Job Openings, Mission Trips, SBC Events and More

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| Jun 7, 2021

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


Mission Trip Opportunities

The World Missions Center has several opportunities for you to serve during fall break this year. Check out the mission trips being offered below. For any questions regarding either of these trips, you can contact the World Missions Center at 

Salt Lake City, Utah
Members of the team will spend 8 days on the ground inside the most non-Christian state in the United states and will experience first-hand missions in the three most non-Cristian metropolitan regions in the United States.
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Nairobi, Kenya
On this trip we will be working with the IMB's Nairobi Urban Team to engage Nairobi with the gospel. We will be sharing the gospel and following up with those with whom we share.
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Discount Opportunity: Doctoral Studies

At Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary we are training doctors for the church. A professional doctorate equips students to be an expert practitioner in the field of ministry. With eleven concentrations, targeted ministry coaching, and with a rich fellowship of pastors and ministry leaders, your professional doctoral experience is like no other. For those called to this next level of ministry training, we want to invite you to begin your application now for Fall 2021.

Submit your application by Friday, June 11 and receive a $500 discount on your down payment if you register and pay by July 1 to begin this Fall. Our program leaders would love to connect with you to answer any questions you may have, so reach out to us at or

MedAvdance 2021

There has never been a greater urgency for the gospel to reach the nations.  Healthcare missions are opening doors to a hurting world and granting access to unreached peoples and places in very unique ways. Join hundreds of healthcare professionals, students, and church leaders in Fort Worth, TX, August 5-7 to learn more.

  • Connect with IMB missionaries and leaders for networking and questions. 
  • Discover how God is at work as healthcare missionaries share stories from around the world. 
  • Learn how you can serve God’s mission at home and overseas using your God-given talent, skills, and experience in the healthcare field.  

If you are not ready to travel to an in-person meeting, we are excited to offer a digital pass to view our main sessions and a limited number of breakouts. Sessions will be prerecorded and available for viewing August 20-September 30.

You can be a part of providing help and hope to those who have never heard the gospel.


SWBTS at SBC Annual Meeting

Earn class credit while you attend the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 13-16. 

Taught by Research Professor of Church History Gregory A. Wills, Baptist History course, “Southern Baptists,” provides a history of the founding and development of Southern Baptist church life. Basic organizational principles and characteristic functions of the Southern Baptist Convention will be addressed in this study as well as the role of associations and state conventions.

The only course meetings are in Nashville. Students are required to be there from Monday morning at 9am (for a class meeting) until the convention finishes its final Wednesday session. Students must register either as messengers or guests at the SBC annual meeting website.

Visit to sign up for Southern Baptists: BPTST-4853-NSH (3 credits).

While you're in Nashville, add the following events to your itinerary:

  1. SWBTS Alumni and Friends Luncheon: You're invited to the Alumni & Friends Luncheon on Wednesday, June 16, immediately following the morning session of the annual meeting. This gathering of alumni and friends of SWBTS will feature updates from Seminary Hill, a report from President Adam W. Greenway, and presentations of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni awards. Register here.
  2. Crossover Nashville: Invest a week of your summer doing evangelism. Join the SWBTS and Scarborough College Crossover team as we engage Nashville with the Gospel before the SBC Annual Meeting. The cost of participating in Crossover Nashville is fully covered and class credit is available. Email for more information or to register.
  3. RevTalk: Lostness in the United States and the Role of Replanting & Revitalization: The Center for Church Revitalization is hosting a RevTalk on Sunday, June 13, from 2-5pm. Make plans to join us for this event at FBC Donelson in Nashville. Register now!

Receptionist | Office of Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is offering an opportunity to work as a Receptionist for the Vice President/Chief of Staff assisting with basic administrative tasks in order to ensure the efficient operation of the Office of the President as it serves institutional and external constituencies. This position will be available on a temporary basis, for approximately 8-10 weeks on a part time schedule. Please visit for more information about this position and others and to begin an application.

Campus News

Southwestern Scarborough essay contest winners demonstrate distinctive Christian worldview

Scarborough College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has named 16 winners in the inaugural Prize in Christian Worldview Scholarship Essay Contest, with the Presidential Scholarship awarded to Jack Hickman from Denton, Texas.

Hickman, who will pursue a Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies, will receive full tuition, room and board, and books.

The essay contest was open to all prospective students enrolling in Scarborough College. Each applicant was asked to write an argumentative essay answering the question, “Why should a Christian study at a distinctively Christian college?”
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Southwestern Seminary announces new academic and administrative leadership appointments

President Adam W. Greenway announced today his appointment of three individuals to key institutional leadership roles in the areas of Academic Administration, Institutional Advancement, and Admissions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Travis H. Trawick is now associate provost, F. Edward Upton is now interim vice president for institutional advancement, and Lucas Hahn has been named director of admissions.
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FROM THE HILL: Dockery discusses the Equality Act, Aniol speaks on the purpose of corporate worship

An Ambassador for Christ” (podcast on, by Travis Kerns, Associate Professor of Apologetics and World Religions

  • Dr. Travis Kerns recalls a much younger version of himself who couldn’t wait to be an “ambassador of Christ” as he moved from Mission Friends to Royal Ambassadors. Decades later, that same commitment to live his faith and make disciples is evident as you hear his enthusiasm for training up church planters at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“First-Person: What is the purpose of corporate worship?” (article on Baptist Press), by Scott Aniol, Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship, Worship Doctoral Studies Director

  • “What are we really doing when we gather for corporate worship each week? For some today, the main purpose for which we gather is evangelism; every service is designed to bring in seekers and move them toward conversion. For others, the purpose of our gatherings is revival or fellowship. Others see the goal of our gatherings to express praise to the Lord, others want an emotional experience, and for some, the gathering is simply a duty to perform. So what does the Word of God identify as the central goal of our corporate gatherings as a church?”

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