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“WE KNEW WHEN WE ANSWERED...THREE QUESTIONS, WE WOULD
HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHERE WE WERE GOING TO BE IN 
THE 21ST CENTURY.”
– NOBTS PRESIDENT DR. CHUCK KELLEY
     

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  New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was founded more than 82 years ago to meet a compelling need of training ministers to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. Today the need is equally compelling. Over 70 percent of Southern Baptist Churches are plateaued or declining while the world population continues to grow especially among our major urban areas. Now, over four years of intensive research has been completed. The results were compiled. The decision - to remain in New Orleans and continue our mission of equipping leaders to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.

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Committed to seeing the revitalization of our churches, New Orleans Baptist Seminary administration and faculty spent over a year researching what abilities and characteristics our students need to be in a position to lead healthy churches. The results of this study brought sweeping changes to the Seminary’s curriculum. The first competency-based curriculum among Southern Baptist seminaries was established that focuses on seven key competencies: biblical exposition, Christian theological heritage, disciple making, interpersonal skills, servant leadership, spiritual and character formation, and worship leadership.    
           
  NOBTS enlisted the help of PageSoutherlandPage, renowned architects, engineers, and consultants; as well as Morton Vergas, another architectural firm. The two groups sought to construct a master plan of future construction that would keep the unity of the campus intact, building around the central quadrangle which is the campus’ centerpiece. The design included new cutting-edge facilities, including a new recreation center, updated student housing, as well as new conference center facilities to continue to attract visitors to the campus. The end result was an award-winning design that was approved unanimously by the NOBTS Board of Trustees.  
           
 

NEW HORIZONS CAMPAIGN is a 20-year $30 - $50 million strategic plan to assist New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to achieve its mission. The strategic plan has been formulated to be both informative and proactive in the future achievements of the Seminary’s development and growth. New Orleans Seminary is determined to provide Southern Baptists a theological education that will make a difference in the approach ministers use to serve their churches.