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Are you ready to minister where the p o p u l at i o n i s e x p lo d i n g?

2050 By 2050 the population of sub-Saharan Africa will grow by almost a billion.

i n r a p i d ly g r o w i n g cities and m e g a- c i t i e s

SHANGHAI, CHINA

80% of the world’s people live in cities. By 2025, there will be 27 cities of at least 10 million people.

in the midst o f d e v o lv i n g fa m i ly s t r u c t u r e s ?

with fewer religious liberties?

Barely half of U.S. adults are married — a record low — and one in three children in the U.S. live without a father. t o a f u t u r e t h at s p e a k s S pa n i s h ?

Hablo español At more than 38 million, Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States.

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2.2 amidst a changing r ac i a l l a n d s c a p e ?

Billion

1/2 For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S.

More than 2.2 billion people live in countries where religious liberties are declining.

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the gospel? i n g r ow i n g urban p o p u l at i o n s ?

13.3% population growth in u.s. downtown areas

i n t h e fa c e of a moral r e vo lu t i o n ?

50%

Over half of Americans now approve of same-sex marriage. to a n ag i n g p o p u l at i o n ?

WHERE THE GOSPEL IS NOT PROCLAIM e d

t o “ p o s tchristian” u.s. cities?

Most post-Christian U.S. cities according to Barna: Albany, NY Boston, MA Buffalo, NY Burlington, VT Hartford, CT New York, NY

Portland, ME Providence, RI San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA

The number of older people (age 60+) will exceed the number of children (under 15) globally for the first time in 2047. through hypera c c e l e r at e d t e c h n o lo gy ?

43% of the world’s people groups remain unreached. to t h e g r ow i n g number of “nones”?

One-fifth of the U.S. public — and a third of adults under 30 — are religiously unaffiliated today.

Of the 7 billion people in the world, 6 billion have access to a cell phone where only 4.5 billion have access to a working toilet.

Sources: United Nations, World Future Society, USA Today, Pew Research, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Pew Forum, NBC News, Barna, New York Times

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speaking the truth with conviction and clarity R . ALBERT MOHLER J R . p r e si d e n t o f Th e S o u t h e r n B a p t is t Th e o l o gica l S e m ina r y

The gospel ministry has always had challenges; just look at the lives of the apostles. There’s no reason to think those challenges will go anywhere soon. Today’s gospel ministers, missionaries and Christian leaders will face every one of those challenges, and then some new ones. Virtually every day of his life, the gospel minister will serve in a context of constant challenges to gospel truth and to biblical authority. Many of these challenges will come with an invitation, or perhaps a demand, that the Christian leader compromise his convictions and join the moral revolution that is undeniably taking place. This kind of compromise is precisely what biblical Christians cannot do. When the opportunity comes to compromise what Scripture says – and the opportunity will come for each of us – the only way to respond is with conviction, with clarity and with grace. Striking such a balance requires the Southern Seminary will Christian minister go to whatever lengths to think strategically about what it means needed to make sure to speak truthfully that this generation of and lovingly to a society that Christian ministers and increasingly sees us as the moral outlaws. missionaries is prepared. But abandoning the truth of God’s Word is not an option. This holds true for individual Christians, and it holds true for theological institutions. From 1859 forward, Southern Seminary has said, “Here are our convictions. This is what we believe, and this is what we teach.” Through all the convictions that we so boldly hold before the world, we make a statement publicly and permanently about what it is that we believe; and we make no plans to amend those convictions. As a theological institution, we must be relentless about the task of training this generation of gospel ministers to stand firm as ambassadors of the gospel, preaching it in churches and taking it to the ends of the earth. We know what kind of world it is into which we send our graduates, and we are aware of the demands the world will make on them, but Southern Seminary will go to whatever lengths needed to make sure that this generation of Christian ministers and missionaries is prepared.

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Gospel understanding Southern’s faculty is world-renowned and readily accessible.

One of Southern Seminary’s distinguishing features is its faculty, whose contributions place Southern at the forefront of evangelical scholarship. The faculty’s academic achievement is matched by a willingness to invest in students, ensuring that an indelible mark is left on students’ entire lives. Studying at Southern not only gives students the chance to read good books, it lets them study with the authors.

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M i k e Wa l k e r M . Di v. s t u d e n t f r o m T r oy, Mich .

