Friday, October 28, 2016

NGA Hub announcement Oct. 24, 2016

Today is the NGA Campus Preview Day!
We have prospective students who are interested in studying at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary at North Georgia Center today. 
They will observe classes and will have a chance to speak with current student and professors.
Please give them a warm welcome when you see them.  
Wynnbrook Baptist Church
500 River Knoll Way, Columbus, GA 31804 

11:00 AM – 12 NOON
Need to complete your Christian education? Want to learn more about the Bible? 
Desire to help equip others to serve Christ? Come learn more about this great new Christian resource for Southwest Georgia and East Alabama. 
Meet some of our current faculty and students. See the campus for LEAVELL COLLEGE and NEW ORLEANS BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY hosted by Wynnbrook Baptist Church. 
If you know of prospective students for our Certificate courses, Associate and BA degrees, or our Masters degrees, please invite them to attend.
For more information contact Dr. LeBron Matthews at Phone: 706-662-0731; E-mail:

Spring 2017 Workshop (January 2 Term)
Workshop DaysJanuary 9-13, 2017
Time: Monday- 2:00 PM- 5 PM; 7 :00 PM- 10 PM
         Tuesday thru Thursday- 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM; 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
         Friday- 9: 00 AM- 1:00 PM
Course code/Name: PATH5300-80/ Worship Leadership
                              (CIV :NOLA to/from NGA )
Instructors; Dr. Blake Newsom/Ms. Sungkyung Chang
Registration deadline: December 9, 2016

It is a great chance to get credit hours for PATH5300/Worship Leadership course from January Workshop.  This course is a requirement for MDiv.and MACE programs. 
Registration Deadline for PATH5300/Worship Leadership workshop is Dec.9, 2016.
Students can register for this course through NOBTS Self-serve account:

It is a great chance to get credit hours for PATH5300/Worship Leadership course from January Workshop.  This course is a requirement for MDiv.and MACE programs. 
Registration Deadline for PATH5300/Worship Leadership workshop is Dec.8, 2016.
Students can register for this course through NOBTS Self-serve account:

We have NOBTS T-Shirts for sale.
If you want to purchase the NOBTS T-Shirt, please contact Dr. Judi Jackson at
Dr. Jackson is available to take an order at #348 this week and next week. The T-shirt price is $12 each.

NOBTS has adopted a Quality Enhancement Plan to improve English writing at the graduate level. Over the next three years, we will implement several strategies to improve writing. 
We encourage you to bookmark the Writing center page and check it often as we will be adding resources and tips to help you write better. 
In addition to the physical space for the writing center, students will be able to use web conferencing software to meet with writing coaches to discuss their writing and ways to improve. 
More information about how to set up an appointment will be posted on this page soon. While the QEP is focused upon the graduate students, the writing center and online resources will be available for all students. 
We look forward to equipping you to share the gospel more effectively through written communication.

Do you have a desire to connect with others who have similar life callings?
Are you interested in sharing stories and growing in faith with those who live in a similar ministry world as yourself?
Do you want to be mentored in leadership skills for God's Kingdom?
Then join us for an Affinity Groups.
Evangelism/Church Planting: Dr. Kendrick ( ), 
Christian Education /Discipleship: Rev. Charles Owusu ( )
Pastoral Care: Dr. Scott Miller ( )- Meeting Dates:  10/24 , 11/14, 11/28, and 12/12
The following is the message from Dr. Scott Miller:
For the last couple of years I have met with students for lunch in the Magnolia Room who are interested in an interactive discussion about various ministry leadership topics.  
You are welcome to join us on any of the following Mondays from around 11:50 AM to 12:45 PM:  October 24, November 14, November 28, and December 12. 
 It requires no preparation or homework; we talk about practical, front-line ministry topics.  If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please e-mail me at   
I hope your new semester has started well!
Thanks, Scott Miller

NOBTS Women @ NGA : If you are interested in the meeting of NOBTS Woman@NGA, please contact Dr. Judi Jackson at ( ) .

If you plan to graduate in this December, please read the following information.

Friday, December 16, 2016 
            2:30 P.M.                   Graduation Rehearsal in Leavell Chapel (Mandatory)

            5:30-7:00 P.M.          President’s Reception
                                                (For all graduates, Undergraduate /Graduate/Doctoral and their families)
Saturday, December 17, 2016 
           9:00 A.M.                    Graduation Group Pictures in front of the Library

           10:00 A.M.                  Graduate Commencement Service in Leavell Chapel
                                               (No tickets are necessary to attend the Graduation Ceremony. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open at 9:00 A.M.)

You will need to rent a cap and gown submitting this Cap & Gown Rental Form to the LifeWay Bookstore on our campus. Please be advised that all graduates must have the proper regalia in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. The deadline to submit orders for rented graduation regalia is November 19, 2016. You may contact the LifeWay Campus Store at (504) 282-2626 or at for more information. The caps and gowns have to be ordered and take a few weeks to arrive at the NOBTS LifeWay. Please order your cap and gown by the assigned deadline! If you are a doctoral student and would like to purchase your regalia, you may use this Regalia Purchase Form.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:                 
Graduates and their families may contact the Providence Guest House at (504) 944-4455 for hotel accommodations. Please contact the Providence Guest House to make a reservation as soon as possible because space is limited.

