SBC DIGEST: Conservative Baptist Network hosts Bible conference; NOBTS scholarship helps students affected by COVID
More than 200 church leaders and members from across the Mid-South gathered on the campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary for the Conservative Baptist Network’s inaugural Bible conference. Phase two of the Bridge Campaign, a special scholarship fund benefiting New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College students impacted by COVID-19, has surpassed its goal of $150,000.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Jamie Dew posed a question to the audience gathered Sept. 3 for convocation, the official start of the academic year. In a joint effort to equip believers to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is sponsoring Season 5 of the "Knowing Faith" podcast.
Baptist Community Ministries emergency grant helps NOBTS meet COVID guidelines; SWBTS virtual preaching conference advocates sermon-based small groups.
When Jamie Dew and his family arrived last summer in New Orleans to lead the Southern Baptist seminary there, people told them, "If you love the city it will love you back." Following a busy first year full of both successes and challenges, Dew said that's true not only of his adopted city but the seminary as well.
NEW ORLEANS -- "Hope for the best; plan for the worst" was the warning the hospice doctor gave Joyce Harrington, 93, at a New Orleans hospital when she was admitted with COVID-19 symptoms March 25. The doctor delivered the same dire warning over the phone to Harrington's daughters -- Rhonda Harrington Kelley, wife of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Emeritus Chuck Kelley, and Mitzi Woodson, whose husband is a medical doctor in Oklahoma.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist seminaries have stepped up to provide students support both financially and personally during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the aid seminaries have been able to offer students can be credited to the Cooperative Program's (CP) positive impact on operating budgets. Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), said CP is essential to the mission of MBTS in ways far greater than simply being a revenue source.
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.
NOBTS receives $311,000 for summer scholarships; MBTS expands summer live-video classes; offers new four-week online format.
NEW ORLEANS -- For Joe and Graham Waller -- brothers as well as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary students -- moving to online classes during the stay-at-home mandate is bringing adjustments and lessons. Graham, blind since childhood, continues with his Leavell College classes online, listening to lectures in two classes and logging in for voice lessons via social media.
NOBTS/Leavell College fostering community from a distance; SWBTS church revitalization conference goes online.