North Georgia Center

Welcome to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary!

We are excited for you to begin studying at the North Georgia (NGA) campus in Marietta, GA or the Duluth, GA campus.

Orientation will be held on the following dates: (Select One)*
Monday, August 7 (Monday), 2017 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday, August 8 (Tuesday), 2017 from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

*The orientation sessions on Monday and Tuesday are identical. You must select one date to attend.

The orientation location is Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 in the Magnolia Room (first floor).

Orientation is a graduation requirement for ALL students. After orientation, NGA faculty and staff will be available to assist you to register for courses for Fall 2017 semester.

The Fall 2017 Registration and Tuition Payment Deadline is Friday, August 18 at 4:00 PM (CST).

Please click here to sign-up for the orientation:Fall 2017 NGA On-Site Orientation

If you have any questions, please email me at for more information.

North Georgia Administrative Offices

1000 Johnson Ferry Road Suite C-115
Marietta, Georgia 30068
Phone:  770-321-1606   Fax: 770-321-5363

Classes Meet at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

955 Johnson Ferry Road

Marietta, Georgia 30068


Click the appropriate link below to jump to a specific section of the NGA web page or scroll down for more information.


NOBTS, Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Key Dates


 North Georgia Faculty & Staff 

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Tuition and Academic Fee Schedule

2016-2017 Tuition and Academic Fee Schedule

NOBTS Student Handbook

NOBTS Student Handbook 2016


Lunch & Learn with Dr. Jojo Thomas on May 1st

On May 1st (Monday), 2017, NGA extension center will be hosting a Lunch and Meet with Dr. Jojo Thomas.  We would like to invite students and prospective future church leaders to this event.
Date/Time: May 1st (Monday), 2017 at 11: 45 AM-12:45 PM
Location: JFBC/ Magnolia Room

Please click here for signing: Lunch and Learn with Dr. Jojo Thomas
  Lunch and Learn will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the JFBC Magnolia Room. **FREE lunch for the students who register by Friday (April 28), 2017!

Ready to Write/NGA August Workshop

NGA center will be hosting a “Ready to Write” workshop for all new students and returning students on August 7 (Monday) at 1- 5PM at JFBC Magnolia room. Dr. Peter Kendrick, the regional dean of GA/AL centers, will lead the workshop and will provide some useful information for the students. You will learn how to use Blackboard, research skills, Turabian and writing skills through the workshop, it will help you succeed in every class.

Topics to be covered:
1. How to navigate Blackboard as a student
2. Introduction to basic Turabian skills/necessary for NOBTS scholarship
3. Introduction to fundamental research
4. Review of grammar
5. Review of how to write an effective research paper and book reviews

This workshop is opened for all new students and returning students. If you are interested in this workshop, please sign up here: READY TO WRITE WORKSHOP

7 Reasons to Study at NOBTS @NGA

NGA extension center hosted the Campus Preview Day on April 3 (Monday), 2017. If you have missed the event as a prospective student, we would like to encourage you to review the PPT that we shared with other prospective students at the event. The PPT will provide you 7 reasons to study at NOBTS at the NGA center. Please click here for the PPT content: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT NOBTS @NGA 

Reach the Nations/Summer Internship

Consider serving the nations in Jesus' name right here in the Atlanta area. Bill Johnson, pastor of Reach the Nations Church and NOBTS grad, invites you to participate in a summer internship in the Clarkston area, promising an encounter with the international mission field without leaving the state of Georgia! Interns will gain hands-on missions and church planting experience while facilitating and engaging in discipleship opportunities. Dates of training and participation are May 24-August 4, 2017. Check out the church's website at for more info and to apply. Note that this is not a paid position but ministry-related expenses on the field and housing are covered. You may also talk with Dr. Kendrick about a possible class-credit option.


Yes, you read that right! Registration, tuition, and even the graduation fee for the Ministry Wife Certificate Program is FREE for wives of current NOBTS students. So, if you are enrolled in classes at NOBTS -- main campus, extension center, and online -- your wife is eligible to take classes in the Ministry Wife Certificate Program. And this is a great time for her to start OR to keep going because, for the very first time, the course The Minister's Wife will be offered online this spring beginning January 23. Prior to now, this course has only been offered on the main campus. To find out more about the program, contact Dr. Rhonda Kelley (NOBTS President's Wife and certificate program director) at


DISC5171/Spiritual Formation 2 Update

Spiritual Formation II (DISC 5171) was approved as an elective rather than a required course. Standard MDiv joins 11 other degree programs that do not require this course. 

In the past, students in DISC 5170 were automatically registered for DISC 5171, but this course is not required anymore, so students have the responsibility to register for Spiritual Formation II. 

  • The FLEX MDiv has been replaced by the Standard MDiv. Therefore, the Flex MDiv and "old" Standard MDiv are now the new Standard MDiv which goes in effect Spring 2017 (see attachment).
  • All students who are in the Standard MDiv degree plan are not required to take DISC 5171 to complete their degree program. But, they can still take DISC 5171 as 1-hour of the 12 required electives in the Standard MDiv. In fact, if a student chose to take a 2-hour elective, this course would complement it well to reach the 12 hours of required electives. (This can be encouraged in your class.)
  • There are still 22-degree programs (Specialized MDivs and some MAs) that still require Spiritual Formation II (DISC 5171). So, all students need to look to determine through academic advising and faculty if they need to take this course as an elective or required course. Here is the link to contact a graduate academic advising :Graduate Academic Advising.

NOBTS Student Services

This is a partial list of NOBTS student services available to all students, no matter your delivery system or location. 

If you have questions or do not see what you need here, please refer to, email us at, or call the Dean of Students office at 800-662-8701, ext. 3283.

We are glad to assist you!





Web Page

Advising – Graduate Program


504.282.4455 x3312


Advising – Undergraduate Program




Church Minister Relations(for ministry jobs)


504.282.4455 x3291


Financial Aid


504.282.4455 x3348


PREP(help to avoid student debt)




Gatekeeper NOBTS News




Information Technology Center




Help with Blackboard








Online library resources




Writing and Turabian style help




Guest Housing (Providence Guest House)


504.282.4455 x4455


Student Counseling




Women’s Programs


504.282.4455 x3334


For additional library resources in your state, check

  • GALILEO for Georgia students
  • LALINC for Louisiana students
  • Florida Virtual Library ( for Florida students

Technical Support

Need   technical  assistance? Contact the ITC today! - Email for   technical  questions/support  requests with the site (Access to online registration, financial account, online transcript, etc.)   - Email for technical questions/supportt requests with the NOBTS Blackboard Learning Management System .  - Email for general  technical questions/ssupport requests.
504.816.8180   - Call for any technical questions/supportt requests. - General NOBTS technical help information is provided on this website.

Quality Enhancement Plan

Improve English Writing at the Graduate Level.

NOBTS plans to improve English writing at the graduate level by creating a writing center and by training faculty and teaching assistants to improve feedback on student writing.  

Our plan to improve writing called, “The Write Stuff.” 

Please visit The Writing Center: 

Affinity Groups

Do you have a desire to connect with others who have similar life callings?

Are you interested in sharing stories and growing in faith with those who live in a similar ministry world as yourself?

Do you want to be mentored in leadership skills for God's Kingdom?

Then join us for an Affinity Groups.

Evangelism/Church Planting: Dr. Kendrick ( 

Pastoral Care: Dr. Scott Miller ( )

Christian Education /Discipleship: Rev. Charles Owusu ( )

NOBTS Women: Dr. Judi Jackson ( )/ NOBTS Women group 

NOBTS Important Key Dates

Spring 2017

Jan. 20th                                   FINAL DAY of PAYMENT: Final day to register and pay tuition

Jan. 23rd                                           1st day of classes for Monday classes

Jan. 24th                                   1st day of classes for Tuesday classes

Jan. 26th                                   1st day of classes for Thursday classes                       

Feb. 3rd                                    Drop/Add Deadline

Feb. 15th                                  Graduation Application Deadline for Spring Graduation

Feb. 20 th                                 Lunch and Learn with Dr. Tom Rush/Evangelist

Feb. 28th                                  Mardi Gras Break (seminary closed)

Mar. 6th                                   Lunch and Learn (Networking with Convention Officers and Agency Leaders )

Mar. 13th – 17th                         Spring Break/March Workshops

March 20                                  First Lap Lunch for New Students    11:45 a.m.(Drs. Kendrick and Jackson)

Apr. 3rd                                   NGA/Duluth Campus Preview Day/Dr. Kelley (NOBTS President)

Apr. 14th                                  Good Friday (offices closed)

May 1st                                    Lunch and Learn with Dr. Jojo Thomas

May 4th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Thursday classes

May 8th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Monday classes

May 9th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Tuesday classes

May 12th                                  Leavell College Graduation

May 13th                                  Graduate Program Graduation

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The Gatekeeper

The Gatekeeper is updated weekly during the semester and provides the following information: seminary-wide announcements, important dates, and current ministry positions sent to the main campus CMR. Click HERE for The Gatekeeper (Main Campus) and click HERE for NGA Gatekeeper. 

For information specific to Georgia centers, check for updates on this site, NOBTS Georgia Facebook, NOBTS Georgia Twitter, and email blast sent from the NGA center. If you are not receiving emails and would like to join the email list please contact

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NGA Library 

The NGA library has approximately 27,000 books including journals and some audio-visual materials and the collection keeps growing. Also, don’t forget – the resources of the main campus library are also available to extension center students

ClickHERE for more information on the NGA Library. 

ClickHERE for updated resources information. 

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Click HERE for the  Spring 2017 Orientation Guide

Orientation is a graduation requirement for all students. If you are a new student that has been accepted to attend NOBTS for an undergraduate or graduate degree please email  to register for Orientation. Or if you are a current student and for some reason, you have not attended the required Orientation you may email to register for orientation or for more information.

Student Absence Policies

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Schedule & Cycle

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NGAGraduate Cycle 

NGA Undergraduate Cycle

Spring 2017 Schedules

North Georgia Graduate schedule for Spring 2017

Graduate Online Schedule Spring 2017

North Georgia Leavell College Schedule for Spring 2017

Leavell College Online Schedule Spring 2017

Fall 2017 Schedules

North Georgia Graduate Schedule for Fall 2017

Graduate Online Schedule Fall 2017

North Georgia Leavell College Schedule for Fall 2017

Leavell College Online Schedule Fall 2017

Course Syllabus


Spring 2017

North Georgia Graduate course Syllabi Spring 2017

North Georgia Leavell College course Syllabi Spring 2017

Fall 2017

North Georgia Graduate Course Syllabi Fall 2017

North Georgia Leavell College Course Syllabi Fall 2017

NOBTS Chapel Services

New Orleans host chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the semester at 11:00 am (CST). To view live Chapel services or an archive of chapel services please click HERE. 

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NGA Korean Programs 

Korean Theological Institute:

For information concerning the Korean Graduate or Undergraduate programs at the Duluth Center, please contact Dr. Bong Soo Choi (

Korean Doctorate of

For information concerning the Korean DMin program, please contact Dr. Jonggil Lee ( ).

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Click Here to Apply Online

Other Centers in Georgia 

Click the link to learn more about the center:

Columbus Extension Center

Duluth Extension Center

Jonesboro Extension Center

South Georgia Extension Center

*North Georgia Extension Center Map 


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