FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are available to lead spring revivals, March 15-28, 2009.

By sending students to preach revival meetings, Southwestern’s Spring Evangelism Practicum makes it possible for churches with less than 100 members or limited resources to hold at least one revival meeting per year. Churches unable to host students March 15-28 may also choose to invite student preachers on either May 10-13 or May 17-20.

During the spring of 2008, Southwestern students and faculty members ventured out of the Bible Belt to preach the Gospel in 25 states across the nation. Collectively, they shared the Gospel with 449 people one-on-one, and preached a total of 336 sermons throughout the week. This effort resulted in 220 decisions, including 57 professions of faith. Since the program began nearly 50 years ago, the seminary has deployed 5,523 students during the practicum. Participants through the years have reported nearly 14,000 total professions of faith.
 
“I have high hopes for the future of this program because I intend to honor the heritage that modeled for us a biblical way to push back the darkness in a lost and dying world,” said Cky Carrigan, associate professor of evangelism at Southwestern and director of the program.

Southwestern’s Spring Evangelism Practicum was featured in the summer 2008 edition of the Southwestern News, which can be accessed online at www.swbts.edu/swnews/. For more information or to host a seminary student preacher for your church, visit the Southwestern Seminary Web site at www.swbts.edu/SREP. During the practicum, churches are responsible for housing, meals and, in some cases, limited transportation, such as that to and from the airport and the church.