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.

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Friday, May 1  •  6:00-9:00pm  •  Heritage Hall

Our annual Student Life Conference builds into the lives of seminary students and their families as they prepare for ministry. We provide biblical instruction in key aspects of discipleship. One of these is raising children with biblical wisdom and gospel direction. This workshop is designed for seminary families with young children, married couples without children, and singles- all of whom will benefit from theologically informed tips on parenting.




Movie on the Lawn

Friday, May 8  •  8:00-9:30pm  •  Heritage Hall

After finals, join us on the Seminary Lawn as we show Big Hero 6 on the big screen. Popcorn, popsicles, and refreshments will be served. All ages welcome.

*We’ll move the event inside to Heritage Hall in the event of rain. 


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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 through active leadership in substantial on-campus projects.





The seminary community gathers to worship in Alumni Memorial Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday at 10a.m during the Spring and Fall semesters. 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.