October 9th: Seminary Students, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Since 1917, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has equipped leaders to answer God’s call to ministry. The seminary’s goal is to pass a strong commitment to evangelism onto the graduates and eventually the churches and ministries they serve.
Nowhere is the commitment to evangelism more evident than in the ministry of the 194 students in the Caskey scholarship program. The students, who serve as bi-vocational ministers or in smaller membership churches, commit to weekly, intentional, Gospel witnessing. Last school year, these 194 students shared the Gospel more than 3,000 times and saw more than 400 people come to faith in Christ.
Without generous CP giving, the seminary’s training task and evangelism efforts like this would be impossible. NOBTS president Chuck Kelley says, “The lifeblood of Southern Baptists at every level and in every ministry is the Cooperative Program, The genius of the Southern Baptist Convention is that we have learned that we can do things together that none of us could do individually.”
In fact, because NOBTS believes so strongly in it, a Cooperative Program course is now required for every graduate student at NOBTS. And our church is a vital part of their task of training the next generation of ministers, missionaries and leaders through our support of the Cooperative Program. Let’s continue to pray for them as they strive to educate and inspire for future Kingdom work.