration Lunch

The Kingdom Diversity Initiatives and the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted its fourth annual Black History Celebration Lunch, focusing on the history of the African American missions movement. Keep Reading

Southeastern reaches record giving in school’s history

With record-breaking fundraising in December, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has an increased ability to help its students pursue their ministry calling at an affordable cost. Keep Reading

God’s Word a foundation for enduring opposition, Ashford tells students

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated the start of a new semester at its spring convocation on Jan. 23. Keep Reading

Southeastern student, Derrick Rudolph, works with disaster relief in Puerto Rico

Derrick Rudolph shares about how he had the opportunity to work in Puerto Rico this semester, how he came to know the Lord and what led him to pursue theological education. Keep Reading