Headlines 2020

A Year in Review

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Southeastern remembers Dr. William L. Palmer

Former instructor and alum, William L. Palmer, went home to be with the Lord on November 25, 2020. Keep Reading

Southeastern Celebrates Virtual Graduation

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly made for one of the most challenging and unique years in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) history. Despite being unable to meet in person for graduation due to the pandemic, family and friends are gathering virtually on Dec. 11 to celebrate the school’s 274 fall graduates. Keep Reading

Graduation Spotlight: Matthew Hirt

Sometimes the trajectory of a person’s life can change over a simple cup of coffee and a significant conversation. That’s how it was for Matthew Hirt. Sitting in Dr. George Robinson’s living room one morning, the two considered an important missiological question: What do Christians mean when they talk about going to “the nations”? Keep Reading

Southeastern honors those pastoring in a pandemic

In a collective effort to honor pastors around the country who have continued serving in the midst of a pandemic, the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership celebrated October’s Pastor Appreciation Month by spurring on encouragement for pastors. Keep Reading

Southeastern Society meeting highlights God's faithfulness

The Southeastern Society connected virtually on Oct. 20 to hear updates from President Danny Akin, the For the Mission campaign and how the mission of SEBTS continues to endure despite the unique challenges of 2020. Keep Reading

Southeastern offers new Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce its newest graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry, a 12-hour program for students seeking to gain proficiency in Christian ministry. Keep Reading

Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women

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Board of Trustees fall meeting celebrates new provost, increased enrollment

On Oct. 12, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Board of Trustees praised God for his continued blessings to the institution, namely through the election of Keith Whitfield as provost and reports of record-breaking student enrollment. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers Richard Headrick

On Oct. 5, faithful evangelist, donor and international businessman Richard Headrick went home to be with the Lord at 77 years old after battling cancer. Keep Reading

Dr. Charles Harvey retires after decade of faithful service

After nearly a decade of faithful service as a director and professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), Dr. Charles Harvey retired from teaching and administration on Sept. 30, 2020. Dr. Tate Cockrell, who previously served as associate director of DMin studies, became director on Oct. 1, 2020. Keep Reading

Best of 9Marks at Southeastern online resource now available

While 9Marks at Southeastern has been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19, SEBTS is providing an online resource to celebrate and highlight content from past conferences. Keep Reading

More than a golf tournament, Southeastern Classic makes eternal impact

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated another incredible year of 14th annual Southeastern Classic Golf Tournament. Between fundraising, sponsorships and participation at this year’s event, over $90,000 was raised. Keep Reading

Southeastern to Sponsor Knowing Faith Podcast

In a joint effort to equip believers to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is sponsoring Season 5 of the Knowing Faith podcast. Keep Reading

Faculty celebrates successes, prepares for fall semester

While Southeastern’s methods may have changed, the mission has not. In the midst of unanticipated challenges due to the coronavirus, Southeastern faculty gathered together to celebrate how the Lord is continuing to work through the institution. Keep Reading

Christy Thornton promoted to associate director of Ph.D. Studies

When Christy Thornton became a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) student in 2012, she never would have imagined that she would play an integral role in the theological academy. Through her recent promotion to associate director of Ph.D. Studies and director of the Th.M. program at SEBTS, she is the first woman to hold a leadership position in a Ph.D. Office in Southeastern’s history. Keep Reading

Southeastern forms partnership with Brainerd Institute

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce its partnership with The Brainerd Institute at Brainerd Baptist Church, displaying how Southern Baptists are working together to advance the gospel through education. Keep Reading

Southeastern forms partnership with Fruitland Baptist Bible College to offer B.A. in Pastoral Ministry

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and Fruitland Baptist Bible College (FBBC) are partnering together in an effort to more effectively train the next generation of leaders. Keep Reading

SEBTS Trustees Approve 2020-2021 budget

SEBTS trustees approved a 3% budget reduction in response to ongoing economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Keep Reading

