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  • NOBTS trustee chairman appoints search committee

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 (9 days ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustee chairman Frank Cox announced the names for the 11-member presidential search committee today (Oct. 11) and called on Southern Baptists to pray through the search process.

    "We ask that Southern Baptists pray for us as we seek God's man to lead New Orleans Seminary into the next century of ministry here in New Orleans and surrounding regions," Cox said.

    The NOBTS bylaws call for the trustee chairman to appoint a committee with 11 voting ... Read More

  • David Platt: 'Church leaders, What is success?'

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (10 days ago)

    NOBTS photo by Chandler McCall
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- David Platt posed a question he called "critical" for church leaders to answer in a Founders' Day chapel message at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    "What is success for you?" Platt asked. "How do you define success in your role as a leader in the church?"

    Platt, former president of the SBC International Mission Board who has moved to a northern Virginia pastorate, spoke at a special evening service marking the conclusion of the New ... Read More

  • TRUSTEES: NOBTS names Kelley chancellor

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, October 05, 2018 (15 days ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy/NOBTS
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees named Chuck Kelley as chancellor of the school through July 31, 2019, and approved the accelerated M.Div. program during their fall meeting Oct. 3.

    Kelley announced his plans to retire from the school on July 31, 2019, during the Oct. 2 Founders' Day chapel service. As a result, much of the board's work at the fall meeting centered on helping Kelley finish his presidential tenure and beginning the search for the next president.

    Naming Kelley chancellor was a required step in the initiation of the presidential search process. The bylaws state that the office of president must be vacant before the trustees can initiate the search. The role of chancellor clearly indicates the seminary will continue normal operations under Kelley's leadership while the trustees seek the next leader. Read More

  • NOBTS President Chuck Kelley announces retirement

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 (18 days ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Charles S. "Chuck" Kelley Jr., announced his plan to retire at the end of the current academic year during Founders' Day chapel Oct. 2.

    Kelley will continue to lead the seminary through July 31, 2019.

    "This is the biggest decision of my life in a lot of ways," Kelley said in an interview. "I have been a part of almost half of the 100-year existence of NOBTS, it is very much the fabric of my whole life, and it has been a joyful, wondrous journey.

    "This is a happy decision for us," Kelley noted. "We have served the seminary in a variety of ways and are thrilled to do so now in a completely different way." Read More

  • Immigration panel at NOBTS: a 'constructive' exchange

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, October 01, 2018 (19 days ago)

    Photo by Chandler McCall
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Immigration reform is needed, panelists said at an Institute of Faith and the Public Square forum Sept. 25. While differing in focus, they underscored challenges facing the church and the U.S. economy.

    The institute (IFPS), a research center at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, hosted the dialogue in conjunction with the University of New Orleans, Southern University of New Orleans and the University of Holy Cross.

    While none of the panelists argued for an "open borders" approach, the session focused on Christian attitudes toward immigration as well as issues of compassion, jobs and security. Read More

  • J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize 'ordinary people'

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, September 14, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Chandler McCall/NOBTS
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- God's plan for reaching the world involves raising up and sending out "ordinary people" in the power of the Holy Spirit, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 13.

    "The measure of success for any church ought not be its seating capacity" but "its sending capacity," Greear said during a chapel sermon drawn from Acts 7.

    Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and church leaders emphasize the sending out of "ordinary people" as an essential aspect of the call to follow Jesus. As a result, the church has sent out 1,016 people to 248 Summit-sponsored church plants and to other ministries. Read More

  • Kelley: 'Baptist blues' sermon sought unity, not attack

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (one month ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Chuck Kelley's New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary chapel sermon on "the Baptist blues" was not an attack against anyone in the Southern Baptist Convention, he told Baptist Press today (Aug. 29), but an attempt to foster unity by getting "conversation on the table."

    "If people are unaware of the simmering divisions in our convention, we're never going to be able to fix them," Kelley, New Orleans Seminary's president, said in an interview. "The reality is they are there. I think not talking" through "our feelings about the convention has made some of the divisions deeper." Read More

  • Mentoring initiative nurtures churches & seminarians

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, August 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Chandler McCall
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Noah Madden chose New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, in part, due to the lostness in the city. After spending his formative years in Canada, Madden wanted to be involved in Gospel witness outside the Bible Belt.

    Madden planned to immerse himself in the city, study at NOBTS and apply the practical aspects of ministry in a local church setting.

    Through a unique residency initiative at Lakeshore Church, Madden not only ... Read More

  • Kelleys' 'Great Dakota Adventure' more than vacation

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Friday, August 17, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NOBTS photo
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The Dakota Badlands, a barren stretch of land once described as "a place with a long list of secrets," doesn't typically receive top billing as a vacation destination.

    But for Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and his wife Rhonda, a trek across North and South Dakota is one they wished they had taken sooner.

    Taking their cue from the NOBTS centennial challenge to go on a mission trip this year, the Kelleys decided on a mission trip/vacation this summer, encouraging church planters with a listening ear alongside Chuck Kelley's goal to visit all 50 U.S. states. The trip allowed him to visit states 49 and 50.

    Dubbing it the "Great Dakota Adventure," the Kelleys set out to find and encourage church planters and their wives serving in out-of-the-way places. Over a meal at each stop, the Kelleys heard stories of blessing and God's faithfulness and of trial and difficulty as church planters told of what God is doing in the Dakotas. Read More