“The gospel is embedded into the culture at Southern, and I see it worked out every day in the faculty. They give their lives to studying and obeying the Word of God, which has encouraged me in my faith.�

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The gospel in life See the gospel come to life as you learn in community.

Studying at Southern is about more than taking classes; it’s about learning in community, making lifelong friends and seeing the gospel come to life. Students can live on campus, attend bi-weekly chapel services and conferences that feature well-known speakers, join a professor-led shepherding group and enjoy the rest of the resources that make Southern more than just a place to study.

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A l i sta i r B e g g pasto r o f Pa r ksi d e C h u r ch o u tsi d e o f C l e v e l an d, Ohi o

“To come back onto this campus is always something that I relish, and I rejoice in every indication of our fellowship in the gospel.�

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So uther n’s fou ndat iona l d e g r e e is t h e m ast e r o f divinit y, which off er s t h e m ost com pr e h e nsi v e theo lo gical edu cat ion avai lab le today.

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Prepare to articulate and apply God’s Word The School of Theology trains preachers and teachers, pastors and counselors, theologians and apologists – all for the purpose of building the kingdom of God, to the glory of Jesus Christ.

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S C H OOL O F T H EOLO G Y

The School of Theology has as its central focus the glory of God and the preparation of his servants. To that end, this school offers a variety of degree programs designed to prepare students for a life of faithful gospel ministry. As a student, you will be equipped to speak and minister with biblical and theological clarity in the church, the academy and the world at large.


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Pa s t o r a l ministry The ministry of the local church pastor is founded on the Word of God, proclaiming it, teaching it and applying it to God’s people. Southern offers various courses and programs to develop your ability to handle the Scriptures and serve the church of Jesus Christ. H e r s h a e l W. Yo r k Vic t o r an d L o u is e L e s t e r p r o f e ss o r o f C h r is t ian p r e aching

“A pastor must never forget that God sent him to love the people, not merely to imbue them with biblical facts. Jesus said that the greatest mark of our discipleship is that we love each other. No pastor can make disciples of his people if he lacks the most significant element of discipleship himself.”

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Pasto ra l M i n i st ry DEGREES Diploma Theology Master of arts Biblical counseling Theological studies Master of divinity Biblical counseling Biblical spirituality Biblical and theological studies Christian ministry Pastoral studies Worldview and Apologetics Advanced master of divinity Doctor of ministry Applied theology* Biblical counseling* Biblical spirituality* Expository preaching* Master of theology / doctor of philosophy Biblical counseling* Biblical spirituality* Biblical studies Christianity and the arts* Christian apologetics and worldview studies* Christian ethics* Christian philosophy*

Jason Meyer g r a d u at e , M . Di v. an d Ph . D . , pas t o r f o r p r e aching an d v isi o n at B e t h l e h e m B a p t is t C h u r ch in Minn e a p o l is , Minn .

Christian preaching* Church history and historical theology New Testament Old Testament Systematic theology *available in

Jason Meyer was drawn to Southern Seminary because of its commitment to “the importance of the local church and how they put that emphasis into practice through local church involvement.� Meyer hopes to embody that same commitment in his ministry as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. In May, 2012, the membership of Bethlehem Baptist Church overwhelmingly voted to accept Jason Meyer as its new associate pastor of preaching and vision, succeeding John Piper in that role.

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THEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP The church has always benefitted from those who articulate and defend the faith in the academy. If you’re called to serve the church through a career in scholarship, Southern has a number of degree options for your training.

rob lister graduate, M.Div. and Ph.D., assistant professor of biblical and theological studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

“My doctoral supervisor was Bruce Ware. He had a tremendous impact on me while directing my course of studies. Not only did he suggest the topic that eventually became the focus of my research, but he has had an enormous influence on how I think about God and life lived in light of his glory.” S BTS 2 01 3 - 2 01 4 VI E W B O OK

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T h eo lo g i ca l s ch o l a rs h i p DEGREES Diploma Theology Master of arts Theological studies Master of divinity Biblical and theological studies Worldview and Apologetics Advanced master of divinity Master of theology / doctor of philosophy Biblical studies Christianity and the arts* Christian apologetics and worldview studies* Christian ethics* Christian philosophy* Church history and historical theology New Testament Old Testament Systematic theology *available in modular format

James M. Hamilton Jr. ass o ciat e p r o f e ss o r o f bib l ica l t h e o l o gy

James M. Hamilton Jr. joined Southern’s teaching faculty in 2008, after serving as assistant professor of biblical studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 2003 to 2008. Hamilton also serves as pastor of preaching at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Hamilton earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Arkansas, a master of theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Southern. He is the author of God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments, God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology and Revelation: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches. 19

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BIBLICAL COUNSEL i n g With humble confidence in God’s Word, counselors can minister to God’s people and the complexity of their problems. Southern’s programs are designed to equip students to approach people skillfully and knowledgeably, fully assured of the redemptive power of the gospel.

