"This Week on the Hill" is a weekly roundup of campus news, announcements, and events from Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College.
October 12 - Adam C. Wright, president, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TexasOctober 14 - Bill Skaar, pastor, First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, Texas
The Student Success Center and the Writing Center are free services for Texas Baptist College and Southwestern Seminary students.
Located in Mathena Hall, Room 105, the Writing Center associates are available to assist with any stage of the writing process (brainstorming, research question, editing, etc.). The center, however, does not function as a proofreading service.
Schedule an appointment by visiting swbts.mywconline.com, or email questions to WritingCenter@swbts.edu.
Join TBC students for an outdoor movie night on the RAC soccer field on October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
New England is the least churched region of our nation and for over 20 years, the New England Training and Sending Center for Church Planting and Revitalization (NETS) has been working to change that. And it's happening, one church at a time. We're seeking more Gospel men to plant and revitalize churches, praying that God might be pleased to revive New England and beyond.
NETS President Wes Pastor will host an informational dinner Tuesday, October 12, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in Riley 250 to discuss internship opportunities with NETS.
Today is the last day to register at theNETScenter.org/swbts.
October 14 - Spikeball Tournament (SWBTS and TBC)October 15 - Outdoor Movie Night (TBC)
Great Commission Apologetics equips students to emphasize evangelism, discipleship
Editor’s note: The following feature story originally appeared in the summer 2021 issue of Southwestern News.
Recognizing the necessity of equipping believers in evangelism and discipleship-based apologetics, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary established a concentration in Great Commission Apologetics in 2019. The program, housed in the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, educates Master of Divinity students about differing world religions so if they meet someone from one of the religions, they “have enough information about their particular worldview [so they] know which aspects of the Gospel to stress so that those aspects of the Gospel can meet the needs of that person’s worldview,” said Travis S. Kerns, associate professor of apologetics and world religions.Read more.
A Great Commission Legacy: The Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions continues a living tradition at Southwestern Seminary
JENNY KIM (’18, ’19), a two-time graduate and current Ph.D. student from Seoul, Korea, once believed door-to-door evangelism was unusual and awkward. Prior to her 2015 Contemporary Evangelism class in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, Kim was mostly unfamiliar with the evangelistic model and prepared for what she thought would be a challenging semester.
However, as Kim observed other students and professors participate in door-to-door evangelism and initiate conversations with strangers, she quickly saw its value. She learned that people were generally more willing to listen than she ever anticipated. Through this class with Matt Queen, L.R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism (“Chair of Fire”), as well as relationships with faculty and students, the Fish School has been instrumental in her personal evangelism and ministry.Read more.
When Ordinary People Step Up
“We need ordinary people to step up.”
These words, spoken ever so softly and calmly during a sermon from Matthew 10 delivered in the summer of 2021, could characterize the driving motivation of Charles Lee (’98), and his ministry at Acts Fellowship Church in Austin, Texas. Serving for more than 20 years as pastor, he has seen it play out time and time again.Read more.