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Biblical worship, Family discipleship, pastoral leadership Pg. 22


Missions, evangelism, church planting Pg. 26


Foundations for worldview and ministry Pg. 32




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R. Albert Mohler Jr. President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The task right now of standing true to the gospel of Jesus Christ, for the faith once for all delivered to the saints, requires a moral and theological stamina and biblical conviction that used to be required of theologians, church leaders, academics and others debating the issues on the frontlines. Now it’s at the level of the local church and every local community. The reality is that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ faces a spiritual warfare and a theological struggle that is virtually unprecedented.


n 1 Timothy 6, Paul describes how Timothy is to “fight the good fight of the faith.” Now we live in an age that wants to deny in many cases that there is a fight at all. For instance, one major Protestant denomination voted to take the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers” out of its hymnal, saying that a hymn like that just does not belong any longer in Christian worship – we are to be a people of peace. We are to be a people who pray for peace, work for peace, strive for peace and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. But the New Testament is very clear that we have been called to a certain warfare. As politically incorrect as that might be, it’s hard to deny that is what we face. In most ages the church has faced significant challenges. In the letter Paul writes to Timothy, he discusses the great

challenges to the integrity of the Christian gospel and the vitality of the Christian church. He warns Timothy that as a young minister of the gospel he is to be on guard, first of all to guard himself and then he is also to guard the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is to guard the deposit that has been entrusted to him. You do not have to use that kind of language unless there is a danger that the gospel will be compromised, unless there is a danger that the gospel will be subverted, unless we are actually in a spiritual warfare in which there will be many who by their own testimony, their own lifestyle and their own sin will bring disrepute upon the people of God. If the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is not faithfully taught and faithfully led then we will face the reality that Paul warned Timothy of here, a church that is not ready to fight the good fight of faith. 5

Russell D. Moore Dean of The School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration

Theology doesn’t just think. Theology walks. Theology weeps. Theology bleeds. “Theology” means a word about God. Scripture tells us that the definitive Logos about our Theos is not a systematic theology text or a Hebrew grammar, as important as these are. He is not a “what,” but a “Who.” He is our brother, and our Lord. He cries for sinners, loves them, warns them of the wrath to come, and promises them the ends of the universe if they turn to him.


he Great Commission points to faith in Christ and the forgiveness of sins as the vehicle for cosmic restoration and the salvation of the world. Those reconciled to God through Christ are receiving more than personal freedom from guilt – they are becoming “sons of God” who share with Jesus in an inheritance that includes the entire created order (Ps 89; Rom 4:13, 8:15-17; Gal 3:27-4:7). The Great Commission is a theology of cosmic warfare – a theology centering on the unveiling of the long-hidden mystery of Christ and his church. It means the overthrow of the ancient powers that have long held the creation captive through sin and death. It means the triumph of a resurrected Messiah over every principality and power hostile to the reign of the Creator. It means that God is keeping his promises to his anointed King. It means war. In the end, demonic powers don’t tremble before denominational programs or bureaucratic public relations campaigns. What they fear is something more an6

cient, more mysterious and more personal. What they fear is not a program, but a person – with a name, an authority and an inheritance. Since the church bears the Spirit of the Anointed One (1 Pet 4:14), the satanic powers lash out violently against it (John 15:25-16:11). Their question to the missionary advance of the church is the same question they once voiced to the church’s King in his hometown synagogue: “Have you come to destroy us?” When the church is faithful to the commission of its WarriorKing, the answer is heard by an expectant creation even when it is not voiced – ”The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Rom 16:20). And that is what Jesus would call “good news.” Let your affections be broken for the lost. And let’s join with our God in pleading with sinners to be reconciled to God’s Kingdom through the shed blood and the empty tomb of Jesus. Let’s join in the unseen battle with our tears, our feet, our voices and our hearts.






Sean McDowell Apologist and SBTS Ph.D. candidate As head of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley California Christian Schools, each week Sean McDowell instructs high school students in philosophy, theology and apologetics. In addition to his full-time teaching career, McDowell travels and debates skeptics, writes on Christian apologetics and has a speaking ministry.

