Dockery, Hawkins in chapel, Seminary Hill Bookstore signing, Crossover Interest Meetings, Korean Student Fellowship, Preview Day, and more

| Jan 23, 2023

"This Week on the Hill" is a weekly roundup of campus news, announcements, and events from Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College.


This Week in Chapel

Jan. 24- David S. Dockery, interim president, convocation

Jan. 26 - O.S. Hawkins, senior advisor and ambassador-at-large

Stovall to speak at Metochai meeting tonight

Student wives are invited to the first Metochai meeting of the semester as Terri Stovall, dean of women, will share this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Seelig Banquet Room in the Naylor Student Center.

Prayer 10:02 weekly prayer focuses on praying for the nations

Join the World Missions Center each Wednesday morning beginning Jan. 25 in Lottie's Lobby in Mathena Hall at 10:02 a.m. to pray for the nations. Each week will feature a different nation or city.

Queen signing new evangelism book on Jan. 31

The Seminary Hill Bookstore will be hosting a book signing immediately following chapel in MacGorman Chapel on January 31 for Matt Queen's  new book, Recapturing Evangelism. The bookstore will be offering 30 percent off the book at the signing event only.

Crossover 2023 student interest meetings announced

Come learn what Crossover is about, ask questions and sign up. This year Crossover, an evangelistic outreach, will be June 5-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Student interest meetings will be held Feb. 7 at 5:00 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in M118. Please contact Carl Bradford at or the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at with any questions. 

Korean Student Fellowship gathering planned for Jan. 26

Join the Korean Student Fellowship on Jan. 26, at 5:00 p.m. for fellowship with the Korean Community at SWBTS. The evening will include dinner, worship, fellowship and a service led by Dr. Jeremiah Kim.

The purpose of Korean Student Fellowship is to build a community for the Kingdom of God, to work together for His glory, caring for each other, and envisioning greater things for Kingdom work.

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Texas Baptist College Preview Day scheduled for March 31

Texas Baptist College Preview Day is March 31, 2023. Invite anyone you know who is looking to take their next steps in undergraduate education to Preview Day to meet professors, learn about degree programs and classes, and experience campus life.

Register here.

Southwestern Seminary Preview Day set for March 31

Do you know someone who is seeking theological education so they can live their calling? Invite them to Preview Day on March 31 at Southwestern Seminary so they can meet professors and students, learn about the different degree programs that will equip them for ministry, and campus life.

Register here.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 23 - Canada Mission Trip Interest Meeting
Jan. 23 - Metochai Meeting
Jan. 24-27 - Triple Dog Dare
Jan. 24 - Convocation
Jan. 24 - Meeting Human Needs with the Missionary Task Round Table
Jan. 25. - Prayer 10:02
Jan. 26 - Chapel
Jan. 26 - Korean Student Fellowship


Registration for Southwestern Music Academy still open

A plethora of musical opportunities through the School of Church Music and Worship are available this semester. While classes began the week of Jan. 17, registration is still open. 

The Southwestern Music Academy is open to SWBTS families and to the public. Please feel free to invite church friends and neighbors. Contact Donna Hopson at with any questions. 

More information and registration can be found here.

Registration for Oxford Summer Study Program is open

Comeexperience the sights and sounds of historic Britain this summer! Learn about the Reformers, Baptists, C.S. Lewis, C.H. Spurgeon, British preachers, and Modern Missions. Study theology, experience church history, and engage in evangelism with SWBTS professors. 

The Oxford Summer Study Program will beJune 19 – July 1, 2023 and the cost for the trip is $4,400. Sign up by March 15 in order to secure enrollment. Enrollment includes travel, accommodations, & tuition. You can earn up to 6 hours of class credit for completing the program. Various college and seminary courses will be available during the Oxford Summer Study Program including: Baptist Heritage– BPTST 3203, Church History II– CHAHT 3113, Systematic Theology III– SYSTH 3073, Baptist History & Heritage–HIS 2213 and Systematic Theology III– THE 4043.

More information and registration here.

Canada mission trip interest meeting set for Jan. 23

The vast majority of Canadians are now living at least three generations removed from Christianity. In the Canadian context, urban missionaries are exploring biblical ways to reach people who are not looking for a church. Join the WMC for a church planting course and mission trip in Canada this summer as they explore what North American Church Planting looks like.

Learn more about Canada mission trip and practicum on Jan. 23 at the interest meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Mathena 112.

Student Life presents Triple Dog Dare

Calling all students, faculty, families and staff! We dare you to form a team of 3 or 4 competitors in order to bravely face the daily challenges that will be sent out to each team between January 24th-27th. Prizes will be awarded each day to the leading team, with a grand prize on the final day. Register your team in the Student Life Office or by visiting the website here.

