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Seminaries set aside time for lunch at SBC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Alumni and friends of the Southern Baptist Convention’s six seminaries will receive updates about the schools and renew acquaintances with faculty members and classmates during luncheons on Wednesday, June 24, in conjunction with the SBC’s annual meeting at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

GOLDEN GATE — Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s president, Jeff Iorg, will be the featured speaker at the seminary’s annual Alumni and Friends Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room South C202 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The president’s report will include an overview of plans for the seminary through 2010. In addition, the Golden Gate’s Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented. Tickets, at $10 per person, are available by calling 1-888-442-8709 or can be purchased at the seminary’s Exhibit Hall booth.

MIDWESTERN — Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its annual Alumni & Friends Luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Room South C203. MBTS alumnus Michael Catt, pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., will be the featured speaker. The films “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants” were produced through the church. MBTS President R. Philip Roberts will also provide an update on the seminary’s ministry. To add your name to the seating list, contact Midwestern’s institutional advancement at 816-414-3720 or [email protected]. Including complete names of all attendees and your contact information. Reservations are required by Friday, June 19. Reserved tickets can be picked up at Midwestern’s Exhibit Hall booth on Tuesday, June 23.

NEW ORLEANS — A reunion luncheon for alumni and friends of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary follow the Wednesday morning session of the SBC in Rooms South B102-103 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Reservations are $17.50 per person ($35 per couple) if made by June 15, $20 per person thereafter. The menu includes “A Taste of Kentucky” buffet of barbeque pulled pork, fried chicken, ham, salad, sweet corn, beans, fruit cobbler, coffee and iced tea. NOBTS President Chuck Kelley will report on seminary activities over the past year and on new initiatives for the coming year. The seminary’s distinguished alumni for 2009 will be recognized. To purchase a ticket before the SBC, make a check payable to NOBTS and mail to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Attention Alumni Relations, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126. Tickets may be picked up at the seminary’s Exhibit Hall booth and can be purchased there.

SOUTHEASTERN SEMINARY — Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt, a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary alumnus, will headline the seminary’s 2009 National Alumni and Friends Luncheon, along with SEBTS President Daniel Akin. Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board, also is scheduled to speak. All of them will speak about Southeastern’s commitment to a Great Commission Resurgence in partnering with other Southern Baptists to take the Gospel of Christ around the world. “It is an honor to have Drs. Hunt and Rankin speaking alongside Dr. Akin at this year’s luncheon,” said Albie Brice, director of alumni development at SEBTS. “We know that all of our alumni will be challenged as they listen to these leaders describe what God is doing and how we can all work together to further the Great Commission.” The luncheon will begin at noon Wednesday in Rooms South C204-205 of the Kentucky Exposition Center. The cost per guest is $20; reservations can be made by visiting sebts.edu or calling 919-761-2203.
Southern Seminary to host Alumni & Friends Luncheon on campus during SBC annual meeting.

SOUTHERN SEMINARY — Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its Alumni & Friends Luncheon on its campus to be followed by an open house and campus tours. The luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday in Southern’s Heritage Hall and main gymnasium. SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will be the featured keynote speaker at 2 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Chapel immediately following the luncheon. From 3-5 p.m., guests may tour Southern’s campus. Tours will begin in the new Sesquicentennial Pavilion, a welcome pavilion that features a seminary video and houses the institution’s admissions offices. Luncheon tickets are $18 and may be purchased by calling 502-714-6500 or e-mailing [email protected]. Shuttle service will be provided from the convention center to Southern’s campus.

SOUTHWESTERN SEMINARY — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s National Alumni Luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rooms South B104-105 of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Southwestern President Paige Patterson will present the seminary’s annual report and the 2009 distinguished alumnus award. Tickets, at $10 per person before June 1, may be purchased online at www.swbts.edu/sbclunch or by calling toll-free 1-877-GO SWBTS (467-9287). Tickets after June 1 will be $15 per person and will be available online or at Southwestern’s Exhibit Hall booth.
Compiled by Baptist Press editor Art Toalston.

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