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HISTORY STUDENT BODY Over 2,000 students are currently pursuing a degree in one of our Masters’ Programs here at Southeastern. Students have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of degree options to best fit their ministry goals.

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary became a reality on May 19, 1950, by a vote of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Chicago, IL. To house the seminary, the Convention purchased the campus of Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, NC, recognized then and now as one of the most beautiful in the southeastern United States.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter From the President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Academics and Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Message from the Dean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 MASter OF Divinity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 MAster of Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Distance Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Paying for Seminary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Women’s Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pursue more. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Wake Forest and the Triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Join Our Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33


Dr. Daniel Akin is the sixth president of Southeastern and is perhaps best known as a standard-bearer among evangelicals for expositional preaching. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including two major commentaries and a theology textbook, A Theology for the Church.

FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Future Student: I do not mind telling you, right from the very beginning, that Southeastern is a dangerous place to attend seminary. It is dangerous because we will challenge you—I will challenge you––to consider afresh your calling and what it is God wants you to do for His kingdom and His glory. At Southeastern we do not primarily ask, “Why should I go carry the gospel to the nations?” Rather, we ask, “Why should I stay in my homeland when there are so many who have not heard?” That does not mean we believe eveyone is called to the international mission field. But many are, and all of our students, in every major, will be encouraged to think globally about their faith and their ministry, whatever their chosen vocation. You see, we are all to be Great Commission Christians! Whatever God chooses for you to do, we would love to have you study in Wake Forest with us. Southeastern features programs designed to strengthen and equip the future leaders of Christ’s church. If your plan is to cruise through your degree program and get a cushy job in a comfortable place where there are no challenges or hardship, perhaps you had better think again about coming to Southeastern. However, if your goal is to lay everything on the line for the Gospel and pursue the Great Commission as your highest calling, then I know you will find a home at Southeastern Seminary. God bless. May you find God’s will and passionately pursue it with all that you are. For His Glory,

Daniel L. Akin

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ACADEMICS & FACULTY With more than 60 full-time professors on campus, and dozens of adjuncts, Southeastern boasts one of the most outstanding faculties of any evangelical graduate school in the country. Faculty members at Southeastern bring their best to the classroom while emphasizing ministry off-campus as well. You will find our professors teaching small groups in their churches, serving as pastors, or going on mission trips as they also publish books, write journal articles and speak at academic conferences. Southeastern’s faculty stays busy serving the church and fulfilling the Great Commission. It is our desire to develop five Core Competencies in our students while cultivating a delight in God, His Word and His church. Every student should make progress in...

SPIRitual FORMATION Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an authentically Christian way of life, manifested by trust in God, obedience to Christ’s commands and love of God and neighbor.

BIblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply and communicate the Scriptures.

THEOLOGICAL INTEGRATION Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the doctrines of Christianity to life and ministry.

Ministry Preparation Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and Christian disposition necessary for ministry and leadership in the church and the world.

Critical Thinking & communication Demonstrate the ability to think critically, argue persuasively and communicate clearly.

THE PROVOST Dr. Bruce Ashford is the Provost at Southeastern. He is also an Associate Professor of Theology and Culture as well as a Fellow for the Bush Center for Faith and Culture.

@BRUCEASHFORD The faculty at Southeastern teach in accordance with, and not contrary to, the Abstract of Principles and the Baptist Faith & Message (2000). We also affirm the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Southeastern Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The seminary experience at Southeastern is not just informative; it is transformative. The goal at Southeastern is to become an effective disciple of Christ in whatever vocation you choose, for the glory of God and the spread of His kingdom.

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FROM THE DEAN Dear Future Student, I am glad you are considering Southeastern Seminary for future training. As you seek a seminary, look for an institution with an uncompromised foundation on the Word, an undeniable passion for the Great Commission, a clear connection to the local church and a team of highly gifted faculty members. Moreover, seek a seminary that offers cutting-edge delivery systems like online learning. Southeastern meets all of these expectations and much more. Here is my goal as Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern: to raise up men and women willing to drive back the darkness by taking the gospel to North America and the nations. I want to know that graduates of this institution make Hell shake as they march forward for God’s glory. This spiritual battle is a real one, and we want to walk beside you in this Great Commission task. At the same time, our responsibility is to assist local churches in equipping the Body of Christ to wear the full armor of God. In fact, we cannot – and must not – do our work apart from the local church. It is the church that will send you out and support you wherever God may call you in the world. Thus, we expect you to love the local church, serve a local body and help lead congregations that truly make a dent in the darkness around the globe. If you are ready for this challenge, Southeastern may be the place for you. Join us in proclaiming victory in Jesus to the nations! For His Glory,