Rebekah Hannah G r a d u at e , M . Di v.

When Rebekah Hannah decided to attend Southern Seminary, it was because of the biblical counseling program. “I wanted to be in a place where I could learn how to use the sufficiency of Scripture to help hurting people,” she said. Now, having graduated with a master of divinity in biblical counseling in 2010, she’s doing just that. Hannah currently serves in a variety of roles, including teaching women’s classes at Boyce College and counseling at her local church. “Seeing God act as redeemer in people’s lives is an absolute privilege,” said Hannah. “Counseling others with God’s Word is one of the best things you could ever do.” With the training she gained at Southern, Hannah plans to continue her counseling ministry, seeing God glorified as his people grow in their relationship with Christ.

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jeremy pierre assis tan t p r o f e ss o r o f bib l ica l c o u ns e l ing

“We want serious students of the Word and of people. Many of our students go on to take positions as counselors, but many have found our programs to be vital training for pastoral ministry, missions work and much more. These are exciting days for the biblical counseling program at Southern.�

B i bl i ca l Co u n s e l i n g DEGREES Master of arts Biblical counseling Master of divinity Biblical counseling Advanced master of divinity Doctor of ministry Biblical counseling* Master of theology / doctor of philosophy Biblical counseling* Doctor of educational ministry Biblical counseling* ** *available in modular format **this degree is available through the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry

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Prepare to make disciples in the church and in the world 2013-14 is the inaugural year of The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry. This new school is designed to equip missionaries and evangelists, worship pastors and youth pastors, educators and church planters, women’s leaders and children’s ministers.

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BILLY GRAHAM SCHOOL OF MISSIONS, EVANGELISM AND MINISTRY

The new Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry consolidates Southern’s strong tradition in Great Commission ministry, global evangelism outreach and ministry to the local church. These now combine to form a comprehensive curriculum that will prepare students for the challenges of ministry in the church and on the world’s mission fields. This new school brings together comprehensive ministry vision and Great Commission urgency.


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Missions, E va n g e l i s m and church planting Are you passionate about spreading the gospel in its full biblical integrity to every person and every people group in North America and around the world? Southern combines biblical training and missionary strategy to train students to develop a vision for the lost and the tools they need to fulfill that vision.

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M i ss i o n s , E va n g e l i s m a n d C h u rch P l a n t i n g D eg re e s Diploma Missions Master of arts Missiology

Z a n e G . P r at t ass o ciat e p r o f e ss o r o f C h r is t ian m issi o ns

“We are serious about the gospel, and that seriousness compels us to be serious about its content, about the way it shapes the lives of those who embrace it, about the urgency of its spread and about the integrity of our evangelistic and missionary methods.”

Theological studies – lay leadership Theological studies – intercultural leadership Master of divinity Applied apologetics Church planting City reaching Great Commission ministries International church planting International missions Islamic studies Itinerant evangelism Missions and Bible translation North American missions Advanced master of divinity

Freddy T. Wyatt g r a d u at e , M . Di v. an d ch u r ch p l an t e r

Doctor of ministry City reaching* Evangelism and church growth* Global missions* Korean church leadership*

In April of 2004, Freddy T. Wyatt visited New York City to propose to then girlfriend, and now wife, Susan. Wyatt left NYC not only with a fiancé but also a love for the city. In 2008, Wyatt, who graduated with a master of divinity from Southern, became lead pastor of The Gallery Church in New York City. That fall, he moved his wife and toddler, Jack, into their small Manhattan apartment. Ministering to New York’s 22 million people has stretched the Wyatts’ faith like never before. “When I really take time to think about all God is doing here, it is quite exhilarating,” said Wyatt. God continues to provide for every need of their family, and their love for New York City and New Yorkers continually grows. 

Doctor of educational ministry Evangelism and church growth* Missions leadership* Doctor of missiology* Master of theology / doctor of philosophy Applied apologetics* Christian missions* Evangelism and church growth* World religions* *available in modular format

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Biblical worship Churches need worship pastors and leaders who are excellent musicians and theologically trained. If you’re called to serve this way, Southern will equip you for a ministry in the local church that is gospel centered, musically relevant and pastorally focused.

Joseph R. Crider p r o f e ss o r o f m u sic an d w o r shi p

“At Southern, we believe the right kind of training begins in the Word of God, with deep and rich theological training. And it continues for our students in training them to be not only excellent and diverse musicians, but pastors who lead worship.”

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Devon Kauflin

B i bl i ca l Wo rs h i p D eg re e s

s t u d e n t, M . Di v. in w o r shi p l e a d e r shi p, l e a d e r o f N o r t o n H a l l , S o u t h e r n ’ s w o r shi p ban d

Worship leadership

Diploma Master of arts Worship leadership**

An encounter with an evangelical church’s worship band during a business trip in March of 2012 sparked a desire in Devon Kauflin for vocational ministry. After praying with his wife and receiving affirmation from close friends, Kauflin, who is son of Sovereign Grace Ministries’ Bob Kauflin, decided to enroll at Southern. “It is a privilege to be able to walk out our faith and ministry standing shoulder-to-shoulder with others fighting the same fight to advance God’s kingdom.” “Biblical precision and strength” are two components Kauflin expects to receive from Southern and use to enhance his effectiveness in ministry. By honing those skills, he wants to use biblical truth to shape his musical style and point others to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Master of divinity Worship leadership** Advanced master of divinity Master of church music Doctor of ministry Christian worship* Doctor of educational ministry Christian worship* Master of theology / doctor of philosophy Christian worship* *available in modular format **these degrees allow students to choose an additional emphasis as a minor.

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leadership and discipleship Whether it’s family ministry, youth ministry, women’s leadership or other ministry roles, there is great need for prepared leaders in the church. Southern’s programs and courses will prepare you to make disciples in the church through a number of ministries.

Timothy Paul Jones p r o f e ss o r o f l e a d e r shi p an d ch u r ch m inis t r y

Timothy Paul Jones has been widely recognized as a leading writer and researcher in the fields of apologetics, Christian education and family ministry. Christian Retailing Magazine awarded Jones top honors in 2010 in the Christian education category for his book Christian History Made Easy. Charles Colson listed him as one of “four names you need to know” when responding to the new atheists. Jones has also received the Scholastic Recognition Award from the North American Professors of Christian Education for his research in faith development. Despite his strong academic pedigree, Jones has a unique ability to communicate in

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an appealing, accessible style that has made him popular beyond academic circles. He has authored or contributed to more than a dozen books, including Misquoting Truth, The Family Ministry Field Guide, Trained in the Fear of God and the CBA bestseller The Da Vinci Codebreaker. Widely sought as a commentator on theological topics, Jones has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs, including WGN Morning News, Fox & Friends, Crosstalk America and Bible Answer Man. At Southern, Jones serves as professor of leadership and church ministry and associate vice president for online education.

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L e a d e rs h i p a n d d i s ci pl e s h i p D eg re e s Diploma Church ministries Master of arts Children’s and family ministry

steve wright G r a d uat e , Ph. D. , pasto r o f d isci ple shi p at Fi r st Ba pt ist C h ur ch W e st Pa lm , Fla . , aut h o r o f A p Pare n t P r i vi lege and r eTh i nk

“If you take everything regarding the topics of church and family out of the Bible, you would have a very short book. Southern Seminary provided the environment for me to learn God’s design for these two institutions and their connection in God’s great redemptive plan.”

Christian education College ministry Discipleship and family ministry** Leadership Youth and family ministry** Master of divinity Children’s and family ministry Church ministries College ministry Discipleship and family ministry** Leadership Youth and family ministry** Advanced master of divinity Doctor of ministry Black church leadership* Family ministry* Leadership* Doctor of education* Doctor of educational ministry Family ministry* Leadership* Master of theology / doctor of philosophy Black church studies* Family ministry* Higher education* Leadership* *available in modular format **these degrees allow students to choose an additional emphasis as a minor.