Education: Double master’s in theology and philosophy from Talbot Theological Seminary, Ph.D. in progress from Southern Seminary. Why he takes the gospel seriously: Sean is the son of well known apologist Josh McDowell, but even so, as a college student he experienced a crisis of faith that led him on a pilgrimage to find the truth. Josh McDowell encouraged his son to wrestle with the faith and test it against others. Like his dad, Sean McDowell could not escape


the first-century man from Galilee who was more than a carpenter. “While there is much compelling evidence for Christianity, I just couldn’t explain away Jesus of Nazareth,” Sean McDowell said. “His public ministry was only three years. He never wrote a book. He had no political or military power. And he had little money. And yet he turned the world upside down through his teachings.” Why he chose SBTS: “I love apologetics and

SBTS offers the best Ph.D. program in apologetics and worldview studies that was conducive to my schedule,” he said. “The flexibleschedule was a huge part of the draw for me. Many of my former professors also spoke highly of SBTS as well as the graduates I met. I would like to continue what I am doing (speaking, writing, teaching), but expand to teaching on the college level as well. I’m also hoping a Ph.D. will open some more doors for public debates.”

Marcus Gray SBTS student

Classroom theology inspires concert lyrics What do Puritan John Owen, pastor John Piper and theologian Wayne Grudem have in common with hiphop music? This trio of theological heavyweights inspired Marcus Gray, also known as Christian rapper FLAME, to write and record a Grammy-nominated album that communicates gospel truths through hip-hop tunes. Gray is a Boyce College graduate and a current Southern Seminary School of Theology student who has broken into the world of big-time rap. Gray’s 2009 Grammy nod

came after the release of Our World Redeemed, the artist’s third album, which took the theology of Owen, Piper and Grudem and translated it into a musical study of redemption. Gray’s sixth’s album, appropriately titled The 6th, was released on his own label, Clear Sight Music, in March 2012, and immediately went to the top of the iTunes hiphop/rap downloads. As a young-teen in St. Louis, Mo., Gray was caught up in the hip-hop culture of gangs and drugs. Through a series of tragic events and the Christian example of his grandmother, Christ eventually grabbed Gray’s attention. Gray understood the gospel and turned to Christ at age 16. Shortly afterwards he started writing lyrics and music as devotionals to God. Though he had no plans to become a recording artist, Gray began to realize the potential power of the medium for ministry. Today, Gray uses the

medium of hip-hop not only to minister to the hurting and build up the body of Christ, but to tell the story of the Savior to a hurting world.

Phillip R. Bethancourt SBTS graduate

Where theology and business meet Phillip Bethancourt has worked for Southern Seminary since 2006. He began as a student research intern for Russell D. Moore, senior vice president for academic administration and dean of the School of Theology, and since has served in strategic roles across the academic program as he furthered his theological education. Bethancourt’s academic career

started at Texas A&M University, where he earned the B.B.A. and M.S. in finance. He then matriculated to Southern Seminary where he earned the M.Div. and Ph.D. In 2011, Bethancourt joined the School of Theology faculty as assitant professor of Christian theology and accepted the role of associate vice president for enrollment management at Southern. In addition to teaching, in his current role Bethancourt harnesses both his business and theological training to develop strategic initiatives that offer students of Southern Seminary and Boyce College the opportunity to maximize their education – both financially and academically. Bethancourt’s business-minded work and his love for the gospel enable him to lead a team that develops programming to enhance student enrollment and student life, creates new course opportunities and offers academic counseling and support. 11


Freddy T. Wyatt SBTS graduate In 2008, Freddy Wyatt, a SBTS M.Div. graduate, became lead pastor of The Gallery Church in New York City. That fall, Wyatt moved his wife, Susan, and toddler, Jack, into their small Manhattan apartment – one month later, the Wyatts welcomed twins, Elliot and Lillie. Ministering to New York’s 22 million people has stretched the Wyatts’ faith like never before. God continues to provide for every need of their family, and their love for New York City and New Yorkers continually grows.


Education: M.Div. from the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism Your first visit to NYC: April 2004 to propose to my wife, who was working with a North American Mission Board (NAMB) church plant in New Brunswick, N.J. The impact the city had on me was immediate, progressive and continues today. I was immediately overwhelmed and

yet energized by the city’s size. How is the evangelical church on the advance in NYC?: Forty percent of the evangelical churches that exist in city-center Manhattan have been planted since Sept. 11, 2001. When I really take time to think about all God is doing here, it is quite exhilarating. What’s it like to raise chidren in NYC?: We love how globally minded

the city is and how it shapes our kids. They interact with friends from all over the world. Our kids will all probably be more cultured at age six than we were at 18. There are many unique things for kids to do in New York City. Living in small spaces causes you to be very close as a family.

Alison* SBTS student

REACHING THE NATIONs WITH BIBLICAL FOCUS Alison is a Southern Seminary student presently serving the people groups of the Pacific Rim through her work with the International Mission Board. The Billy Graham School’s balance of theology and Great Commission courses was what attracted Alison to the school. The Graham School’s “2+2” program allows Alison the opportunity to share the gospel across the Pacific Rim while also finishing her degree.

