Over 170 students from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) received thier degrees in a heart-felt ceremony, Dec. 18, 2004.
According to the Baptist Press, the graduating class was urged to stay focused on Christ and His Kingdom and to remember the power of Christ that overcomes all circumstances.
"What we must always remember is that when you are in the presence of Jesus, all those circumstances seem insignificant, because it is in His presence that we have that anchor of peace and the complete sense of His power protecting us," the NOBTS president Chuck Kelly was quoted as saying. "Where the sacrifice has been the greatest and the hardest God has done the most transforming change."
During the commencement ceremony the seminary also awarded ministry certificates, undergraduate degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees.