the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Student Life

The purpose of Student Life at Southern

is to encourage, equip, and care for the students of Southern Seminary outside the classroom. We accomplish this purpose by providing opportunities for students to develop as gospel laborers, engage the seminary community, and invest in the lives of others during their time here. We also provide help and care alongside students’ local churches in times of crisis.

For Student Life updates, follow us on Twitter at @SBTSStudentLife.



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The Great Commission Race Oct 2014

Great Commission Race
On Saturday, October 18, support Domestic and International Student Missions while you tackle the 5k walk/run or Kids’ 1-Mile race. The race will be followed by games and activities for all ages on the seminary lawn.
FREE CHILDCARE: 12 and under childcare is FREE from 7:30-9:30am for parents running in the race. Race registrants will receive an email with a childcare sign-up form. There is limited childcare space, so register for the race soon!

Register Online Now!



3rd Annual Turkey Throwdown
Join us Saturday, November 15, 7-9pm for a dodgeball tournament sponsored by Chick-fil-a and hosted by SBTS ResLife. Assemble your team of six players for a chance to win FREE Chick-fil-a for a year!

*Sign-ups will be located online in the upcoming weeks.



A Southern Christmas
The Southern Family will gather on Thursday, December 4 from 6:30-8:30pm to enjoy the holiday. Come eat cookies, get your family Christmas photo taken, hear the Christmas story, and enjoy plenty of other activities to close out the semester.  All we ask is that you bring a canned good or a toiletry item to donate to Jefferson Street Baptist Center, so they can keep proclaiming the gospel to those in need in our city.




1937 Project
In our largest outreach project of the year, the entire seminary community will come together for one day to serve the city of Louisville.  Through acts of service and evangelism we remember Southern Seminary’s critical role of service in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1937.  On April 18, 2015, The 1937 Project volunteers will flood the streets of Louisville performing acts of service and sharing their faith throughout the city.




Tuesday, November  •  7:00-9:00pm  •  Heritage Hall
Koinonia is a twice-per-semester event for all the ladies of the Southern community to fellowship with one another. Female students and student wives will get to know the wives of faculty and administration with a brief program and casual conversation as we build upon our strong sense of community.



Chapel Chapel

The seminary community gathers to worship in Alumni Memorial Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday at 10a.m. All offices will be closed during this time.



Student Organizations

Student Organizations exist to establish community, communication and spiritual growth among groups who share a common affinity at Southern Seminary. The Student Organization Guidelines are available from the Student Life Coordinator in Honeycutt 230, or can be viewed online.
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1937 Project Committee
The 1937 Project Committee serves the student body by planning and executing the 1937 Project, our campus-wide day of service and evangelism in Louisville.  The Committee is comprised of 4 directors from the Ministry Leader’s Internship, and several selected team leaders who oversee service teams on the day of the event.

Bible Translators in Training
BTT aims to raise awareness of the need for Bible translation across the world, provide students with opportunities to become involved in the work of translation while at Southern/Boyce, and encourage students to consider putting language and theology training to use as translators for languages in which the Bible has not been translated.

Canada Club
The Canada Club helps Canadian students and those hoping to serve in Canada understand the dynamics and state of Canadian affairs as well as the needs of its churches. The club prepares students for ministry while fostering connections with Canadian churches and highlighting ministry opportunities and needs.

Hispanic Student Association
HSA unites the Spanish speaking community at Southern Seminary in order to create fellowship, ministry connections, and a solid ground where members interested in serving Spanish speaking communities can strengthen their ministry by the exchanging of ideas, theological insight, and ministerial experience.

Intercultural Student Fellowship
ISF brings together American and International students to promote safe intercultural dialogue, to broaden cultural understanding, and to build intercultural relationships on-campus that can carry over into ministry in the future.

Korean Student Fellowship
KSF seeks to enhance the seminary life of Korean students and their families by aiding their transition into United States culture and academic life. The fellowship equips members for effective intellectual and spiritual leadership in all aspects of Christian ministry.

Nigerian Student Fellowship
NSF serves as a forum for all Nigerian students to build community and fellowship around activities, worship in the local church, and participation in notable Seminary events. The purpose of NSF is to build up participants in the Word of God, pray for the nations, and to exalt the name of Christ.

Student Missions Fellowship
SMF engages God’s global mission through the ministry of prayer for unreached people groups.  SMF desires to see students educated about the state of unreached peoples around the world made aware of the magnitude of the Great Commission.


That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.