On the mission field, Alison works in an area with 52 unreached people groups, each of which has a different language. Thirty-seven of those people groups are completely unengaged, she says, which means there is no living witness among them. Alison has drawn on her course work and preparation that she received from the Billy Graham School to build relationships with the people of the Pacific Rim. “Various courses have had excellent requirements of Scripture memorization, sharing the gospel, etc.,” she said. “I had finished about half of my degree when we left the States and have continued my studies online. I can honestly say that the single most encouraging thing for me, while being overseas, has been my continued studies.”

Jarvis J. Williams SBTS graduate

Serious about NT theology A three-time graduate of Southern Seminary and current New Testament professor at Campbellsville University, Jarvis Williams has drawn on his education and experience behind the pulpit to publish academic work about Pauline literature, Christ’s atoning death, salvation and historical and exegetical studies. Williams, a Red Fox, Ky., native, completed his undergraduate work

at Boyce College then transitioned to Southern Seminary where he received the M.Div., Th.M. and Ph.D. Williams’ Th.M. and Ph.D. programs were centered on study of the New Testament and his book, One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Pauline Theology, argues that sin is the fundamental reason humans need to be reconciled first to God and second to one another, that Jesus is God’s provision for racial reconciliation, and that Jesus actually accomplished both the vertical and horizontal reconciliation of those for whom he died. Therefore, the only way to reconcile sinners to God and to one another is to proclaim the gospel to all peoples so that they would repent and believe the gospel and be saved.

“I can honestly say that the single most encouraging thing for me, while being overseas, has been my continued studies.” Alison


Alison’s service to the IMB prohibits us from revealing her identity.









Thomas R. Schreiner

Timothy Paul Jones

Joseph R. Crider

Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean of Scripture and interpretation. Schreiner is also the preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church.   Schreiner earned the B.S. from Western Oregon University, the M.Div. and Th.M. from Western Seminary and the Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the Southern Seminary faculty, Schreiner held teaching posts at Bethel Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Schreiner has published numerous books, including: Interpreting the Pauline Letters (Baker, 1990), The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law (Baker, 1993), Romans. The Baker Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament (Baker, 1998), The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance,  co-authored with Ardel Caneday (InterVarsity, 2001), Paul  Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology (InterVarsity, 2001) and 1 and 2 Peter and Jude.  New American Commentary Series (Broadman & Holman, 2003).


Timothy Paul Jones has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books, including the bestselling The Da Vinci Codebreaker, with James L. Garlow (Bethany House Publications, 2006), Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus (InterVarsity Press, 2007), Conspiracies and the Cross (Frontline Books, 2008), Christian History Made Easy (Rose Publishing, 2009) and Trained in the Fear of God (Kregel, 2011). Jones has been the recipient of the Baker Book House Award in Theological Studies, the North American Professors of Christian Education Scholastic Recognition Award and the 2009 Retailers’ Choice Award from Christian Retailing. While serving as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Rolling Hills in Tulsa, Okla., Jones taught biblical languages at Oklahoma Baptist University’s Ministry Training Institute and served as adjunct professor of Greek at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At Southern, Jones serves as professor of leadership and church ministry and associate vice president for online education.

Southern Seminary named Joe Crider as senior associate dean and professor of music and worship leadership in the School of Church Ministries, Summer 2011. Crider came to Southern Seminary with more than 20 years of vocational ministry experience and 10 years of teaching experience. Prior to joining Southern Seminary’s faculty, Crider was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of music and humanities at Liberty University and minister of music and worship at First Baptist Church of Roanoke, Va. Crider earned the B.A. and M.A. from Bowling Green State University and the D.A. from the University of Northern Colorado. Crider’s wife, Amy, is involved in Seminary Wives Institute, the school’s program for student-wives that trains women in topics ranging from Baptist beliefs and surveys of the Old and the New Testament, to public speaking and hospitality in ministry.

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James M. Hamilton Jr.

Zane Pratt

James M. Hamilton Jr., is associate professor of biblical theology. Hamilton 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. Prior to his coming to Louisville, he pastored the Baptist Church of the Redeemer in Houston. He actively participates in regional conferences for 9Marks Ministries.  Hamilton earned the B.A. from the University of Arkansas, the Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and the Ph.D. from Southern Seminary. Hamilton’s published works include: God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments, NAC Studies in Bible and Theology, (Broadman & Holman, 2006) and God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology (Crossway, 2010) and Revelation: The Sprit Speaks to the Churches (Preach the Word commentary series, Crossway, 2012).

