on Monday, September 18, 2017


North Georgia Apologetics Conference, Sept. 25

“Evangelistic tips from C. S. Lewis” and “Contemporary Challenges for Contemporary Pastors” are the topics for a Monday, Sept. 25, 11:45 a.m, free apologetics event at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga. Pastors, students, and lay members are invited to attend.

Dr. Bob Stewart, director of the NOBTS Institute for Christian Apologetics and professor of philosophy and theology, is the speaker.

Both sessions are free. Lunch is $3. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, click here.

Visit Israel May 23-June 2

Visit Israel with the NOBTS Pilgrimage to Israel tour group May 23-June 2, 2018. This will be a great opportunity to tour the Holy land and have a work day at the Tel Gezer Archaeological dig! 

The nonrefundable $500 minimum deposit per person -- required to guarantee a place on the tour -- applies toward the total tour cost of $3,695, or $1995 for qualified NOBTS students, and faculty. The second payment of $700 is due Nov.1; third payment of $795 is due Jan. 15. For non-students, the fourth payment of $1700 is due March 15.

An additional and nonrefundable 2.5% credit card transaction fee will be added to the amount charged for any payment placed on a credit card toward the total tour cost. To register or learn more, contact Blanca Phillips at or call 504.816.8441. 

Flu Vaccine Reservation Time

The NOBTS Family Health Care Clinic is waiting on notification from our supplier that our seasonal flu vaccine shipment is on the way. We will be offering the flu vaccine to Adults (age 18 – 65, and beyond) by reservation and appointment only.

This year two different vaccines are available. The fee will be based upon which vaccine you choose at the time your appointment is scheduled. One of the vaccines is for 65+ only. Please reserve your dose by calling or emailing and provide the following information:

(1)   Name(s)

(2)   NOBTS ID#

(3)   Contact phone number(s)

The flu is a very unwelcome visitor in anyone’s home. It causes significant loss of time (usually 5 to 7 days): loss of time at school, loss of time at work, loss of quality family time, loss of Christian ministry time. It can, and does, cause a significant loss of life each year. The only contraindication is allergy to eggs.

For children and adolescents, please call your pediatrician or visit or call 504-733-3268.

Apply now for Spring Scholarships: Deadline, Sept. 30

The Financial Aid office is accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2018 semester. Applications are available online at Applicants will receive a confirmation email. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30. 

SWAP Shop Volunteers Needed

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. Free bread is available on Thursdays. 

Hours of operation are: Monday, 4 p.m. - 6p.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday, (varies) usually 3:30 - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. FREE BREAD AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS, and Friday and Saturday according to availability of volunteers.
Volunteers are always needed to open the shop and help clean. Call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656 to learn more about helping in this fun and important service to the NOBTS family. 

English Language Tutoring Opportunity

A Latin American couple is looking for a tutor in order to improve their English conversational skills. Both speak Portuguese, Spanish and know a fair amount of English. The couple is willing to come to the campus in the evenings for tutoring and are willing to pay. Email Delia at to contact the couple and learn more. 

Accordance Bible Software Discount

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 proclaim the Bible whether based on the Greek and Hebrew or an English translation. The software also includes church history information, commentaries, maps, and photos of biblical settings. Several collection bundles are available. 

For information, contact Dr. Bill Warren at Download an informational PDF about the NOBTS discount


Couples Helping Couples - Marriage Mentoring Event, Sept. 21

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. 

Darkness to Light, Sept. 23

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.

Rights & Sexuality: Where Individual Freedoms and Civil Rights Meet, Sept. 26

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.

Youth Ministry in a POST-TRUTH Culture, Oct. 6-7

Youth Ministry Institute presents "Youth Ministry in a Post-Truth Culture," Oct. 6-7 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, Ga. with Dr. Allen Jackson and Dr. David Odom. Course credit is available. The cost is $29 for registration by Aug. 30. After Sept. 1, registration is $44. To learn more visit

Reformation Study Tour, 2018

Visit the site where the Reformation began, May 23-June 2, 2018, 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. 

Xcelerate 2017, Oct. 19-20

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.


Heartbeat (Staff Women/Wives) Cookout!

The women staffers of NOBTS (a.k.a. Heartbeat) are planning a cookout TONIGHT, Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m. in Sunshine Park. Meat will be provided. Just bring a side or dessert along with $5 per family for the meat and enjoy some fellowship! For questions about this and other Heartbeat outings, contact Vanee Daure at

Women Students: Ministry Moments Lunch

This Wednesday, September 20, all women students (aka QUEST) are invited to a lunch gathering in the Cafeteria Creole Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This time of “Conversation & Community” will address the NOBTS 2017-18 Core Value Focus: Servant Leadership. Basically, we’re going to explore how to manage serving well in seminary and beyond. Your input is valued. Plan to go through the cafeteria food line and say “I’m with QUEST,” and then join us in the Creole Room. Contact Dr. Emily at if you’ve got questions about this event.

SWF ‘Encouragement: Fill My Cup’

All wives of NOBTS students are invited to join the fun this Thursday, September 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the HSC Atrium outside Café New Orleans. The Student Wives Fellowship council is planning a program around the importance of “Authentic Friendships” especially as it relates to campus life. Expect good coffee and the opportunity to make new friends!

Trustee Wives Coffee and Fellowship

NOBTS women – students and student wives – are invited to a Coffee and Fellowship with the NOBTS Trustee wives at the President’s Home, Wed. Oct. 4, 10-11:30 a.m. Special gifts from FBC Minden, La. will highlight the event. RSVP to

Women’s Conference Tickets on Sale Now!

Purchase your ticket today in the Dean of Students office for the annual Women’s Conference happening October 6-7. “100 Years of Servant Leadership” is the theme for the conference. This Friday night and Saturday morning event will feature the teaching of several area ladies actively serving in ministry as well as fun table time and group interaction! Childcare is available by reservation. Email to make your reservation by Friday, September 29.

Brown Bag Book Club!

All interested NOBTS Women are invited to the Cafeteria Balcony Room for the Brown Bag Book Club. Typically, ladies either bring lunch from home or get a plate from the food line before joining around tables for encouraging conversation and study. This fall we are studying the 40 min. Kay Arthur study, Ignite Your Passion for God. Books are available at the first meeting for $6. For more info, contact Dr. Emily at

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.


Pastoral Care Ministry Opportunity

An excellent pastoral care opportunity is available for volunteer chaplains at University Medical Center. Volunteers are needed for nights and weekends to respond to families requesting a chaplain's service. Volunteers will be included on a list of chaplains "to call" and must be willing to care for families from any faith or denomination. Chaplain Philip Peavey will provide informal training. May be considered for pastoral care course requirement fulfillment.  

To learn more contact Chaplain Peavey at 504.702.3077 or call his cell (text first) at 504.401.7425. PLEASE text his cell first before calling and give your identity. Contact Peavey at or

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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Email for technical questions/support requests with the site (Access to online registration, financial account, online transcript, etc.).

Email for technical questions/support requests with the NOBTS Blackboard Learning Management System

Email for general technical questions/support requests; or visit for general NOBTS technical help information; or call 504.816.8180 for assistance.

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.

The SWAP Shop is open Monday, 4 p.m. - 6p.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday, (varies) usually 3:30 - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. FREE BREAD AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS, and Friday and Saturday according to availability of volunteers.

Join the NOBTS Swap Shop Facebook page at SWAP shop. Times are listed and closures will be announced there. The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers to open and help clean. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.