The Scoop – November 16, 2015


Chanukkah Celebration with Jesus

Christian Education Association is hosting a table in the HSC on Thursday, Dec. 3 for Chanukkah. Come play dreidle and find out more about the holiday Jesus celebrated at this time of year and how to educate church members. Also grab a donut – part of Chanukkah includes eating fried foods!

Preaching Opportunity

An opportunity to preach and fill in for Dr. Paul Gregoire, pastor of St. Bernard Baptist Church, Chalmette, is available Sunday, Jan. 3. The service starts at 11 a.m. The church is approximately 9 miles from campus. Contact Dr. Gregoire at 504.881.6723 for information.

Looking for Bible software?

Accordance Bible Software, a Bible study tool used by top scholars worldwide, recently announced an agreement to offer special academic pricing to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary students, staff members and professors. This powerful software is now available in Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad (iOS) formats. Contact Dr. Bill Warren,  or (504)282-4455 x3735, for pricing and ordering options.

Helping Student Families this Christmas season

Nominate a family for Holiday Benevolence and make this season brighter for a family in need. Look for a box and nomination forms in the Student Center Atrium and make your nomination from Nov. 9 – Dec. 7.

Christmas Photo Opportunity

New this year to the Christmas decorations that annually brighten the campus will be a festive display of lights in Bunyan Courtyard. This beautiful area will be lit from Nov. 29, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, through Christmas for your enjoyment. Be sure to bring your camera!

Prayer leader needed to serve Louisiana Legislature 

The Institute for Faith and the Public Square is looking for a volunteer coordinator for a prayer ministry that will serve members of the Louisiana Legislature.  If you are interested or would like more information, contact Dr. Lloyd Harsch at

Flu Vaccine Vital for all

Just get one. That’s what Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said recently about this year’s flu vaccine, right before he rolled up his own sleeve.

A unexpected mutation of one strain of flu virus last year helped mark last year’s flu season as “a bad year,” but a “recipe change” in the flu vaccine is expected to protect against the strains in the U.S. The Associated Press reports that the CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone, 6 months of age and older, and especially for pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions such as asthma or heart disease, and those over 65.

To reserve your flu shot, call the clinic at 504.816.8596 or email The following information will be required:  Name, NOBTS ID number, contact phone number. The cost is $25.

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/support requests with the NOBTS Blackboard Learning Management System – Email for general technical questions/support requests.
504.816.8180 – Call for any technical questions/support requests. – General NOBTS technical help information is provided on this website.


Christmas Market to help the IMB

Crafts, a chili cook-off, baked goods and more will highlight the Christmas Market at Gentilly Baptist Church, 5141 Franklin Ave., Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held in the church gym. All proceeds go to support the International Mission Board, SBC.

New Orleans Saint Ben Watson at LifeWay book-signing

Ben Watson, New Orleans Saint tight end, will be at LifeWay, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. to autograph copies of his new book, Under Our Skin. Event price for the book is $17.99, a five-dollar savings.

Register at the event to win autographed items to be given away that evening.

Compass Financial Small Groups

Find a path toward financial stability and success by joining a Compass Financial Small Group hosted by the PREP Initiative. The program is free. Time slots offered are: Monday, 6-7:30 p.m.; or during lunch, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  Childcare is available for the Monday evening group, by reservation. Register at or email


Have you served as an international missionary?

If you have served as an international missionary for 6 months or longer, the Global Missions Center wants to know! Please email Sarah Cowan at


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SWAP Shop Hours, Call for Volunteers

The SWAP Shop (Surplus With a Purpose) exists to provide 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 by clicking HERE. 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.

Research Help Available

Starting to work on your semester papers? Search for full-text journal articles using the EBSCOHost database anywhere you have an Internet connection. Please come by the library with your student ID card for information and password codes.

Library Open to Serve You

Greetings from the John T. Christian Library! We hope you have a great semester and are looking forward to seeing you in the library. Our hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and our Saturday hours are10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We are closed on Sunday.

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.

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 Centers.
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