The Scoop – April 18


Library Book Sale, begins Monday, April 25

Don’t miss the Library Book Sale beginning Monday, April 25th. The sale hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The books will be located in the World Missions Resource Center. See you there!

Update: Crawfest Rescheduled for Tuesday, April 26

April showers bring May flowers… and rescheduled crawfish boils.

It is with great sadness that I must yet again inform you that the crawfish boil scheduled for this Thursday must be postponed due to inclement weather. We are rescheduling for Tuesday, April 26th. Once again, if you have already bought your ticket and cannot attend on Tuesday, we will give a refund.

Despite these scheduling issues, we hope you will still make the effort to come out to one of our favorite events. We’ll be boiling the crawfish on site this year, offering free hotdogs, and providing games for the kiddos. We believe it will be the best crawfish boil yet! Please join us next Tuesday, April 26th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Cypress Park. Don’t forget to pick your tickets up in the Dean of Students office!

Lifeguards needed for the NOBTS Pool this summer


1. Go through certification.  This is a 24 hour certification which NOBTS pays for and which the employee is compensated with hourly pay (24 hours).
2. Work from May 16-July 31.  Option of working into August and September.
3. Work between 20-28 hours a week (including some nights and Saturdays).
4. Be age 16 or above.
5. Be a responsible team player with a positive attitude.


1. Pay is $7.50/hour.
2. Guaranteed two weeks off if these weeks are submitted by the end of April.
Please email for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.


NAMB SEND North America Luncheon – April 28

NOBTS and Leavell College Students are invited to a NAMB SEND North America Interest Meeting, Thursday, April 28. 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 p.m.  to 1 p.m.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary cafeteria (Creole Room)

To register, visit 


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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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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