on Monday, April 1, 2019


Evangelical Forum on the Death Penalty, Tues. April 2, 6:30-8 p.m.

Join the EJUSA Evangelical Network and Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty for a community forum at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. We will be joined with leaders from the Seminary's staff, a murder victim's family member, and an exoneree for a thoughtful discussion on the realities of capital punishment and how we as Christians approach this subject. The FREE event is open to the public and will be held at the Nelson Price Auditorium, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 2. 

The event will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A segment.


Kevin Brown, PhD, LCSW; Caskey Chair of Church and Community Ministies; Director of Prison Extension Centers

Dr. Lloyd Harsch; Director of the Institute for Faith in the Public Square

Billy Neal Moore; Minister; Former Death Row Inmate

Gail Rice; Sister of Officer Bruce VanderJagt, murdered in 1997

Moderator: Hannah Cox; National Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty


Volunteers are needed to help with this popular and enjoyable event for senior adults. Volunteers will offer assistance as needed to ensure safety and ease for all participants. To sign up to volunteer, click here. 

Pray, Set, Geaux - SAVE THE DATE, April 4

Providence Cultural Institute invites those who are interested in mission opportunities for NOBTS students to Pray, Set, Geaux, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the PLC Conference Room (Second floor of Lifesongs building).  See dates below. Testimonies and reports from recent trips will be presented and information about upcoming trips will be highlighted. 
April 4, 2019:    Spring Break reports and Potluck

NOBTS Coin Club, April 8

Brother, can you spare a dime? The Campus Coin Club continues its look at the history of US coins with a look this month at dimes. The next meeting is Monday, April 8, 5:30 p.m. in the Resource Building. Free door prizes will be given to all who attend. 


A cause you can get behind! The annual Poo Dat Diaper Drive, sponsored by the Louisiana Right to Life, is collecting diapers to benefit mothers and babies in the community. Diapers of any size are appreciated, but sizes 1-5 are needed most. Drop off your donations in the Dean of Students Office any time between April 10-16. 

Haddon W. Robinson Preaching Award and Scholarship Contest, Deadline April 30

The Haddon W. Robinson Preaching Award is an annual preaching scholarship established in honor of Dr. Haddon W. Robinson, one of the leading evangelical homiliticians of the later 20th and early 21st centuries. Robinson’s teaching career in homiletics spanned decades, instructing students at three different seminaries. Dr. Robinson’s classic textbook, Biblical Preaching, helped shape the place and force of evangelical homiletics. Robinson’s legacy for preaching is captured in this significant award.

Sermons for this year’s award are to be based on the New Testament parables.


• This scholarship is open to all Associate Members of EHS.

• Sermons are to be 15-20 minutes in length.

• Sermons are to focus on the theme and/or Bible text announced for the Haddon W. Robinson Preaching Award.

• The target listeners are members of a local evangelical church.

• The sermons are to be videotaped, posted to the student’s YouTube channel, and the YouTube link provided to by the stated deadline.

• A task force of EHS members will view the submission, evaluate it on the basis of adherence to basic principles of biblical preaching (as discussed in Robinson’s Biblical Preaching) and the EHS confessional statement, and determine first, second and third prize awardees.

• The Board will notify the students of the decisions at least 90 days prior to the EHS annual conference.

• Recipients will be recognized at the annual EHS conference; the first place recipient may be an option of presenting the message during the EHS (e.g. one of the periods in which academic papers are presented) and a possible link to the message included on the EHS website.


1) first place: $500, plus registration fees and meals to attend the EHS conference

2) second place: $400

3) third place: $300


Internship opportunity, student opening to attend SBC annual meeting, June 9-12

First Baptist Church, Slidell, is seeking a 10-hour-per-week intern to work in an area where the student feels called to serve, such as serving with the pastor or youth pastor. The internship includes a $5,000 per year scholarship to be applied toward any education-related expense.

One slot is available for a male student to join the pastor, Dr. Casey Stark, and a group of students attending this year’s Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, June 9-12, in Birmingham. Funds will be provided for transportation and a shared hotel room. The student  will be required to read a book on Baptist Heritage and attend all sessions.