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M e l i s s a H u r d s t u d e n t, Law r e nc e v i l l e , G A

“The focus on equipping and serving the church drew me to Boyce, but the community is my favorite part — not just with peers, but also professors who are interested in our lives, having us in their homes and pouring into us spiritually.”

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Boyce College Boyce College, the undergraduate school of Southern Seminary, boasts a faculty of biblical and theological scholars, all of whom are devoted to equipping students to serve the church and engage the culture in a variety of ways. Undergraduate education is about more than merely obtaining a degree, though. It’s about building a foundation for your future. And, through Boyce’s vibrant student life culture, local church partnerships and academic programs, there’s no better place to build your foundation than Boyce College. seminary track

Students with a clear call to ministry can enter this program to earn both a bachelor of arts in biblical and theological studies from Boyce College and a master of divinity from Southern Seminary in as few as five years. worldview studies c e r t i f i c at e

The worldview studies certificate program is a one-year program designed to strengthen a biblical foundation for university-bound high school

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B O Y C E C OLLE G E

graduates. They can earn a year of college credit while learning from leaders like R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Bland Mason, chaplain to the Boston Red Sox. b oyc e o n l i n e

With Boyce Online, you have access to the same truth-driven content of the on-campus without needing to relocate. You can obtain a fully accredited bachelor of arts in biblical and theological studies or an associate of arts degree entirely online.

D eg re e s Bachelor of arts Biblical and theological studies Christian worldview and apologetics Expository preaching and pastoral leadership Bachelor of science in biblical studies Church ministry Biblical counseling Missions Worship and pastoral studies Worship and music studies Youth ministry Bachelor of science Elementary education Humanities Associate of arts Biblical and theological studies Worldview studies certificate


LOG I ST I C S

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LOUI SVI LLE OW NS THE N ATI ON ’S LA RG EST UR B A N MU N I C I PA L FOREST—J EF F ER SON MEMOR I A L FORESt.

Home of the Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat

Centrally located, Louisville is within a day’s drive of more than half of the United States. There’s plenty to do once you arrive – museums, a zoo, many beautiful parks and minor league, college and semi-professional sports teams. Louisville continues to grow in size, business and culture. In addition to remaining a great place to raise a family, Louisville was recently named the number one travel destination in America for 2013. Whatever your stage of life, Louisville has a lot to offer.

lo u i sv i l l e s lu g g e r museum

highlights include

• Churchill Downs • Thunder over

Louisville • Louisville Slugger Museum • The YUM! Center

• Louisville Science

Museum

• Numerous local

restaurants, coffee shops and bookstores • Louisville Zoo

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lo u i sv i l l e science center

lo u i sv i l l e b at s

t h u n d e r ov e r lo u i sv i l l e

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on campus

1859

1877

Th e ye ar S out her n S e m i n a r y bega n in G re e nvi lle, S.C.

THE YEAR THE SEM INARY MOVED FROM S.C. TO LOUISVILLE

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o f campus, designed by F r e d erick Law olmstead

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T HE SEMI N A RY N OW M AI N TAI N S A STUDEN T BODY O F MORE THA N 4 ,0 00. STUDEN TS FROM A LL 5 0 STATE S A N D 41 COU NTR IES MA KE UP TH E STUDEN T B ODY

James P. Boyce C entennial Lib rary houses more than o ne mill ion items

Southern Seminary isn’t just a campus, it’s a community. Whether you’re looking for a post office, a clinic, a bookstore, a coffee shop, a fitness center or community events for your family to enjoy, you’ll find it here. Moving to a new place can be overwhelming, but with so many resources within reach at Southern, it won’t be long until you feel at home.

highlights include

• Founders Cafe • Health and

Recreation Center • Fall Festival • LifeWay bookstore • Seminary Wives Institute • 5th and Broadway campus store

trip lee concert

• Alumni Memorial

Chapel

• James P. Boyce

Centennial Library

• Center for Student

Success

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5 t h a n d B r o a d way campus store

w e e k ly chapel

Fa l l F e s t i va l

H e a lt h a n d R e c r e at i o n C e n t e r

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C o n f e r e n c e classes: T4G

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Expeditions Southern expeditions provide opportunities to go outside of the classroom to locations rich in biblical and historical significance. The expeditions offer on-site lectures from biblical, theological and historical scholars. 38


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Earn 1 8 e l e c t iv e h ou rs t h rou gh t h e M inistry App re nt ic e P ro gra m Earn 1 3 h ou rs of c re dit in 8 days wit h h y b ridmo du l a r cou rs e s

We know that various circumstances prevent students from relocating to Louisville to train for ministry. Fortunately, Southern offers courses in a number of creative formats, allowing students to complete a degree without needing to relocate, making Southern Seminary’s world-class theological education more accessible than ever.