Naylor to lead round table focused on meeting human needs with the missionary task

Join Dr. Rebekah Naylor, International Mission Board missionary emeritus and Southwestern Seminary missionary-in-residence, as she walks students through a conversation on what it looks like to serve as a missionary in countries where physical human needs to be met. Learn more from her on Jan. 24 at 4:00 p.m. during this World Missions Center round table in Mathena 104.

Third culture kid round table announced for Feb. 3

Southwestern Seminary is home to many "third culture kids."  If you have lived overseas, join Dr. Ian Buntain, director of the World Missions Center at a round table on Feb. 3 at 10:00 a.m. in Mathena 104. We will be specifically talking about how we re-enter and transition to North American culture and how God might have uniquely prepared us for His redemptive purpose.

Women on Mission spring meetings announced

Consider joining us as we discuss experiences while living life on a mission, both stateside and internationally. Whether you are single, an empty-nester or a mom with young kids we would love for you to join us at Women on Mission on the second Friday of every month! The meetings will be in the World Mission Center in M108 at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 10, March 10 and April 7.

9Marks Weekender offered for course credit

Southwestern students can earn class credit by attending the Feb. 23-26 9Marks Weekender at High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. The first 10 SWBTS students to register will receive $300 off their tuition for the class, The Church: Systematic Theology 3703, taught by Juan Sánchez, associate professor of theology and senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church.

For more information and registration, click here.

Free registration offered for Thrive 2023 NOBA Summit

The Network of Baptist Associations (NOBA) is offering free registration for Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College students to the Thrive 2023 NOBA Summit on Feb. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. via Zoom. Speakers at the 2023 event include Jeff Iorg, Richard Blackaby, Michael Kelley and others.

NOBA is the Network of Baptist Associations and provides top-notch educational development to associational leaders across the country primarily through an annual summit and other avenues.

Register here and use the code SEMFREE to reserve your free ticket.

Revive the Nation accepting applications for March 10-19 evangelistic initiative

Revive the Nation is a historic Southwestern Seminary initiative that equips and sends students and faculty to serve churches across the nation. Southwestern Seminary will pay travel expenses, and the host church will provide lodging and meals. Class credit is available for undergraduate and graduate student participants. For more information, click here.

WMC announces 'A Sending Church Conference'

The World Missions Center is hosting "A Sending Church Conference" for pastors and leaders of local churches on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Riley Center. RSVP here.

The speakers include Stu Cocanougher, share strategy pastor of Southcliff Baptist Church; Michael Copeland, associate director of the World Missions Center and assistant professor of missions; and Ian Buntain, director of the World Mission Center and associate professor of missions.

Meal plan options for spring available

Meal plan options for the spring 2023 academic semester are currently open for students, faculty, and staff. For more information on campus dining, and to sign-up for a meal plan, click here.

Coffee House announces new hours for spring semester

The Coffee House, located in the Naylor Student Center, has announced new hours for the spring semester. Come by and enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack.

SWBTS, SBTC women round table discussion scheduled for March

The World Missions Center values practical missional living. Join us on March 24 at 10:00 a.m. in M104 as we listen to Laura Taylor, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention women’s ministry consultant, along with SWBTS women for a round table discussion on what it looks like to minister to others with a missional mindset while living stateside.

Campus News

Southwestern Seminary, TBC welcome new students for spring academic semester

Encouraging new Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College students to utilize and steward their gifts during their seminary studies, Interim Provost Matt Queen welcomed new students and their families to the Fort Worth institution during the Jan. 13 new student orientation.

Read more.

‘Mary’s House’ dream becomes reality for Southwestern’s World Missions Center, Texas WMU

At the corner of Stanley Avenue and West Broadus Street on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a dream almost four years in the making became a reality Jan. 13 when “Mary’s House,” a partnership between the seminary’s World Missions Center (WMC) and the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) of Texas, opened to the first missionaries-in-residence serving with the International Mission Board (IMB).

Read more.

Queen’s ‘Recapturing Evangelism’ tops Amazon charts in first weeks after release

Recapturing Evangelism: A Biblical-Theological Approach, an evangelism textbook published by B&H Academic, recorded the top spot for new releases in the categories of evangelism and Christian missions and missionary work during the first 11 days following its Jan. 5 release, said Matt Queen, author of the new work and interim provost at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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TBC, Southwestern Youth Lab ‘Worldview Sessions’ to address gender, sexuality

Desiring to combat the lies of the culture and provide guidance for tough questions youth face, Texas Baptist College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Youth Lab are sponsoring The Worldview Sessions: Gender and Sexuality March 31-April 1 on the seminary’s campus. The event is for student ministry leaders, teenagers, and parents to assist in answering common questions that are prevalent in society today. 

Read more.