For information on either opportunity, contact Dr. Stark at 985.643.3456 (office).

Visit Israel in January 2020

Visit Israel with the NOBTS Pilgrimage to Israel tour group Jan 8-17, 2020.  The nonrefundable $500 minimum deposit per person applies toward the total tour cost of $3995, or $1895 for currently enrolled NOBTS students and faculty. The deposit is due upon April 30. 

The $500 nonrefundable deposit is required to guarantee a place on the tour. For NOBTS students, the second payment of $500 is due May 15; third payment of $500 is due July 15, and the final payment of $395 is due Sept. 15. For non-students, the second payment is $1,000 and is due May 15l; the third payment due July 15 is $1,000, with the final payment of $1495 is due Sept. 15.

For more information and to register please contact and visit

Ministry Opportunity for Spanish Speakers

Volunteers who can speak Spanish are needed to minister to hospital patients whose heart language is Spanish. The ministry involves caring for others and showing God's love. Only a call to love those of the Spanish ministry is required. To learn more, text Philip Peavey at 504.401.7425 or call 504. 702.3077; or email at or

Bolivia, Fall Break 2019

A team of six from NOBTS served in Santa Cruz, Bolivia over Fall Break through a mission trip sponsored by the Providence Cultural Institute. Team members provided pastors' training at a small village and at a local Baptist seminary. Those interested in serving in Bolivia in October 2019 may contact


NOBTS Women! 

Upcoming Ministry Wives Course

It’s not too late to sign up for the Term 2 Ministry Wives Course, Public Speaking for the Minister’s Wife! This is the last week to begin the course. Taught by Dr. Rhonda Kelley, this 8-week course will meet in HSC room 293 from 6:30-8:30pm. Childcare is available free by reservation. Reservations must be made by emailing

NOBTS Women!

Women Students and Student Wives! Don’t miss out on our last gathering for the semester! Come enjoy a night of fellowship and beignets on April 25th from 7-8:30pm at City Park. Meet in the HSC parking lot at 6:45pm to caravan together. See you there!

Red Carpet Week Study Opportunities

Looking to grab an extra credit or two before heading into your summer break? Consider taking one or two of the following courses during Red Carpet Week. Registration is available through the first class meeting. Contact Dr. Emily Dean at for more information.

For Ministry Wives Certificate:

May 27-29: The Minister’s Wife (Dr. Rhonda Kelley)

May 29-31: Personal Stewardship (Dr. Emily Dean)

For Undergrad and Grad Students (Certificate or degree):

May 27-29: Lay Counseling for Women (Dr. Brooke Osborn)

May 29-31: A Survey of Feminist Theology (Dr. Rhonda Kelley and DeeDee Williams)

Brown Bag Bible Study!

The Brown Bag Bible Study meets weekly at noon in the Balcony Room at the Cafeteria. We are studying: The Power of Knowing God. You are welcome to join in at any point! Contact Dr. Emily at to let her know if you can come so she can have extra study guides available. All campus women (students, staff, and wives) are welcome!

Have you found us online?

We’ve got a Facebook group and Instagram called NOBTS Women’s Fellowship. Join soon to keep up with what’s going on! Event updates are posted periodically to help get the word out!

Emergency Text Messaging Service

Sign up for the NOBTS Emergency Text Messaging Service today. Click HERE. Choose one or all of the groups to receive texts related to emergency situations that affect our NOBTS campuses and families. Main New Orleans Campus, New Orleans Campus Residents, Louisiana & Mississippi Extension Centers; Florida Extension Centers; and Georgia & Alabama Extension

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SWAP Shop Hours

The SWAP Shop (Surplus With A Purpose) provides an economical means by which the seminary community may exchange or secure quality clothing or small household items for personal use. Contributions of new and gently-used clothes, furniture, books, household goods, gifts and toys are welcome. The SWAP Shop is a volunteer organization open five days a week, with hours based on the availability of volunteers.

Join the Facebook group NOBTS Marketplace to see current hours for the Swap shop. 

The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers to open and help clean. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.