SEBTS women's livestream focuses on practicing theology amid brokenness

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) hosted a women’s livestream event on June 9, which took place in lieu of the annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the Southern Baptist Convention. Keep Reading

SEBTS celebrates God's continued faithfulness during alumni and friends livestream

While COVID-19 kept Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) friends and alumni from gathering together at the Southern Baptist Convention, over 1,200 registrants joined virtually for the Southeastern Alumni & Friends Livestream on June 10. Keep Reading

Press Release: Statement on Jayson Rowe

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Graduation Spotlight: Uniting Theology and Ministry in an NYC Community during COVID-19

Stephen Stallard, a recent Ph.D. graduate from SEBTS, shares about how his education has helped fuel his ministry in New York City during COVID-19. Keep Reading

Southeastern celebrates Spring 2020 grads online

While COVID-19 halted an in-person spring graduation ceremony at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), it did not stop faculty, staff and students from celebrating the 288 seminary and college graduates virtually on May 15. Keep Reading

Southeastern honors students for exceptional scholarship and ministry

This spring, the faculty awarded 28 students who excelled in a variety of disciplines, including biblical studies, music, evangelism and more. These students represent the core character and academic rigor that SEBTS desires to see in each student who leaves the seminary and college.  Keep Reading

Phase 1 Update for On-Campus Offices

An update on Southeastern operations during Phase 1 of North Carolina's three-step plan to reopen the state. Keep Reading

Acts 1:8: COVID-19 leads to conversions

In a season of social distancing, many believers are finding creative ways to engage the lost around them. Daniel Atkins, pastor of Taylor Road Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, is seeing firsthand how virtual conversations are leading to life-changing conversions. Keep Reading

Acts 1:8: Finding 'sanity to live life in the sovereignty of God'

Southeastern student Patrick Marsh watched as his country shut down in a matter of weeks. Learn more about how he and his wife have been able to minister to Central Asians in Russia amid lockdown. Keep Reading

Board of Trustees conduct virtual spring meeting

On April 20, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary held a virtual, condensed Board of Trustees meeting. Keep Reading

Southeastern now offering modified residency option for Ph.D. in biblical studies

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is strategically bringing the academy to the local church through its modified residential Ph.D. in biblical studies. Keep Reading

Zoom Backgrounds for SEBTS family and friends

A Collection of Zoom backgrounds for the SEBTS Community to use and enjoy. Keep Reading

SEBTS and Wake County's Stay At Home Proclamation

North Carolina's Shelter In Place order and SEBTS Keep Reading

Southeastern to Make Class Adjustments Due to COVID-19

An Update on Southeastern Seminary and COVID-19 Keep Reading

Southeastern and Cedarville University announce M.Div./MBA partnership

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announces a new partnership for a 97 hour M.Div.-M.B.A. program in partnership with Cedarville University. Keep Reading

A Response from Southeastern Seminary to False Allegations

Southeastern Seminary response to false allegations made February 12, 2020 on the radio. Keep Reading

GO Conference 2020 focuses on God's design for His Church

What does it look like for the Church today to live out its God-inspired purpose in a broken world? How are Christians to practically understand their function and purpose as a collective body of believers? These questions and more framed the discussion of this year’s GO Conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). On Feb. 7-8, 460 high school and college students gathered together to focus on God’s purpose and function for his Church.  Keep Reading

Southeastern welcomes Robert Smith, Jr. to campus for Adams Lecture Series

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) welcomed Robert Smith, Jr. for the annual Adams Lecture Series Feb. 4-6. Keep Reading

Southeastern launches campus-wide Who's Your One initiative

With the start of a new semester, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is refreshing its Great Commission focus and fervor among students, faculty and staff through its launch of the “Who’s Your One” initiative. Keep Reading

Southeastern kickstarts new semester with emphasis on sanctity of human life

On Jan. 28, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated the beginning of a new semester and the 25th anniversary of The College at Southeastern (The College). Keep Reading