RELENTLESS IN EVANGELISM
Don’t waste your time in Louisville. Commit yourself to proclaiming Christ to unbelievers.
ENGAGED IN MISSIONS
Life-long training through short-term missions that advance the gospel in cross-cultural contexts.
DEPLOYED IN CHURCH PLANTING
Planting a new church is a tenacious work that requires careful training. Are you equipped?
We are relentless in evangelism because Jesus seeks and saves the lost. Here at Southern you will be able to do ministry while you train for ministry. Southern has long standing relationships with many ministries in the city of Louisville. There are many opportunities to preach, speak, counsel, and minister to those who are in need of truth.Learn More
Effectiveness on the mission field begins with thoroughness in the classroom.
What sets Southern Seminary apart from many other seminaries is the theological acumen and field experience that characterizes so many of our professors. Here you will not only receive accurate biblical instruction, but learn from those whose example and influence is forged in the very fire of missions.Explore Opportunities
Professors will lead the way, extending your classroom training to the mission field. Our short-term teams are designed to advance strategic missions while learning.
Whether you want to spend a few weeks, a semester, or the rest of your life overseas, the Bevin Center is at Southern to help students connect with the International Mission Board.
Planting a new church is a tenacious work that requires careful training. Those called to plant a church will gain critical experience by being alongside skilled church planters and serving in the “living laboratory” of local churches. Experienced pastors will join with you to help set your theological education in action.Learn More
Three times each semester, the Bevin Center hosts Church Planting 101, free lunch events for those interested in church planting to dialogue with planters in the trenches.
Aaron Harvie is strategically placed on campus to help connect aspiring church planters or church plant team members with the North American Mission Board.
The Bevin Center was opened on October 9th, 2012 in honor of Brittiney Bevin; a 17-year old who tragically died in a car accident in front of the seminary. Matthew and Glenna Bevin provided an endowment to fund the center for the advancement of the gospel amongst the nation and nations.
The night before she died, Brittiney Bevin wrote this prayer in her journal.
“You hold the only peace that can fill the deepest hole. But how do I get it? You said, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ I am asking and I know that you will give it to me. Every week you bless me so much and teach me lessons after lessons. I know that once again you are showing me your love. I can’t fathom how much you feel when one of your children suffers, but I’ve had a glimpse of your heartache. Please fill me with your wisdom that I won’t just watch others suffer, but that I’ll be able to say what they need to hear. As a new week approaches, my dangerous prayer is that you’ll place broken hearted people in my path and fill me with you so that I can let your love heal their pain.”
Jim has served as a church planter and pastor in southwest Florida and as the pastor of local outreach and evangelism at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, California. He completed his M.Div. at The Master’s Seminary in 2002, contributed to Evangelism in the John MacArthur Pastoral Library Series and edited the Grace Evangelism training curriculum. In addition, Jim served as adjunct professor of evangelism for The Master’s Seminary and as chaplain at multiple police departments and hospitals. Jim’s passion is to exalt Christ and equip believers to be relentless in evangelism, engaged in missions and prepared for church planting.
Church Planting Mobilization Strategist, NAMB
Aaron is an experienced church planter having planted in the Philadelphia area in 1999. During his time as pastor, he led that original church to multiply to 4 other churches. God has given him a passion to discover, develop, and deploy effective church planters. Aaron grew up just north of Cincinnati, went to high school in S. California and completed his undergrad in Arkansas. He has been all over and is able to help various planters find their place of ministry.
IMB Representative and Recruiting Specialist
Dennis was born in Texas, and grew up primarily in Oklahoma. He did his university studies in Oklahoma (The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist University) and seminary work in Texas (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). Dennis met his wife, Janey, when they both served as summer missionaries in Atlanta while they were college students. Sensing God’s leadership to work among the nations, the Bartons were appointed in 1981 to serve as church planters in France. With time, Dennis’ field of responsibility expanded, and after several years of various leadership responsibilities, including strategy associate for Western Europe, the Bartons returned to the States in 2008 for Dennis to serve as Richmond Associate for Western Europe. His last field assignment was Strategy Research Associate, living in Prague, Czech Republic. Dennis and Janey have two children, Patrick (27), married to Stephanie; and Jessica (19).
Administrative Assistant to the Director
Student Missions Coordinator
Student Evangelism Coordinator
Boyce College Outreach Coordinator