SBC DIGEST: NOBTS reimagines women's programs; LifeWay wins 8 Spanish publishing awards

NOBTS reimagines programs for women, introduces 'Prepare Her' website

By Marilyn Stewart

NEW ORLEANS -- Affirming that women are an asset to the church and influencers in God's Kingdom work, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College have introduced a series of new academic and campus life initiatives to better serve women.

Tara Dew, adjunct professor of ministry to women and wife of NOBTS and Leavell College President Jamie Dew, pointed to NOBTS' long legacy of training women for service. NOBTS women graduates serve on the mission field, in Baptist convention offices, writing and speaking for the Gospel, as ministers' wives and as ministers to women, and in key roles in strategic compassion and evangelistic outreach ministries around the world.

"Women who prepare here are doing amazing things," Dew said. "If you come here, we are going to train you to glorify God with all your mind and equip you to use your gifts in whatever way God has called you."

Under the new name "Prepare Her" and dedicated branding, the multi-faceted initiatives serve students, student wives, women staff and faculty members, and wives of staff and faculty members and provide fellowship and support for every woman in her God-given calling. Dew and the other leaders have produced a video explaining their approach to women's ministry.

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LifeWay wins 8 Spanish publishing awards Including 'Book of the Year'

By Aaron Wilson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- LifeWay Christian Resources and its B&H Publishing Español division received eight awards and recognitions from the Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association (SEPA).

Each year, SEPA recognizes the highest quality and excellence in the publication, sale and marketing of Christian literature in Spanish.

In addition to collecting more SEPA awards this year than any other publisher during the online presentation on June 18, LifeWay received the top honor of "Original Book of the Year" for "De Pastores y Predicadores" [From Pastors and Preachers] by Miguel Núñez.

It was the second year in a row LifeWay and B&H Español received this recognition and the third time in the past five years.

"We are grateful to God for receiving these awards and are aware of the responsibility we have as a ministry," said César Custodio, Spanish sales and marketing director. "We live in a world that must know God's truths, and our resources help believers grow in faith and be truthful witnesses of the message of the Gospel. This reaffirms our commitment to creating reliable resources for Christians."

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Marilyn Stewart is the assistant director of communications at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College. Aaron Wilson is a writer for LifeWay Christian Resources.
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