Conferences Southeastern hosts a number of conferences each year on a variety of topics, all of them designed to advance our mission of serving the church and fulfilling the Great Commission. Some conferences are held in partnership with ministries like 9Marks and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
20/20 Collegiate Conference The 20/20 Collegiate Conference, held each February, draws college students from the Triangle area and beyond to hear nationally-renowned speakers on issues of gospel and culture. In recent years the 20/20 Collegiate Conference has centered on themes such as "The Gospel Comes to Life," "Missio Dei," “Sex and the City of God,” and "The Scriptures Come to Life."
9Marks Beginning in 2009, Southeastern has co-sponsored an annual conference with 9Marks Ministries on aspects of church life and health. The 9Marks at Southeastern Conference occurs each Fall semester.
Preview Days Preview Days at Southeastern are unique opportunities to see firsthand what God is doing at Southeastern, to hear from faculty and students, and to fellowship with others who are discerning a call to ministry. Students visit classes, tour the campus, meet with President Akin and his wife, and meet with various faculty and staff.
Family Life Conference Dr. Akin and his wife, Charlotte, host a Family Life Conference each year, which is designed to enrich the lives of married couples and to equip those who are not yet married.
Global Missions Weeks Once every three years, Southeastern partners with the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board for a Global Missions Week that features work being done around the world. Students have the opportunity to meet church planters and mission strategists from both of the SBC mission boards.
L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture Southeastern takes seriously its responsibility to equip students to live out the faith within their cultural contexts. The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture (CFC), established in 2006 and named for Southeastern’s academic dean and Professor of Philosophy who served from 1989–2008, was conceived in light of this responsibility. It has a two-fold purpose: (1) to convey graciously and apply effectively the Christian worldview to all areas of culture and to the human condition, and (2) to encourage and support the Church in its redemptive work. Thus the Center exists to serve the Church by equipping faculty, students, alumni and Southern Baptist churches to fulfill the Great Commission. The CFC, located on the 2nd floor of Patterson Hall, provides opportunities for interaction on current cultural issues through conferences, symposia, workshops, and lectures on a variety of topics. The CFC provides resources to faculty, students, alumni, SBC pastors and churches, and the broader community.
Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies Southeastern is a Great Commission seminary, and the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is the hub of Southeastern’s Great Commission efforts. Established in 1990 and named for Southeastern’s fourth president, the CGCS is committed to developing faculty members and students who are Great Commission servants of their local churches. In addition to promoting and offering logistical support for Southeastern’s missions programs, the CGCS also engages in global research efforts and mobilizes Southeastern faculty and students in short-term missions. The CGCS presently supports five to ten short-term trips per year, focusing primarily on those who have little or no access to the gospel, with the purpose of developing Great Commission students and faculty through strategic involvement in church planting.
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Official academic catalog of Southeastern