“How Have I Been Doing Ministry for 20 Years without This?!”: Michelle Helmkamp’s Seminary Journey at Age 50

Michelle is finishing up her M.Div. in Biblical Counseling at Southern Seminary, but her journey into theological education came thirty years after her last formal class. So, what made her want to pursue an advanced seminary degree at age fifty and with twenty years of ministry experience? All it took was a little nudge from her son, and she was hooked.

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5 Reasons Why Pastors Should Consider Pursuing a Doctor of Ministry

At the close of each academic year, the six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention confer degrees upon hundreds of graduates, including dozens who receive a Doctor of Ministry. Most of these DMin graduates will take their new diploma home, perhaps hang it on an office wall, and then get back to work doing the same ministry they were doing at the beginning of their program.

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Alumni and Friends of Southern Seminary Gather to Celebrate God’s Faithfulness at SBC24

Over 960 alumni and other guests gathered at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's
annual Alumni and Friends Luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

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Mohler Thanks Convention for Their Commitment to Theological Education in Seminary Report

President R. Albert Mohler, Jr. told Southern Baptists of his joy serving Southern Baptist churches during his address at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting.

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Mourning the Death of June Honeycutt, Wife of Eighth Southern Seminary President

Members of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the broader community mourn the death of June Williams Honeycutt, who passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024, surrounded by her family.

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Former Air Force Engineer and Instructor, Clint Armani, Joins Boyce College Faculty as Professor of Mathematics

Boyce College proudly announces the appointment of Clint Armani to the faculty, a distinguished former Air Force engineer and instructor at the Air Force Academy.

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SBTS Adds Colin McCulloch to Faculty, Strengthens Biblical Counseling Program

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin McCulloch as Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling and Practical Theology.

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Boyce College Director of Student Development Moving into Local Church Ministry Role in Atlanta, GA

My first impression of Dr. Smith was his greeting at the very beginning of a Dorm Meeting. At the utterance of “It’s time for some announcements,” the chapel was filled with applause and cheers.

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A Tradition Begins: SBTS Hosts Luncheon to Honor First Mary K. Mohler Scholarship Recipients

“The Lord will surely bless the sacrificial gifts of the donors,” Mary Mohler said. “As our scholarship recipients diligently complete their studies here, we prayerfully anticipate the advance of the gospel in multiple ways to God’s glory alone.”

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Hope for the Church: Southern Seminary Graduates Take Up Their Charge

This graduating class is one of the largest in the institution’s history, with 396 students representing 26 countries and 42 states earning their degrees.

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Boyce College Graduates are Answer to Prayer and Promise to the Church

On Thursday, May 9 the Graduating Class of Boyce College assembled on the Seminary Lawn to celebrate the 26th commencement of Boyce College.

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Absent in Body, Present in Spirit: How Online Seminary Students Are Embracing Virtual Community

“It has been a humbling experience to see the sacrifices these students are making to study at Southern Seminary,” Harrod said.

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For the Media

For news media seeking comments from President R. Albert Mohler Jr. or other seminary personalities, please contact:

Caleb Shaw
Executive Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
(502) 897-4121

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