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SEBTS dedicates George Braswell Library in honor of couple’s Great Commission legacy

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Drs. Lawless and Robinson installed in endowed chairs

On September 10, 2019, Chuck Lawless and George Robinson were honored during Tuesday’s chapel service as both were installed in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) two original faculty endowed chairs. Lawless was installed in the Richard and Gina Headrick chair of world missions, and George Robinson was installed in the Bailey Smith chair of evangelism. Keep Reading

At the Office with Dr. Miles

When walking into Adrianne Miles’s office, it is no surprise that this is the workspace of a literature professor. British and American novels line the walls of her office and where she lacks in books, she makes up for in her colorful collection of Wizard of Oz 50th anniversary memorabilia and gifts that former students have given her over the years. From discussing some of her favorite books to what the Lord is teaching her, the assistant professor of English and linguistics took some time to discuss how various items in her office serve as an inspiration to her and others. Keep Reading

Southeastern hosts Military Community Emphasis Event

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) held its second annual Military Community Emphasis Event on September 3-5, 2019. The event highlighted the missional and pastoral role of military chaplains, church planting in the military community, local church military ministry and ministering to military families. Keep Reading

North Carolina Field Minister Program celebrates its third year

The College at Southeastern (The College) celebrated its third year of the North Carolina Field Minister Program (NCFMP) on Aug. 21, welcoming a total of 70 students to a new school year at the Nash Correctional Institution in Nash County, North Carolina. Keep Reading

Acts 1:8: How one Southeastern student is reaching the nations in New York City

Brittany Hall, a current SEBTS student, is serving in Queens, New York with a NAMB church plant, Jackson Heights Community Church, and an NGO called Urban Nations Outreach. Read about her ministry in NYC here. Keep Reading

Akin exhorts students to ‘forsake all’ for Christ at fall convocation

Students, faculty and staff filled Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Binkley Chapel to celebrate the beginning of a new semester at the 2019 fall convocation service. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers Mr. Eugene

Eugene Smith, Sr., affectionately known around Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as “Mr. Eugene,” passed away August 11, 2019 at the age of 92. Smith was a beloved SEBTS facilities employee for nearly 40 years and was known for his humble and hardworking work ethic. Keep Reading

Southeastern receives Science for Seminaries grant

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) will be the first Southern Baptist school to participate in the Science for Seminaries project. The project provides students with resources to foster informed dialogue about the intersection of faith and science and supports current and future engagement with new scientific discoveries and ethical implications. Keep Reading

Larry Lyon joins NOBTS as vice president of enrollment

On June 19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) announced that Larry Lyon has been appointed to serve as vice president of enrollment, a position that was recently approved by NOBTS trustees June 4. Keep Reading

Chris Thompson to join Southeastern family

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce that Chris Thompson will serve as the school’s associate vice president of distance learning and academic support beginning Aug. 1. Keep Reading

Leadership development among SBC females highlighted at fifth annual SEBTS breakfast

This year’s fifth annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast, hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, focused on how women in a diversity of life stages have learned what it means to lead in their contexts by developing themselves and those under them for the glory of God. Keep Reading

Alumni and Friends Luncheon highlights Great Commission stories

A time of worship, celebration and prayer marked Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s 2019 Alumni and Friends Luncheon. Keep Reading

Akin celebrates tremendous growth at Southeastern in report to SBC messengers

During the 2019 seminary presidential report, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin celebrated the tremendous growth that has occurred in its enrollment and announced new partnerships, degree programs and staff changes within the seminary. Keep Reading

Ronjour Locke appointed as director of Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce that Ronjour Locke has been appointed as director of the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership, following Scott Pace’s transition to dean of The College at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Scott Pace appointed as dean of The College at Southeastern

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has appointed Scott Pace as the new dean of The College at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Jamie Dew elected as president of NOBTS

On June 5, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) elected James K. “Jamie” Dew Jr. as its new president, a role which he will begin effective immediately. Keep Reading

Ross Inman to join SEBTS faculty

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is pleased to announce Ross Inman will be joining its faculty as associate professor of philosophy on July 1, 2019. Keep Reading

SEBTS to offer courses in partnership with Church Answers and Revitalize Network

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is partnering with Church Answers and the Revitalize Network to offer two courses in conjunction with the Revitalize Convention in February of 2020. These courses come as part of a larger focus at SEBTS to train students for church revitalization through its M.A., M.Div. and certificate programs. Keep Reading

Elizabeth Graham: ‘The Lord has equipped me to serve the local church through event planning’

Sometimes the most effective leadership happens from behind the scenes. This was certainly the case for Elizabeth Graham, director of events at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and owner of Yellow Brick Events (YBE). During her time at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), the Lord developed in her the skills and passion to pursue event planning as a way to serve the church.  Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers M.O. Owens

Milum Oswell “M.O.” Owens Jr., longtime donor and friend of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) passed away in his Gastonia home on Monday, May 20. He was 105. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers alumna Gena Wilson

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and The College at Southeastern mourn the passing of alumna Gena Wilson, who died May 13 in her Bedford, South Carolina home at age 51. Keep Reading

