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The 2020 Spring Conference was shortened and moved to online due to Covid-19. Despite the disappointment, President Ange preached a powerful message for all of us. In the video below, we include inspiring music by the Sounds of Praise Ensemble, a Southeastern update, a video campus tour and a challenging message from President Ange.

 

Sigma Delta Alpha Honor Society

 Introduction

The Office of the Academic Dean is pleased to announce the creation of a new honor society that is unique to Southeastern and our mission. The name chosen for this new honor society is the Sigma Delta Alpha (ΣΔΑ) Honor Society.

The Origin of the Name: Sigma Delta Alpha

Paul writes to his protégé in 2 Timothy 2:15 with the imperative, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 

Three Greek words found in 2 Timothy 2:15—spoudázō (study), dókimos (approved), and alḗtheia (truth)—begin with the three Greek letters Sigma, Delta, and Alpha, forming the basis of our honor society name. 

These three Greek words exemplify the essence of Southeastern and its unique mission to cultivate studious and seasoned leaders whose lives are centered on God’s Word. Paul, in context, challenges Timothy with the importance of study, meaning diligence of mind and eagerness to do one’s best, as a basis for seeking the commendation of God. Members of Sigma Delta Alpha are approved unto God as they diligently and eagerly seek to know Christ and make Him known. The foundation for God’s approval is obedience to the truth, which is the true doctrine of the Word of God. The distinguished members of Sigma Delta Alpha have demonstrated intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability.  

Membership Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate students must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 by the beginning of the Spring semester before graduation.
  • No more than forty percent of the graduating class will be inducted into the society.
  • Qualifying students must exhibit Christian character and servant-leadership qualities.
  • Invited students must submit a resume to the Academic Committee detailing relevant college career highlights (such as leadership roles held, Christian service activities, and other important milestones to demonstrate qualifications).
  • Finalists will be voted upon by the Faculty Senate and honored at the Spring graduation ceremony.

Procedure

 

sfwbc.edu/apply

March 24, 2020

To Our Dear Students and Supporters:

God has been good to us at Southeastern, and I am thankful that He is always in control!  I also believe that prayer truly makes a difference in challenging times such as these.

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 and its effects upon both our country and our state, I announce today with a saddened heart that we are suspending on-campus classes for our students through the end of the semester.  However, I rejoice that we will be able, with an amazing faculty and staff, to continue to offer classes through distance learning.  We are all working diligently to be sure that every student’s educational need is fully met and follows the path to superb Christian training.

This trial has not caught our Lord by surprise, and He has already made provision for our college to go through this time.  He is using this testing to make us become a stronger and better-equipped school for training Christian leaders.

Thank you for your prayers and loyal support as we go through these uncharted waters, always “looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.”

Your servant for Christ’s sake,

Nate Ange

President

Revive and Rejoice Spring Conference 2020

April 6-7, 2020

 

Psalm 85:6  Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

Rev. Arron Howard

 

Monday, April 6th

10:00 AM – Arron Howard

 

11:00 AM – Dr. Joe Arthur

12:30 PM – High School Student Luncheon (provided by Southeastern)

Dr. Joe Arthur

 

 

 

1:00 PM – 20/20 Vision Club Partners Compass Rose Legacy luncheon at Southlands Steakhouse in Zebulon (Limited seating – RSVP required), (Luncheon is free for our 20/20 Vision Club Partners)

  • Invitations will be mailed out to all 20//20 Vision Club Partners in February. Please RSVP upon receipt. Tickets may be picked up at the Spring Conference on Monday morning.
  • RSVP at this link RSVP 

7:00 PM  – Sounds of Victory Choir Concert

Rev. Christian Powell

7:30 PM – Christian Powell

 

Tuesday, April 7th

9:00 AM – President Nate Ange

10:00 AM – Cooperating Board Meeting & Campus Corner Fellowship Time

11:30 AM – Dr. Joe Arthur

President Nate Ange

 

