Southern Evangelical Seminary Opens Doors to New Campus Home This Weekend
Saturday Open House Will Introduce Potential Students to Technology, Resources, Faculty and West Ballantyne Campus Amenities
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.SES.edu) is welcoming the community with open arms to its new campus home this weekend.
Nestled in the rapidly growing area of West Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina, the new 35,000-square-foot, two-building campus symbolizes the 26-year-old seminary’s reaffirmed commitment to both on-campus and online learning.
This Saturday, the seminary will host an in-person and virtual open house, dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new campus. The schedule for the day will include the following events:
- 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.—Prospective Student Open House with lunch provided
- 1 p.m.—Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Service
- 1:15 to 3 p.m.—Public Open House and Networking with refreshments and tours
SES co-founder Dr. Norman Geisler and SES President Dr. Richard Land will officially cut the ribbon during the ceremony, and they will be joined by Dr. Hugh Ross, SES adjunct professor and president and founder of Reasons to Believe.
“As we settle into our new campus home, it becomes more apparent each day that this location will enable us to equip even more Christians both here and around the world to even more ably serve our Lord and to defend the historic Christian faith,” Land said. “Many plans are in motion to make the SES campus one of the premier homes for apologetics and evangelism training.”
While other schools offer apologetics, SES was the first to be grounded in apologetics throughout all its degree programs. Prospective students at the Aug. 4 open house will hear from SES faculty, staff and alumni about how SES can uniquely equip them to more effectively proclaim and defend the Gospel within ministry. A livestream will also be available. For more information on the open house and to RSVP, click here.
Besides the even more centrally located campus in the greater Charlotte area, the two-building, 35,000-square-foot campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, better technological advances and increased streaming capabilities. In fact, online students will have one of fastest bandwidths available in order to stream their courses. The ideal location also affords on-campus students a variety of options for housing in nearby neighborhoods. For those students who commute, the campus is more centrally located in the greater Charlotte area. The campus is also close to four restaurants, a YMCA and a racquetball club.
Geisler will teach the first course on the new campus, “Intro to Christian Apologetics,” which will also be offered live-streaming and online for students from anywhere in the world. Students in the Aug. 13-18 class will learn the basics of defending the Christian faith through Geisler’s 12 steps that demonstrate that Christianity is true.
Along with the excitement about the new campus and Dr. Geisler’s class, registrations for SES’s annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics are running more than double what they were at this time last year. The 2018 conference will focus on the theme of “The God Who Is” and will take place at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, Oct. 12-13, when the seminary will welcome top thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds, including Ravi Zacharias. For answers to frequently asked questions about SES’s NCCA conference, click here.