This year, the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will be in San Antonio, June 12-13, preceded by a city-wide evangelistic effort known as “Crossover San Antonio.” Two classes will give Southwestern Seminary students a close-up view of the SBC while they earn up to four class credits.

A three-hour course titled “Southern Baptists” (BPTST 4853) will be taught by Thomas White on the Fort Worth campus in early June. Enrolled students will then travel down to San Antonio and complete the class requirements by serving on the floor of the convention and in the seminary’s booth in the exhibit hall.

“This class will give students a deeper appreciation for the SBC and a better understanding of its inner workings,” White said. “Students who give to the SBC and are members of SBC churches can learn how the SBC works and why things are done a certain way.”

A one-hour practicum course (APLMN 3201) will be taught at the seminary’s William R. Marshall Center for Theological Studies in San Antonio by Rudy Gonzalez, June 4-8. It will consist of attending an evangelism-training workshop in support of Crossover San Antonio. Training will include ICE evangelism principles, One Hour Witnessing Workshop, EvangeCube training, Community Ministry, and Prayerwalking strategies.

Registration for these courses opens April 1. For information on the “Southern Baptists” course, contact Kelly King at 817.923.1921, ext. 7300. For information on the evangelism practicum, contact the Marshall Center in San Antonio at