on Monday, November 18, 2019


Operation Christmas Child this week, Nov. 18-25

Pack your shoeboxes and bring them to the HSC. NOBTS is a Central Drop Off Location for the New Orleans area. Visit Operation Christmas Child for more information on what to pack. 

Operation Christmas Child Volunteers Needed, Nov. 18-25

Collection week for Operation Christmas Child is November 18-25, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is the Central Drop Off Location for the metro New Orleans area. We need volunteers to help us pack shoeboxes into cartons and pray for the children who will be receiving these gifts. The following times are available. Please go to to select the times/days you would like to volunteer. 
Volunteers are needed for time slots during the following hours: 
Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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. 

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


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.


Women’s Fellowship/Ladies Rec Painting Party!

This Monday, Nov. 18, make plans to come to the REC at 7 p.m. for a Balloon Dart Painting Party! All campus women are invited to join in on the fun! It will be a great time of fellowship, food, and painting!

Christmas Tour of Homes

Calling all campus women! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so it’s time to make plans to attend the upcoming campus Christmas Tour of Homes! On Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m., we’ll gather at Carey Hall for group assignments before being sent out to view faculty and student homes all decked out for Christmas. We’ll finish the night about 8:30pm at Carey Hall with yummy holiday treats. Childcare is available by reservation. To reserve a spot, email by December 3.

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.