12:30 PM – Alumni Luncheon

12:30 PM – Inflatables open for children

2:00 PM – Alumni Choir Practice

 

 

7:00 PM – Jim McComas

 

Jim McComas

 

 

 

 

 

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Southeastern Free Will Baptist College Available Part-time Teaching Positions

Science Adjunct Professor

SFWBC is distinctly Christian, providing a quality undergraduate college education for 36 years with the purpose of training individuals for church-related ministries. We look for the following attributes in our faculty:

  • Visible Christian Testimony and Faith
  • Commitment to a standard of excellence
  • Passion for Christian education
  • Positive alignment with SFWBC’s core values:
    • Communication of truth in a Christian context to mold lives into the image of Christ to the glory of God
    • Providing a thorough preparation of our students for a lifetime of ministry
    • Teaching not only the theoretical but also the practical

Job Skills:

  • Ability to explain science concepts verbally, visually, and digitally
  • Understanding of technology usage in the classroom
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have passion, creativity, a friendly disposition, and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate classroom management skills

Job Requirements:

  • Teach all, some, or one of the following survey courses for the Fall of 2020: Biology I & II (3 CH each), Physical Science I & II (3 CH each), Chemistry I & II (2 CH each)
  • Educate students from a Christian creationist’s perspective (see sfwbc.edu/statement-of-faith/)
  • Observe a biblically conservative philosophy of dress, appearance, and lifestyle
  • Utilize the learning management system of the college
  • Collaborate with the Academic Dean and the Department Chair on course learning outcomes and assessments

Requirements for Applying:

  • Master’s Degree in science education or science with at least eighteen hours of graduate courses in science from an accredited institution
  • Any classroom experience is preferred
  • The following documents must be available in order to be considered a candidate for this position:
    • Receipt of official college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Letter of introduction
    • Letters of recommendation (2)
    • Statement of faith/personal testimony (paragraph format)
    • Resume

Job Type:

  • Contractual part-time position

Interest Form Link: If you are interested please fill out the Google form located here:

https://forms.gle/LWJN5wkSx2ECQ6b69

Business Adjunct Professor

SFWBC is distinctly Christian, providing a quality undergraduate college education for 36 years with the purpose of training individuals for church-related ministries. We look for the following attributes in our faculty:

  • Visible Christian Testimony and Faith
  • Commitment to a standard of excellence
  • Passion for Christian education
  • Positive alignment with SFWBC’s core values:
    • Communication of truth in a Christian context to mold lives into the image of Christ to the glory of God
    • Providing a thorough preparation of our students for a lifetime of ministry
    • Teaching not only the theoretical but also the practical

Job Skills:

  • Ability to explain business concepts verbally, visually, and digitally
  • Understanding of technology usage in the classroom
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have passion, creativity, a friendly disposition, and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrate classroom management skills

Job Requirements:

  • Teach the following course for the Fall of 2020: Accounting I (4 CH)
  • Educate students from a Christian perspective (see sfwbc.edu/statement-of-faith/)
  • Observe a biblically conservative philosophy of dress, appearance, and lifestyle
  • Utilize the learning management system of the college
  • Collaborate with the Academic Dean and the Department Chair on course learning outcomes and assessments

Requirements for Applying:

  • Master’s Degree with a business concentration with at least eighteen hours of graduate courses in business from an accredited institution
  • Any classroom experience is preferred
  • The following documents must be available in order to be considered a candidate for this position:
    • Receipt of official college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Letter of introduction
    • Letters of recommendation (2)
    • Statement of faith/personal testimony (paragraph format)
    • Resume

Job Type:

  • Contractual part-time position

Interest Form Link: If you are interested please fill out the Google form located here: 

https://forms.gle/LWJN5wkSx2ECQ6b69

 

