Seminary credit offered through Rochester, NY conference

Pastors, church leaders, staff, and key volunteers attending a powerful conference this spring can earn one free credit-hour at Baptist Bible Seminary.

The 16:5 Conference, March 18-19 at Northridge Church in Rochester, NY, is designed to challenge leaders to obey the Great Commission to make more and better disciples. The event, now in its third year, takes its name from Acts 16:5: "So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers."

Through main sessions, workshops, fellowship, and worship, organizers aim to equip leaders in being faithful and relevant in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their home communities.

Learn more about the conference here.

Seminary Credit
To earn credit, attendees must register for and attend the conference, be eligible for admission to BBS, complete an application, and fulfill some academic requirements.

Details are available though BBS Admissions at 800.451.2287 or BBSadmissions@bbc.edu.

"This will help some who are preparing for pastoral ministry," said Paul Golden, BBS' Director of Enrollment Services. "It will help them learn evaluation methods. We believe some of those attending the conference will see the benefit of a seminary education and look to pursue more."

Deep Connections
Another close connection is the relationship between BBC&S and much of the pastoral staff at Northridge Church, a growing fellowship located on the northern side of Rochester.

Lead Pastor David Whiting is an alumnus and also teaches classes at BBS. Others on the staff with degrees from BBC&S include Scott Bixby, Dave Boehm, Jason DeGraaff, Nate Miller, Mark Nelson, and Andy Woodall. Mike Weston, who formerly worked on the admissions staff at BBS, is completing his Master of Divinity internship at Northridge.

"For Northridge, this will give them some value by showing how a seminary views their work. For BBS, this will help 200-300 people at the conference see possibilities of seminary."

Baptist Bible Seminary offers students a genuine blend of rigorous academic content and transformational hands-on applications. Six advanced degrees are available in several flexible formats.

To learn more, call 800.451.2287 or email BBSadmissions@bbc.edu.

Posted on: 12/11/2012 8:10:48 AM