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This Week on the Hill: Trustee meeting report, last week of early voting

This Week on the Hill: Trustee meeting report, last week of early voting

| Oct 26, 2020

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

Why should Christians vote?

Last week on Ministry Now, Gregory Wills joined us to discuss why Christians should vote, and how the church can positively engage the political realm.

This week, Pastor Juan Sanchez of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, TX, will be joining us to discuss how you can lead a politically divided church biblically and well.

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


Last week for early voting

This is the last week to cast your vote early for the next president, as well as those who will serve in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and various state and local offices. Stop by the Naylor Student Center anytime between 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday.

Campus News

Southwestern Seminary trustees hear strong enrollment and financial reports, elect faculty, affirm legal steps

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees heard strong enrollment and financial reports, elected two scholars to the institution’s faculty, approved a new degree program, and affirmed recent legal steps of the school during its Oct. 19 meeting.

The board received strong reports from the administration concerning enrollment gains and increased financial stability of the seminary.

In enrollment matters, trustees learned that 594 new students enrolled for the fall 2020 semester, an increase of 29 percent over the fall of 2019.

In financial matters, reports showed a 14.9 percent increase in revenue during the 2019-2020 fiscal year, including a 14.6 percent increase in tuition revenue; and a 215 percent increase in donations to the Southwestern Fund, the school’s annual fund, and 467 more gifts to the seminary than the prior year.

Read more here.

Benjamin Skaug elected new Scarborough College dean at Southwestern Seminary

Pastor and former seminary administrator Benjamin Skaug was elected the new dean of Scarborough College, the undergraduate school of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, by action of the seminary’s board of trustees during their fall meeting, Oct. 19. He will officially begin his duties as dean Jan. 1.

Skaug succeeds Michael Wilkinson, who has served as dean of Scarborough College since 2013. Wilkinson will continue serving on the college faculty as associate professor of theology.

“I continue to be amazed by the blessings God is pouring out on Southern Baptists’ crown jewel seminary,” said President Adam W. Greenway. “Dr. Skaug is providentially fitted for the task of leading Scarborough College, with a passion for scholarship and track record of ministry experience that will model to our students how to serve our Lord well with both their minds and hearts. I welcome Ben and Jodie to Seminary Hill and look forward to their long, fruitful ministry here.”

Read more here.