Chuck Lawless Dean of Graduate Studies

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MASTER OF DIVINITY core curriculum IND5000 HEB5110 HEB5120 OTS5110 OTS5120 GRK5110 GRK5120 NTS5110 NTS5120 BTI5100 HIS5110 HIS5120 HIS5130 MIS5100 EVA5100 THE6110 THE6120 THE6130 PHI5100 ETH5100 PRS6100

Introduction to the Cooperative Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biblical Hebrew I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biblical Hebrew II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Testament: Pentateuch and Historical Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Prophets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biblical Greek I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biblical Greek II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Testament: Jesus and the Gospels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Testament: Acts, Epistles, & Revelation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hermeneutics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church History: Patristic, Medieval, and Pre-Reformation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church History: Reformation and Modern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baptist History: Identity, Heritage, and Polity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Missions: Principles and Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evangelism: Nature and Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Theology I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Theology II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Theology III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Philosophy: Worldview, Western Thought, & Apologetics. . . . . Introduction to Christian Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bible Exposition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Total M.Div. Core. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

The Master of Divinity is the most popular degree program at Southeastern. This degree prepares men and women for ministry and leadership in a variety of settings. Also, the M.Div. has more concentrations than any of our other programs. Depending on your concentration, the M.Div. is a 90-96 hour program that takes approximately 3-4 years to complete.

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Designed to equip you for leadership roles in Christian ministries that require a special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages

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ADVANCED BIBLICAL STUDIES

Allows your Christian/Religious Studies work at the College at Southeastern, or similar school, to place you into advanced electives in those fields, thus preventing you from taking the same classes twice

Prepares you for a wide variety of biblical guidance ministries in local churches such as counseling, pastoral care and family ministries

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Develops you in specialized studies guided toward the defense of the Christian faith

Provides academic training that prepares you to impact the culture for Christ through prophetic moral witness and service in a variety of settings

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

With a large number of elective hours, this is designed to afford students flexibility in their degree program

Designed to equip you for ministry to university students in both local churches and on university campuses

EVANGELISM

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COLLEGIATE MINISTRY

Prepares you for a wide variety of evangelistic ministries in local churches such as vocational evangelists, denominational leaders, ministers of evangelism or similar vocational ministries

With a special emphasis on preaching, this degree develops you for pastoral ministry in the local church

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CHRISTIAN ETHICS

EXPOSITORY PREACHING


In partnership with the International Mission Board (IMB), this specialized degree prepares you for part or full-time church planting overseas

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH PLANTING

Equips you to serve in a variety of staff positions in local church, church-related ministries and in denominational positions

Prepares you with the competencies necessary to serve as effective missions leaders in churches, denominational agencies and other missions agencies in both North American and international settings

NORTH AMERICAN CHURCH PLANTING

LIke the M.Div. in International Church Planting, this specialized degree is in partnership with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) that prepares you to plant churches in the North American context

Equips you for pastoral ministry in the local church and supports both academic and practical ministry interests

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STUDENT MINISTRY

Within the Seminary’s Master of Divinity, this track prepares any woman for a wide variety of family, church and missions ministries

WORSHIP LEADERSHIP

MISSIOLOGY

PASTORAL MINISTRY Trains student ministers who envision student ministry as a partnership between church and family, with the goal of developing students as maturing disciples of Christ

WOMEN’S STUDIES

Designed to train you to provide leadership in worship ministries in the local church

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ADDITIONAL MASTER DEGREES A basic seminary program of study for students or students who have already completed an initial undergraduate degree in theological studies

MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

MASTER OF ARTS INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

This 54-hour program is designed to prepare students for effective service in a cross-cultural setting. Due to the sensitivity of international missions, the MAIS is offered through the College at Southeastern with an optional specialization in Orality.

MASTER OF ARTS core curriculum IND5000 OTS5110 OTS5120 NTS5110 NTS5120 BTI5100 HIS5130 MIS5000 THE6110 THE6120/THE6130 PHI5100/ETH5100

Introduction to the Cooperative Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Testament: Pentateuch and Historical Books . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Prophets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Testament: Jesus and the Gospels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Testament: Acts, Epistles, & Revelation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hermeneutics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baptist History: Identity, Heritage, and Polity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Introduction to Great Commission Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Theology I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Theology II or III (Choose one). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Philosophy or Christian Ethics (Choose one). . . . . . . .