Music/Piano Adjunct Professor

SFWBC is distinctly Christian, providing a quality undergraduate college education for 36 years with the purpose of training individuals for church-related ministries. We look for the following attributes in our faculty:

  • Visible Christian Testimony and Faith
  • Commitment to a standard of excellence
  • Passion for Christian education
  • Positive alignment with SFWBC’s core values:
    • Communication of truth in a Christian context to mold lives into the image of Christ to the glory of God
    • Providing a thorough preparation of our students for a lifetime of ministry
    • Teaching not only the theoretical but also the practical

Job Skills:

  • Ability to explain music concepts verbally, visually, and digitally
  • Ability to evaluate student’s needs and prepare lessons to achieve the course learning outcomes
  • Understanding of technology usage in the classroom
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have passion, creativity, a friendly disposition, and a positive attitude to motivate students
  • Demonstrate classroom management skills

Job Requirements:

  • Teach private piano
  • Accompany the college choir for rehearsals twice a week and occasionally travel to Sunday service performances
  • Based on availability and qualifications, teach Music Theory I & II
  • Educate students from a Christian perspective (see sfwbc.edu/statement-of-faith/)
  • Observe a biblically conservative philosophy of dress, appearance, and lifestyle
  • Utilize the learning management system of the college
  • Collaborate with the Academic Dean and the Department Chair on course learning outcomes and assessments

Requirements for Applying:

  • Master’s Degree with a music concentration with at least eighteen hours of graduate courses in music from an accredited institution
  • Any classroom experience is preferred
  • The following documents must be available in order to be considered a candidate for this position:
    • Receipt of official college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Letter of introduction
    • Letters of recommendation (2)
    • Statement of faith/personal testimony (paragraph format)
    • Resume

Job Type:

  • Contractual part-time position

Interest Form Link: If you are interested please fill out the Google form located here:

https://forms.gle/LWJN5wkSx2ECQ6b69

Our appreciation goes out to these fine students for their hard work on making the Dean’s List. Congratulations!

WENDELL, NC- It is with great appreciation and sadness that we are announcing the resignation of Mrs. Ericka Pettit (95’) effective December 13, 2019. For the last three and a half years, Ericka has served as a faithful, dedicated faculty member teaching piano, music theory, sight-singing, and was the accompanist for the Sounds of Victory choir. Mrs. Terri Siebert, Ericka’s mom, and former long-serving faculty member will serve as our interim piano instructor for the Spring 2020 semester. Also, Sarah Marcum will be the choir rehearsal pianist in addition to her duties as the Promotional Department assistant.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on staff at Southeastern. The college’s mission, ‘To Know Him and To Make Him Known,’ resonates so well with the intention and purpose of my family. I have desired to develop and train leaders for the next generation, not only in musical ability but also whose passion reflects the heart of Christ, which is to reach people where they are for His glory,” Mrs. Pettit said.
President Ange stated, “I have known and observed Ericka since early childhood, and she always exemplifies a humble and Christ-like spirit in her life and service, and she will be greatly missed on our campus.” Marc Holloman added, “Mrs. Pettit has been a tremendous influence among our students, and she has displayed excellence in the classroom and at the piano, all while doing so with humility and grace. Ericka has modeled godly womanhood and true Christian servanthood before us all. I thank her for the time, energy, and dedication that she has devoted to Southeastern.”
Ericka and her husband Matt Pettit (93′) have five children: Alex (19), Blake (17), Brenden (12), Jayden (11), and Luke (9).
WENDELL, NC- It is with great appreciation and sadness that we are announcing the resignation of Mrs. Ericka Pettit (95’) effective December 13, 2019. For the last three and a half years, Ericka has served as a faithful, dedicated faculty member teaching piano, music theory, sight-singing, and was the accompanist for the Sounds of Victory choir. Mrs. Terri Siebert, Ericka’s mom, and former long-serving faculty member will serve as our interim piano instructor for the Spring 2020 semester. Also, Sarah Marcum will be the choir rehearsal pianist in addition to her duties as the Promotional Department assistant.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on staff at Southeastern. The college’s mission, ‘To Know Him and To Make Him Known,’ resonates so well with the intention and purpose of my family. I have desired to develop and train leaders for the next generation, not only in musical ability but also whose passion reflects the heart of Christ, which is to reach people where they are for His glory,” Mrs. Pettit said.
President Ange stated, “I have known and observed Ericka since early childhood, and she always exemplifies a humble and Christ-like spirit in her life and service, and she will be greatly missed on our campus.” Marc Holloman added, “Mrs. Pettit has been a tremendous influence among our students, and she has displayed excellence in the classroom and at the piano, all while doing so with humility and grace. Ericka has modeled godly womanhood and true Christian servanthood before us all. I thank her for the time, energy, and dedication that she has devoted to Southeastern.”
Ericka and her husband Matt Pettit (93′) have five children: Alex (19), Blake (17), Brenden (12), Jayden (11), and Luke (9).

 

Secure Southeastern for the future by making a gift today!

Help us reach our $75,000 matching gift goal today. Please take a moment and make a gift of any amount.

We are thrilled to announce another end of the year challenge. Again, two donors have issued a matching grant challenge. One donor has offered a challenge of $50,000, and the other donor has offered a challenge of $25,000. That’s right! If we can raise $75,000 by the end of the year, your gifts will be matched by $75,000. We intend to designate $75,000 for student scholarships and $75,000 to the annual fund, which will be used for many of the campus renovations you see going on around the campus as well as accreditation expenses.

Because of your response to last year’s end of the year matching grant challenge, we have been able to award $110,295.47 in scholarships to our students. We were also able to extend many more scholarship offerings to students who we were recruiting. Additionally, we were able to renovate all four dormitories with new carpet. Our students absolutely love the fresh look of their rooms. Currently, our maintenance staff is renovating the exterior of the library building. They have begun refurbishing the tennis courts with plans to install one tennis court and two pickleball courts. They also purchased seven used 25 foot, steel light poles with lights and have begun installing lights on the football field, which will allow all kinds of sporting activities to be played at night. The students can hardly wait to play flag football at night!

Please consider a generous end of the year matching gift donation for Southeastern College.  We need your help! We can now receive your gift of highly appreciated stocks and bonds, which you can donate tax-free. If you are not a 20/20 Vision Club Partner, please consider becoming one today.

Those who are 70 ½  and older may make a gift to Southeastern directly from their IRA which will serve to reduce their taxable income.

You may use the enclosed envelope and mail it with your contribution.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (919)365-7711 or (321)917-2376 (cell) or sberry@sfwbc.edu.

Thanks for all you do to support Southeastern College!

Making Him Known,

Steve Berry

Director of Development & Planned Giving Advisor

P.S. I want to cordially invite you to mark your calendars for April 6-7, 2020. Come and join us at this year’s Revive and Rejoice Spring Conference.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, sixty golfers representing over fifty-five sponsoring organizations gathered at The Neuse Country Club for a day of fun on the links. The event raised more than $35,000 for the ministry of Southeastern College.

Golfers had great prize opportunities on each par three, which included hole-in-one prizes. While no one took home the beautiful 2019, Kia Optima, which was positioned nicely, overlooking the tee box on hole number 3, many players did take home some terrific prizes. Joe Ange, Jonathan Ange, Lee Powell, and Jim Summerson took first-place and won with a score of 58.

Mike Morris and his Southeastern Cafeteria Team provided an outstanding breakfast followed by ribeye steaks and all the fixings for lunch. The sixty golfers who attended expressed their appreciation for the quality tournament presented. Tournament Director Steve Berry challenged the group to grow the attendance again next year, and he set a goal for 75 golfers and 75 sponsors.

Please mark your calendars for next year’s tournament which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020. sfwbc.edu/golf