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Kelley: 'Fuel the Fire' to spark baptism conversationNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention have been in decline for 16 years. To change that, Chuck Kelley hopes to start a conversation.
"The Southern Baptist Convention is facing the greatest evangelism crisis in its history, with an unprecedented gap between the number of churches and the number of baptisms those churches record," said Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
A new book by Kelley, "Fuel the Fire: Lessons from the History of Southern Baptist Evangelism," published by B&H Academic, examines the causes behind the longest running decline in baptisms in SBC history and what can be done to reverse it. Read More
NOBTS 'Million Dollar Monday' to fund scholarshipsNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- When New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley began his day Aug. 7 he had little idea of the blessings to come: Two gifts totaling $1 million dollars for student scholarships were received that day.
"This has been one of the greatest Mondays in the history of the institution and quite an exciting way to begin a new academic year," Kelley said. "It was a 'Million Dollar Monday.'"
NOBTS will immediately distribute more than $200,000 of the money this school ... Read More
NOBTS celebrating Chuck Kelley's 20th yearNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- At first, it seemed like any other chapel for Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, but he was in for a surprise. Members of the faculty and staff planned a special recognition of Kelley's 20th anniversary as NOBTS president.
Kelley was clearly surprised and moved by the acknowledgement. Read More
MOVIES: Sherlock Holmes detects old age
In "Mr. Holmes," movie critic Phil Boatwright notes, "the intuitive detective battles his greatest adversary -- and ours as well -- the aging process." Both Tinseltown and Scripture can relay poignant insight for the time when death knocks on the door, Boatwright writes. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: An embarrassing prayer
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, sees confession of sin -- by Christians -- as a missing key to spiritual awakening. It's an "embarrassing prayer" to acknowledge that "I still have a problem with sin, as does my church and my nation," Kelley writes. Even so: "Praying an embarrassing prayer is much preferred to living an embarrassing life." Read More
KATRINA 2005-15: NOBTS counts blessings, not lossesNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is counting blessings rather than losses and leaning into the future with anticipation.
"We are grateful that God was able to pull out of the rubble of Katrina a city of New Orleans that has more energy and has more vitality than it has had in a very long time," NOBTS President Chuck Kelley said. "And out of the rubble, the seminary is now strong, healthy and doing well." Read More
NOBTS graduates challenged to 'praise the Lord'NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- "Praise the Lord" every step of the way, Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, told graduates at the school's May 16 commencement.
"Out of all the words you've read, all the words you've known," Kelley said. "Out of all the things you've experienced in your studies, I want to be sure you leave here with three words: Praise the Lord." Read More
TRUSTEES: NOBTS enhances mentoring opportunities
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved a streamlined mentoring initiative and revised the mentoring track of the master of divinity (M.Div.) program during their spring meeting April 15. The board also approved new master of arts degrees in discipleship and pastoral ministry. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Evangelism -- a daily walk with Jesus
New Orleans Seminary President Chuck Kelley, noting how a relationship with Jesus empowers personal evangelism, writes, "If you are walking with Him, you will find yourself talking about Him." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Small is the 'new big'
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, notes that 90 percent of Southern Baptists' 46,000-plus churches have less than 250 people in Sunday worship. Southern Baptists' future, Kelley writes, "will be determined by how well we nurture our small churches and enhance their fruitfulness." Read More