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Total M.A. Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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VOCATIONAL Equips you for service in vocational counseling ministries in the church or in parachurch ministry that is properly related to the church

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Prepares you to serve in Christian education and related ministries, usually in a local church or church-related organization

Purpose is to train you with the essential tools for service in the local church in both educational and biblical counseling ministries

CHRISTIAN ED WITH BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Equips you for leadership in Christian schools with certification toward the Association of Christian Schools (ACSI) and the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Designed to equip you with the skills necessary to serve as an effective ministry leader in churches, parachurch organizations and denominational entities

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

CHURCH PLANTING

Designed to equip you with the skills necessary to serve as an effective ministry leader in churches, parachurch organizations and denominational entities

Prepares students for effective ministry in courses related to biblical womanhood, teaching and discipleship, and supervised ministry mentorship for applied knowledge

WOMEN’S STUDIES

BIBLICAL COUNSELING

MINISTRY TO WOMEN

Purpose is to train women for service in Christian ministries to other women


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RESEARCH BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

Prepares you for further academic study of the biblical languages and the biblical text in the original languages

Provides a graduate level introduction to the theological disciplines. This degree is designed to prepare students for further academic study or for general education purposes

ETHICS THEOLOGY & CULTURE

MA CHRISTIAN STUDIES

Equips you for specialized academic training that impact the culture for Christ through powerful moral witness and service in a variety of settings

Grounded in the biblical languages and Old Testament research, this degree is designed for further academic study in the Hebrew Scriptures

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

OLD TESTAMENT

Develops you for the purpose of teaching within an academic setting or working within church ministries designed to have an effective voice in the public square

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DISTANCE LEARNING The Office of Distance Learning provides Southeastern’s curriculum and resources to students who cannot attend traditional classes in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Though not every student can attend traditional class meetings, Southeastern seeks to equip a global community of leaders and learners to fulfill the Great Commission. For more information about Distance Learning, call 1-866-816-0273 or go to distancelearning@sebts.edu.

Available ONLINE DEGREES Master of Divinity Master of Arts in Christian Studies Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies* Master of Theological Studies Master of Arts in Church Planting Associate of Arts Associate of Divinity

For information regarding specific degree descriptions, visit page 9-14 of this viewbook. *Due to the sensitivity of international missions, the MAIS degree is only available through the College at Southeastern.

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WHAT ARE THE COURSE FORMATS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING AT SOUTHEASTERN? ONLINE COURSE Innovative online classes include engaging lectures and interaction through threaded discussions and live class meetings. You will receive the same content as our on-campus classes, but in a way that is accessible and convenient for your schedule. At Southeastern, every classroom is a Great Commission classroom, whether it is online or on campus. Our online classes will challenge you to have a heart for the nations and equip you to better serve in ministry.

HYBRID COURSES Distance students often desire to know their fellow students and professors. Online classes provide ways to do this well. However, in order to keep the convenience of online classes and increase student interaction with classmates and professors, Southeastern launched the first-ever hybrid class in the Spring of 2009. These classes utilize online lectures and assignments, along with on-campus class time. For one weekend of the semester, students come for Friday and Saturday class meetings to provide a way to interact with other students and professors.

EXTENSION CENTERS The same excellent faculty and adjunct professors teach on our main campus and at our extension centers. You will receive the same worldclass education in a more convenient way. Southeastern operates several extension centers throughout the southeastern United States. Core classes and track requirements are offered at these centers and can be applied towards a Masters or Undergraduate degree. Extension center classes can be combined with online, hybrid, or 5 day break classes in order to earn your degree.

WHAT DEGREE SHOULD IMB PERSONNEL PURSUE? There are three Master’s degrees recommended for IMB personnel, and each degree is available completely online. These degrees are the Master of Divinity in International Church Planting, the Master of Arts in Church Planting, and the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. The Master of Arts in International Studies is available through the College at Southeastern. These Master’s degrees have been designed with IMB service requirements in mind and prepare students for overseas service. If you are an active IMB employee or returned Journeyman, please contact us about available scholarships. If you have further questions, feel free to email our office at distancelearning@sebts.edu.

