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NOBTS tool addresses youth ministry effectiveness

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – A 2019 Lifeway Research study found that 66 percent of young adults stop attending church between the ages of 18 and 22. While the same study found that some eventually make their way back to the church, the data is staggering.

FIDEICOMISARIOS: NOBTS aprueba nuevo título e iniciativa en español en línea

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Los fideicomisarios del Seminario Teológico Bautista New Orleans (NOBTS) aprobaron un nuevo título de plantación de iglesias y tres nuevas especializaciones de Leavell College durante su reunión de primavera el 12 y 13 de abril.

TRUSTEES: NOBTS approves new degrees and online Spanish initiative

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved a new church planting degree and three new Leavell College majors during their spring meeting April 12-13.

SBDR prepares Zeta response; NOBTS avoids major damage

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Hurricane Zeta made landfall as a Category 2 storm in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday evening (Oct. 28), passing over New Orleans around 7:30 p.m. before trekking across the southeastern United States and into the mid-Atlantic states as a tropical storm, leaving more than 2.5 million without power.

TRUSTEES: NOBTS approves Leavell College initiatives, elects Tyler Wittman to the faculty

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three initiatives to bolster the work of Leavell College, elected Tyler Wittman to the faculty and affirmed changes to the doctor of ministry program.

TRUSTEES: NOBTS approves $21.5 million budget, looks to resume in-person classes in the fall

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The Executive Committee of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Board of Trustees approved a 2020-2021 budget of $21.55 million -- approximately 9 percent less than in 2019-20 and 10 percent less than the original budget proposal for 2020-21 -- during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday (June 2).

TRUSTEES: NOBTS votes to close seven extension centers, delays budget finalization, approves new degrees

NEW ORLEANS -- The Executive Committee of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Board of Trustees approved new degrees, elected four faculty members and voted to close seven extension centers during virtual meetings April 14 and 15. The board voted to defer approval of the 2020-2021 budget until the regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting June 2.

TRUSTEES: NOBTS approves new mission statement, faculty

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College affirmed new president Jamie Dew's vision for the institution by approving a new mission statement during their fall meeting Oct. 9. The newly approved mission statement reads, "New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College prepare servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His mission." The statement echoes the core themes of servanthood, Gospel proclamation, spiritual fervor and mission involvement that Dew has been sharing with Southern Baptists since his election as the school's ninth president in June.

NOBTS excavation could bring 2 Kings 17 into focus

TEL HADID, Israel (BP) -- Nestled between accounts of Israel's defeat at the hands of the Assyrian army and the rise of Hezekiah's kingship in Judea, the importance of 2 Kings 17:24-40 can be easy to overlook. The verses speak of the people groups the Assyrians sent to the region of Samaria in Israel after the fall of the Northern Kingdom and the deportation of the Israelite elites.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: NOBTS prioritizes Leavell College, enrollment

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The executive committee of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's board of trustees approved a plan to renovate the former location of the campus LifeWay Store for use as offices for both Leavell College and enrollment as well as a campus welcome area. On Aug. 1, the executive committee unanimously approved a preliminary design for the space and a budget of $100,000 to complete the renovations. Seminary leaders hope to have the space renovated by January 2020.