Seminary offers revival preachers to churches

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are available to lead spring revivals, March 15-28, 2009.

By sending students to preach revival meetings, Southwestern’s Spring Evangelism Practicum makes it possible for churches with less than 100 members or limited resources to hold at least one revival meeting per year. Churches unable to host students March 15-28 may also choose to invite student preachers on either May 10-13 or May 17-20.

During the spring of 2008, Southwestern students and faculty members ventured out of the Bible Belt to preach the Gospel in 25 states across the nation. Collectively, they shared the Gospel with 449 people one-on-one, and preached a total of 336 sermons throughout the week. This effort resulted in 220 decisions, including 57 professions of faith. Since the program began nearly 50 years ago, the seminary has deployed 5,523 students during the practicum. Participants through the years have reported nearly 14,000 total professions of faith.
“I have high hopes for the future of this program because I intend to honor the heritage that modeled for us a biblical way to push back the darkness in a lost and dying world,” said Cky Carrigan, associate professor of evangelism at Southwestern and director of the program.

Southwestern’s Spring Evangelism Practicum was featured in the summer 2008 edition of the Southwestern News, which can be accessed online at For more information or to host a seminary student preacher for your church, visit the Southwestern Seminary Web site at During the practicum, churches are responsible for housing, meals and, in some cases, limited transportation, such as that to and from the airport and the church.
About Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southwestern Seminary celebrates its centennial in 2008. Since its founding, the seminary has trained and sent out over 40,000 graduates to serve in local churches and mission fields around the world. In 1908, B.H. Carroll established the seminary on the campus of Baylor University. It was moved to its current location on Seminary Hill in Fort Worth in 1910 and was placed under the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. Paige Patterson was elected as the eighth president of the seminary in 2003.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Thomas White, Vice President for Student Services and Communications
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
817.923.1921 ext. 7300

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas