By By Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A new Leavell College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary program will allow pastoral ministry students to earn both the bachelor of arts degree and the master of divinity degree in just five years. Made possible through an anonymous grant, the Accelerated BA + MDiv program will shorten a pastoral ministry...

By Staff on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is partnering with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) for the upcoming ERLC Academy. Students who attend the May 20-21 event in Nashville, Tenn., may earn three hours of credit for “Christian Ethics (ETHC5300)” during the event. Sessions at the ERLC Academy will be led...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, March 15, 2019

A pastor’s death, disappointment in a leader, unimaginable tragedy—trials for a body of believers come in all packages and varieties. So does grief. Ian Jones, NOBTS professor of counseling, has cared for communities of believers reeling from devastating loss. The night of Sept. 15, 1999, Jones was called to Wedgwood Baptist Church,...

By Dr. Ian Jones on Friday, March 15, 2019

People react to a traumatic event in a variety of ways. Each expresses grief differently and the rate at which healing comes can vary in dramatic ways. The following list, though not comprehensive, contains some practical suggestions for long-term ministry to grieving people. Included are some observations from Kathy Jo Brown,...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, February 15, 2019

“It could have been a crisis of faith.” The long road of grief Averri and Kionna LeMalle traveled during their years at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary brought unexpected lessons of faith. Troubles conceiving and the stunning loss of two babies during pregnancy put the couple’s faith to the test. When...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, February 15, 2019

She’s led a mission team to Haiti, ridden the Amazon River into isolated villages for the Gospel, and shared Christ with construction workers in Nicaragua. And she’s done it all from a wheelchair. TroQuell Jenkins, 25, says knowing Jesus is better than walking on two feet. “God’s glorified Himself so much in...

By Brian Blackwell, The Baptist Message on Friday, February 15, 2019

COTTONPORT, La. – Prison ministry was not on Sammy Morrow’s radar when he first received the call in August to consider joining Raymond Laborde Correction Center as a chaplain. Morrow had served as pastor of the Alpine First Baptist Church in Tioga and then the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Pollock,...

By Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has been awarded a $1,005,000 core funding grant to support the school's community counseling and childhood education efforts. "We have a deep commitment to making a positive impact on our community through ministry engagement and community partnerships," NOBTS Chancellor Chuck Kelley said of the grant provided...