Announcements

on Monday, April 23, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Evangelical Ministries to New Religions conference features top speakers, Apr. 27-28

Sandra Tanner, co-founder of Utah Lighthouse Ministries, former Mormon, and great-great-granddaughter of Brigham Young, is a featured plenary speaker in this week's Evangelical Ministries to New Religions conference, on campus. Featured also is Dr. Paul Copan, author of leading books on apologetics, noted speaker, and philosophy professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Registration for students is $25. For conference schedule, registration and information, click here. 

Financial Aid Application Deadline April 30

The deadline to apply for a Fall Semester scholarship is April 30. Apply online at www.nobts.edu/financial-aid. Visit the Financial Aid Office, Hardin Student Center, for information. 

Join the NOBTS Amazon Team, Oct. 16-24

Consider praying about joining a NOBTS team traveling to the Amazon in Brazil for evangelism in villages and towns along the river. The trip is October 16-24. We will be partnering with an organization called Amazon Hope which owns a boat that will be our mode of transportation along the river and where we will sleep and eat. Translators will be provided. Contact Dr. Ken Taylor at ktaylor@nobts.edu to apply or for more information.

JESUS WEEK at NOBTS, May 21-25

An intense focus on the teachings of Jesus highlights course offerings May 21-25. The following courses will be offered: The Parables of Jesus (NTEN5323) with Dr. Bill Warren, Mon-Wed., May 21-23. (The hours are Monday 1-6 p.m., Tue. 9-5 p.m., Wed. 9 to noon); The Sermon on the Mount (NTEN5322) with Dr. Jimmy Dukes, Wed.-Fri., May 23-25, (Wed. 1-4 p.m., Thur. 9-5 p.m., Fri. 9-noon).

Missions Commissioning Chapel Service, May 10

NOBTS students, staff and faculty serving on mission this summer will be commissioned for service, Thursday, May 10, during the final chapel service of the year. Anyone serving this summer on an international or domestic mission trip, at a summer camp, or who has been appointed with NAMB or the IMB since May 2017 will be commissioned that day and prayed for during the service. Please submit your name to the Global Missions Center by filling out this form or by calling 504.816.8124. 

Visit Israel in January 2019

Visit Israel with the NOBTS Pilgrimage to Israel tour group Jan. 3-12, 2019.  The nonrefundable $500 minimum deposit per person applies toward the total tour cost of $3,595, or $1895 for currently enrolled full-time NOBTS students and faculty. The deposit is due upon enrollment. 

The $500 nonrefundable deposit is required to guarantee a place on the tour. The second payment of $500 is due May 15; third payment of $500 is due July 15. For non-students, the final  payment of $395 is due Sept. 15.

 Contact the Travel Programs director at travelprograms@nobts.edu or call 504.816.8441 for information. 

Paul Copan to speak at Evangelical Ministries to New Religions Conference, April 27-28

Dr. Paul Copan, Christian apologist and author of numerous books including True for You; Not True For Me speaks Friday night at the Evangelical Ministries to New Religions Conference, here, April 27-28. Other plenary speakers include Sandra Tanner, a direct descendant of Brigham Young and long-time leader in ministry to Mormons. Tanner is the co-founder of Utah Lighthouse Ministry. James Walker, president of Watchman Fellowship and former 4th generation Mormon, speaks in the opening plenary session, Friday, April 27, 2 -3:15 p.m. Dr. James Bjornstad, former professor of philosophy, Cedarville College, speaks Saturday at 5 p.m. 

Breakout sessions include more than a dozen speakers on various topics related to counterfeit Christian groups, cults, and new religions. 

The conference fee for students is $25. Visit www.emnr.org for information, schedule, and registration. 

Course Schedule Now Available for Master Level Courses, 2018-19

Next semester's academic course schedule for master level classes is available at http://www.nobts.edu/graduate-program/graduate-course-schedules.html. Information on course offerings, time slots, instructors and delivery systems are posted. 

SAVE THE DATE:  2018 Christian Counseling Conference, Friday, Nov. 2.

"The Caregiver Confronting Abuse" is the theme for the Nov. 2 Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Conference. Sessions include Ethical Issues in Counseling: Christian Counseling in a Secular World; Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse; Frameworks and Tools for Treating Survivors of Abuse; Forgiving the Unforgivable, and others. Watch for upcoming details. 

