Friday, May 6, 2016

NOBTS, Announcements for GA/AL Extension Centers (May 2 , 2016)


The orientation Date/Time are as follows:
Monday, August 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday,August 9,2016 from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM  
*The orientation sessions on Monday and Tuesday are identical. You must select one date to attend.
The orientation location:
Johnson Ferry First 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 help you to register for courses for Fall 2016 semester.
The Fall 2016 Registration and Tuition Payment Deadline is Friday, August 19 at 4:00 PM (CST). 
Please click here for sign-up: North Georgia On-Site Orientation for Fall 2016
If you have any questions, please email for more information.
​NGA Hub(GA/AL) will be hosting a Preaching Event: Preaching for the 21st Century on September 17, 2016 at the Johnson 
Ferry Baptist Church. This event is free and you can get free elective course credit hours from this conference, please register 
for the following courses through Self Serve to get course credit hours:

1. Graduate Program
September Special Event/Conference Workshop- Preaching Events
9/16 (Fri.), 2016- 7:00 PM - 8: 50 PM/ PREA5305-80/ Special Event Preaching Conference, GA/ Dr. Jonggil Lee
9/17 (Sat.), 2016- 8:00 AM-6:30 PM/
             Please click here for the course syllabus: PREA5303-80/Special Event Preaching Conference

2. Leavell College
 9/16 (Fri.), 2016- 5:00 PM- 6: 50 PM/ PMCM 2350-80/Preaching Events, GA-Dr. Jonggil Lee
 9/17(Sat. ), 2016-8:00 AM-6:30 PM/
           Please click here for the course syllabus :PMCM2350-80/Preaching Events

3. Certificate Program: PMUS1112-800/ Homiletics-Rev. Charles Owusu
9/16 (Fri.), 2016- 5:00 PM - 6: 50 PM/ PMUS1112-800/ Homiletics
9/17 (Sat.), 2016-8:00 AM -6: 30 PM
          Please click here for the course syllabus :PMUS1112-800/ Homiletics

** Note: Event Courses begin on Friday night – students will register for the course and pay all course fees


Each student is responsible for making travel, housing, and meal arrangements for a Marietta campus workshop. 
Hotel options exist within a 10-mile radius of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Some hotels are 
Crestwood Suites of Marietta-Roswell, East Lake (Marietta, GA);Hampton Inn (Marietta, GA)/Special price ($75 for NOBTS); Crowe Plaza (Atlanta, GA); 

Please click here  for sign-up :Preaching for the 21st Century

Farewell Card for Dr. Bauman
We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Angie Bauman for the past years of her service and teaching at the NGA center as a counselor, professor, staff member,  minister, and friend.

Her last day will be May 30, 2016, so we would like to encourage you to give her blessing words and a goodbye message to her.
We have a goodbye card for her in the hallway to the room #348, please stop by and leave blessing words for her.

Would you like to travel to Ecuador in October on a mission trip? The trip will occur during the fall break and you can earn credit for a provided class related to the trip. 
 In addition, NOBTS students can qualify for $700 as a stipend to help with the travel expense. 
Contact Dr. Bob Hall at to ask questions about the trip. Include a contact phone number with your email.

See Rome and tour ancient sites such as the Colosseum, the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's and more in the NOBTS/Providence Education Foundation Rome Pilgrimage 2016 tour, Nov. 17-25.
 For information and tour highlights, CLICK HERE to see the trip brochure. For an application, CLICK HERE
pplication and payment can be sent to Rome Pilgrimage, attn. Blanca Phillips, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., Box 98, NOLA, 70126.

