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Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern have launched a Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative to encourage minorities to become more involved in Great Commission work around the world. As a partnership between Southeastern's Kingdom Diversity Initiative and its Center for Great Commission Studies, the new program offers minority students financial assistance for Southeastern mission trips along with help in preparing to go, such as raising funds and obtaining a passport. When students return from their trip, the ...

Women’s academic society forms at Southeastern

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern have a new opportunity for encouragement and collaboration in their academic work through the Society for Women in Scholarship. Created by SEBTS students, the society's goal is to provide a gathering place for ideas, networking, learning and leadership development among women at Southeastern who desire to be part of theological scholarship.

Akin exhorts grads to live as new creations

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- During his presidential address at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary fall commencement ceremony, Danny Akin exhorted graduates, faculty and guests to proclaim the Gospel because of who they are in Christ. Speaking Dec. 9 from 2 Corinthians 5:17, which he called a foundational "life verse," Akin, SEBTS president, explained that becoming a new creation in Christ means "you are radically altered … once you were lost, now you're found. Once you were spiritually dead, now you are spiritually alive."

Continued SEBTS enrollment gain reported to trustees

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees, along with individuals who support the seminary through the Southeastern Society, held their biannual meetings Oct. 9-11 at the Wake Forest, N.C., campus, receiving updates about the seminary, worshipping together in chapel and fellowshipping with faculty and students. Danny Akin, in his presidential address to each group, reported that Southeastern Seminary is in its seventh year of record enrollment with 3,550 total students. The current fall semester is the second largest spring enrollment in SEBTS history.

‘Pockets of lostness’ become conf. training ground

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Evangelism and disciple-making training was put into immediate practice during a three-day GO Engage conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The conference's interactive training sessions and field practicum, capped at 100 participants at the campus in Wake Forest, N.C., was attended by seminary students, members of local churches and from as far away as Delaware and the Czech Republic.

‘Evangelism dilemma’ draws focus of Replicate panel

ST.LOUIS (BP) -- The lack of evangelism among Southern Baptists is at its heart a discipleship issue according to panelists at the Replicate Ministries breakfast. "I think the challenge we have in our convention and our churches is that we have seen discipleship and evangelism as pitted against each other," said Robby Gallaty, president of Replicate Ministries, during the June 14 gathering at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis.

Getty song ‘For the Cause’ dedicated as official SEBTS hymn

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- In their latest album "Facing a Task Unfinished," Christian music artists Keith and Kristyn Getty, have dedicated their song, "For the Cause" to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and President Danny Akin. It will now serve as the official hymn for SEBTS and The College at Southeastern. "We're so excited to be involved with helping train the leaders of the next generation … and are particularly excited about Southeastern's missional and global view," Keith Getty said.

Native American, Liberian tie missions to Ed.D. degrees

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Often the call of the Great Commission brings to mind a missionary taking the Gospel to the unreached or a church planter in places where churches are few. How often, though, do people connect the Great Commission with education? Jennifer Barnett and David Tokpah certainly make that connection -- Barnett with Native Americans and Tokpah with the people of Liberia, Africa.

Serve as Christ served, Akin exhorts SEBTS grads

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Sent to lead? Perhaps. Sent to serve? Absolutely. With those words, Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, charged 237 spring graduates to follow Christ's model of service. "The greatest person who ever lived and walked on this earth ...

TRUSTEES: Southeastern adds 4 new faculty

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees elected four new faculty members during their April 18-19 spring meeting in addition to voting on curriculum revisions and approving the 2016-17 budget. Southeastern's newest faculty members are: -- Keith Whitfield, SEBTS vice president for academic ...