The Scoop – May 9


Recalibrate Plus Groups

A hearty “thank you” goes to all that participated in our Recalibrate: Breaking the Power of Secrecy conference last week!  We are making available small groups to support and empower those who want to continue in the process of recalibrating and breaking the power of secrecy.
Please use the following link to sign up. Also please share the announcement with others who are seeking to recalibrate and break the power of secrecy:  Click here to sign up for Recalibrate Plus

2016 Summer German Classes Dates and Times

Part One: June 6-­24, 2016
Part Two: July 5-22, 2016

Classes meet Monday­-Friday from 9 a.m­. to  1 p.m.  Location:  HSC 207   Cost:  $500 per part ($1,000 total for both parts)

German classes are offered by the Providence Learning Center for the purpose of preparing students to meet the language requirements necessary for entry into the NOBTS Research Doctoral Program. Students must pass the German proficiency exam given at the end of the class in order to meet the requirements of the NOBTS Research Doctoral Program.  For more information on NOBTS doctoral admission requirements, please contact the Research Doctoral Program office at or 504.282.4455, ext. 8010.

*Please note: These classes are not for academic credit. This is not an NOBTS for ­credit course. The student will not receive academic credit on a transcript and there is no credit earned in this class that can be transferred to any other institution. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Providence Learning Center upon request.

Procedure for Taking the German Class

If you would like to take the German class, please plan to attend the first class session on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 9 a.m. At this meeting, you will complete a registration form for the class. After completing the first week of class, your student account will be charged $500 for the first half of the class. Likewise, after the first week of part two of the class, your student account will be charged another $500 to cover the second half of the class. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Blanca Phillips in the Providence Learning Center at or by calling 504­.816.­8441. See

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.

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.

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 is now open.

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.

Mission Opportunities

Residential Treatment Center opportunity to impact youth

Invest in the lives of teens ages 12-17 at North Lake Youth Academy, a residential treatment center in Mandeville. Volunteers are needed to help meet the spiritual needs of teens by leading Bible studies, music, and worship. The center is located at 23515 Hwy 190 and is part of the North Lake Behavioral Health System. For information, contact Brenda Martin, Director of Adjunctive Therapy Services at or by calling 985.626.6330.

Mission Trip to Mexico

Serve this summer in Zacatecas, Mexico, July 21-30, where opportunities to work with children, do evangelism and construction await. The cost is $1,000 for airfare, room and board. Contact Dr. Bill Warren for more information or to sign up. Email Dr. Warren at or call 504.816.8190.

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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