The Scoop – April 4


Commissioning Service for NOBTS Mission Teams; Chapel, May 5

On Thursday, May 5, NOBTS will have a missions commissioning chapel service for the last chapel of the school year. At this service, we will pray for members of the NOBTS family who will be doing missions this summer. The Global Missions Center will make a master list of the names of all students and faculty who will take part in mission trips and summer camps so the NOBTS community can be praying for you throughout the summer.

If you are going on a mission trip, international or domestic, have been anointed with NAMB or IMB since May 2014, or if you will be serving on a camp staff, please fill out this form ( by May 3. Or you can contact the Global Missions Center at 504.282.4455 x8124.

Crawfest is Here!

Tickets are $5 per person for this year’s Crawfest, the campus-wide crawfish boil you don’t want to miss.  Join us Thursday, April 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Cypress Park on Iroquois Street, by the Rec.  The first serving is guaranteed until 6:15 p.m.  Free hot dogs will be available for children.

Pick up your tickets today at the Dean of Students Office, in HSC.

VBS, Sports Camp Workers Needed

First Baptist Kenner is seeking people to work Vacation Bible School & Sports/Arts Camp, June 6-10.  VBS is from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Camp begins at 12:30 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m. We need people for VBS in the morning as well as people who can work all day and lead a Krewe for Camp in the afternoon after VBS. Those who work all day (VBS & Camp) will be compensated $200 for the week. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Rachel Filla or Chase Bell at or call the church office at 504.466.5381.

Graduate Course Schedule Available Online

The 2016-17 Graduate Course Schedule is now available online at the NOBTS website. Click here to view.  Registration for the fall semester opens April 15.

Fall Scholarship Applications Accepted in April

The Financial Aid Office is accepting Fall 2016 NOBTS scholarship applications from April 1-30, 2016. Apply online at You will receive a confirmation email on Friday afternoon notifying you that your application has been received.

Apply now for Summer Internship in Multi-cultural Setting

A Mosaic Community and Christian Renewal New Orleans (CRNO) invites college and seminary applicants to take part in a multi-cultural, urban ministry experience this summer in New Orleans. Interns participate weekly in an assigned ministry in the city, as well as a weekly meeting with invited guests that speak on a variety of urban ministry and community development topics.

Now In its third year, the CRNO internship program selects highly qualified and teachable interns for service in New Orleans. Housing and a small stipend is available. The program is small and flexible to allow maximum exposure to ministry and mentors during the summer. NOBTS seminary credit may be arranged with qualified supervisors in New Orleans and your college or seminary.

Email Dr. Page Brooks ( or click HERE for the application.

Visit Israel in January

Visit Israel with the NOBTS Pilgrimage to Israel tour group Jan. 2-11, 2017.  The nonrefundable $500 minimum deposit per person applies toward the total tour cost of $2,995, or $1995 for currently enrolled NOBTS students and faculty. The deposit is due upon enrollment. Click here to learn more about the trip.

Please make the check payable to NOBTS with a note that it is for the Israel Pilgrimage Trip, January 2017. The second installment of $500 is due by May 1, 2016. The third installment of $500 is due by July 1, 2016. The fourth payment of $495 is due by September 1, 2016. (This is the final payment for qualified NOBTS students) and the final payment of $1000 for non-students is due by November 1, 2016.

To be assured of reservations, please complete and mail the registration form along with your deposit of $500 per person (make checks payable to NOBTS with a note that it is for the Israel Pilgrimage, January 2017) to: Israel Trip – Attn. Blanca Phillips New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 3939 Gentilly Blvd., Box 98, New Orleans, LA 70126.

Notice from Campus Police

Please be aware that the Speed Limit is 5 mph while passing the Guard House. Thank you for helping us maintain the safe flow of traffic. Please stop by our office in the HSC if you have any ideas or information regarding campus safety and security.

2016 CRAWFEST 5K/ One Mile Run

8:30 a.m. 5-K RUN/WALK FOR ALL


All those registering by March 31 will be guaranteed a race packet, bib and gift. To pre-register, fill out the form below and turn it in with the $10 fee (max $30 per family) to the Dean of Students office in the HSC by 5 p.m. or to The Rec by 10 p.m., March 31. The race packet, bib and gift can be picked up the day of the event.