Southern Seminary named Zane Pratt as dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism, August 2011. Pratt came to the deanship from serving overseas as an IMB missionary from 1991 to 2011. He oversaw missions work across Central Asia from 2001 to 2011. In addition to his role as dean, Pratt serves as associate professor of missions. “I am absolutely thrilled with the appointment of Zane Pratt as dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. “Zane is one of the world’s premier missiologists and most effective missionaries. His missions leadership has been stellar, and his experience leading a missionary movement in one of the world’s most challenging regions is invaluable.” Pratt earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and the M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to moving overseas, Pratt was a church planter in Massachusetts as well as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.






We are Serious About Theology The School of Theology trains preachers and teachers, pastors and missionaries, theologians and apologists, counselors and evangelists – all to the end of advancing the kingdom, that Christ may be glorified in the nations.

School of Theology

T The School of Theology has as its central focus the glory of God and the preparation of his servants. Our faculty will pour their lives into you, shaping you and forming you into the kind of leader that the world needs.

he School of Theology is the oldest and central school of Southern Seminary. It is devoted to training pastors, counselors and leaders within the church. The School of Theology faculty is devoted to help equip you to stand and walk in a manner worthy of Jesus’ name. As a theology student, by commencement day you will know the intricacies of the 66 books that comprise the Word of God and you will have confidence to teach it, preach it, counsel from it, evangelize with it and defend it. The School of Theology is comprised of four divisions:

Scripture & Interpretation Led by a group of men devoted to teaching you how to understand the content of the Old and New Testaments, how to read the Bible in the original Greek and Hebrew, and how to properly interpret the Scriptures and teach their meaning to a local church congregation.

Theology and Tradition These professors will guide you on how to take all of the data from the Scriptures and fit it together into a systematic theology. These faculty members will also instruct you on church history and our church fathers, and how the people of God have faced the schemes of Satan. 18

Worldview & Culture This emphasis will teach you how to defend the faith against objections and answer big questions like, “Why does God allow evil to exist?” and “Why does God allow suffering in the world?” Courses will address issues such as: “How as a Christian, do I behave and live and engage with issues on a personal, social and political level with regard to theology?”

Ministry & Proclamation These professors will teach you how to preach; specifically, you will learn how to take biblical data, church history and systematic theology and apply that toward preaching. The faculty will lead you through how to interpret and apply the text to various situations, counsel with a biblical understanding of reality and answer questions about what it means to have a biblical spirituality and teach you how to safeguard yourself with personal spiritual disciplines.

Master of Arts The M.A. is offered in two concentrations: theological studies and biblical counseling. The purpose of this degree is to provide biblical, theological, historical and practical biblical counseling training for laypersons that desire to be better equipped for service in the local church. More information is available at



Worldview & Apologetics

The M.Div. is the foundational graduate degree track across the entire Southern Seminary academic program. The six School of Theology M.Div. concentrations provide students comprehensive knowledge in biblical and theological studies needed for effective ministry. The available M.Div. concentrations are: Christian ministry, pastoral studies, biblical and theological studies, biblical counseling, worldview and apologetics and biblical spirituality. The School of Theology website offers detailed vocational objectives and course requirements for each of the M.Div. concentrations:

Advanced Master of Divinity

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Diploma Theology Master of Arts Biblical Counseling Theological Studies Master of Divinity Biblical Counseling Biblical Spirituality Biblical & Theological Studies Christian Ministry Pastoral Studies

Doctor of Ministry Applied Theology Biblical Counseling* Biblical Spirituality* Expository Preaching Master of Theology & Doctor of Philosophy Biblical Counseling Biblical Spirituality Biblical Studies Christianity & the Arts* Christian Apologetics* & Worldview Studies Christian Ethics Christian Philosophy Christian Preaching Church History & Historical Theology New Testament Old Testament Pastoral Theology Systematic Theology * Modular Format


Master of Divinity

The Th.M. is a one-year program offering participants the opportunity to gain greater mastery in an area of study than normally possible at the M.Div. level. Th.M coursework consists of advanced masters electives and doctoral seminars. The Th.M. may be pursued in any of the School of Theology’s four major divisions. Additionally, Th.M. students select a major focus within their area of study, such as New Testament within the Scripture and interpretation division, or Christian preaching within the ministry and proclamation division. Th.M. coursework can be completed in a modular format, meaning relocating to the main Southern Seminary campus in Louisville isn’t necessary. Questions on modular programming can be answered by the Center for Student Success:

Doctor of Ministry The D.Min. is an advanced professional doctoral degree offered in four concentrations: applied theology, biblical counseling, biblical spirituality and expository

preaching. The D.Min. equips persons who are committed to a Christian vocation for a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry. D.Min. students are expected to pursue their degree concurrently with fulltime vocational involvement in ministry.

