on Monday, August 21, 2017


The Accordance Bible Software is available to NOBTS students at a 50% discount on many available packages. This popular software provides a wealth of tools every student can use to understand, study, and utilize the manuscripts of the Greek New Testament. Several collection bundles are available. For information, contact Dr. Bill Warren at


Couples Helping Couples - Marriage Mentoring Event

Be a part of a biblical and practical movement to strengthen marriages. Matt Loehr's Love and Respect presents Marriage Mentoring Training, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m. and Sept. 22, 8:30-12:30 in the cafeteria. Registration is $50. The Friday evening meal is $20 per couple and free for the first 50 to sign up. To Register, call 504.816.8004. Call Providence Guest House for housing and use code MMCO917. 

Reformation Study Tour

Visit the site where the Reformation began, May 23-June 2, as the Reformation marks 500th year anniversary. Leading the tour is Dr. Lloyd Harsch, professor of church history and Baptist studies.

Course credit is available. The cost is $3995 from New Orleans (qualifying students $2995).

To register, make out $500 per person check to “NOBTS—Reformation” and mail to Reformation--Attn: Blanca Phillips, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., Box 98, New Orleans, LA 70126 For info/assistance contact Blanca Phillips at, 504.816.8441.


The Rehearsal; A Worship Training Event

Slater Murphy, Mississippi Baptist Convention, is featured at the worship weekend training event, Saturday, Sept. 9. Sponsored by the Church Music Division, the event will include voice, guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, and drum training. Breakout sessions include worship band leadership, philosophy, and theology. A course on Ableton-live is also offered.

 Admission is $20 per person, payable at the door.


Rights & Sexuality: Where Individual Freedoms and Civil Rights Meet

The Institute for Faith in the Public Square presents a forum Sept. 26, 7 p.m., to discuss civil rights and human sexuality. Featured speakers are Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University; Craig V. Mitchell, Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Professor, Criswell College; Travis Weber, Family Research Council; and SarahJane Brady, Executive Director, Forum for Equality. Visit for information.


Xcelerate 2017

Ready to enhance disciple making strategies at your church? Xcelerate 2017 is the place for you.

This on-campus event, Oct. 19-20, features Max Anders, Robert Coleman, and Michael Kelley who will challenge and encourage you in relevant disciple making strategies. Academic credit for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level students is available. To register, or for more information, see

Registration is $29 until Aug. 31 and $44 starting Sept. 1.


Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light is a training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This training is sponsored by the New Orleans Baptist Association.

The event is Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 5290 Canal Blvd. A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, please contact Brooke Osborn at or 504-282-4455 ext. 3325.


Ministry Wife Certificate Classes

Anybody like FREE things? Well, here’s something you don’t want to miss! Wives of current NOBTS students are encouraged to take part in the FREE Ministry Wife Certificate program with classes offered in on-campus, online, and workshop formats.

  • Beginning Monday, August 21, the online Ministry Wife class is Missions for the Ministry Wife, an 8-week course taught by Toni Collins. You may register by contacting with course name and your contact information.
  • On Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m., registration will be held for the on-campus class The Minister’s Wife, to be taught by Dr. Rhonda Kelley. This 8-week class will be held weekly in HSC 280 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free childcare is available by reservation at the Preschool Center (email Please note that, if you enroll in the on-campus class as a new student, you are required to submit your immunization records by Tuesday, August 29. Contact Gary in the Campus Clinic (x8596) for more info.

Student Wives Fellowship: ‘Welcome to NOBTS’

All wives of NOBTS students are invited to join the fun Thursday, August 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the President’s Home. The Student Wives Fellowship council is planning a special welcome celebration including words from NOBTS President’s Wife Rhonda Kelley. Expect yummy snacks and the opportunity to make new friends. Childcare is available by reservation at the Preschool Center (email for $2/child; max $5 family. Reservations must be made by today, Monday, August 21st. 

Women Students: Coffee and Community featuring Ministry Moments!

Join Dr. Rhonda Kelley, Courtney Veasey, and Dr. Emily Dean for Ministry Moments at the President’s Home on Saturday, August 26 at 10:30am featuring coffee and yummy goodies! Hosted by Dr. Rhonda and QUEST: The Fellowship of Women Students, this event is for all women students! Come connect with new and returning friends as we chat about connecting with ministry in New Orleans. You won’t want to miss out!

Have you found us online?

We’ve got a Facebook group called NOBTS Student Wives Fellowship as well as NOBTS QUEST. Join soon to keep up with what’s going on! Event updates are posted periodically to help get the word out! For an archive of the women’s programs blog, Click HERE.


International Mission Opportunity

Seminary families can minister to international students at the University of New Orleans through participation in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry’s International Friendship Program. Through this program, interested participants can encourage 2 or 3 international students through friendship by occasionally inviting students into their home and by seeking to share the love of Christ with their students in personal ways. If you’d like more information about the international Friendship program please email Kimberly Myers ( for a digital brochure. The program will begin in September.


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

John T. Christian Library Information

Borrowing from other Academic Libraries - Did you know that NOBTS graduate students can borrow items from other graduate academic libraries in the New Orleans area? Come by the circulation desk in the John T. Christian Library and register for a LaLinc card today.

Library Fall Semester Hours:

Monday – Thursday:    7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday:    7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday:    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday:    Closed

Tuesday and Thursday:    Closed during Chapel


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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.

For hours of operation, join the NOBTS Swap Shop Facebook page at SWAP shop. Times are listed and closures are also announced there. The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers, especially for morning hours, Saturdays and evenings after 7 p.m. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.