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Seminaries slate luncheons at Columbus SBC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — Alumni and friends of Southern Baptists’ six seminaries will gather Wednesday, June 17, in Columbus, Ohio, to hear updates from their respective schools and renew their friendships.

The noontime luncheons will be held in conjunction with the June 16-17 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

A list of the seminaries’ plans follows:

GOLDEN GATE — Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary will host its annual alumni and friends luncheon on Wednesday, June 17, at noon in Room C211 on Level 2 of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. President Jeff Iorg will report on the activities of the past year, including the relocation process of the seminary’s primary campus. Additionally, Golden Gate’s distinguished alumni awards will be presented. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by emailing [email protected] or calling 1-888-442-8709. The tickets can be paid for and picked up at Golden Gate Seminary’s booth in the exhibit hall during the SBC annual meeting.

MIDWESTERN — Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s luncheon will be highlighted by a seminary update from President Jason Allen. It will also feature a presentation titled “Through the Eyes of Spurgeon: A Look into the Life & Ministry of Charles Spurgeon.” Christian George, MBTS’ curator of the Spurgeon Library and assistant professor of historical theology, will discuss the life and legacy of the British preacher and theologian and consider his impact on contemporary churches. The event, slated for Grand Ballroom 1 on Level 1 of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is open to all SBC attendees, with tickets at $10 (early registration) or $15 at the door. For more information or to register, visit www.mbts.edu/alumnilunch.

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s luncheon for alumni and friends will be served in the George Bellows Ballroom Section D/E/F on the Lower Level of the Hilton Columbus Downtown. NOBTS President Chuck Kelley will update attendees on the previous year’s developments and activities. The distinguished alumni for 2015 will be named and national alumni officers will be elected. Tickets are $20 per person if purchased by May 31, $25 afterward. To purchase a ticket before the convention, send a check payable to NOBTS to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Attn: Alumni Relations, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126. Or, tickets are available online at www.nobts.edu. All luncheon tickets may be picked up at the seminary’s booth in the exhibit hall during the SBC annual meeting. Tickets also may be purchased during the convention at the NOBTS exhibit.

SOUTHEASTERN — Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its alumni and friends at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Regency Ballroom on Level 3. Danny Akin, D.A. Horton, Chuck Quarles and Ed Stetzer and will give short talks on “Where Are You Going? The Mission and The Ministry.” The luncheon will begin at noon. Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for children 12 and under, with a $60 maximum for families. Register at http://iamgoi.ng/sbclunch, email [email protected] or call 919-761-2293.

SOUTHERN — Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will welcome alumni and friends for its annual luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting at noon Wednesday, June 17, in Grand Ballroom 2 of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Attendees will hear what God is doing in and through Southern Seminary from President R. Albert Mohler Jr. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase on Southern Seminary’s website at sbts.edu/alumniluncheon and at the seminary’s booth at the convention center.

SOUTHWESTERN — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s national alumni and friends luncheon on June 17 will begin at noon in the George Bellows Ballroom A-C of the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel. SWBTS President Paige Patterson will present the seminary’s annual report and the 2015 distinguished alumnus awards to James Leo Garrett, distinguished professor emeritus of theology at SWBTS, Tony Matthews, senior pastor of North Garland Baptist Fellowship, and posthumously to Leroy Krolczyk, development officer at SWBTS. Tickets may be purchased for $20 per person online at swbts.edu/sbclunch or by calling 1-877-GO SWBTS (467-9287). Tickets also will be available during the SBC annual meeting at Southwestern’s booth in the exhibit hall.

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