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PAYING FOR SEMINARY A seminary degree is a major investment and Southeastern is true to our Southern Baptist heritage in striving to make theological education accessible to any student, regardless of income level. We do not want any graduate of Southeastern to leave here laden with debt.

SBC FUNDING

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The Southern Baptist Cooperative Program is vitally important to us. Because of Southern Baptists’ faithful giving through the Cooperative Program, Southeastern offers a world-class education at a fraction of the cost of comparable schools.

Most Southeastern students choose to work to support themselves and their families during their time here. Our Student Employment Services office stands ready to assist Southeastern students who have already been accepted into the school with job placement and job listing services. The office has developed close relationships with many of the major employers around Wake Forest and the Triangle and also maintains a database of student resumes. The office can assist students looking for part-time, temporary employment or full-time professional jobs.

Facts Payment Plan The FACTS Monthly Tuition Payment Plan is provided for students to be able to pay their current tuition and matriculation fees over the course of that semester. The FACTS Plan is to be used only for current semester tuition and matriculation fees. This plan is not to be used for paying off past balances, future balances, housing fees or used as a semester loan. You must sign up for the FACTS plan each semester by the appropriate deadlines if you desire to use the plan. FACTS specifies the date each payment will occur, but it is your financial institution that determines the time of day the payment is debited. FACTS recommends you check with your financial institution to determine how far in advance funds should be deposited into your account to ensure the automatic payment clears. For more information concerning FACTS, visit the Accounting Service office or call 919-761-2207.

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For more information, contact Student Employment Services at 919-761-2365 or visit sebts.edu/admissions/financial-aid.

Scholarships Southeastern offers financial aid in a variety of areas. Our Financial Aid Office offers merit and need-based scholarships and can point students to a number of scholarships offered by churches, states, associations and private organizations. General scholarship applications must be received between March 1 and April 15 for the fall semester and October 1 and November 15 for the spring semester in order to qualify. Visit sebts.edu/admissions/financial-aid for more information.


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We want all of our students to feel at home while they study at Southeastern, so our housing communities offer clean, affordable, wellappointed and safe apartment and townhome-style living for families and singles. We even offer some pet-friendly apartments for those bringing pets while attending Southeastern. While a student here, Southeastern is not just a place to go to school. It is your home. Our campus housing communities are where you will always find friendly neighbors and the opportunity for an engaging chat. All of our campus housing is located within a mile and a half of the main campus.

HOUSING Availability Students living in campus housing can often save $200.00 or more a month compared to most area apartment communities. Many of our housing communities have been built in the past few years, and those that are older have been kept in great shape. With a maintenance staff on call and security monitoring available 24 hours a day, you will always have peace of mind living in seminary housing. You will find an application and downloadable copies of standard forms, as well as copies of updated rate sheets and important policies on our website. Our housing director and his staff are ready to assist you in any way possible.

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Options For those who prefer to live off campus, housing opportunities are available as well. Wake Forest and nearby communities offer affordable apartments to fit almost any budget. Realtors can assist those looking to purchase a home in the area. Because Wake County and surrounding counties are booming, new single-family, townhome and apartment developments are being developed year-round. Be sure to schedule some time to drive around during your campus visit.

Community Life In our campus housing, Seminary students will find friendly neighbors and many activities such as cookouts, Bible studies and celebratory events. This environment will help students to be rooted in loving communities and life-long relationships will be built. For more information about Housing, visit sebts.edu/student-life/ housing or call at 919-761-2400.

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WOMEN’S LIFE Women’s Life aims to serve the women of Southeastern and the local church by encouraging them to live according to God’s design as established in his Word. Our purpose is to prepare women for ministry in their homes, churches and communities so that they will be better equipped to fulfill the Great Commission. We offer various opportunities for women to be involved on many levels of learning and growing during their time at Southeastern.

Biblical Women’s INstitute Want to be equipped to minister to others in your home as well as in your church or other ministry settings? The Biblical Women’s Institute (BWI) offers non-degree programs comprised of courses that are both practical and personally enriching. There are no prerequisites to enter the program. A majority of women in the program are seminary wives, but all women are encouraged to take courses. Also, we have developed a program for women who are planning to serve overseas alongside their husbands who are in the International Church Planting program.

