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 9-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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A Southern Christmas

A Southern Christmas

We hope you will join us in celebrating our Savior’s birth at our 4th annual event, A Southern Christmas. We’ll sing carols, enjoy refreshments, provide an opportunity for you to have professional family Christmas photos, host a gingerbread house competition, show a classic Christmas movie, and hear the Christmas story from our dean of students, Jeremy Pierre.

Entry Fee: A canned good or toiletry item per family to be donated to Louisville Rescue Mission.

Attire: Tacky Christmas sweaters are encouraged.

We would also like to thank Heine Brothers’ Coffee for generously donating coffee for the event.

Gingerbread House Competition

If you would like to participate in the Gingerbread House Competition at A Southern Christmas, please register below. There is a limited amount of space, so register quickly. The winner will receive a gift card to Edgar’s Gift Emporium / Fifth & Broadway.

Registration for the 2016 Gingerbread House Competition is presently full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the competition, please email Student Life at


Tacky Christmas Sweater Photo

A grand prize of $175 to local Louisville restaurants is on the line for the best tacky Christmas sweater photo. Pictured above is last year’s winning picture, complete with Dr. Gentry. Here are the rules of the contest:

  • Picture will be judged according to Christmas theme, creativity & uniqueness of location.
  • The picture must be submitted on Instagram in the following 3 ways:
    • Follow SBTS_Student_Life.
    • Tag SBTS_Student_Life in your picture.
    • Include #ASouthernChristmas2016 in your caption.
  • The picture must be taken with a cell phone.
  • All participants in the picture must be SBTS or Boyce students, faculty, staff or families thereof.
  • There is no limit to the amount of people who may participate in your photo; however, the prize remains the same.
  • The winner will be announced at our event, A Southern Christmas. The submitter of the picture must be present to claim the prize.

All submissions are due by Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will lay the foundation for your time at Southern Seminary. It will also give you the opportunity to interact with fellow classmates, the administration, and your professors.

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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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