The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is one of the largest seminaries in the world with a history of training pastors, missionaries and counselors. Students from around the United States and the world come to the seminary’s Louisville campus to study ministry.
Now the seminary is offering half-price tuition to members of Southeast Christian Church and their dependents.
It’s a rare privilege.
“The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southeast Christian Church share commitment to the Gospel and a long history of friendship and mutual support,” said Matthew Minier, SBTS’ associate vice president for enrollment management. “Since we are like-minded in our desire to reach the city of Louisville and the world for Christ, Southern Seminary is pleased to provide members of Southeast Christian Church and their dependents a tuition discount equal to 50% of the non-SBC tuition rate. This tuition discount applies to both undergraduate and graduate coursework.”
The seminary includes three schools: Boyce College, the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry and the School of Theology.
There are multiple programs and career tracks that include Missions and Bible Translation, Leadership, Islamic Studies, Ethics and Philosophy, Discipleship and Family Ministry, Christian Ministry, Apologetics, Theology, Counseling, Christian Education, Pastoral Studies and Discipleship. Southern Seminary offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. Online classes with flexible schedules are available.
The seminary is already home to many Southeast members.
Southeast member Ellie Sauder plans to complete a degree in counseling in 2021.
“I love the community on campus,” Sauder said. “It’s easy to get close to people here. I love the classes, and our professors care about us. It’s a great school for anyone pursuing the Lord who wants to be involved in ministry.”
Southeast member Brayden Ward is a senior at Boyce, finishing a degree in business. He also played on the soccer team.
“I wasn’t planning on coming to Boyce, but I fell in love with it and with Christ,” Ward said. “My faith became real here. I’ve learned leadership and how to serve. My goal after graduation is to start a nonprofit overseas, maybe in Estonia where I went as a high school student with Southeast.”
For more information about classes and degree programs, visit www.sbts.edu.