The Haddon W. Robinson Preaching Award Topic Announced

This year's sermon topic for the Haddon W. Robinson Preaching Award is Old Testament Poetry: the Psalms. The scholarship competition is open to Associate Members of the Evangelical Homiletical Society. Submissions must be a sermon of 15-20 minutes in length, focused on this year's theme of The Psalms, and delivered with a target audience of the local church in mind. Submissions are to be videotaped, posted to the applicant's YouTube channel, and the YouTube Channel link provided to RobinsonSermons@ehomiletics.com by the deadline of April 30. 

First place prize is $500. For more information, click here. 

Accordance Bible Software Discount for NOBTS family

In an offer that is not available to many institutions of higher learning, the Accordance Bible Software is available to NOBTS students at a 50% discount on many available packages. This popular software provides a wealth of tools every student can use to understand, study, and proclaim the Bible whether based on the Greek and Hebrew or an English translation. The software also includes church history information, commentaries, maps, and photos of biblical settings. Several collection bundles are available. 

For information, contact Dr. Bill Warren at wwarren@nobts.eduDownload an informational PDF about the NOBTS discount

WOMEN’S EVENTS

NOBTS Women! 

Red Carpet Week Study Opportunities

Looking to grab an extra credit or two before heading into your summer break? Consider taking one or two of the following courses during Red Carpet Week. Registration available through the first class meeting. Contact Dr. Emily Dean at womensacademic@nobts.edu for more information.

For Ministry Wives Certificate:

May 28-30: Spiritual Gifts of the Minister’s Wife (Dr. Rhonda Kelley)

May 30-June 1: Lay Counseling for the Minister’s Wife (Dr. Brooke Osborn)

For Undergrad and Grad Students (Certificate or degree):

May 28-30: Disciple Making for Women (Dr. Emily Dean)

May 30-June 1: Biblical Womanhood (Dr. Rhonda Kelley)

Brown Bag Book Club!

The Brown Bag Book Club meets weekly at noon in the Creole Room at the Cafeteria. This week we will begin a new study, Hearts of Fire. You are welcome to join in at any point! Contact Dr. Emily at nobtswomen@nobts.edu to let her know if you can come so she can have extra study guides available. All campus women (students, staff, and wives) are welcome!

Have you found us online?

We’ve got a Facebook group called NOBTS Student Wives Fellowship as well as NOBTS QUEST. Join soon to keep up with what’s going on! Event updates are posted periodically to help get the word out! 

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Pastoral Care Ministry Opportunity

An excellent pastoral care opportunity is available for volunteer chaplains at University Medical Center. Volunteers are needed for nights and weekends to respond to families requesting a chaplain's service. Volunteers will be included on a list of chaplains "to call" and must be willing to care for families from any faith or denomination. Chaplain Philip Peavey will provide informal training. May be considered for pastoral care course requirement fulfillment.  

To learn more contact Chaplain Peavey at 504.702.3077 or call his cell (text first) at 504.401.7425. PLEASE text his cell first before calling and give your identity. Contact Peavey at philip.peavey@lcmchealth.org or philippeavey136@gmail.com

NOBTS INFORMATION

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

John T. Christian Library Information

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.

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday:    7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday:    7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday:    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday:    Closed

Tuesday and Thursday:    Closed during Chapel

Facilities

NOBTS Facilities is where you go for all building and maintenance issues. For safety tips, a link to submit work orders, and the latest info on campus projects, follow us on Facebook :  www.facebook.com/NOBTSFacilities Here you'll also find helpful how-to videos.

Need Technical Assistance? Contact ITC Today

Email Selfserve@nobts.edu for technical questions/support requests with the Selfserve.nobts.edu site (Access to online registration, financial account, online transcript, etc.).

Email BlackboardHelpDesk@nobts.edu for technical questions/support requests with the NOBTS Blackboard Learning Management System NOBTS.Blackboard.com.

Email ITCSupport@nobts.edu for general technical questions/support requests; or visit www.NOBTS.edu/itc/ for general NOBTS technical help information; or call 504.816.8180 for assistance.

SWAP Shop Hours

The SWAP Shop (Surplus With A Purpose) provides 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.

The SWAP Shop is open Monday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday, (varies) usually 3:30 - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,  FREE BREAD AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS, and Saturday varies according to availability of volunteers.

Join the NOBTS Swap Shop Facebook page at Facebook.com/NOBTS SWAP shop. Times are listed and closures will be announced there. The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers to open and help clean. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.