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2825 Lexington Rd
Louisville , Kentucky 40280-0001

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2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280
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About The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a private, not-for-profit institution that has been a prominent presence in theological education for over a century. Since its founding in 1859, the seminary has remained committed to providing high-quality theological training to students from all walks of life, equipping them for a lifetime of service to the Christian faith.

Situated in Louisville, the seminary benefits from its close proximity to a vibrant and diverse city. Known as the “Gateway to the South,” Louisville offers a rich cultural heritage and a thriving arts scene. From its world-renowned Kentucky Derby to its bustling culinary scene, the city embraces both tradition and innovation. Students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this vibrant community while pursuing their theological education.

The seminary’s commitment to academic excellence is evident in its rigorous curriculum and distinguished faculty members. With a four-year accessibility score of 1, the seminary offers a comprehensive theological education that prepares students for a variety of ministry contexts. Students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in theology, divinity, Christian ministry, and counseling.

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary stands out for its strong emphasis on the study of the Bible and the Christian tradition. Students engage in deep exploration of biblical texts, theological doctrines, and practical ministry skills. The seminary’s faculty includes renowned theologians, scholars, and pastors who are committed to fostering an environment of intellectual rigor and spiritual growth. Students are encouraged to ask probing questions, engage in critical thinking, and develop a solid foundation for their future ministry.

One notable aspect of the seminary is its affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). As a flagship institution of the SBC, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary aligns itself with the theological beliefs and values of this denomination. This affiliation ensures that students receive a distinctively Baptist perspective on theology and ministry. However, the seminary also welcomes students from other Christian traditions and seeks to foster ecumenical dialogue and understanding.

At The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, education extends beyond the classroom. The seminary offers a range of opportunities for students to engage in practical ministry experiences and pursue personal and spiritual growth. From chapel services and special lectures to internships and mission trips, students are constantly challenged to integrate their theological knowledge with real-world application.

In addition, the seminary boasts a vibrant and tightly knit community. Students have access to various support services, including counseling, mentoring, and academic advising. The seminary’s commitment to fostering a sense of belonging is integral to the holistic development of its students.

In conclusion, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, offers a comprehensive theological education rooted in the study of the Bible and the Christian tradition. Its location in the vibrant city of Louisville provides students with opportunities for personal, cultural, and intellectual growth. With a distinguished faculty, rigorous curriculum, and emphasis on practical ministry, the seminary equips students for a lifetime of service in the Christian faith.

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      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

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          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

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              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
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              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

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                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations