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‘Great Commission DNA’ is Akin’s hope for SEBTS graduates

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – The coronavirus pandemic has certainly made for one of the most challenging and unique years in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) history. Despite being unable to meet in person for graduation ceremonies due to the pandemic, family and friends gathered virtually Friday (Dec. 11) to celebrate the school’s 274 fall graduates – 39 from the undergraduate level, 190 from the graduate level and 45 from the advanced level.


SEBTS offers graduate certificate in Christian ministry; New initiatives from SWBTS Research Doctoral Studies office.

TRUSTEES: SEBTS celebrates new provost, record enrollment

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – The board of trustees of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) praised God for His continued blessings to the institution, namely through the election of Keith Whitfield as provost and reports of record-breaking student enrollment at their meeting Monday (Oct. 12).

FROM THE SEMINARIES: NOBTS holds delayed convocation; SEBTS to sponsor popular podcast

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.

SBC DIGEST: Thornton first woman in leadership in SEBTS Ph.D. office; Newborn joins ABSC as church planting strategist

Christy Thornton named SEBTS associate director of Ph.D. studies, director of Th.M. program; Chanson Newborn joins Arkansas Baptist State Convention as church planting strategist.

SBC DIGEST: Ashford resigns as SEBTS provost; Patrick’s death ruled suicide

Bruce Ashford resigns as SEBTS provost, returns to teaching; Darrin Patrick's death officially ruled suicide.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: SEBTS women’s livestream, alumni livestream; Spurgeon College ‘gap year’ alternative

SEBTS women's livestream focuses on practicing theology amid brokenness; SEBTS celebrates God's faithfulness in Alumni & Friends Livestream; Spurgeon College's Fusion offers alternative for 'gap year.'

SEBTS trustees cut tuition, salaries in COVID-19 economic downturn

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Responding to the economic downturn prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the executive committee of the board of trustees of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary approved a budget for 2020-21 that includes cuts of 3 percent, including staff salary reductions -- but also a 5 percent tuition reduction. The decision was made during a virtual meeting Monday (June 15). During its spring meeting in April, the board of trustees voted to allow the final budget approval to be postponed in order for SEBTS officials to have a better understanding of the overall economic and enrollment impact of the pandemic.

‘Keep your faith in Him’ Akin tells graduates in online ceremony

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- While COVID-19 prevented an in-person spring graduation ceremony at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), it did not stop faculty, staff and students from celebrating 288 seminary and college graduates virtually on May 15. Preaching from Hebrews 12:1-3, Akin challenged graduates to run the Christian race with endurance. "We did not want to pass this opportunity to congratulate you on the work that you've done and to recognize you and this marvelous accomplishment," Akin said.