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SBC DIGEST: Texas church honors retiring pastor with missions gift; Chaplain receives hero’s welcome at NOBTS

Texas church donates to IMB in honor of pastor’s retirement; NOBTS professor, military chaplain returns after year of deployment.

TRUSTEES: NOBTS elects Greg Mathias to faculty, approves curriculum updates

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College trustees elected Greg Mathias to the faculty, approved curriculum adjustments, and welcomed 12 new trustees during their fall meeting Oct. 12-13.

Luter honored at NOBTS for 35 years of ministry, influence

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was honored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College Tuesday (Oct. 12), with the announcement that a commemorative brick paver would be placed in his honor in the seminary’s Legacy Plaza reading “Fred Luter, the pastor of New Orleans.”

NOBTS student’s life touched thousands despite disabilities

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – David Sneed, 65, was plagued by lifelong disabilities and health issues. The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary doctor of ministry student once said he hoped to die in the pulpit, preaching. Those who knew him best say he did exactly that, because his life was a living sermon.

Despite loss, Hurricane Ida shows God at work

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Hurricane Ida’s arrival on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brought many challenges. Its quick move across the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana brought record-breaking electrical outages and widespread damage. Despite loss, the storm brought also opportunities for some in the NOBTS family to share the Gospel and live out their faith.

NOBTS tool addresses youth ministry effectiveness

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – A 2019 Lifeway Research study found that 66 percent of young adults stop attending church between the ages of 18 and 22. While the same study found that some eventually make their way back to the church, the data is staggering.

SBC DIGEST: NOBTS campus reopens; Lifeway’s ETCH family conference Oct. 11-12

NOBTS-Leavell College campus reopens following Hurricane Ida; ETCH Family Ministry Conference reunites leaders ministering to the post-pandemic family.

NOBTS avoids significant damage, awaits return of electricity

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – As hundreds of power trucks pour into New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Jamie Dew, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, said that now, “It all comes down to power.”

Churches cancel services, NOBTS recommends evacuation as Ida approaches

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Church leaders and those at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are taking precautionary steps as Hurricane Ida develops into a projected Category 3 and possible Category 4 storm.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: Calling, mission focus of NOBTS, SEBTS convocations

‘Walk worthy of Christ’ Dew urges at NOBTS Convocation; Fulfill the mission of King Jesus, Akin charges students.