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  • TRUSTEES: SEBTS adds student ministry partnership

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 (10 hours ago)

    SEBTS photo by Rebecca Hankins
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- A new student ministry degree and the announcement of a record enrollment increase were among the highlights of the biannual trustee and Southeastern Society meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 15-16 at the Wake Forest, N.C., campus.

    Trustees approved a master of arts in student ministry in partnership with Student Leadership University (SLU) in Orlando, Fla., to continue fulfilling Southeastern's call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. Read More

  • Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (one month ago)

    SEBTS Photo
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- With more than 100 military community students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is making strides in its efforts to engage these students and bring awareness to ministry opportunities within the military community.

    Affiliated SEBTS military personnel and students gathered for panel discussions and various meetings for the seminary's first Military Community Focus Week, Sept. 4-7.

    "Discipling, training and caring for our military community is incredibly strategic for long term global, gospel impact," said Mark Liederbach, dean of students and vice president for student services. "Our hope is to build a welcoming, strategic and caring community for our military men and women." Read More

  • SBC seminaries: #MeToo is 'wakeup call for the church'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention seminaries long have sought to train ministers in personal integrity, but amid the #MeToo movement, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin said, they have "heightened the alert."

    From Southeastern in North Carolina to Gateway Seminary in Southern California, SBC seminaries are training students and faculty to recognize and deal with abuse, reemphasizing personal sexual morality and offering resources to those struggling with sexual sin.

    Southeastern has "raised the flag and heightened the alert," Akin told Baptist Press, "given the cultural trends that we're now encountering, given the technological world in which we live" where moral failings often are widely publicized. Read More

  • Seminary chairwoman: 'God opens the door'

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder, posted Monday, July 09, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of www.brnow.org.
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Becky Gardner believed she would grow up to be a schoolteacher in Tennessee. But now, as superintendent of an award-winning Christian school in Peoria, Ill., and as a seminary trustee chair, she believes she is right where God wants her to be.

    "I have the philosophy that if God opens the door, I need to walk through," Gardner told the Biblical Recorder, newsjournal of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Read More

  • Jen Wilkin at women's leadership event: Be fearless

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    DALLAS(BP) -- 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's annual meeting.

    Teaching from Exodus 1:15-22, the author and Bible teacher encouraged women to fear the Lord and to stand up for their sisters in Christ who need advocacy. More than 200 women attended the event.

    "I pray that this will be a room full of women who will speak on behalf of your sisters with fearlessness," she said. Read More

  • Seminary luncheons: highlights & challenges

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (4 months ago)

    SBTS photo.
    DALLAS (BP) -- Campus highlights and challenges were among the topics of June 13 luncheons for alumni and friends of Southern Baptist seminaries during the SBC's annual meeting in Dallas.

    Gateway

    DALLAS (BP) -- About 150 alumni and friends of Gateway Seminary gathered for their annual luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas June 13. Attendees heard reports about the seminary's progress ... Read More

  • SBC seminary presidents relay reports to messengers

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries reported on their 2017-2018 academic year to messengers June 13 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Iorg reports Gateway Seminary 'at its best'

    By Kathie Chute

    DALLAS (BP) -- Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, reminded messengers that his past several reports have dealt with transition, moving the campus and a name change. Read More

  • Patterson attorney claims 'misrepresentation'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated June 5 at 3:41 p.m.

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- An attorney for terminated Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson issued a media release late Monday afternoon (June 4) defending Patterson against alleged "wide-spread misrepresentation and misinformation."

    Hours later, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary issued a statement responding to the attorney's claims about documents from Patterson's tenure as Southeastern's president from 1992-2003. Also in response to statements in the release, current Southeastern President Danny Akin told Baptist Press institutional records indicate former student Megan Lively reported to seminary officials in 2003 that "a nonconsensual sexual act had been performed against her person."

    Patterson has drawn fire for, among other issues, his handling of Lively's report. Read More