By Baptist Message staff
PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – Louisiana College has entered into agreements with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary that will allow students to apply college credits toward a seminary degree.
Brewer, during the school’s chapel services, signed agreements with SWBTS President Adam Greenway March 4 and SEBTS President Daniel Akin, March 18.
“This partnership adds credibility to the quality missions and ministries program we have at LC,” Brewer told the Baptist Message. “We hope to partner with all the Southern Baptist seminaries to save students, who are planning to pursue a graduate degree at seminary, time and money.”
The memorandums of understanding between the institutions will allow LC graduates to earn their seminary degrees more quickly to pursue God’s calling on their lives, Brewer said. He explained that students who successfully complete certain senior-level courses in LC’s missions and ministries program may receive at least 15 credit hours toward a Master of Divinity at the two seminaries.
Justin Langford, interim dean of the School of Missions and Ministries, said many LC graduates with a B.A. in Missions and Ministries go on to seminary to further their theological education.
“These students benefit from the robust design of our B.A. degree by having their master’s program shortened,” Langford said. “I am personally grateful for this articulation with our seminaries because it demonstrates a mission-minded cooperation that has long characterized Southern Baptists. Our Lowery Scholarship recipients at LC are the direct beneficiaries of these articulations.”
Since 2015, the missions and ministries program has grown from 15 students during its initial year to 55 enrollees for the 2021 spring semester.
A similar agreement was signed with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018.