Preview Day, Student Success Center, and Refugee Workshop

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| Oct 18, 2021

"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

October 19 - Jonathan Richard, pastor, First Baptist Church, Estancia, New Mexico; Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Southwestern Seminary
October 14 - H.B. Charles, pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Jacksonville, Florida

Student Success Center and Writing Center

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, or email questions to

Refugee Workshop

Don’t miss a special opportunity to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of refugees. The Care for Refugees Workshop is a meeting with Send Relief and World Relief where you will learn how to mobilize your family, friends, small group, or church to meet needs and care for refugees and internationals as they transition to a new home.

The workshop is October 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and lunch will be provided.


SWBTS and TBC Preview Day

Fall Preview Day

SWBTS and TBC Preview Day is Friday, October 22.

Preview Day offers prospective students our most comprehensive visit experience which includes the following:

  • Campus tour
  • Academic lectures
  • Lunch with SWBTS + TBC Faculty
  • Q&A with Dr. Greenway during the campus tour
  • Organizational Fair
  • Mini Festival

Prospective students are still able to register to attend! If you know anyone interested in visiting campus, you can direct them to learn more and sign up here:

At the end of Preview Day, prospective students are invited to attend our “Mini Festival” on the walkway outside of the Naylor Student Center. Student Life will be hosting a Coke Break, Admissions will be providing a “Taste of Fort Worth,” and a variety of yard games will be set up for the students to play during this time. Feel free to join in at the end of the visit and mingle with our prospective students!

If you have any questions about Preview Day, please do not hesitate to contact Lucas Hahn, Director of Admissions, or Kelsey Stookey, Office and Visit Coordinator, for more information! 

October 22 - Coke Break (SWBTS and TBC)
October 26 - TBC Chapel

Campus News

Seminary Hill Press releases revised, expanded history of Terry School of Educational Ministries

Seminary Hill Press, the publishing arm of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, released today a revised and expanded edition of Christian Education on the Plains of Texas: A History of the School of Educational Ministries of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1915-2021, by Jack D. Terry Jr, retired dean and the school’s namesake. The book’s release comes as the school celebrates its centennial anniversary this year. 

“I’m delighted by the release of this important updated work of Southern Baptist theological education history,” said Adam W. Greenway, president of Southwestern Seminary. “There is no one more capable to tell the story of educational ministry innovation that has marked the Terry School than Jack Terry, the man who has personally lived more than half of the school’s history and is responsible for much of its success.”
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Skaar offers encouragement for enduring in ministry

During his October 14 chapel message at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College, Bill Skaar, pastor of First Baptist Church Grand Prairie, reflected on his pastoral ministry and offered students key principles for serving well in ministry.

Prior to the message, President Adam W. Greenway welcomed Skaar, a two-time graduate of Southwestern Seminary (M.Div. ’87; D.Min. ’92), “back home to the dome.”
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DBU's Adam Wright encourages Southwestern Seminary and TBC students to abide in Christ

In his Oct. 12 chapel message at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College (TBC), Adam C. Wright, president of Dallas Baptist University (DBU) challenged the assembly to abide in Christ to fulfill their role in His Kingdom.

In his introduction of Wright, Adam W. Greenway, president of Southwestern Seminary and TBC, acknowledged the relationship between the two Dallas-Fort Worth institutions of Christian higher education.
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