on Monday, October 21, 2019


Healing From theTrauma of Sexual Abuse, beginning Oct. 21

A counseling group to help women heal from the trauma of sexual abuse will meet on Mondays, beginning Oct. 21., from 6-7:30 p.m. Contact Stephanie Dow at 239.834.1545.  Prescreening is required. 

Pure Desire Women's Pillar Groups, Oct. 22

Women's Pillar groups begin Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., for women struggling with porn addiction. To sign up call 504.816.8004, or email, or stop by the Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center.  

Called to Missions? IMB Rep on campus Oct. 22-24

Alex Thompson, the IMB Consultant who works with NOBTS students interested in serving overseas with the IMB will be on campus Oct 22-24. If you would like to schedule a meeting with him, please email him at and include the times you could potentially be available to meet.

Fall Festival at Early Learning Center, Oct. 25

Families on campus are invited to attend the Early Learning Center's Fall Festival, Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Trunk or Trick is featured. Costumes are welcomed. Volunteers are needed. To volunteer, contact the Early Learning Center at 504.816.8585 by Oct. 23. 

What's New at DEFEND 2020, Jan. 6-10, 2020

Top apologists from around the world will be featured in NOBTS' week-long apologetics conference, Jan. 6-10, 2020.  New this year, joining by live video chat are renowned Oxford University scholars Alister McGrath and John Lennox. Also new this year, Leavell College students may take up to 9 hours of credit. As before, graduate students may take up to 9 hours of credit, all under the tuition cap. The Leavell College classes offered this year are:

LCTH4346 Special Topics in Theological and Historical Studies  
For information, click here. 

Prepare-Enrich Training, Saturday, Nov. 2

Be prepared to provide premarital counseling by attending the one-day workshop at the Leeke Magee Counseling Center, NOBTS. The workshop is open to anyone in ministry who wants to be well trained to provide this important service. The worskshop is Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held in room 102 of the Leeke Magee Center. The registration deadline is Oct. 18. 
Leading the workshop is Larry K. Daniels, an NOBTS grad who works as a counselor for Alabama Baptist's Pathways Counseling Ministry. 
The registration cost of $100 covers materials and shipping costs. If a husband and wife both want to attend and be trained, one set of materials can be purchased and the couple can share the certification. Please include on your application that your spouse will be attending if you choose this option. (This is a special discount is for NOBTS students, staff, and faculty). Non-NOBTS related individuals are also welcome to come, and can register through the website. 

Make Payment to: Receptionist Desk, LMCCC. Checks can be made out to Kathy Steele. We also accept cash and credit cards. Contact Information: 504-816-8004 Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center

SAVE THE DATE:  Senior Fest, April 3, 2020

Senior Fest is an annual one-day event sponsored by the Social Work Program and is hosted on the NOBTS campus. The event serves adults ages 55 and up through enriching breakouts, engaging worship, and opportunities for fun and fellowship with other believers. To register, visit here. 

Clinic open to serve NOBTS Family

Welcome to new and returning NOBTS families! Wishing you and your loved ones the best of health during the 2019-20 academic year.

Dr. Mari Wirfs, Family Nurse Practitioner, is the Clinic Medical Director.  Gary Collins, Medical Assistant, is the Clinic Office Manager.

The NOBTS Clinic is open on a part-time basis with variable hours to serve the primary health care needs of the seminary family.  The clinic schedule is posted outside the Clinic door.  Appointments are highly recommended and always preferred (504-816-8596).

Patients with urgent or emergency needs for health care should call 911 or proceed directly to a hospital emergency department without delay. 

Flu Shot Reservations Open, NOBTS Clinic

The NOBTS Family Health Care Clinic is waiting on notification from our supplier that our seasonal flu vaccine shipment is on the way.

The NOBTS Family Health Care Clinic will be offering the flu vaccine to Adults (age 18 – 65, and beyond) by reservation and appointment only.