Southeastern celebrates first two graduates from the Hunt Scholars Program

As Chad Welch and Kevin Cox crossed the stage of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Binkley Chapel, they celebrated not only a personal accomplishment but a monumental milestone in the life of the seminary as the first two graduates from the Hunt Scholars Program. Keep Reading

North Carolina church donates to Persian Leadership Initiative

In a generous effort to advance Great Commission work across the world, First Baptist Church Cherryville donated $45,000 to the Persian Leadership Initiative, an extension of the Global Theological Initiative (GTI) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keep Reading

Akin charges grads to run the Christian race with endurance

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) President Danny Akin exhorted graduates during the spring commencement address to run the Christian race with endurance to the very end, found in Hebrews 12:1-3. The address commissioned the 263 seminary and college graduates who walked across the stage of SEBTS’s Binkley Chapel to receive their diplomas on May 10. Keep Reading

Southeastern to host 5th annual Women's Leadership Breakfast in June

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) fifth annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast will focus on leadership development in serving the local church. Keep Reading

Ministry to Women program continues to expand, offering degrees from M.A. to D.Min.

Throughout the process of reformatting the Master of Arts in ministry to women (MAMW), three more opportunities have been provided for women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) to be equipped to lead, teach and serve in a variety of ministry contexts. These opportunities include the MAMW and biblical counseling, Master of Theology in women’s studies and the Doctor of Ministry in ministry to women. Keep Reading

SEBTS conference addresses realities of adopting across cultures and races

Understanding the proper motivation and implications for adopting cross-culturally and trans-racially encapsulated the Adopted Conference April 6. Keep Reading

Trustees and donors celebrate launch of For the Mission Campaign, Akin 15th anniversary as president

The public launch of the For the Mission campaign is just one way among many in which President Danny Akin is continuing to cultivate an enduring, Great Commission vision at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as he marks his 15 years as president of the institution. Keep Reading

Archives and the Church

“Archive” is a word we see each and every day. Our email accounts include a folder entitled “Archive,” and our Facebook pages “archive” old information, reminding us through the “Memories” feature of past events, photographs, etc. Such use of the word reinforces the notion that we set aside things we no longer need in an “archive.” So what exactly are archives and what use are they? Keep Reading

Introducing Dr. Patrick Rollins to SEBTS Faculty

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is pleased to announce new faculty member Dr. Patrick Rollins. Dr. Rollins will be teaching... Keep Reading

Tourism sparks gospel proclamation among unreached

*Kevin and Lisa Brown discovered the reality of lostness in the world, a burden that not only continued to grow within them but called them to action as God brought the two together to serve as a couple in Southeast Asia. Keep Reading

Master of Arts in Ministry to Women reformatted to be more accessible

In Fall 2019, a Master of Arts in ministry to women (MAMW) will be launched in a newly accessible format at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). The new format will allow women in a diversity of life stages and locations to receive high-quality theological training, network with respected Bible teachers around the country and build lasting friendships. Keep Reading

‘Emphasizing the power of Christ’ in Madagascar

Jade Marlin, a junior studying global studies and business at The College at Southeastern, shared her experience serving in Madagascar. Keep Reading

Christ-Centered Exposition Workshop highlights Southeastern’s Heart for Pastors

The second annual Christ-Centered Exposition Workshop, focused on the Book of Acts, is one of the many ways that Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Pastor’s Center is seeking to equip pastors and students to effectively lead in the local church.  Keep Reading

Identity encapsulates the theme of GO Conference 2019

The fifth annual GO Conference focused its attention on God’s character as a lens in which the 834 high school and college students should view their identity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Feb. 15-17. Keep Reading

Bryan Chapell highlights significance of Christocentric preaching during Adams Lecture Series

During the three-day Adams Lecture Series, taught by Bryan Chapell Feb. 12-14, the explanation and purpose of Christ-centered exposition remained the focal point at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keep Reading

Global Missions Week spurs students toward importance and practice of missions

This year’s Global Missions Week at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) included a number of new events, including the inaugural Southeastern 5k on Feb. 2 with more than 250 registered runners. The race ushered in the school’s annual focus on how students can fulfill the Great Commission both nationally and internationally from Feb. 2-7. Keep Reading

Death is necessary for life, Platt charges students at Spring 2019 convocation

On Jan. 22, David Platt gave a challenging message to students during spring convocation in which he addressed the paradoxical truth that in order to have life, the Christian must be willing to die. Keep Reading

Every Place Matters

The kingdom of God isn’t God’s people living under God’s rule. Not fully. The kingdom of God is the people of God living under his reign and rule in the place that he has prepared for them. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers Bailey Smith for his evangelistic legacy

On January 14, 2019, beloved evangelist, pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president, Bailey Smith, died from pancreatic cancer at 79. Keep Reading

Southeastern college professor receives Governor Award for Outstanding State Government Service

Receiving the high honor of the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding State Government Service came as a surprise to Roy Jackson Marshall III, adjunct professor at The College at Southeastern and former deputy director of the North Carolina Museum of History. Keep Reading