Cheri Cabal passes away, Church Fair, Campfire Worship Night, A Sending Conference, and more

| Jan 9, 2023

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

Seminary community mourns passing of Cheri Cabal, wife of Ted Cabal

The Southwestern Seminary community mourns the Jan. 7 passing of Cheri Cabal, wife of Dr. Ted Cabal, professor of philosophy of religion. Please be in prayer for the Cabal family. Arrangements will be announced when available.

“The Southwestern community joins me at this time in expressing our Christian sympathy to our friend and colleague, Ted Cabal,” said David S. Dockery, interim president. “We offer thanks to God for the faithful life and influence of Cheri Cabal, for her friendship and encouragement to so many. Even in the midst of our sorrow and sadness at the loss of our friend, we give thanks for the good news of the gospel and the hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”


Church fair to showcase internships, ministry positions in local churches

Learn more about local churches and the opportunities for ministry at the Church Fair this Friday on the first floor of the Naylor Student Center from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Campfire Worship Night to be held this Friday

Students are invited to worship during the Campfire Worship Night this Friday  on the Gazebo Lawn from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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

Join Dr. Rebekah Naylor, International Mission Board (IMB) 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. Naylor served more than three decades overseas as she engage in mercy ministries with sharing the Gospel. 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’re one of these individuals, who was raised overseas, typically by missionaries, join Dr. Ian Buntain, director of the World Missions Center and associate professor of missions, who also grew up as a third culture kid, at a round table on Feb. 3 at 10:00 a.m. in Mathena 104, specifically tailored for third culture kids and they can utilize your lives stateside.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 13 - New Student Orientation
Jan. 13 - Church Fair
Jan. 13 - Campfire Worship Night


Meal plan options for spring are posted

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.

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.

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.

Women on Mission spring meetings announced

Join the World Missions Center "Women on Mission" group as they discuss experiences while living life on mission, both stateside and internationally. These gatherings are for singles, empty-nesters, moms with young children, and any other woman interested in missions. Meetings are the second Friday of every month, Feb. 10, March 10, and April 7 at 10:00 a.m. in M108.

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

FROM THE HILL: Yuille co-edits new book, Darling addresses social activism, and Wainscott writes a poem of lament for Ukraine

"Faith Working through Love: The Theology of William Perkins" (published by Reformation Heritage Books), co-edited by J. Stephen Yuille, professor of pastoral theology and spiritual formation

"Faith Drives Young Evangelicals' Social Activism" (article on RealClear Religion), written by Dan Darling, director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement; assistant professor of faith and culture, Texas Baptist College

"A Poetic Lament for Ukraine" (article in Providence Magazine), written by Justin Wainscott, assistant professor of pastoral ministry and director of professional doctoral studies

Read more.

Welcome new faculty and staff

The Office of Human Resources announces the following changes to full time faculty and staff at Southwestern.

Chris Barrick, director of operations and development, Campus Technology
Joey Cruse, director of facilities, Facilities Maintenance
Deanna Kiser, associate vice president for human resources and risk management, Human Resources
Hadassah Lowe, administrative associate, Campus Technology
Adam Majerus, director of educational technologies, Campus Technology 
Adam Snead, associate director of facilities, Facilities Maintenance
Meredith Sorne, housing coordinator, Campus Housing

Please also welcome and recognize the new faculty and staff of the seminary and Texas Baptist College.

Christian Betts, director of international student services
Jason Runnels, senior public services librarian