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Ed Thiele announces retirement as Seminary Extension director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--William Edward "Ed" Thiele has announced his retirement as director of Seminary Extension, effective June 30.

Clifton Judson Allen papers offer inside look at SBC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives has opened the Clifton J. Allen Papers to researchers. These materials give a firsthand look at the Baptist Sunday School Board and the Southern Baptist Convention during some of their most crucial years.

Seminary Extension names 2 ‘directors of the year’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Victor Lyons of Cordele, Ga., and Andrew Pratt of Cape Girardeau, Mo., have been named "Seminary Extension Center Directors of the Year" for 2000. Lyons is director of the year for centers east of the Mississippi; Pratt for west of the Mississippi.

SBC to count on Seminary Extension non-degree programs, Mohler predicts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Seminary Extension’s future in Southern Baptist theological education was underscored by R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to Seminary Extension state convention representatives during their annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Mohler said he foresees the six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries relying more and more on Seminary Extension to deliver […]

Conference focuses on caring for SBC records & archives

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The first “Conference on the Status of Archives and Records in the Southern Baptist Convention” was held Oct. 4-5 at the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Nashville, Tenn. Hosting the conference was the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives (SBHLA). Attending were representatives responsible for records and archives from nearly all the SBC […]

Seminary Extension reaches one-year record of 500 centers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–For the first time, Seminary Extension has 500 extension centers in operation in a given year. When the Tryon Evergreen Baptist Association’s Institute for Learning, Conroe, Texas, recently was certified, it became the record-setting 500th center. The institute is directed by Dan Gilmore, associate director of missions. C.H. Murphy is director of missions […]

Seminary Extension

Steven Long was 26 years old when he first sensed God's call to ministry. He struggled with the call, realizing he had never been to college and had no theological training. "Uprooting my family and starting college was more than I thought I could handle at the time," Long said. "Then my pastor suggested the […]

-Seminary Extension names year’s top center directors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Darril Deaton, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Litchfield, Ct., has been named Seminary Extension Center Director of the Year for east of the Mississippi, while James Brandon, director of missions for Southwestern Baptist Association, Boise, Idaho, received the award for west of the Mississippi. The two men have more in common than being […]

New Seminary Extension courses recommended for college credit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Three new Seminary Extension diploma courses have been reviewed by the American Council on Education and recommended for three hours college credit. While ACE “recommends” three hours credit for each course, the colleges accepting a course determine how many hours credit they will give.The new courses are “Luke,” “Amos” and “Educational Ministry of […]

Seminary Extension study yields layman Sunday school assignment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Earning a diploma in biblical studies from Seminary Extension meant so much to Joe Bement, 64-year-old lay member of Houston’s Second Baptist Church, he flew to Tennessee at his own expense to receive it during a chapel service in the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Nashville.But what was to have been a simple […]