and students select a major focus within their area of study, such as New Testament within the Scripture and interpretation division. Program specifics and polices can be viewed at

Doctor of Philosophy

D.Min and Ph.D. coursework can be completed in a modular format, meaning relocating to the main Southern Seminary campus in Louisville isn’t necessary. Questions on modular programming can be answered by the Center for Student Success:

The Ph.D. gives students of superior ability the opportunity to prepare themselves for effective Christian leadership, especially behind the pulpit or classroom lectern. Ph.D. students are expected to engage in full-time study until their thesis or dissertation proposal is submitted and approved. Like the Th.M. program format, the Ph.D. may be pursued in any of the School of Theology’s four major divisions

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We are Serious About Church Ministries The School of Church Ministries equips leaders for real-life ministry. For those whom God has called to his ministry, we provide theologically rich, vocationally tested training in biblical worship, family discipleship and pastoral leadership.

School of Church Ministries


he School of Church Ministries is devoted to training those in the associate pastor positions within the local church worship leaders, executive pastors, youth ministers, children’s ministers - all toward the goal of disciple making within the church. In the School of Church Ministries, we combine theology and missiology and add specialized training to ministries specific to the local church. As a student in the School of Church Ministries you will be taught theology, church history, discipleship and specialized skills to reach the people of the local church. We’ve built our programs on three pillars: biblical worship, family discipleship and pastoral leadership.

Biblical Worship Our biblical worship programming centers around more than fleeting spiritual experiences and focuses, rather, on the character of God. Faculty members in the worship leadership program cultivate the knowledge and skills their students need to disciple people through worship, guiding worshipers toward the glory 22

The School of Church Ministries trains men and women for leadership roles within church administration. We prepare students to disciple children, youth, college students and families to be conformed to the image of Christ.

of God and the gospel of Jesus. You will be trained not simply as a musical performer but also as a skilled teacher of God’s Word.

Family Discipleship With the aid of our faculty, Southern Seminary has become the leading institution in reshaping the field of family ministry. Our family discipleship professors are eager to prepare you for a fruitful ministry as a children’s ministry director, student or collegiate pastor, women’s leader or Christian educator.

Pastoral Leadership Pastors must be skilled leaders and teachers. Students preparing for pastoral ministry within the School of Church Ministries receive extensive preparation in pastoral leadership. Our professors are more than

instructors, they are experienced church ministers. Under their leadership, you will learn to deal constructively with church conflict and organizational transition while also training to serve as a skilled teacher of God’s Word.

Diploma & Master of Arts The diploma and M.A. are designed for laypersons that desire to be better equipped for service in the local church.

Master of Divinity The M.Div. is the foundational graduate degree track across the entire Southern Seminary academic program. The eight School of Church Ministries M.Div. concentrations 23


provide students comprehensive knowledge in biblical worship, family discipleship and pastoral leadership needed for effective ministry.

Master of Theology & Doctor of Philosophy The Th.M. and Ph.D. programs offer students an opportunity to gain greater mastery in an area of study. The programs acquaint students with the resources and research methods of a major area of study and offer a focused time of study for further reflection in preparation for ministry.

Doctor of Education The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a 60-hour degree that has been carefully designed to develop skills in scholarship, service and problemsolving in the context of coordinated learning communities. This design has been structured around a “signature pedagogy” that sets the Ed.D. apart from other doctoral degrees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Doctor of Ministry The D.Min. will equip persons who are committed to a Christian vocation for a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry. The D.Min. will present you with leading-edge research and the opportunity to gain mastery on many subjects, including: leadership skills, problem solving and current trends in education.


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We are Serious About Missions and Evangelism The Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism has a biblical sense of urgency for the Great Commission and trains men and women who are giving their lives to evangelism, missions and church planting.



nder the leadership of Dean Zane Pratt, the Billy Graham School is devoted to training up missionaries, church planters, pastors and those who are called to take the gospel to North America and around the world. There are two primary divisions within the Billy Graham School: missions and evangelism. The missiology faculty is passionate about reaching and teaching the people groups of the world. They are training men and women to share the gospel, win people for


Christ and establish churches that are able to disciple and reproduce. Our evangelism faculty gives students a biblical understanding of evangelism and a firm foundational knowledge of apologetics for a postmodern world.

