Southeastern Bible College is pleased to announce that the Worship Leadership Program will be reinstated to the curriculum starting fall 2016. This program is designed to prepare students to lead worship in a variety of settings within the church or para-church organizations. Practical and philosophical approaches to worship ministry and the role music plays within the church and in the world will be explored. Graduates of the program will receive a major in Bible and Theology and a minor in Worship Leadership.
The Summer/Fall 2015 Newsletter is now available for download. Click on the post heading to get to the link for the PDF.
Sign Language Classes are starting up at Southeastern Bible College on Valleydale Road.
Sponsored by: Southeastern Bible College (SEBC), in partnership with Deaf Online University (DOU) and Christian Deaf Fellowship (CDF).
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for twelve (12) weeks beginning September 10, 2015 through December 10, 2015.
Classes will not meet October 15 or November 26.
Classes will meet in the following rooms:
Intermediate 1: 240
Intermediate 2: 243
Donation: Ages 8 – 15 . . . . $35.00, Age 16 and Over . . . . $75.00. Full scholarships provided for SEBC students, faculty and staff.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Casey has accepted the new faculty position in the Intercultural Ministries Program at Southeastern Bible College.
He comes to the College from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he served as professor of anthropology at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur and Visiting Professor of Missions at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary. His research interests include diaspora missions and the impact of immigration on ethnic and religious identity of immigrant peoples.
Dr. Casey has worked with immigrant groups and refugees for close to fifteen years, both in the United States and overseas. He has conducted missions’ research on four continents, including taking part in a major linguistic research project with SIL (originally known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.) among isolated Kham Tibetans.
Dr. Casey completed his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married and is father to three very active boys. Outside the classroom and mission field, Dr. Casey enjoys cooking ethnic foods and running.
A Life Changing Encounter with the Book of Ephesians
Whether it is because of its magnificent sweep of God’s saving purposes from election before the foundation of the world to his summing up of all things in Christ, the place of the exalted Christ within those purposes and believers’ relationship to him, God’s victory in Christ over the powers, the grand presentation of the church, its language of worship and prayer, or the scope and depth of its ethical teaching, Ephesians has had a profound influence on the lives of many. The understanding of the gospel in Ephesians challenges and redefines the superficial understanding of the gospel prevalent in our day. Dr. Alexander Granados, President of Southeastern Bible College, invites you to join him for a life changing encounter with God’s Word from the book of Ephesians. Evening classes will begin Monday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. and meet in classroom 244 (entrance A). Morning classes will begin Tuesday, September 15 at 10:30 a.m., and will also meet in classroom 244.
To register for this free class, register online at www.sebc.edu or contact Anita Scroggins at (205) 970-9213 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global education is an essential component of our vision to equip servant leaders for Christian living and service worldwide through being an institution of academic and spiritual excellence. A Southeastern Bible College education is a biblical passport for Christian servants on their path to effectively fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40). We endeavor to offer excellent cross-cultural programs and equip students with a biblical worldview to exegete Scripture and culture. We believe that a global Christian guided by a biblical compass is empowered by faith to work and make a lasting contribution for the cause of Christ (James 2:14-18).
March 4-13, 2016 is your opportunity as friends and family of Southeastern Bible College to experience an unforgettable journey of studying the Bible in the land of the Bible during the perfect time of the year. The beauty of Israel in the spring awaits!
May 29 – June 18, 2016 The Israel Study Program is a three week study abroad experience. Students live, travel, and study in the land of the Bible for three weeks in the summer. Participants earn 3 credit hours. The Israel Study Program enhances students’ knowledge of Scripture through instruction conducted in the land of the Bible, provides students with a clearer understanding of and deeper appreciation for the state of Israel, and provides students with the benefits and growth which can only come through a genuine cross-cultural experience.
Southeastern Bible College hires Dr. Orrett L. Bailey to be Director of Advancement. Dr. Bailey has come with a wealth of experience in Higher Education, Administration and Development. Dr. Bailey will be working close with the Admissions Department, SEBC Alumni and SEBC supporters. Along with those duties he will be actively writing grants and building up our current scholarship.
The Department of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of a new faculty member. Mrs. Christy Hayes will be joining us full-time August 1st as an Instructor and Advisor for our Elementary Education program. Our Elementary Education program has needed a major professor and a champion for the program for several years. We are grateful for God’s provision of Christy.
Christy is a career-long kindergarten teacher. She taught for many years at Hueytown Elementary School, where she also served as the Kindergarten Grade-Level Chairperson and Mentor for new teachers. We were introduced to Christy by Heather Simpson, Micah Simpson’s wife, who was mentored by Christy.
Christy received her BS and MA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was awarded the Ellen Northcutt Teacher of the Year Award by the Hueytown Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012. She was nominated by community members, peers, parents, and students for this award. She was also chosen by her peers twice as the “Second Mile Teacher” at Hueytown Elementary.
Christy is married and has three children. Her youngest just graduated from high school in May. Christy and her husband, Jimmy, attend Gardendale First Baptist Church.
From our first meeting with Christy, we knew that she would be a perfect fit at SEBC. It became clear that she will not only make a significant impact in the classroom, but also in the lives of our students. We are thrilled that she is joining the SEBC family.
The SEBC class of 2015 celebrated their graduation at the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 8th. Dr. Alexander Granados delivered the commencement address, presiding over his first graduation as SEBC’s new president. Salutatorian Jessica Elaine Mayfield gave the graduating senior address. David Jeffrey Harrison was the class valedictorian. Dr. Douglas C. Daspit, co-pastor of Crescent City Community Church in New Orleans, greeted the assembly as the alumni recipient of honorary membership in the Delta Epsilon Chi honor society.
Photo by Lynn Cummings, appearphotography.com
Ralph L. Edmonds (’82) has been selected as the 2015 SEBC Alumnus of the Year. He received a BS in Business Administration from Livingston University in 1975. He graduated from SEBC in 1982 with an AA in Bible/Theology and went on to Talbot Seminary in California to earn an MA in Christian Education in 1986. Ralph has served in pastoral ministries since he graduated from SEBC in 1982. He served at Inner City Impact in Chicago from 1982-1990, where he discipled and mentored students. Further, he managed all budgets, programs, and activities, and developed an internship program to provide financial assistance for students who attended Christian colleges. He provided oversight to all programs at Humboldt Park Center, reaching weekly over 450 children and adolescences in the inner city. He developed curriculum and coordinated activities for students whose attendance grew from 40 to 88 students during his oversight. He has served at Good News Bible Church in Chicago since 1990, and he has been the Senior Pastor there since 2011. While there, he has assisted in another church plant; collaborated with New Moms Ministry to provide affordable housing for 25 single mothers; provided affordable housing for urban ministry missionaries and for a Spanish-speaking congregation; served as Administrator of all Christian education activities; provided oversight of Salem Mission Home Outreach, and he is presently developing outreach to a neighborhood public school to serve through tutoring and sports programs. Ralph has been married for 31 years to SEBC alumna, Mary Christine Lawrence Edmonds (’82), who has served as a teacher in Christian schools and at Inner City Impact in Chicago since her graduation from SEBC. They have two adult children, Zac and Jared, and reside in Chicago, IL.