Student Life


The Student Life Division supports the mission of Southern Seminary by keeping students alert to their call to work hard for the Kingdom while resting in Christ. We call students to think carefully about worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ in every sphere of their lives.

So our events and services are intended to help students learn how to live in worshipful obedience by faith in the various spheres of their lives – in academic pursuits, in family life, in personal devotion, in service to the church’s mission, and in public witness to the gospel.

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The Ministry Leaders Internship trains men and women for their unique leadership roles in ministry. Ministry Leadership Interns will work under the office of Student Life to promote a culture of discipleship through active leadership in substantial on-campus projects.



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Both Men of the Word and Women of the Word are 10-week mentorship programs for students aspiring to serve the church.

Our aim is to consider carefully both Scripture and our response to it, so as to deepen our faith in, love for, and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. We challenge students to look thoughtfully at the Word and their lives so that they may grow in their conformity to Christ. Our hope is that students will see a living model  of how to conduct a Bible study with expositional and relational skill that will serve them well in ministry.

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The seminary community gathers to worship in Alumni Memorial Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday at 10am during the Spring and Fall semesters. All offices will be closed during this time.


Student Organizations exist to establish community, communication and spiritual growth among groups who share a common affinity at Southern Seminary. If you are interested in either joining a pre-existing student organization or beginning a new student organization, please review the Student Organization Guidelines

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 Leaders Internship and several selected team leaders who oversee service teams on the day of the event.

Adelphai Society
The Adelphai Society exists to encourage women as they love and support their husbands during the unique and difficult task of pursuing a Ph.D. Advised by Mrs. Mary Mohler, the society seeks to cultivate a fellowship of encouragement and learning among Ph.D. wives through interaction with godly men and women affiliated with Southern Seminary.

Ancient Christian Forum
ACF seeks to promote the study of ancient Christianity at Southern Seminary through fellowship and regular presentations and meetings. Advised by Dr. Michael Haykin, the forum serves to unite students who have an interest in early church history in an effort to foster a greater appreciation for our predecessors in the faith.

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 preparing for ministry, and encourage students to utilize the language and theology training they receive as means to translate the Bible into languages in which the Bible has not been translated.

Canada Club
CC 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.

Chinese Student Fellowship
CSF seeks to foster connections among Chinese students and those hoping to serve in China, preparing and equipping students for future ministry in China by educating them on Chinese culture and the dynamics/state of Chinese churches.

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.

IDEA is a group of student-artists who embrace their identity as creators in the image of a Creator God. IDEA seeks to celebrate the beauty of God and his creation through artistic expression and present their artistic works as an opportunity for gospel witness.

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 future ministry.

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 Southern 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 Association of Evangelists
SAE exists to provide students with practical opportunities to share the gospel throughout the city of Louisville. The group meets every other Saturday to minister to the neighborhoods and families throughout the downtown area of Louisville, with plans to expand and adopt other areas throughout the city for consistent evangelistic ministry.

Student Missions Fellowship
SMF engages God’s global mission through the ministry of prayer for unreached people groups.  Rooted in the overarching magnitude of the Great Commission, SMF desires to raise awareness regarding the state of unreached peoples around the world.

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