Master of Arts The M.A. is offered in three concentrations: theological studies in lay leadership, theological studies in intercultural leadership* *Admission to this program is restricted to those who are under appointment by the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board or other approved Great Commission groups and are currently serving on the field.

and missiology. The purpose of this degree is to provide biblical, theological, historical and practical biblical training for laypersons and missionaries that desire to be better equipped for service in the local church or desire to live and work in an intercultural setting. In the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism, our programs combine the best theological thinking with excellent practical training, all aimed toward fulfilling the Great Commission to the glory of God.

Master of Divinity The 11 Billy Graham School M.Div. concentrations provide students comprehensive knowledge in biblical and theological studies needed for effective ministry. The available M.Div. concentrations are: applied apologetics, church planting, cityreaching, Great Commission ministries, international church planting, international missions, Islamic studies, itinerant evangelism, missions and Bible translation, North American missions and pastoral studies. The Billy Graham School website offers detailed vocational objectives and course requirements for each M.Div. concentration: 27


Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry & Doctor of Philosophy

church growth, city-reaching and Korean Church Leadership.

The Th.M. is a one-year program offering participants the opportunity to gain greater mastery in an area of study than normally possible at the M.Div. level. The D.Min. is a professional doctoral degree that enables students to study with a cohort of other pastors, church staffers and missionaries who want to become better ministry practitioners. The Th.M. may be pursued in any of the Billy Graham School’s major concentrations: applied apologetics, black church studies, Christian missions, evangelism and church growth and world religions. The D.Min. may be pursued in: black church leadership, global missions, evangelism and

The Billy Graham School Ph.D. equips students for seminary-level teaching and effective ministry service. Program tracks and course requirements vary. More information available is at Th.M., D.Min. and Ph.D. coursework can be completed in a modular format so that relocating to the main Southern Seminary campus in Louisville isn’t necessary. Questions on modular programming can be answered by the Center for Student Success:

DEGREES Diploma Missions Theological Studies Master of Arts Missiology 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 & Bible Translation North American Missions Pastoral Studies

Doctor of Missiology The D.Miss. is uniquely designed for those with practical field experience, such as missionaries who are interested in being better equipped to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. The D.Miss. is an advanced professional research degree that requires 48 credit-hours of on-campus study, culminating with a field research project that addresses a missiological issue in the students particular missionary context. More information is available at

Advanced Master of Divinity Doctor of Ministry Black Church Leadership City-Reaching Evangelism & Church Growth Global Missions Korean Church Leadership Doctor of Missiology Master of Theology & Doctor of Philosophy Applied Apologetics

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Black Church Studies Christian Missions Evangelism & Church Growth World Religions


Southern Online


hen family, ministry and work commitments make it difficult to relocate to Louisville, another option for ministry training is Southern Seminary’s online programming.

“I had finished about half of my degree when we left the States and have continued my studies online. I can honestly say that the single most encouraging thing for me, while being overseas, has been my continued studies.” -Alison, Billy Graham School student and IMB missionary.


Nearly all of the core requirements for the M.Div. are offered online as well as a wide variety of electives. Students cannot complete an entire M.Div. online, however our accreditation standards and academic policies allow for up to two-thirds (59 hours) of online-credit to apply toward the M.Div. You may earn up to half of other master’s degrees online.   Conversely, one-third of the M.Div. and half of other master’s degrees must be earned in residence – on the SBTS main campus. The seminary offers intensive courses in winter and summer terms, frequently referred to as “D” or “J-terms”, to help students obtain their residency hours. To enroll in online courses, the only requirement is to be accepted as a student at Southern Seminary. Contact the Office of Admissions to obtain admissions information, admissions@ or 1-800-626-5525, x 4200. Once you are approved through the admissions process, you will receive an acceptance letter containing your student ID, student email address and other information necessary to register for online courses. The Center for Student Success at Southern Seminary can provide you with answers concerning your degree plan, course substitutions and requirements for graduation as well as general academic advising. They may be reached by email at or by phone at 1-800-626-5525 or (502) 897-4680.

Extension Education

Even if you are unable to relocate to Louisville, there is still a way to earn the theological education you desire. Southern Seminary has established a network of extension education centers across the South, Midwest and Northeast. Each week, our faculty members travel to our extension centers to bring our extension students the same caliber of theological instruction that is delivered on the main campus. Extension Centers Northwest Arkansas Boston, Massachusetts Chicago, Illinois Columbia, Maryland East Tennessee (Knoxville Area) Jackson, Tennessee New York City, New York Washington, D.C.

