Women’s Prayer Evangelism Conference

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is in need of volunteers for this years’ Women’s Prayer Evangelism Conference to be held September 10-12 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain. Volunteers would need to arrive by 5 pm on Thursday, September 9 and be available to stay until around lunchtime on Sunday. Lodging and meals will be provided for volunteers and travel expenses will be reimbursed. If you are interested, please contact the Women’s Life Office at womenslife@sebts.edu.… Read More...

New scholarship for the Children of Fallen Service Members

WASHINGTON – The children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001 can apply for an educational scholarship similar to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Benefits are retroactive to Aug. 1, 2009.

The scholarship, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are named after Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, 28, a Texas native who died in Iraq in 2006 while disarming an explosive. He was survived by three young children.

“The Fry scholarship represents this nation’s solemn commitment to care for children whose mothers and fathers paid the ultimate price for our country,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K.… Read More...

Volunteers Needed

The Heritage of Raleigh is in need of some volunteers to help with activities for the residents. If anyone is interested, Heritage of Raleigh feels that it would be a valuable experience for the student and for the residents. Students can play games, read, attend current event groups, assist with prayer groups, walk to shopping centers or simply talk with the residents. If anyone is interested, students can contact Karen Daniels and leave a message.

Karen Daniels
Director of Lifestyles
Heritage of Raleigh
919-334-2230… Read More...

Independence Day, Montana style

A media team from Southeastern spent the Fourth of July weekend with Paul Seddon and Cody Wood, a couple of Southeastern grads planting a church in Livingston, Montana. President Akin and his wife were there as well. You can read a little about it, and see a bunch of pictures, at the Southeastern missions blog. Stay tuned for more from Montana – stories, pictures and video – in coming weeks.… Read More...

The View from the Steeple

If you have been around campus lately you have noticed the work that is going on to refresh the Binkley Chapel steeple. Southeastern’s not-so-afraid-of-heights reporter Kelly Jo went all the way up to get some photos of our campus from on high, and you can view them by going to this Flickr slideshow.

Special thanks to the excellent crew in Plant Services for assisting Kelly in her work.… Read More...

Akin’s Reflections on the 2010 SBC Annual Meeting

The record may reveal that the 2010 convention in Orlando was a historic moment for the churches of the SBC.  Only time will tell.  From my perspective it was a wonderful convention as Southern Baptists affirmed overwhelmingly how we wish to chart our future.  What were the crucial happenings and their significance at this year’s convention?  Let me highlight several.

First, and by far the most important, was the adoption of the GCRTF Report.  By a 75%-80% majority vote the report was passed with only a minor amendment, one that I believe actually strengthened recommendation #3 on “Celebrating & Empowering Great Commission Giving.”  (For those wishing to read the final report go to www.PRAY4GCR.com). … Read More...

9Marks discussion focuses on future of GCR

by Lauren Crane

In dialogue with Mark Dever, Al Mohler and David Platt, Southeastern president Daniel Akin discussed the next steps for the Southern Baptist Convention, now that the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force’s recommendations have been passed.

The men gathered late Tuesday at the Southern Baptist Convention as part of an event called 9Marks at Nine. In a time of discussion and a question and answer session, Akin, along with the others, talked about their thankfulness over the passing of the GCR recommendations, as well as what they see as the next steps to take, both on the micro and macro levels.… Read More...

Baptist21 panel challenges program idolatry, encourages cooperation for Great Commission Resurgence

by Lauren Crane
At a gathering of Southern Baptist leaders on Tuesday afternoon, proponents of the Great Commission Resurgence discussed the need for a majority vote in favor of the GCR.

Southeastern’s president, Danny Akin, said, “What is at stake is the fact that business as usual is not working well. We’ve been losing ground for 50 years and it became obvious in recent years.

“It’s about penetrating lostness and getting to gospel to the unreached and underserved areas of the world.”… Read More...

Akin reports on state of seminary

During the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention, Southeastern president Daniel Akin addressed the attendees on the state of the seminary and new initiatives it is pursuing, including increasing partnerships with local churches.

To read the recap of the report, please click here.… Read More...

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