Monday, April 3, 2017

NOBTS, Announcements for AL/GA Extension Centers (April 3rd, 2017)

It's today!!!

Today, Dr. Chuck Kelley, the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, will be preaching at the campus preview day chapel at 12 15 PM. 
The Campus Preview day for the prospective students starts at 9: 30 AM at the Magnolia room. If you meet the prospective students, please give them a warm welcome. 
The preview day schedule for the prospective students is listed below:

Preview Day Schedule
9:30 am    Campus Preview Check-in (Magnolia Room with coffee & snacks)
10:00 am  Welcome & Introduction to NOBTS*
11:30 am  Break
11:45 am  Lunch**
12:15 pm  Worship with Dr. Kelley
1:15 pm    Class Observation

2:30 pm    Dismiss
Also, if you have signed up for ALL NGA Day Lunch & Chapel as a current student, we'll gather in the Magnolia Room of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church at 11:45 for a delicious meal and chapel service led by Dr. Kelley.
Let's fill the room! This event is for current and prospective students, adjunct faculty, NOBTS staff, and guests.
We are praying that the prospective students and current students are encouraged and challenged by this event to answer the call of God.

Graduate CIV Classes are moved from Pinnacle to Loft A on April 3 & 10

NGA office was notified by JFBC that they have the Ethernet connection problem in the Pinnacle room and their IT office is working on it. 
So, we have to move some of CIV classes which are using the Pinnacle room to Loft A for the next 2 weeks.
 If you take a course which is being offered in the Pinnacle room currently, please make sure that you are not confused the classroom on April 3 (Monday).

Therefore, The following courses will be taught in the room of Loft A on April 3 & 10:

Monday HYBRID CIV Cycle (8 Class Meetings) - NGA, SGA, PEN, JAX
Bi-Weekly classes meet on  4/3
Course Name

9:30 – 11:20 AM
 Intermediate Hebrew
(CIV from NGA to SGA, PEN, & JAX)
Dr. James Sexton
Loft A

1:00 – 2:50 PM
Systematic Theology 2 (CIV from NGA to SGA, PEN, & JAX)
Dr. Peter Kendrick
Loft A
3:00 – 4:50 PM
Teaching Practicum
(CIV from NGA to SGA, PEN, & JAX)

Dr. David Judd
Loft A


6:00 – 7:50 PM

Pastoral Ministry
 (CIV from NGA to SGA)
Dr. Jonggil Lee
Loft A

We are excited for new students to begin studying at the North Georgia (NGA) campus in Marietta, GA or the Duluth, GA campus.
NGA center will provide an On-Site orientation for the new students on August 7 & 8, 2017.
Orientation will be held on the following dates: (Selcet One)*
Monday, August 7(Monday), 2017 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM 
Tuesday, August 8 (Tuesday), 2017 from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM  

*Please click here for sign up: NGA/Duluth On-Site Orientation

*The orientation sessions on Monday and Tuesday are identical. You must select one date to attend.  

The orientation location is Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068 in the Magnolia Room (first floor). 

Orientation is a graduation requirement for ALL students. After orientation, NGA faculty and staff will be available to assist you to register for courses for Fall 2017 semester.

The Fall 2017 Registration and Tuition Payment Deadline is Friday, August 18 at 4:00 PM (CST). 
If you have any questions, please email for more information.

Applications for the current student scholarship will be available April 1-30.
The Financial Aid Office in New Orleans makes an online grant application available September 1-30 and April 1-30 for students to apply for scholarships (available, click Financial Aid). 
Each student is responsible for completing the online application during September to be considered for spring semester scholarships and during April to be considered for fall semester scholarships
Typically, the Financial Aid staff will mail a letter or send an e-mail indicating if you have received funds. 
The funds are credited to the student account in the Business Office. No funds are issued directly to the student, but to the student’s NOBTS account.
Please click here for the scholarship application: 
*Extension Center Students - Two classes is the full-time student status requirement for NOBTS Financial Aid purposes. 
The two classes must be Monday on-campus courses or Thursday, Friday, or Saturday hybrid, on-campus courses. Internet courses, independent studies, special event courses, and workshops DO NOT count toward full-time status. 
Your insurance provider, student loan company or veterans services may require you to have more credit hours to achieve full-time status for their purposes.
Please check with your insurance agent, loan provider, or VA benefit representative if you have additional questions about meeting their requirements for full-time status. NOBTS does not dictate what those agencies require of you. 