Conference classes Southern offers classes in accordance with select major conferences, so students can earn course credit while experiencing all that a conference has to offer.

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Modular-hybrid This new format of intensive, two-day classes allows students to take up to 13 hours of on-campus credit while coming to campus for as little as eight days per semester.

Ministry Apprentice Program With Southern’s Ministry Apprentice Program (MAP), students can receive course credit through qualified ministry internships. ministry apprentice program


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extension centers

Located across the South, Northeast and Midwest, Southern’s extension centers provide students convenient access to the same caliber of theological instruction as that on our main campus.

boston, mass.

n e w yo r k c i t y, n y

c h i c ag o, i l l . columbia, md. wa s h i n g t o n d . c .

nashville, tenn. northwest arkansas

east tennessee ( k n ox v i l l e )

jac k s o n , t e n n . greenville, s.c. auburn, ala.

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Online Plus

At Southern, we recognize that a fully online program simply cannot replace the on-campus experience, regardless of its convenience. Students can receive the best of both worlds with Online Plus, Southern’s new option that combines the accessibility of digital and off-campus coursework with timeless on-campus experiences.

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Tuition Masters level tuition per credit hour

$242 $484 for SBC students

for non-SBC students

Fees Student enrollment fee

On-campus students: $245/semester and $40/winter and summer terms Internet or extension center students: $40/semester Internet course fee

$250/course in addition to regular tuition rates. Additional charges may apply for specialty courses. See current fee schedule. Books

Estimate $125/class

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Doctoral degree programs

Master of Theology Per hour for SBC students Per hour for non-SBC students

$315 $630

Doctor of Ministry $1,000 down, balance due equally over 36 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students

$10,761 $14,060

Doctor of Educational Ministry $1,000 down, balance due equally over 48 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students

$11,572 $14,925

Doctor of Philosophy $1,000 down, balance due equally over 48 months Total cost for SBC students Total cost for non-SBC students

$27,038 $48,019

Doctor of Missiology $1,000 down, balance due equally over 36 months Total cost for SBC students $19,738 Total cost for non-SBC students $34,608

Doctor of Education $1,000 down, balance due equally over 30 months Total cost for SBC students $16,114 Total cost for non-SBC students $26,929

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What might you pay as a full-time student?

SBTS on-campus housing

TUITION + FEES

R o o m a n d B oa r d

$2,450

Tuition $2,178 / $4,356 ($242 or $484 x 9 hours)

Sampey discount Multi-occupancy discount Fees Student Enrollment $245 Books: $375 ($125 x 3)

-$100 -$400

F o s t e r a pa r t m e n t s

One bedroom

$695

F u l l e r a pa r t m e n t s general scholarship

Large unit Standard unit

($500)

$695 $625

G r i n s t e a d a p t. T o ta l f o r s e m e s t e r

$2,298 / $4,476 T o ta l f o r y e a r

$4,596 / $8,952

Fuller

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One-bedroom $795 Two-bedroom $895 S p r i n g da l e a p t.

First floor Second/third floor

springdale

$795 $725

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Scholarship information Scholarship opportunities Southern Grant

General Scholarship: Awards range up to $800 per semester ($1,600 per year) and are based on demonstrated financial need. Deadlines for new students: Fall: Aug. 1 Spring: Jan. 1 Rice-Judson Scholarship: Award based on academic achievement and ministry experience. Students must be entering first semester students in order to apply. Award of $2,500 for first year of study ($1,250 per semester). Deadlines for new students: Fall: July 15 Spring: Dec. 15

A $150 grant is applied at the end of the term for students enrolled in six+ on-campus hours during summer or winter terms. Spouse and children’s grant program

Spouses or dependents of full-time students may be eligible for a 50% tuition grant. Qualifying students must apply midway through the semester by submitting the spouse/dependent form to the accounting office. Missions Grant

Eligibility requirements

• Students must be enrolled full-time (8+ hours) in a master’s level program. • Doctoral, online and extension center students are not eligible. • Students must be admitted into a program. • Students must maintain good academic standing. H o w t o a p p ly

• Complete the financial aid profile student.collegeboard.org/css-financialaid-profile • Click apply now, then create an account, after which you may complete the application. • Submit all supporting documents by the financial aid deadline.

