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SBC seminary luncheons June 13

 

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SAN ANTONIO (BP)—The Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries will host luncheons for alumni and guests in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's June 12-13 annual meeting in San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

GOLDEN GATE

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary President Jeff Iorg will present the seminary's Distinguished Alumni Award to Henry Deneen, newly elected president of Greater Europe Mission, at the school's Alumni & Friend Luncheon June 13.

The luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in Room 008 A/B of the Gonzalez Convention Center's river level.

Deneen, a native of South Carolina, earned a master of divinity from Golden Gate in 2000. He will begin serving as president of Greater Europe Mission, an evangelical mission agency, in September.

Iorg will report on the seminary's ongoing Partners for the Future campaign and relay news from the seminary, including the new Ph.D. studies to begin this fall.

Tickets, at $10 per person, may be purchased before the annual meeting by calling Sharon Daugherty at 415-380-1478 or 1-888-472-8709 or at the seminary's exhibit hall booth during the convention.

MIDWESTERN

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its annual alumni and friends luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 13, with a theme of "Celebrating 50th Anniversary in the Heart of America to Reach the Hearts of the World."

The program will feature testimonials from some of the seminary's earliest graduates, including Don Kammerdiener, a former executive vice president of the International Mission Board.

MBTS President R. Philip Roberts will report on areas of progress and recent events at Midwestern and MBTS national alumni president Fred Winters will share words of encouragement and challenge to attendees.

The luncheon will be in Room 004 on the Gonzalez Convention Center's River Level. Reservations are required, with tickets available through the institutional advancement office. RSVP by Friday, Jun. 1, by calling toll-free 877-414-3720 or email [email protected] Reserved tickets can be picked up at Midwestern's exhibit hall booth on Tuesday, June 12, during the SBC annual meeting.

NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's annual Alumni & Friends Luncheon will be a time to reconnect with friends and hear the latest news from campus.

The June 13 luncheon will be in the Gonzalez Convention Center's Rooms 103 A/B on the street level from noon to 2 p.m. following the Wednesday morning session of the SBC annual meeting.

NOBTS President Chuck Kelley will report on the progress of the campus restoration, which is nearing completion, and about new initiatives the seminary will launch during the coming year. Kelley also will present the seminary's distinguished alumni awards.

Tickets - at $10 each before June 1, $12 after June 1 - are on sale by mail and online. Tickets also will be available at the NOBTS booth in the SBC exhibit hall.

To purchase a ticket before the SBC, mail a check payable to NOBTS to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Attention Alumni Relations, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126. For information about purchasing tickets online, visit www.nobts.edu/alumni. Tickets ordered from the office after June 1 may be picked up at the seminary's booth in the exhibit hall.

SOUTHEASTERN

Alumni and friends of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will have the opportunity to gather for lunch, fellowship and a report on the seminary from President Daniel Akin during the National Alumni and Friends Luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 13, in the Alamo Ballroom sections A-D at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk.

Akin will relay an update on the seminary and college as well as his plans for SEBTS' future in light of its mission: "Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission" (Matthew 28:19-20).

Cost for the luncheon is $20 per person and space is limited. To register online, go to www.sebts.edu or mail a check payable to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary by May 30. Checks should be sent to Financial Development Office, P.O. Box 1889, Wake Forest, NC 27588. For more information, contact Linda Baker at (919) 761-2203.

SOUTHERN

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will hold its annual luncheon in conjunction with the SBC annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in rooms 217 A-D on the Gonzalez Convention Center's concourse level.

SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will be the featured speaker.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 at the seminary's exhibit hall booth during the annual meeting. To order tickets or for more information, call the seminary's institutional relations office at 502-897-4142.

SOUTHWESTERN

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's National Alumni Luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center's Ballroom A on the street level.

Southwestern President Paige Patterson will present the 2007 distinguished alumni awards and the seminary's annual report.

Tickets are $10 per person before June 1. They may be purchased online by going to http://community.swbts.edu and clicking on "Upcoming events"; by calling toll-free 1-877-GO SWBTS (467-9287); or by mailing a request to Southwestern's Alumni Relations, Office at P.O. Box 22480, Fort Worth, TX 76122-0480. Tickets after June 1 will be $15 per person and will be available for purchase at Southwestern's booth in the exhibit hall.