Provided by Dr. Peter Kendrick
 1) They put in hard work.
 2) They practice “retrieval”.
 3) They don’t stick with just one learning style.
 4) They mix up their learning and practice.
 5) They regularly test their knowledge.
 6) They successfully draw upon prior knowledge.
 7) They practice “elaboration.”
Please click here for more detailed information: The 7 Habits of Higly Effective Learners


Earn Class Credit while Sharing the Gospel in St. Louis

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has an exciting option for students who want to participate in a mission and evangelism trip this summer – Crossover St. Louis, June 6-10, 2016. Watch the North American Mission Board video about Crossover St. Louis 2016. Read more of this post

Apply now for Summer Internship in Multi-cultural Setting

A Mosaic Community and Christian Renewal New Orleans (CRNO) invites college and seminary applicants to take part in a multi-cultural, urban ministry experience this summer in New Orleans. Interns participate weekly in an assigned ministry in the city, as well as a weekly meeting with invited guests that speak on a variety of urban ministry and community development topics.
Now In its third year, the CRNO internship program selects highly qualified and teachable interns for service in New Orleans. Housing and a small stipend is available. The program is small and flexible to allow maximum exposure to ministry and mentors during the summer. NOBTS seminary credit may be arranged with qualified supervisors in New Orleans and your college or seminary.
Email Dr. Page Brooks ( or click HERE for the application.

Registration is now open!
Don't forget to Register for Red Carpet Week, May 23-27, 2016 in New Orleans.
Red Carpet week happens only once a year. It’s our opportunity to roll out the red carpet and welcome all of our students to the New Orleans campus for a week of enhanced academic opportunities, lots of fun and free stuff, and the chance to spend some quality time in New Orleans with faculty and fellow students.
Come enjoy discounted student housing, two free evening meals, free daily coffee breaks, discounted meals in the River City Cafeteria, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, fun run, and a trip to Morning Call - City Park for coffee and beignets with Dr. Chuck Kelley.
Registration Fees Waived
The $90 registration fee will be waived for all Red Carpet Week students. Regular workshop tuition rates apply.
May 23-25 - Register by April 23
• Church Revitalization (EVAN6221) - Rice
May 23-27 - Register by April 23
• BCPP Church History Seminar (BCHI5500) - Butler & Harsch
• Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics (BSHM5310) - Stevens & TBA
• Strategic Church Development though Sunday School (CEAD6370) - TBA
• Spiritual Warfare in the Local Church (CHPL6282/6382) - Edens w/ Jerry Rankin
• Christian Ethics (ETHC5300) - Riley
• Disaster Relief Training and Experience (MISS5331) - Taylor
• Worship Leadership (PATH5300) - Phelps & Ferrington
• Preaching from the Prophets (PREA6218/6318) - TBA
• Preaching through Isaiah (PREA6256/6356) - TBA
May 23-27 - Register by April 22
• New Testament Word Studies (BSCM2322) Grubbs
• Faith Development of Preschoolers and Children* (CECM1303) - McGehee
• Theological Implications of Mental Disorders (CMCM3372) - Harwood & Osborn
• Preaching from the Letters of John (PMCM4318) - Farmer
• Visit SELF-SERVE to Register for a Course.

• Click Here for information about the Red Carpet Housing and Meal discounts.

Visit Israel in January
Visit Israel with the NOBTS Pilgrimage to Israel tour group Jan. 2-11, 2017.  The nonrefundable $500 minimum deposit per person applies toward the total tour cost of $2,995, or $1995 for currently enrolled NOBTS students and faculty. The deposit is due upon enrollment. Click here to learn more about the trip.
Please make the check payable to NOBTS with a note that it is for the Israel Pilgrimage Trip, January 2017. The second installment of $500 is due by May 1, 2016. The third installment of $500 is due by July 1, 2016. The fourth payment of $495 is due bySeptember 1, 2016. (This is the final payment for qualified NOBTS students) and the final payment of $1000 for non-students is due by November 1, 2016.
To be assured of reservations, please complete and mail the registration form along with your deposit of $500 per person (make checks payable to NOBTS with a note that it is for the Israel Pilgrimage, January 2017) to: Israel Trip – Attn. Blanca Phillips New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 3939 Gentilly Blvd., Box 98, New Orleans, LA 70126.

Graduate Course Schedule Available Online
The 2016-17 Graduate Course Schedule is now available online at the GA/AL website. Click here to view.  Registration for the fall semester opens April 15.

Want to Thrive in Ministry?
Make sure finances don’t hinder you…sign up for a
Prep Financial Small Group now!
The small groups will meet between May 10 and June 20, 2016
Meetings:                    6-8 Sessions, approximately 90 minutes each
Meeting Dates:           TBD
Group Times:              90 minute sessions, Times TBD
Group Facilitator:       Tommy Ferguson
Meeting Place:            Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, or other convenient location
Materials are FREE to students. For more information contact Dr. Angie Bauman at or 770.321.1606, press 5.
 Be Inspired  *  Be Equipped  *  Be Faithful

Spring 2016 
Mar. 25th                                  Good Friday (offices closed) 
May 5th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Thursday classes
May 9th                                    Last day of classes/finals for Monday classes
May 10th                                  Last day of classes/finals for Tuesday classes 
May 13th                                  Leavell College Graduation
May 14th                                  Graduate Program Graduation

Fall 2016

Aug. 19th                                 FINAL DAY of PAYMENT: Final day to register and pay tuition

Aug. 22nd                                 1st day of classes for Monday classes
Aug. 23rd                                 1st day of classes for Tuesday classes
Aug. 25th                                 1st day of classes for Thursday classes

Sept. 2nd                                  Drop/Add Deadline

Sept. 5th                                   Labor Day (no classes)

Sept. 15th                                 Graduation Application Deadline for Fall Graduation

Oct. 17th – 21st                         Fall Break

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      



-Pending Approval

Columbus Extension center will be launched in Georgia. The classes for the Leavell College and graduate program will be started in August, 2016.

Contact: Dr. LeBron Matthews

Phone: 706-662-0731
Classes meet at Wynnbrook Baptist Church
              500 River Knoll Way, Columbus, GA 31904
Degrees: MDiv/ Leavell College
Classes: Mondays
Library: Access to the John T. Christian Library in New Orleans is available as well as the E-library. 

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!

Web Page
Advising – Graduate Program
Advising – Undergraduate Program

Church Minister Relations
(for ministry jobs)
Financial Aid
(help to avoid student debt)
NOBTS news
Information Technology Center
Help with Blackboard

Online library resources
Writing and Turabian style help
Guest Housing
(Providence Guest House)
Student Counseling
Women’s Programs

For additional library resources in your state, check
          GALILEO for Georgia students
          LALINC for Louisiana students
          Florida Virtual Library ( for Florida students

NOBTS has adopted a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve English writing at the graduate level and has a writing center to provide resources.

Our plan to improve writing called, The Write Stuff.” We started piloting part of the plan  this semester, and it will be phased in over the next several years. 

We encourage you to visit this writing center at least one time as a NOBTS student and hope you  use this website to meet writing coaches to discuss your writing and ways to improve.

Please click here to visit the Writing Center:


On Mondays, staff and faculty are available all day
in Room 348 at JFBC.

Leavell College Advisor
Dr. Peter Kendrick
Graduate Student Advisor
Dr. Angie Bauman

NGA Library Hours
Mon      8:00am—6:00pm
Tues     8:30am—5:00pm
Wed      8:30am—4:00pm
Thurs   8:30am—5:00pm
Fri*—Sun             Closed
*Library will open on    Hybrid Fridays.

We exist to equip leaders to fulfill the great commission and the great commandments through the local church and its ministries.Thank you for partnering with us to accomplish this mission!

Five Core Values:
1.     Doctrinal Integrity
2.     Spiritual Vitality
3.     Mission Focus
4.     Characteristic Excellence
5.     Servant Leadership
Seven Ministry Competencies:
1.     Biblical Exposition
2.     Christian Theological Heritage
3.     Disciple Making
4.     Interpersonal Skills
5.     Servant Leadership
6.     Spiritual and Character Leadership
7.     Worship Leadership


     North Georgia Extension Center