Students currently serving full-time with the IMB or NAMB or recently returning from Journeyman/ISC service may be eligible for a missions grant. Awards range from 20-75% off SBC tuition rates. Also, students under the age of 30 whose parents currently serve full-time with the IMB or NAMB may be eligible for a 100% tuition grant. Visit www.sbts. edu/missionsgrants for application and more info.

Our financial aid office is committed to making your theological education affordable. We want to remove any financial obstacles that might prevent you from preparing for the ministry to which you’ve been called.

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Outside financial assistance Outside scholarships

Students may apply for assistance from other sources, including those listed below. Federally funded grants, and those requiring participation with Title IV funding, are not accepted by Southern Seminary or Boyce College. If you have questions, please email Financial Aid. • Use the e-Campus Scholarship Search (SBTS log-in required; click Help Desk, then Financial Aid, then Scholarship Search) • State-specific and other scholarship opportunities • Web-based scholarship searches FastWeb www.fastweb.com Scholarsite.com www.scholarsite.com College Answer www.collegeanswer.com

P r i vat e s t u d e n t l o a n s

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Smart Option Student Loan with Sallie Mae or 5th/3rd Bank www.salliemae.com | 1-800-695-3317 www.53educationlending.com 1-800-222-7192

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KY Advantage Loan or KY Advantage Parent Loan www.kentuckyadvantageloan.com 1-800-988-6333 SBTS short term loan Payment due within six months Maximum of $2,000 Apply at the financial aid office (Norton 154) First semester students not eligible

Please note: If you receive funding from an outside source, please provide financial aid with a copy of your award letter. Veterans benefits

SBTS is an accredited institution recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs. SBTS accepts the following VA benefits: GI Bill Please contact the VA regional office to determine eligibility: www.gibill.gov 1-888-442-4551 Vocational rehabilitation Tuition assistance

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Pa u l F u l l e r M . Di v. , bib l ica l c o u ns e l ing , bib l ica l c o u ns e l o r an d s m a l l g r o u p l e a d e r at G r ac e C o m m u ni t y B ib l e C h u r ch , La k e v i l l e , Minn .

“We expected hardship heading into seminary. Along the way, God added two boys to our three girls, changed my job from part-time to full-time and placed me in difficult leadership roles. Through it all, God gave us grace immeasurable, providing us with what we needed financially, professors who met with us and prayed for us, campus resources that our children miss to this day and a local church where we were able to minister and be ministered to.”


LOG I ST I C S

Find your place here A p p ly t o d ay

sbts.edu/ apply

Once you decide Southern Seminary is right for you, the admissions staff will help with the rest. They’re here to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you might have. All application materials are available online at www.sbts.edu/apply and apply.boycecollege.com

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Visit the campus

P r e v i e w D ay

Physical surroundings influence the educational experience, and Southern Seminary’s 84-acre campus makes for an ideal environment for theological study. When you come for a visit, someone from our admissions staff will be there to answer questions and give you a tour. You will also have opportunities to attend a class and interact with students and faculty.

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Schedule a visit at www.sbts.edu/visit NORTON HALL

hours of lec tures, c la sses, tours

stay o n ca mpu s at l eg acy h ot e l

Preview Day is a great opportunity to experience the mission and purpose of Southern Seminary while getting a taste of student life. In addition to all of the features of a personal campus visit, attendees will attend a question and answer session, have dessert at the home of President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and much more.

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Application deadlines u n d e r g r a d u at e , D i p l o m a and masters degrees

Fall semester: July 15 Winter term: Dec. 1 Spring semester: Dec. 1 Summer term: May 1

Professional doctoral degrees

Fall semester: July 15 Spring semester: Dec. 1 Summer term: March 15 Winter term: Oct. 15

Research doctoral degrees

Master of theology (Th.M.) Spring semester: Dec. 1 Fall semester: July 15 Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) Spring semester: Aug. 1 Fall semester: Jan. 15


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southern seminary viewbook

2013- 2014


Southern Seminary Viewbook | 2013-2014