Introducing the 1937 Project

On April 20th, Southern Seminary will hold the first annual 1937 Project. The 1937 Project is a one day gospel-centered service project designed to build community while serving the community.

Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Southern will gather on campus in the morning for an opening event, launch out in teams to do service projects lasting 2-3 hours, and seek to serve the community with the gospel while doing gospel-centered service.

Why is it called the 1937 Project? During the great flood of 1937, Southern Seminary was a hub for community care with the mayor’s team operating from Norton Hall and seminary students helping throughout the city through rescue missions and other means.

That legacy of gospel-centered mercy ministry takes on the new form of the 1937 Project. In partnership with the Louisville Mayor’s office, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board, Southern Seminary will pioneer a new way for SBC seminaries to serve their communities intentionally.

Southern Seminary wants to train our students in mercy ministry while in school so that they will be able to equip their churches to do the same in the future. The call to “love the least of these” doesn’t begin after students walk the stage at graduation.

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and friends of Southern Seminary will gather for one day to give back to the Louisville area. Will you put together a team and join us? For more info on the 1937 Project and how to get involved, see the 1937 webpage.

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One thought on “Introducing the 1937 Project

  1. I love the reason behind the name of this project. I also love the phrase “build community while serving the community.” I recently started a service focused blog, and I agree that serving others benefits them as well as the servants. That concept is sometimes overlooked. I also think it’s great that mercy ministry is being encouraged toward the younger generation. If we can show them how important it is to help others, then they will be more likely to show the next generation the same lesson. I’m excited to come back to this blog later on and read how the event went.

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