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SWBTS search solicits advice

September 1st, 2018 / By: Tammi Reed Ledbetter | Associate Editor / comments

SWBTS search solicits advice

FORT WORTH—The search committee named to recommend the next president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will hold their first official meeting Sept. 10-11 with prayer being the main focus, according to chairman Danny Roberts.

“On behalf of the entire presidential search team of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, we ask you to partner with us in prayer,” Roberts shared on Aug. 31, suggesting language that might be offered, quoting from Matthew 28:19:

“Mighty Father, lead us to the man You have chosen for Your great school. Give us wisdom and clarity to recognize Your will and follow it in the process. We ask that, as a result of this calling, You will use this man to train and encourage many men and women to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Roberts reminded that the email address of swbtspresidentialsearch@gmail.com will serve as a means of communication with the search committee for suggestions, nominations or resumes. “It is suggested that you do so by Oct. 1, 2018. All that we receive by this date will become part of this initial process,” Roberts added.

The nine-member presidential search committee announced Aug. 23 by trustee chairman Kevin Ueckert includes three Texans, including Roberts of North Richland Hills, Jamie Green of Katy and Philip Levant of Hurst.