The Scoop – January 20


Explore IMB Opportunities

Ted Davis, IMB Personnel Consultant, will be on campus April 12, 13 and 14 to meet with students interested in knowing more about serving with the International Mission Board through: Hands On; Journeyman; 2 + ISC; Macdeonia; and Apprentice programs.

To schedule an appointment, email Ted Davis at

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.

2016 Vehicle Decals Now Due

All NOBTS vehicle decals should now be dated  “2016”.  January is the last month to update your Vehicle Registration without penalty. Beginning in February, all outdated vehicles will have to stop and sign-in, and be subject to a fine (per Student Handbook).

Start the New Year Off Right at the Rec

Jan 25-April is the Biggest Loser at the REC:
-$10 a person; $40 max for a family
-It will be on select Mondays at the HSC
-It will kick off Jan 25 at 7 p.m.
-There will be prizes
C25K Running Club
-Starts Monday, Jan 25
-Runs will be offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m. or Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6-7 a.m.
-Price will be determined by 5k in April
-Offered to all runners, running experience of any kind is welcomed
-Email Heather Faucheux for more information at
GetFit starts back Jan 18th from 6-7 p.m.
-GetFit offers cross training exercises that are beginner-friendly
-Classes will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6-7 p.m.
-$40 max per family for a semester and $30 an individual
Check us out on social media, facebook: NOBTS The REC, Twitter and Instagram: @nobtstherec

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


Upcoming Conference highlights Church Planting in the Islamic Community

Dr. Abdu Murray, author and apologist with the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, is the keynote speaker at the Crescent City Conference, Feb. 19-20, at Iglesia Bautista Horeb [Horeb Baptist Church] in Greta. The event is intended to inform and encourage church planting in the Islamic community of New Orleans and North America.

Other presenters include NOBTS professors Dr. Mike Edens and Dr. Page Brooks, along with Dr. Aslam Masih of the North American Mission Board. There will be Q & A with Dr. Murray as well as a panel discussion time with individuals who have served in a Muslim context. The event is hosted by West Bank Baptist Church, Iglesia Bautista Horeb, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

The event is free to NOBTS students. For others, the registration fee is $10 and is payable at the door. For more information, visit

For Women Only: A Night of Prayer for the Daughters of Islam

 Women are invited to Beloved: A Night of Prayer for the Daughters of Islam, Friday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m. at the Doris Kelley Showers of Blessing building, on campus. Please  bring a scarf. No “infinity scarves,” please. Refreshments will be served.


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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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.

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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