Summer Scholarship Application, Ministry Now, Spring 2021 Graduation

| May 3, 2021

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

Apply Now for Summer Scholarships

The 2021 summer scholarship application is now available. Academic scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Priority goes to students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5, who are SBC students, and who are enrolled in at least 6 hours for the summer term. 

The Opal G. Cox Scholarship is a great opportunity for current students with an established GPA of 3.85 or greater. The application deadline for the Opal G. Cox is this Friday, May 7. Please apply soon.

SWBTS at SBC Annual Meeting

Planning to attend the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 13-16? Join us at the following events:

SWBTS Alumni and Friends Luncheon

You're invited to the Alumni & Friends Luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting held at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 16, immediately following the morning session. This annual 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 at

Crossover Nashville

Invest a week of your summer doing evangelism. Join the the SWBTS and Scarborough College Crossover team as we engage Nashville with the Gospel before the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. The cost of participating in Crossover Nashville is fully covered and class credit is available. Email for more information or to register.


RevTalk June 2021

The Center for Church Revitalization is hosting a RevTalk prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Make plans to join us for this event at FBC Donelson in Nashville. Register now!


Ministry Now with Bonnie Jacobs

Last week on Ministry Now, Bonnie Jacobs, SWBTS​ alumnus and current student, shares about what she has experienced while ministering as "The Chaplain with a Chainsaw" in the aftermath of natural disasters across the US. Read more about her story here.

Ministry Now is a resource from the faculty of Southwestern Seminary, helping you live your calling in an ever-changing ministry landscape.

Spring 2021 Graduation - Friday, May 7

We are excited to celebrate our spring graduates this Friday, May 7, from 10am-12pm in MacGorman Chapel. Please tag us in your photos on social media so we can share this milestone with our followers.

Visit our website for Covid guidelines and safety precautions. 

Campus News

FIRST-PERSON: Dear Southern Baptist

Dear Southern Baptist, You are one of millions of Southern Baptists in one of over 47,000 churches, and I’m a pastor in New Mexico. We cannot possibly know each other, but you have made a tremendous difference in my life because you give faithfully to your church. So, even though I don’t know you, and you don’t know me, I felt obligated to write to you a brief note of my gratitude.

Read more here

81-year-old Muslim man turns to Christ for forgiveness of sins

Chris’ health was failing, and his Christian daughter feared he would die without knowing Jesus. An 81-year-old Muslim living in Madagascar, Chris needed to hear the Gospel, and his daughter reached out to Nirintsoa Mamitiana, a Ph.D. student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, for help. 

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FIRST-PERSON: God brings revival to small-town church through weekly prayer meetings

Over the last two months, we have seen an amazing manifestation of the Spirit of God in our little community of just under 600 people. 

Read more here