The 1937 Project is an outreach project in which the entire seminary community comes together for one day to serve the city of Louisville.

Project History

1937-Twitter-LogoDuring 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 23, 2016, The 1937 Project volunteers will flood the streets of Louisville performing acts of service and sharing their faith throughout the city.

Project Details


The mission of The 1937 Project is to further gospel witness in the city 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 Louisville.

Date & Location

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sign-in/Registration will open at 7:30 am in Heritage Hall.  Please sign in by 8:00am. Breakfast lines will open upon registration, followed by a brief send-off rally led by the 1937 Project Team. Project times will vary, although most projects should conclude before 1pm.


Registered volunteers will receive a free 1937 Project t-shirt and free breakfast on the morning of the event. Participating individuals and families must sign up for the project.

All volunteers will be placed in groups of at least 5-10. Individuals and families can indicate whether they would like to be paired with a specific group or with their friend(s). We will keep families together, and do our best to accommodate other pairing requests.



Childcare will be available beginning at 7:30am on Saturday morning. Participating children will partake in age-appropriate service and recreational activities on campus during the event.

*Lunch:  Children in childcare will be provided lunch; however, parents will need to supply a sack lunch for their participating children.

*Sign Up for Childcare*

Letter from the Mayor

“I want to thank you and your team at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for your ongoing participation during our Give A Day – Week of Service. Louisville is continually being recognized for its compassionate work because of people like you who work daily to help those less fortunate. Continuing to recognize how compassionate the Seminary was during the 1937 Flood during the Week of Service is such a unique way to keep the story alive.

I want to thank you as Mayor of this City for the many acts of compassion and volunteer work you perform at the Seminary not only during the week of Service but year round. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Seminary as we strive to keep Louisville the most livable and compassionate city in the world.”


Greg Fischer

Louisville Mayor

Special Thanks

Heine Brothers’ Coffee has generously offered to provide fresh coffee for our send-off-rally the morning of the 1937 Project. As we prepare to flood the streets of Louisville with acts of service, we will do so with fresh, local coffee.

Chick-fil-a at Glenmary has graciously offered to provide chicken biscuits for our send-off-rally the morning of the 1937 Project. As we prepare to flood the streets of Louisville with acts of service, we will do so with stomachs full of chicken goodness.

Louisville Pure Tap has offered to provide fresh water and water bottles to keep our volunteers properly hydrated throughout the service project.

2016 Project Evaluation

1937 Project Evaluation

We cannot thank you enough for your participation in this year's 1937 Project! In order to improve our project next year, please take 5 minutes to complete this evaluation. Thank you for sharing the love of Christ with our city!
  • 1 = Poor 5 = Highly Efficient
  • 1 = Very Poor 5 = Excellent
  • 1 = Not A Chance 5 = Sign Me Up

Contact Us

1937-Twitter-LogoFor more information, please contact Tyler Clark at 502-897-4226, or stop by the Student Life Office in Honeycutt 230.

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