Training Tomorrow’s Servants and Shepherds

Are you ready to prepare for what God’s called you to do?

The NextGen Leadership Initiative seeks to equip, evaluate, and encourage emerging leaders in the work of the Lord. Men and women who desire to serve the Lord in a variety of ministry contexts may now pursue seminary preparation without relocating.

Starting in Spring 2017, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is starting a modified extension site in Newark, Delaware. Students can enroll in either the Master of Divinity (MDiv) or the Master of Arts (MA) in Theological Studies, take video classes, and benefit from an onsite two-day intensive seminar once a semester taught by a SBTS professor. Students also have the option to meet for guided discussion as a cohort to share resources, ideas, and encouragement.

This class offering for the Fall 2017 semester is Introduction to Missiology 1 (for 8 weeks) and then Personal Evangelism (for 8 weeks). The two-day seminar, featuring an onsite visiting professor from SBTS, will be held October 6-7 here at OBC. To register and learn more, click the button below.

Click here to DOWNLOAD a free flyer with more details about specific degrees and tuition costs.

For more information or to register, please contact Pastor Champ Thornton (302-737-2511 or