Student Life

Student Life 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.


Student Care

Single or married, life can be challenging and we want to come alongside you with biblical truth as you navigate life’s challenges. While studying the Word of God, we often need help living it.

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Men and Women of the Word

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

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Ministry Leaders Internship

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.

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Women at Southern

At Southern Seminary, we recognize the vital role that women play in God’s Kingdom. To that end, we’ve created a variety of special programs and ministries to address women’s needs and equip them for whatever calling God has placed on their lives.

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Student Organizations

Student Organizations exist to establish community, communication and spiritual growth among groups who share a common affinity at Southern Seminary. Browse our current student organizations or consider beginning a new student organization.

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Upcoming Events

Life & Lessons in Disability Ministry

February 10 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

What a joy and privilege it was to host Joni Eareckson Tada & Ken Tada of Joni and Friends International Disability Center for our annual Student Life conference. Each Student Life conference is designed to build into the lives of seminary students and their families as they prepare for ministry. We seek to provide biblical instruction in key aspects of discipleship. One key, yet often overlooked area of discipleship, is ministry to the disabled.

Mr. and Mrs. Tada shared about their life, marriage, and ministry. Mrs. Tada also trained us how to biblically care for those who are disabled. You can listen to the Session 1 here. You can listen to Session 2 here.


February 11 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ladies in the Boyce College & Southern Seminary community had the double blessing of hearing from Joni Eareckson Tada at Equip: Practical Training for Women in Ministry. Equip is intended to take theological training and apply it to real-life situations women will face in ministry.

Mrs. Tada joined us to teach ladies how to think biblically about suffering and disability, how to give hope to the suffering, and how to practically care for the disabled inside and outside the church. You can listen to Session 1 here. You can listen to Session 2 here.

1937 Project

April 22 | 8 a.m. - Noon

The 1937 Project is a campus-wide service project in which the entire Boyce College and SBTS community partner together with the Mayor’s Office to serve the city of Louisville. The name, “1937 Project” was chosen for the purpose of remembering Southern Seminary’s critical role of service in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1937.

Last year, over 400 volunteers in the Boyce College & Southern Seminary community served at 23 project sites throughout the city. Join us on Saturday, April 22 as we flood the streets of Louisville, performing acts of service and sharing the gospel throughout the city.

Save the Date

If you plan on beginning your studies at Southern Seminary in Fall 2017, New Student Orientation will take place Thursday, August 10. We will have more information in the upcoming months.


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

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