Connecting Point Connecting Point is where all women of The College at Southeastern and Southeastern Seminary can connect and grow together. The main purpose of Connecting Point is to foster spiritual maturity and a better sense of community so that women will be encouraged and challenged as they prepare for ministry.

Biblical Foundations for the Minister’s Wife Dr. and Mrs. Danny Akin team up with several other relevant guest speakers to teach this class, which provides a survey of practical issues faced by ministers’ wives. It is offered free of charge. Class topics include marriage, raising godly children, ministering in your home, counseling women and other areas related to being a minister’s wife.

Lead {women} LEAD helps both Southeastern female students and your church at the same time! For Southeastern students, LEAD is designed to provide invaluable experience and exposure in the arenas of public speaking and teaching. And for local churches, LEAD can provide your church with speakers and teachers for women’s events. For more information on Southeastern Women’s Life, visit sebts.edu/womenslife.

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PURSUE MORE C.H. SPURGEON CENTER The Spurgeon Center exists to equip and encourage pastors to lead healthy disciplemaking churches for the glory of God around the world. By emphasizing the importance of preaching the word of God and learning from seasoned mentors, the Spurgeon Center seeks to further enhance the theological training of church planters and pastors in a practical way. The goal of the Spurgeon Center is to provide resources support, and leadership training to raise up men who will lead in the task given to them by the Great Commission. For more information about the Spurgeon Center, contact us at 919-761-2308 or email us at spurgeoncenter@sebts.edu.

BUSH CENTER FOR FAITH & CULTURE The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture resides at the intersection of theology and culture, forming a bridge between the two, and thereby bringing a Christian worldview to the issues and concerns of contemporary culture. Dedicated to providing a Christian voice in the public square both in content and in spirit, the CFC encourages conversation between those of differing opinions through the hosting of various lectures and events. For more information about the Center for Faith and Culture, contact us at 919-761-2190 or email us at cfc@sebts.edu.

CENTER FOR GREAT COMMISSION STUDIES The God-given task of global mission has never been more challenging, and regardless of degree program, Southeastern is equipping students to be effective for Christ as they are exposed to God’s heartbeat for the world. The Center for Great Commission Studies exists as a leading part of our focus on the Great Commission here at Southeastern. By sponsoring mission trips that offer course credit, the CGCS provides an avenue for students to receive practical, multicultural and life-changing mission experience while adding to their theological education. In addition, the CGCS offers many opportunities for students to engage in reaching the nations by hosting regular events and connecting them to visiting missionaries and church planters. For more information about the Center for Great Commission Studies, contact us at 919-761-2138 or email us at cgcs@sebts.edu.

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LOCAL CHURCHES We don’t want you to lose the desire to serve the Church while you are a student in the Seminary. That’s why every Southeastern student is required to be an active member of a local church during their time here. Southeastern also makes ministry opportunities available for students on and off campus. Our chapel choir and orchestra are made up of students and their spouses. Prayer rooms dedicated to North American and international missions are regularly filled with students.

STUDENT LIFE

Conferences Southeastern is committed to providing experiences outside of the classroom that encourage lifelong learning and dedication to ministry excellence. Our conferences are a part of that strategy. Throughout the year, Southeastern hosts the 20/20 Collegiate Conference, 9Marks, and others, which attract people from across the Triangle

and around the nation to our campus. Southeastern Students can attend these conferences for a reduced rate. Speakers have included evangelical leaders like Matt Carter, Matt Chandler, J.D. Greear, Darrin Patrick, David Platt and our own president Daniel Akin. For more information about conferences, visit sebts.edu/conferences. sebts.edu

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES Student life at Southeastern offers something for everyone. Students and families flock to our outdoor barbecues twice a year, which features bounce houses for kids, games, time to visit with friends and make new ones and lots of free food. Cof fee nights, held regularly throughout the semester, offer students a chance to relax from their studies. Our Student Life team sets up the big screen in the Ledford Student Center to host football and basketball playoff parties. Intramural sports at Southeastern generate a loyal following, offering leagues or tournaments in football, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, soccer, and much more. To find out more about Student Life at Southeastern, visit sebts.edu/ studentlife.

