the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The 1937 Project

What is The 1937 Project?

The 1937 Project is an outreach project in which the entire seminary community comes together for one day to serve the city of Louisville. 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 in a time of need. 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. On April 26, 2014, The 1937 Project volunteers will flood the streets of Louisville performing acts of service and sharing their faith throughout the city.


The mission of The 1937 Project is to further gospel witness in the city of Louisville and model theological service for future church leaders. Through our service, we aim to show continued care for our neighbors and non-profit organizations in the city of Louisville.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Times and Location:
Sign-in/Registration will begin at 8am in Heritage Hall.  Breakfast lines will open soon after, followed by a brief send-off rally led by the 1937 Project Team.

Project times will vary, although most projects should conclude between 12-2 PM.


All groups must designate a primary contact person to fill out a Group Form.  Individuals participating in a group must also fill out the Volunteer Sign-Up Form.  You do not have to be in a group to sign up as an individual.

  • Registration Links will be posted early in the Spring Semester


Childcare will be available beginning at 8am on Saturday morning.  Participating children will partake in a number of age-appropriate service and recreational activities on campus during the day.

*Lunch:  Parents will need to supply a sack lunch for their participating children.

If you require childcare during this event, you MUST fill out the form below by Wednesday, April 15.

  • Childcare Form (To be posted early in the Spring Semester)

Submit a Project

This form is for organizations/agencies/churches requesting work to be done.  All approved project requests will be honored on a first-come, first serve basis.

  • Job Request Form (To Be posted early in the Spring Semester)

*The application deadline for Volunteers and Job Requests is Friday, March 27th, 2015

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Garrett Milner at 502-897-4226, or stop by the Student Life Office in Honeycutt 230.



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