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This Week on the Hill: Online fees waived, COVID response updates

This Week on the Hill: Online fees waived, COVID response updates

| Jul 20, 2020

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

House church: The church of the COVID era?

They're a part of the church's past, and could be a part of your church's future. This week on #MinistryNow, we discussed the role of house churches during the COVID era with W. Madison Grace.

This week, we'll be joined by Carl Bradford and Matt Queen, discussing how we can engage in evangelism during times of pandemic, crisis, and social distancing.

Ministry Now is a resource from Southwestern Seminary, helping you live your calling in an ever-changing ministry landscape. Episodes air at 10am CT on Facebook and YouTube Premiere.


No online class fees this year!

Did you know? We're waiving all online class fees this year, include those for our 8-week courses.

Check out the full course list, choose the class style that fits you, and get registered today.

On-Campus Jobs Available

Provider, the new dining services contractor, is hiring. Interviews are on campus.

Apply today

Campus News

Updates to campus COVID response

Last week, Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College president Adam W. Greenway held a live Q&A session to review our plans for reopening campus for Fall 2020.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary COVID-19 Response FAQs

Last week, the SWBTS COVID Task Force released an updated FAQ list for questions related to our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our plans for resuming residential learning in the fall semester. Read the entire list, and email any questions you have to the Task Force at covid19@swbts.edu.

Southwestern Seminary adds three scholars to fill ‘key vacancies’

veteran Christian philosopher, an experienced biblical counselor, and the newly named executive director of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) have been appointed to the faculty of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, President Adam W. Greenway announced today.

Ted J. Cabal, a two-time Southwestern Seminary graduate and former faculty member, will serve as professor of philosophy of religion in the School of Theology. Lilly H. Park, a biblical counselor with teaching and ministry experience in church, parachurch, and academic settings, has been appointed associate professor of biblical counseling in the Terry School of Educational Ministries. Kenneth T. Magnuson, elected in May as ETS executive director, has been appointed professor of Christian ethics in the School of Theology to teach part-time and supervise students in the Doctor of Philosophy program.

“It is another sign of God’s favor that these scholars are joining the faculty of Southwestern Seminary, filling key vacancies in core academic disciplines,” said Greenway. “Our students’ seminary experiences will be immeasurably enhanced by the contributions Drs. Cabal, Park, and Magnuson will make to our outstanding faculty.”

Read more here.

Southwestern Seminary trustees approve reduced budget, receive ‘encouraging signs’ for future

Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved a “conservative” budget for the 2020-2021 academic year, while hearing about “encouraging signs” for student enrollment during a called meeting, July 14.

The meeting was conducted via video conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trustees decided in their April meeting to have the special meeting in order to give the administration and trustees more time to evaluate the ramifications of the pandemic before adopting the annual budget. The meeting was held in executive session.

Trustees approved a $29.7 million budget, which is six percent lower than the prior year.

“This budget represents a conservative approach in projecting revenue, a commitment to holding the line on institutional expenses, but yet is bathed in prayerful optimism that the Lord will help us to overachieve and see positive results in stewardship of the institution and its resources,” said President Adam W. Greenway, reflecting on the trustee action.

Read more here.

We're happy to welcome our newest staff member to Seminary Hill

  • Colton Sherwood, Associate Director of Financial Aid in Student Financial Services