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With spaces to eat, read, shop or relax, the Ledford Student Center is the hub of social life at Southeastern. You will definitely want to visit The Court, which features vintage photographs to classic brickwork. Every detail of The Court invites you to relax and unwind with coffee or a sandwich. Wireless internet access is available. You can also stop by The Locker, which sells all things Southeastern, or the LifeWay Campus Store for your textbooks. Students and their families can take advantage of our fitness facilities, including rooms dedicated to free weights, weight machines and cardiovascular fitness. Ledford also offers racquetball courts and the Cannon gymnasium for basketball.

MINISTRY REFERRAL Southeastern’s Ministry Referral Office stands ready to connect churches with ministers and ministers with churches. Students can submit their resumes to this office if they are interested in supply-preaching, interim preaching opportunities, church staff positions, and more. Ministry Referral will then assist students to find churches in need of help, making Southeastern a vital link between the ministers and the churches they serve.


MISSION TRIPS Southeastern is not a sit-on-thesidelines kind of school, and our students’ zeal to take the gospel to the ends of the earth is not confined to those enrolled in our Missions major. Every student is encouraged and equipped to go. That’s why Southeastern sponsors mission trips several times a year to countries all over the globe. When you factor in all of the trips sponsored by individual faculty members and area churches, Southeastern students have many opportunities to go every year. In fact, our spring, summer, fall and winter breaks are filled with chances to share the gospel with the nations. Trips sponsored by Southeastern are available for class credit, offering students the chance to get practical, multicultural missions experience in the context of their education.

CHAPEL Our twice-weekly regular chapel services are the heart and soul of campus life. The singing and preaching serve to encourage students, faculty and staff as we worship Christ together. In addition to our own faculty and president, guest speakers regularly fill the Binkley Chapel pulpit. Chapel is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. The public is always welcome, and prospective students are especially encouraged to attend. You can watch chapel messages via our live streaming and see past messages archived on our website.


A close-knit community with a world of opportunity just minutes away, Wake Forest and the Triangle area offer something for everyone. Wake Forest is a unique opportunity with a thriving downtown, where you can walk just about anywhere to shop, eat, have coffee, or simply visit. Wake Forest was born as a college town and for more than a century the town and the college have grown up together with intertwined histories. The original 1830s campus, called Wake Forest College, has changed owners and names, but remains a geographical focus of the community that has grown around it. Historic homes, some nearly 200 years old, decorate the downtown streets surrounding Southeastern’s campus and give the town a genuine neighborhood feel. The downtown streets feature coffee and tea shops, specialty boutiques, restaurants, and much more.

WAKE FOREST+THE TRIANGLE While proud of its history, Wake Forest is also a town of the future. The area teems with dozens of restaurants and major nationallyknown chains, as well as locallyowned establishments. Several large grocery stories serve the town, and a number of major retail chains including Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s, have stores in Wake Forest. In 2009, the town of Wake Forest was listed by the Gadberry Report as in the top ten nationally for high-growth areas in the midst of recession.

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Wake Forest is located at the northern tip of a metropolitan area commonly called the Triangle, consisting of the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Home to more than 1.2 million residents, the Triangle is one of the fastest growing metro regions in the country. For more information about Wake Forest, check out wakeforestnc.gov or wakeforestchamber.org. The Triangle offers its residents numerous employment, educational and recreational opportunities. The well-known colleges of Duke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University pepper the Triangle area, bringing to it a vibrant and active college life. The area is also home to two minor league baseball teams, the Durham Bulls and the Carolina Mudcats, as well as a professional ice hockey team, the Carolina Hurricanes. Also, with more than 150 parks, gardens, lakes and greenways in Raleigh alone, there are many places to enjoy God’s creation and see why the area was named America’s #8 Great Garden Cities in an issue of Garden Design Magazine. Forbes has named the Triangle as the Most Wired and Fastest Growing area in America. Three major museums, a 500,000 square foot convention center and an international airport also serve the region. For more information, please visit visitraleigh.com.

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JOIN OUR FAMILY To APPLY Visit our website, sebts.edu, and click “Apply Now” to start an application. The admissions packet will contain more detailed information about what you will need to complete the application, but to get you started here’s a short list: Personal References A Non-Refundable Application Fee Medical Info and Immunization Form

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PREVIEWDAYS at Southeastern

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VISIT US TODAY We encourage you to visit Southeastern, to talk with our faculty and students, to tour our campus and to see firsthand what God is doing here. We have both Preview Days where you will enjoy meeting other prospective students as well as Individual tours available to best fit you and your schedule. To arrange a visit, simply contact our Admissions office at 1-800284-6317.

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