If you apply and receive an NOBTS scholarship and then fail to uphold the full-time student status during the semester of the scholarship award, the scholarship monies will be removed from your NOBTS account plus you may incur potential penalties and fees for withdrawing from classes.

The ITC at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announced that they are working on posting each student's picture on their file.
If your picture is not posted on your self-serve account, please send us a copy of your photo so that the ITC office can update your file.
The following criteria will be applied to the photos that you will send:
1. Photos must be in .jpg format
2. Size of photo can be no longer than 200 x 200 pixels
3. Resolutions should be around 72
Please email your picture to and if you have any questions, you can email us at the same email address.
 **Please note: This is not a requirement, but please send us your picture if you desired that the picture is included on your student file. 

NGA center will be hosting a “Ready to Write” workshop for all new students and returning students on August 7 (Monday)  at 1-  5PM at JFBC Magnolia room.
Dr. Peter Kendrick, the regional dean of GA/AL centers, will lead the workshop and will provide some useful information for the students. 
You will learn how to use Blackboard, research skills, Turabian and writing skills through the workshop, it will help you succeed in every class.  

Topics to be covered:
1. How to navigate Blackboard as a student
2. Introduction to basic Turabian skills/necessary for NOBTS scholarship
3. Introduction  to fundamental research
4. Review of grammar
5. Review of how to write  an effective research paper and book reviews

This workshop is opened for all new students and returning students. If you are interested in this workshop, please complete the following form:

Dr. Ken Taylor, NOBTS Professor of Urban Missions, is coordinating a mission trip for NOBTS students this June 19-25, 2017. Below are the basic details. 
To express your interest and find out more about how you can be involved, please email Dr. Taylor as soon as possible at
Here is a part of what the trip will consist of:
  • In-depth academic training about Mormonism
  • Face to Face evangelism opportunities throughout the week
  • Watch a live panel discussion between current Mormons and Christians
  • Visit to Temple Square and other historic locations in Salt Lake City

The NOBTS student rate for this trip of $625 (heavily subsidized by NOBTS) pays for:
§  Airfare from New Orleans
§  Transportation in Utah
§  Gas
§  Meals & Lodging
§  Training materials

§   Love offering for our hosts

Extension Center students are encouraged to connect with this unique opportunity of mission training and engagement.

Consider serving the nations in Jesus' name right here in the Atlanta area. Bill Johnson, pastor of Reach the Nations Church and NOBTS grad., invites you to participate in a summer internship in the Clarkston area, promising an encounter with the international mission field without leaving the state of Georgia! Interns will gain hands-on missions and church planting experience while facilitating and engaging in discipleship opportunities. Dates of training and participation are May 24-August 4, 2017. Check out the church's website at for more info and to apply. Note that this is not a paid position but ministry-related expenses on the field and housing are covered. You may also talk with Dr. Kendrick about a possible class-credit option.


If you are a student in AL area, who is looking for a local ministry location, please see the below ministry opportunity:

Associate Student Pastor/ First Baptist Montgomery-
First Baptist Montgomery, AL is currently looking for a new Associate Student Pastor to join their team. 
This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in a large student ministry and learn under the guidance of a great church staff.  
We make sure that this person has time to balance both work and school: Monday is a day off so they can go to class in Birmingham or Montgomery, and Thursday is allowed as a study day in the office.
Please see the attachment for the job description! And, if you have a question about the position, please contact Russell McCrory at .
Russell McCrory
Student Pastor, FBC Montgomery
(334) 440 9266


Apr.   3rd                                 NGA/Duluth Campus Preview Day with Dr. Kelley
Apr. 14th                                   Good Friday (offices closed)
May 1st                                    Lunch and Learn with Dr. Jojo Thomas
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

Click the appropriate link below to jump to a specific section of the GA/AL web pages or scroll down for more information.
North Georgia Hub
Columbus Center
Duluth Center
Jonesboro Center
South Georgia Center
Birmingham Center
Montgomery Center
Huntsville Center
Rainsville Center
Tuscaloosa Center

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