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This Week on the Hill: Rapid COVID-19 testing now available on campus

This Week on the Hill: Rapid COVID-19 testing now available on campus

| Oct 5, 2020

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

Rapid COVID-19 testing now available on campus

The Campus Clinic now has rapid testing for COVID-19. This test can be performed in the clinic and the results known within about 30 minutes. The cost for the test is $50 and those that have our Guidestone BCBS insurance will have the test at no cost as insurance will pay for it. Testing would be appropriate for those who are symptomatic and need to know if they have COVID-19, as well as for some who may need to have a negative test before return to work and for certain travel requirements. Please call for an appointment for this service. The clinic number is 817-921-8880. 

The Campus Clinic has flu shots available now for faculty, staff, families, and students. If insured with our Guidestone BCBS insurance, the cost is covered by the insurance. If not, then the cost for the flu vaccine is $20. No office visit is required to receive the flu vaccine but please call for an appointment time.


Global Missions Week: Oct. 13-15
The final Global Missions Week of the year is just around the corner! Whether you join us on campus or online, you have the chance to hear from IMB missionaries working among South Asian peoples, and to learn how you can be a part of reaching South Asians, no matter where in the world you are.

Check out the full schedule here.

Campus News

Evangelism remains ‘everyday’ effort for Southwestern students, faculty despite COVID limitations
Historically, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has had a formal door-to-door evangelism program titled “Everyday Evangelism” wherein professors and students venture daily into the neighborhoods around the seminary in order to share the Gospel with local residents. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these efforts have been put on pause.

Despite this, however, Southwestern Seminary students and faculty have continued to make evangelism an “everyday” effort, utilizing preexisting relationships, technology, and even, in some cases, socially distanced door-to-door efforts to continue proclaiming the Gospel to the lost. And as these Southwesterners have remained faithful in sharing the Gospel, God has been faithful in saving lost souls.

Read more here.

Latest edition of SWJT explores ‘Christian Higher Education in the Baptist Tradition’
The latest issue of the Southwestern Journal of Theology, the first to be overseen by newly appointed editor David S. Dockery, is now available. The issue’s theme is “Christian Higher Education in the Baptist Tradition” and features articles by Dockery, Nathan A. Finn, Keith Whitfield and Rhyne Putman, Gene C. Fant, Hunter Baker, Kristen A. Ferguson, and C. Ben Mitchell.

First published in 1917, and published continuously since 1958, the SWJT is the academic journal of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dockery, who joined the Southwestern Seminary faculty in 2019 as distinguished professor of theology and theologian-in-residence of the B.H. Carroll Center for Baptist Heritage and Mission, was named editor of the SWJT last May.

Read more here.

Southwestern Seminary students invited to fulfill the Great Commission in Central Asia
“Even though [Central Asia] is one of the least reached parts of the world, when we have people who learn the language, know the culture well, and are faithful in sharing the Gospel, we are seeing that people are coming to Christ and churches are being planted,” said Winfield Scott,* an International Mission Board worker, during a Global Missions Week emphasis at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 15-18.

The weeklong missions focus was the first of two special emphases to be hosted by the World Missions Center this semester. This first event featured IMB personnel who invited Southwestern Seminary students to be a part of what God is doing to reach the people of Central Asia. Daily events provided students with the opportunity to hear testimonies from the mission field, talk with IMB workers one-on-one, and learn how they can participate in short-term and long-term work.

Read more here.

Please welcome our newest team members:

  • M. Scott McCurdy, Assistant Director of Student Accounts in Student Financial Services
  • Charles Brady, Police Officer in Campus Police