Extension center students can also take advantage of online course as well as summer and winter intensive courses at the main campus in Louisville. Questions can be directed to the Extension Centers Office at 1-800-626-5525, x 4390 or

Southern Seminary Nashville In 2011, Southern Seminary announced a major new initiative in the Nashville area. Two faculty members from the main campus in Louisville relocated to Nashville to grow the Nashville extension center into a fully operational campus. The location of this new campus allows students to commute in for weekly classes from a region that reaches down into northern Alabama, northeastern Mississippi and throughout much of Tennessee. More information and a full listing of course offerings is available at

“I used to view extension center education as a last resort alternative to learning at our primary campus. Having now experienced both, in Louisville and in Nashville, I can assure others that is not true. The residential faculty in Nashville are worldclass scholars, taking first rate theological training far beyond the borders of the bluegrass.” —Devin Maddox, M.Div., School of Theology, Winter 2012


We are Serious About Theological Foundations Boyce College “We hold the education of the ministry a matter of the first importance to the churches of Christ.” — James P. Boyce

Whether you are called to serve in North Carolina or North Africa, behind a pulpit or in a public school, Boyce College has an undergraduate degree program to suit your needs. Each of our undergraduate academic programs are designed to produce graduates who are serious about the gospel, competent to engage the culture and faithful to serve the church in various ways.

Seminary Track Starting in the 2012-13 academic year, Boyce College will launch a program ideal for students serious about gospel ministry: the bachelor of arts in biblical and theological studies, seminary track. Students who enter this program can potentially earn both an undergraduate degree from Boyce College and the master of divinity from Southern Seminary in just five years.

Worldview Studies Certificate The Boyce College Worldview Studies Certificate is an intensive one-year program designed to establish a biblical worldview in first-time collegiate students who desire to pursue additional studies in the university setting. Students will be challenged spiritually as study under the direction of our theology faculty and they’ll grow personally as they take part in Boyce student life activities. More information is available at

Boyce Online Boyce College offers online educational opportunities for those who are not able to move to our Louisville campus. You can obtain a fully accredited Bachelor of Arts in B.T.S. or Associate of Arts degree entirely online. apply now at 32

DEGREES Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Biblical and Theological Studies

Elementary Education

Christian Worldview and Apologetics


Expository Preaching and Pastoral Leadership

Associate of Arts Biblical and Theological Studies*

Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies

Worldview Studies Certificate

Church Ministry Biblical Counceling Missions Worship and Pastoral Studies Worship and Music Studies Youth Ministry*

Available completely online

For more information about these programs and to apply online see or contact our Office of Admissions at 1-800-626-5525 (x4617) or 33

Apply today Once you’ve said “yes” to Southern Seminary, our admissions staff will walk withyou the rest of the way. We are here to help you through the application process and assist with any questions you might have. All application materials are available online at and

Visit today A campus visit to Southern Seminary is one of the best steps you can take to clarify your thinking and discover whether this is the right place for you. When you visit, you’ll be welcomed by a member of our admissions staff who can answer questions about our degree programs, employment opportunities, financial assistance and student life. You’ll also get an opportunity to interact with students and faculty, sit in on class discussions and take a tour of our 84-acre campus. Schedule a visit of Southern Seminary today at

Preview day

Can you see yourself at Southern Seminary? We invite you to check out Southern Preview Day and find out. Our upcoming Preview will allow you all the conveniences of a personal campus visit, interaction with faculty and admissions staff and many wonderful extras.


Application Deadlines Diploma & masters degrees: Fall Semester – July 15 January Term – Dec 1 Spring Semester – Dec 1 Summer Term – May 1 ___ Professional doctoral degrees: January Term – Oct 15 Summer Term – March 15 ___ Research doctoral degrees: Master of Theology (Th.M.) Spring Semester - Dec 1 Fall Semester - July 15 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) & Doctor of Education Spring Semester - Aug 1 Fall Semester - Jan 15


Financial Aid




Masters level tuition per credit hour SBC students....................................................$230 Non-SBC students............................................$460 Doctoral degree programs Master of Theology Per hour- SBC Student.....................................$299 Per hour- Non-SBC Student.............................$598 Doctor of Ministry ($1,000 down, balance due equally over 36 months) Program cost- SBC Student............................ $10,448 Program cost- Non-SBC Student...................$13,650 Doctor of Educational Ministry ($1,000 down, balance due equally over 48 months) Program Cost- SBC Student............................$11,235 Program Cost- Non-SBC Student....................$14,490 Doctor of Philosophy ($1,000 down, balance due equally over 48 months) Program Cost- SBC Student...........................$26,250 Program Cost- Non-SBC Student.................. $46,620 Doctor of Missiology ($1,000 down, balance due equally over 36 months) Program Cost- SBC Student...........................$19,163 Program Cost- Non-SBC Student.................. $33,600 Doctor of Education ($1,000 down, balance due equally over 36 months) Program Cost- SBC Student...........................$15,645 Program Cost- Non-SBC Student.................. $26,145


