The College Hosts Fruitland Students, Continues Great Commission Partnership
Chad Burchett | March 24, 2023
On March 20-21, The College at Southeastern hosted 15 students from Fruitland Baptist Bible College (FBBC) for a special preview day, encouraging North Carolina’s future leaders to continue their ministry and marketplace training at The College.
“We were delighted to host students from Fruitland on our campus this week,” shared Jonathan Goforth, director of admissions at Southeastern. “Their visit is an expression of the symbiotic relationship our schools share as we partner to equip students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission. We both strongly desire to mold students who deeply love God’s inerrant word and his mission.”
During the visit, FBBC students toured the campus, participated in a sample class, and shared meals with professors of The College, getting the opportunity to ask questions, share stories, and hear how The College can equip them to serve Christ in whatever vocation God calls them to pursue.
As students graduate from FBBC, The College stands ready to receive them and continue their undergraduate training, equipping the next generation to serve as Great Commission teachers, business leaders, counselors, pastors, and missionaries.
With a common vision for theological education, The College and FBBC enjoy a vibrant academic partnership, training students to give their lives for the cause of Christ in the Church, among the nations, and in every aspect of society. Since 2020, graduates of FBBC can earn 46 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Arts in pastoral ministry from The College, offering them continued biblical and theological training and ministry preparation for Great Commission service.
“Here at Southeastern, our desire is to equip students to know, interpret, and apply God’s word as they make disciples of King Jesus,” shared Southeastern President Danny Akin. “In God’s providence, he has given us a sister institution in North Carolina who shares this vision. We love receiving Fruitland graduates and continuing their biblical and theological education. We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Fruitland as together we train students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.”
We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Fruitland as together we train students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
As an aspect of this ongoing partnership, Southeastern and FBBC host regional training events for North Carolina pastors and church leaders — events like last year’s conference on the sufficiency of Scripture, which encouraged churches to hold fast to God’s word in all of life. Through these collaborative events, Southeastern and FBBC are serving churches throughout the state by equipping students and resourcing church leaders for Great Commission ministry.