Two different vaccines are available. The fee will be based upon which vaccine you need. One of the vaccines is for 65+ only. Please reserve your dose by calling or emailing the and provide the following information:

(1)   Name(s)

(2)   NOBTS ID#

(3)   Contact phone number(s)

The flu is a very unwelcome visitor in anyone’s home.  It causes significant loss of time (usually 5 to 7 days)…loss of time at school…loss of time at work… loss of quality family time…loss of Christian ministry time!  It can, and does, cause a significant loss of life each year.  The only contraindication is allergy to eggs


NOBTS Children and Adolescents

 All childhood immunizations, please call your pediatrician

or visit or call 504-733-3268.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very safe,healthy, and happy flu season!  

Dr. Wirfs & Gary


Visit Italy, Oct. 17-24, 2020 with Providence Travel Programs

See famous sites such as the Coliseum, Appian Way, catacombs, St. Peter's Basilica, and other places. The cost for NOBTS full-time students, staff or faculty is $995 per person and $1395 for non-NOBTS participants. The price does not include airfare. 

The deposit of $150 is due Feb. 15, 2020. the second payment of $350 is due April 30; third payment of $350 is due June 30. For more information, visit

New Opportunity for Chaplain Residency training

Come be a part of an exciting residency program and help begin an expanded, dynamic hospital ministry for patients and staff. The newly accredited ACPR program offers the opportunity to learn and serve.

Here are the details for the 2019-2020 program:

• Seven stipend positions available: $29,000 with full benefits

• Residency year: Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, through September 2020.

• Requirements: Theological degree or equivalent, Ordination or Commission to

function, Ecclesiastical endorsement; One completed unit preferred.

• $1,000 tuition fee applies (payroll deduction available)


You must apply both to the job posting of Chaplain Resident and to the CPE Program to be considered. You must meet both the selection criteria for CPE as well as successfully complete the interview, selection, and hire screening process.

To apply, visit and search for "Chaplain Resident."

For the CPE application, visit

For more information, call 504.702.4806. 

In conjunction with University Medical Center, New Orleans, LCMC Health.

Accordance Bible Software – special NOBTS 50% discount available

Accordance Bible Software--the premier Bible study software of scholars worldwide--is now available in native format for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS at a 50% discount for the seminary family. Accordance is well known for its ease of use, powerful search capabilities, and exceptional speed on all platforms. The NOBTS discount is good for the AB Blue or Green bundles, or Any Learner, or higher, collection.

A 25-percent discount is offered on the following add-on titles: BDAG, HALOT, BDAG/HALOT, Liddell & Scott, LEH, BHS apparatus, NA28 apparatus, 1960 Reina Valera with Strong’s, 1995 Reina Valera with Strong’s, Biblioteca Hispana modules, LBLA with notes, Nueva Version Int. , with notes.

To order or learn more, go to Live Chat is available at the website. Email or call 407.339.5855.

Use coupon code APP-NOBapTSe18-9 at checkout.


NEW Ministry Wife Certificate Class!

Beginning Tuesday, October 22, the Term 2 Ministry Wives class will begin!! Wives of current NOBTS students are encouraged to take part in the FREE Ministry Wife Certificate program with classes offered in on-campus, online, and workshop formats.

•             On Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m., registration will begin for the on-campus class, WMMW1144 Community Ministry, taught by Toni Collins. This 8-week class will be held weekly in HSC 293 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free childcare is available by reservation at the Preschool Center (email Please note that, if you enroll in the on-campus class as a new student, you are required to submit your immunization records by Tuesday, October 29. Contact Gary in the Campus Clinic (x8596) for more info.

NOBTS Women’s Bible Study!

Women’s Bible Study meets weekly at noon in the Cafeteria Balcony Room. This fall we’ll be studying the 40 min. Kay Arthur study, Living Like You Belong to God. You are welcome to join in at any point! All campus women (students, staff, and wives) are welcome! Contact for more info.

Have you found us online?

We are on Facebook and Instagram! On Instagram, look for @nobtswomen and Facebook, NOBTS Women’s Fellowship. Join soon to keep up with what’s going on! Event updates are posted periodically to help get the word out!



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

Operating Hours for the Academic Year:

Monday-Thursday    7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday   10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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 : Here you'll also find helpful how-to videos.

Need Technical Assistance? Contact 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; or visit 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.

Join the Facebook group NOBTS Marketplace to see current hours for the Swap shop. 

The Swap Shop is always looking for volunteers to open and help clean. For more information, call Rhonda Smith at 504.481.3656.