Race participants will receive a 2016 CRAWFEST shirt and water bottle, a CRAWFEST voucher good for one, homemade jambalaya from Spuddy’s Cajun Foods after the race, and other goodies!


The races will begin in front of the The REC on Iroquois Street. The one-mile event will cover the back half of campus, while the 5-K will include a winding tour of the beautiful NOBTS campus.


We will have door prizes to give out after the race varying from laser tag to rounds of golf. We will also have Spuddy’s Cajun Foods from Vacherie, LA providing post-race jambalaya to all race participants! Spuddy’s food is amazing and this is a must-have at the race!


You may also register the day of the event in front of The REC on Iroquois Street beginning at 7:30 a.m. Race day fee is $15  (max $35 per family), and payable by cash, check, or NOBTS account charge. Children (under 18) must have a parent or guardian signature on the registration form.


If you are under 18 years old, please click here to register. You MUST have your parents’ permission to participate in the race(s).

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.

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


NAMB SEND North America Luncheon

NOBTS and Leavell College Students are invited to a NAMB SEND North America Interest Meeting. Lunch will be provided along with a free gift from SEND New Orleans. This is a great opportunity to learn about SEND North America.

Students will:

  • learn about opportunities for Church Planting Internships and Apprenticeships
  • learn about serving during the Summer as a Generation SEND Missionary
  • learn about Church Planting Opportunities in New Orleans and Louisiana
  • hear about the Next Steps if you are considering Church Planting in one of the 32 SEND Cities in North America
  • hear about opportunities to serve while volunteering at a Church Plant in New Orleans

If you know you will church plant one day or just interested in what church planting is all about, this meeting will be a great experience. We hope you will join us! You must be registered to attend.

We will meet immediately after Chapel in the Creole Room.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CDT) 
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary cafeteria (Creole Room)

To register, visit 

NOBTS Campus Passover Seder

A traditional Jewish Passover Seder will be held Tues., April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Doris Kelley Showers of Blessing Building.

The Seder will be a traditional Jewish Passover Seder, but will bring connections with what was going on during the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples. Symbolic foods and dinner are included – this is a full experience you will not forget! All ages will enjoy this experience.

The Passover began when the Israelites left slavery in Egypt, and continues to be observed by Jewish people today. The Seder takes place in multiple places throughout the Bible; our communion comes from the Passover that was Jesus’ Last Supper. There is more connection than is commonly known between the symbolic meals of the Jewish people and Christians today. The symbolism of these meals takes on more depth as we understand their origins.

David Simon will be here to lead the Seder. David was raised in a Jewish family, and became a Christian at age 16. He went on to become a minister of education in the Southern Baptist denomination. He recently retired; he and his family enjoy sharing the Jewish faith with Christians to strengthen understanding of the Bible.

Symbolic foods and dinner are included. This is a full experience you will not forget. All ages will enjoy! Tickets are $12 individually; $22 for a couple; and a family max of $35. Purchase your  ticket by April 12.  Pick up your tickets today at the Dean of Students Office, in HSC.



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

Prayer Ministry to Louisiana Legislature

The Institute for Faith and the Public Square is searching for volunteers to participate in a prayer ministry to our Louisiana legislature. There are 39 Senators and 105 representatives in our state. This prayer initiative is called Project 219. It is named after room 219 in the United States Capital where people of both parties, dubbed the “Congressional Prayer Caucus,” gather once a week for prayer.

As a prayer volunteer your responsibilities would be:
· Contact your assigned legislator, informing him or her that you will be praying
· Ask your legislator for prayer requests
· Commit to praying over those requests

The purpose of this prayer ministry is to establish and develop healthy relationships with our state legislators thereby creating an environment of trust and mutual respect with the intent of encouraging Christians and being a light to non-believers. All contact will be non-partisan and apolitical. We are prayer partners, not lobbyists.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dr. Lloyd Harsch at or Dustin Walters at Thank you for considering this vital prayer ministry!

Mission trip to Ecuador

Would you like to travel to Ecuador in October on a mission trip? The trip will occur during the fall break and you can earn credit for a provided class related to the trip.  In addition, NOBTS students can qualify for $700 as a stipend to help with the travel expense. Contact Dr. Bob Hall at to ask questions about the trip. Include a contact phone number with your email. Thanks.


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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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