Please notify the Registrar’s Office immediately at if your plans change for attending the graduation ceremony. Please be sure to include your full name and student ID in any correspondence. Unless we hear from you in writing, we will count on you to be present for the rehearsal and the commencement service.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions regarding graduation.

 If you are interested in Mentoring program, please see the following direction of how to register for the courses:

1. For Graduate Program Mentoring Course

First step: Fill out a Mentoring Application (online) at:
Second step: Have their Mentor/Potential Mentor fill out an Application at: The Mentor will need to fill out a "Site" application as well.

Once approved, the student receives an email on how to "Request Registration" in Self-Serve (for future semesters).
Here is Mentoring Course list:
The two primary courses for the Master of Divinity (Mentoring Track) are:
·         Mentoring in Discipleship Ministry (6 hour) or Mentoring in Discipleship Ministry (3 hour) (Christian Education)
·         Mentoring in Gospel Ministry (6 hour) or Mentoring in Gospel Ministry (3 hour) (Pastoral Ministry)
These "Mentoring in" courses are offered in 3 or 6 hour options. Courses can be taken in any option for up to 12 hours of credit.

The remaining courses offered with a mentored component are listed below:
·         Supervised Ministry 2: Ministry Practicum (2 hours)
·         Spiritual Formation 1 (1 hour)
·         Spiritual Formation 2 (1 hour)
·         Discipleship Strategies (2 hours)
·         Church Evangelism (2 hours)
·         Church Leadership and Administration (3 hours)
·         Church Revitalization (2 hours)
·         Preaching Practicum OR Teaching Practicum (2 hours)
Spring 2017
·         CMEN6600-0001 Mentoring in Discipleship Ministry       J. Dean
·         DISC5260-0001 Discipleship Strategies                                 H. Stewart
·         DISC5171-0001 Spiritual Formation 2                                      H. Stewart
·         PMEN6600-0001 Mentoring in Gospel Ministry                 Newsom
·         PATH6230-0001 Supervised Ministry 2                                Rice
·         EVAN6221-0001 Church Revitalization                                 Rice
·         PREA6200-0001 Preaching Practicum                                  Newsom
2. For Leavell College Mentoring course, please contact Leavell College at

****Registration for Spring 2017 semester will be opening on October 15, 2016. Please check course schedule for Spring 2017 in your area as below: 
Graduate Schedules for Spring 2017
(Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Rainsville, and Tuscaloosa)
Leavell College Schedules for Spring 2017
(Birmingham, Rainsville, and Tuscaloosa)
NGA Cycles

AL Cycles

Fall 2016

Oct 10th                                   Affinity Group for Pastoral Ministry/Church Planting
                                               Lunch &Meet with Dr. Jim Haskell (NAMB)
                                               12 PM - 1PM /Magnolia Room
Oct 15th                                  Registration open for Spring 2017

Oct. 17th – 21st                         Fall Break/October Workshop
Oct. 24th                                 NGA Preview Day
Nov. 7 th                                  Affinity Group for pastoral ministry/ Church Planting
                                               Lunch & Meet with Dr. Jerry Baker (GA Baptist Mission Board)
                                               12 PM - 1 PM / Magnolia Room

Nov. 21st – 25th                       Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 8th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Thursday classes
Dec. 12th                                  Last day of classes/finals for Monday classes
Dec. 13th                                  Last day of classes/finals for Tuesday classes

Dec. 17th                                  Graduation

 Spring 2017
Jan. 20th                                   FINAL DAY of PAYMENT: Final day to register and pay tuition

Jan. 23rd                                         1st day of classes for Monday classes
Jan. 24th                                  1st day of classes for Tuesday classes
Jan. 26th                                  1st day of classes for Thursday classes                       

Feb. 3rd                                    Drop/Add Deadline

Feb. 15th                                  Graduation Application Deadline for Spring Graduation

Feb. 28th                                  Mardi Gras Break (seminary closed)

Mar. 13th – 17th                        Spring Break
Apr. 14th                                  Good Friday (offices closed)

May 4th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Thursday classes
May 8th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Monday classes
May 9th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Tuesday classes

May 12th                                  Leavell College Graduation
May 13th                                  Graduate Program Graduation


This is a partial list of NOBTS student services available to all students, no matter your delivery system or location. 
 If you have questions or do not see what you need here, please refer to
email us at, or call the Dean of Students office at 800-662-8701, ext. 3283
We are glad to assist you!
 Advising-Graduate;504.282.4455 x3312 ;
Advising-Undergraduate ;504.816.8590;
Church Minister Relations
(for ministry jobs);504.282.4455 x3291;
Financial;504.282.4455 x3348 ;
(help to avoid student debt) ;504.816.8091;    
Gatekeeper-NOBTS news ;504.816.800 ;
Information Technology ;504.816.8180 ;
Help with ;504.816.8180 ; ;504.816.8018 ;  
Online library ;504-816-8018 ;
Writing and Turabian style ;504.816.819 ;
Guest Housing
(Providence Guest House) ;504.282.4455 x4455 ;  
Student ;504.816.8004 ;  
Women’s Programs ;504.282.4455.x 3334 ;

 For additional library resources in your state, check
          GALILEO for Georgia students
          LALINC for Louisiana students
          Florida Virtual Library ( for Florida students
Technical Support
Need   technical  assistance? Contact the 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.

504.816.8180   - Call for any technical questions/support requests. - General NOBTS technical help information is provided on this website.


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