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Do you resonate with Southern Seminary’s mission? Do you enjoy meeting new people and developing relationships? Do you find satisfaction in accomplishing projects and seeing tasks completed? Are you seeking an opportunity to use your giftings and develop new skills? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we may have a variety of opportunities for you!

We have opportunities for all schedules and stages of life. We have opportunities for those seeking periodic service such as at our conferences, the 1937 Project, or our annual Fall Festival. We have other positions for those seeking more responsibility, learning, and commitment. Whatever your schedule or commitment level, we would love to connect with you, and get you plugged in with us. Partner with us in our mission to equip ministers of the gospel, and serve our community!

Apply Today!

The first step to becoming involved with one of our service opportunities is to fill out our Application Form.  You may also stop by the HR office on the first floor of Rankin Hall; we’d love to meet you! You will be contacted promptly to discuss your interests and availability. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Explore Opportunities

Interested in exploring our service opportunities? Explore the opportunities below. We have created additional opportunities for those with special interests and gifting, so please inquire if you are looking for an opportunity not listed.

Upcoming Events

Boyce College Preview
Partner with us in welcoming visitors who are discerning their next steps, and God’s will in their lives. Demonstrate hospitality to our guests as they arrive the evening before our Boyce College Preview Day





Ongoing Opportunities
These are our staple opportunities for those looking for a consistent opportunity to serve in our community. These teams greatly serve in providing essential services to students, faculty and guests.

Attic (2)
Affectionately called “The Free Store,” the Attic serves students and student families through the distribution of free used clothing, shoes, household goods and furniture. Join the Attic team in their essential work needed to sort and organize donations, serving and encouraging our students and their families.

Greet students, staff, faculty, and families to the SBTS Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have an excellent team of ushers who are essential to our chapel’s operating smoothly and without distractions. 


Serve with our Events Team at many of our upcoming conferences! Typical tasks are serving at the registration desk, ushering, and assisting guests and speakers.

Whitefield Conference
George Whitefield was not only the most celebrated preacher of the eighteenth century, but he was also a central figure in the creation of modern Evangelicalism. His emphasis on the new birth, his passion for evangelism, his ability to cross denominational boundaries and build networks of Christians based on the gospel and Reformation convictions were central features in what we know today as Evangelicalism. In this conference celebrating the tercentennial (1714) birth of Whitefield, we will explore these key themes of this remarkable Christian’s life and what they meant for his day and mean for ours.

Expositor's Summit
Preaching is not an advisory role based in religious expertise but a prophetic function whereby God speaks to his people. For this reason the Expositors Summit is designed to strengthen and instruct preachers and students for the glorious task of expository ministry. You’re invited to join R. Albert Mohler Jr., John MacArthur and H.B. Charles Jr. for the explication of God’s Word and gospel fellowship.


Doxology Conference
Doxology & Theology is a fellowship of evangelical worship leaders deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. Since its inception, we have served as a “third space” for worship leaders to be equipped and encouraged in the central unchanging tenets of our faith and to see how these truths provoke and propel the worship of God. Through our biennial conference, books, blog, and recordings, our prayer is to encourage a generation of worship leaders who are as intently set on theological formation as artistic expression.


Annual Events

These are our largest events that happen every year. We would love to connect with you if any of these opportunities interest you. Check them out below!

The Fall Festival
The Fall Festival takes place early September each year as an expression of welcome to our incoming students and celebration with our students, alumni, staff, families and community. Catch a glimpse of our successful 2014 Fall Festival with this video 2014 SBTS Fall Festival – Land of Oz.

Land of Oz


The Great Commission Race

The Great Commission Race
The Great Commission Race is an annual race that takes place every October in Louisville, Ky., hosted by the Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This race unites the city of Louisville and Southern’s campus to work towards the seminary’s goals in fitness, fellowship and fundraising for missions. All proceeds and donations benefit those participating in mission trips through Southern Seminary.


1937 Project

1937 Project--Men with crowbar
The 1937 Project is an outreach project in which the entire seminary community comes together for one day, each April, to serve the city of Louisville through acts of service and evangelism. The name “The 1937 Project” was chosen for the purpose of remembering and honoring Southern Seminary’s critical role of service in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1937. During the flood, Southern Seminary students and faculty played a critical role in assisting the city of Louisville through numerous acts of service and evangelism. Seminary buildings were used to house flood victims and orphans, and the city mayor’s office used the President’s office for an extended period of time to conduct operations. We invite anyone who would love to join us in our service to the community.




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Contact Information

Aaron Rothermel
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 502-897-4728
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.