Southern Evangelical Seminary Opens New Home to Community during August 4 Event
New Campus Enables 26-Year-Old Seminary to Expand Resources and Technology to Both Online and On-Campus Students
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.SES.edu) has found a new campus home in the bustling and growing area of Ballantyne West in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Next month, the seminary will open the new campus to the community, so all can experience how SES will be able to expand both its resources and technology to serve growing numbers of both online and on campus students.
“The entire SES family is grateful to God for our new campus home,” said SES President Dr. Richard Land. “We are looking forward to experiencing the blessings of God’s next chapter for SES. Our new campus 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.”
On Saturday, Aug. 4, SES will welcome the community to an 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
Land will officially cut the ribbon during the ceremony, and he will be joined by SES co-founder Dr. Norman Geisler and Dr. Hugh Ross, SES adjunct professor and president and founder of Reasons to Believe.
“This will be a day to celebrate God’s faithfulness and look forward to what He has planned for our future,” Land said. “We are excited to have SES faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and special guests come together for this exciting day—and we hope the community will join us.”
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 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 racquet ball club.
While other schools offer apologetics, SES was the first to be grounded in apologetics throughout all its degree programs. Prospective students at the 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.
Along with the excitement about the new campus, 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.