FEES Student Enrollment Fee: On-Campus Student: $235 per semester, $40 for winter/ summer terms Internet or Extension Center Student: $40 per semester Internet Course Fee: $250 per course in addition to hourly fee for SBTS courses. Additional charges may apply for specialty courses. Please see current fee schedule for a list of fees by course number. Books: Estimate $125 per class





Tuition: ($230 x 9 credit hours)



Fees: ($235)



Books: ($125 x 3)



SBTS Scholarship (~$500)



Total per semester

= $2,180


Total per year:

= $4,360


Sbts Dormitories SBTS Room & Board


Sampey Discount

– $100

Multi-Occupancy Discount

– $450

Foster Apt.

per month

Fuller Apt.

per month

First Floor


Large Unit


Second/Third Floor


Standard Unit


Grinstead Apt.

per month

Springdale Apt.

per month



First Floor




Second/Third Floor




Scholarship opportunities • General Scholarship • Rice-Judson Scholarship • Missions Grant Eligibility Requirements 1. Students must be enrolled full-time (8+ credit hours) in a master’s level program. Doctoral students are not eligible for institutional scholarships. 2. Students must be taking courses at the Louisville campus. Online and extension center students are not eligible to apply. 3. Students must be admitted into a degree program. 4. Students must maintain good academic standing for eligibility.

How to Apply 1. Complete the Financial Aid Profile ( • Click on the academic year in which you will enroll at SBTS. • Select “Sign Up” under “Not a Member Yet?” • Create a username and password. • Reference your most current tax return to complete the application. • Pay $25 fee to submit the Financial Aid Profile (eligible students will receive a $25 credit on their tuition account to offset cost). 2. Submit all supporting documents (for Rice-Judson Scholarhip) by the financial aid deadline.

Deadlines • Continuing Students – June 1 of each year • Students entering Fall semester – August 1 of each year • Students entering Spring semester – January 1 of each year 40

Grants Southern Grant: Students enrolled in six or more on-campus credit hours during the summer or winter term are eligible to receive a $150 Southern Grant. No application necessary. Grant applied at end of term. 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.

Outside financial assistance

Outside Scholarships The E-Campus scholarship search generates a list of scholarships for which you are eligible based on demographic information. Our Financial Aid Office is committed to making your theological education affordable. We desire that each student called to pursue ministry training be able to do so regardless of financial means.

• E-Campus can be found at • Log into E-Campus, click on Help Desk icon, click on Financial Aid icon, click on Scholarship Search icon

Outside Web-based Scholarship Searches • FastWeb: • Next Student: • Scholarsite: • Sallie Mae Scholarship Search:

Private Student Loans Smart Option Student Loan with Sallie Mae or 5th/3rd Bank • / 1-800-695-3317 • / 1-800-222-7192

KY Advantage Loan or KY Advantage Parent Loan • / 1-800-988-6333

SBTS Short Term Loan • Payment due within 6 months • Maximum of $2,000 • Apply at the Financial Aid Office (Norton 154) • First semester students are not eligible

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 (1-888-442-4551, • Vocational Rehabilitation • Tuition Assistance


we love louisville

Centrally located, Louisville is within a day’s drive of more than half of the United States’ population. There’s plenty to do as well – museums, a zoo, minor league and semi-professional sports teams and many beautiful parks. A city that is ever-growing in size, business and culture. LOUISVILLE FACTS

George Rogers Clark founded Louisville


Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat

in 1788, naming it after King Louis XVI

Andrew “Bud” Hillerich made the first

of France.

Louisville Slugger baseball bat in his father’s Louisville woodworking shop in

Churchill Downs

1884. The brand name “Louisville Slugger” was first used in 1893.

Since 1875, Churchill Downs has been the home of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred horse racing.

Frederick Law Olmsted Louisville’s nationally acclaimed parks

6,000 acres

system includes parks and parkways designed by famed architect Frederick Law

Louisville owns the nation’s largest urban

Olmsted, who also designed Central Park

municipal forest – the 6,000 acre Jeffer-

in New York City.

son Memorial Forest in south Louisville.



Muhammad Ali

The cheeseburger originated at Kaelin’s

Muhammad Ali, world-recognized Lou-

Restaurant on Newburg Road. In 1934,

isvillian and Kentucky’s Athlete of the

Margaret Kaelin’s husband asked her

Century, was a three-time heavyweight

to put a slice of American cheese on his

boxing champion.

hamburger and the legend was born.


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