The Scoop – July 19


Visit Israel in March

Visit Israel with the NOBTS Pilgrimage to Israel tour group March 9-18, 2017.  The nonrefundable $500 minimum deposit per person applies toward the total tour cost of $3,495, or $2095 for currently enrolled NOBTS students and faculty. The deposit is due upon enrollment. Click here to register and to learn more about the trip.

The $500 deposit required to guarantee a place on the tour. Second payment of $500 is due August 15; third payment of $500 due September 15; fourth payment of $595 is due November 15 (final payment for qualified NOBTS students), and the final payment of $1400 for non-students is due January 15. Use of credit cards: please note that an additional and nonrefundable 2.5% credit card transaction fee will be added to the amount charged for any payment toward the total tour cost.

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, March 2017) to: Israel Trip – Attn. Blanca Phillips New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 3939 Gentilly Blvd., Box 98, New Orleans, LA 70126.

Clinical Pastoral Education and Chaplaincy program

Applicants are being accepted for the Clinical Pastoral Education and chaplaincy program for 2016-17 at East Jefferson General Hospital.

The program currently offered is Level I/Level II Four-Unit Residency, with group and individual supervision. Tuition for resident program is $1,000.  Hospital-wide, clinical assignments available for all programs that include Woman and Child, Oncology, Skilled Nursing and Critical Care units.

For information, call 504-503-4830, e-mail or visit under the Patients and Visitors section. An application form is available at

Lauren Frazier-McGuin, M.A., M.Div., is the director of the department of pastoral care and ACPE Supervisor, East Jefferson General Hospital.

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.

Mission Opportunities

Bible Study and Music Leaders needed

Invest in the lives of teens looking for friendship and hope at the North Lake Youth Academy, a residential treatment facility for youth located on the North Lake Behavioral Health System campus, 23515 Hwy. 190, Mandeville. Men and women volunteers are needed to lead Bible studies and/or music with teen girls or teen boys. The opportunity to lead a full worship service is available. For information or to apply, call Brenda at 985.626.6330.

Two-year Haiti Mission Opportunity

But God Ministries (BGM) and Children of Christ Home (CCH) are seeking  qualified applicants to serve for 2 years in the CCH Orphanage in Haiti.

In the spring of 2012, BGM partnered with two churches in Pensacola, FL to build an orphanage on our property. First Baptist Church Pensacola and Hillcrest Baptist Church have built and are supporting an orphanage that can house up to 32 children. Children began moving into the orphanage August 25, 2013. The orphanage consists of 4 buildings: two dorms, one caretaker’s house, and one building containing a kitchen, bathrooms, and dining area and an apartment for 2 interns.

A position for 2 preferably Southern Baptist, twenty-something, single females desiring after graduation to serve while experiencing an entirely different culture… to come join in molding and shaping these young lives while experiencing being on a mission for God.

The opportunity would involve living in the orphanage with the children ,(there are 14 children as of April,2015). Responsibilities would include:

  • Learning basic Creole
  • Teaching basic English
  • Coordinating short term mission teams working with the children (as many as 30 to 40 a year)
  • Nurturing , playing with ,loving and discipling the children
  • Assisting the staff as needed in the day to day activities
  • Integrating with the BGM ministry staff


  • A sense of God’s leadership
  • Emotional, physical and spiritual health
  • 21-26 years old
  • An active member of a Southern Baptist church for the past two years
  • Single
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Completion of an accredited bachelor’s degree prior to orientation
  • Willingness to commit to a two-year assignment
  • Commitment to evangelism
  • A growing Christian faith
  • A willingness and ability to raise financial support

The next available opportunity for service is from late January 2017 –December 2018.

If interested contact:  Blake Benge, Coordinator of Missions and Ministry, First Baptist Church, Pensacola,

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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