January 18, 2022
Dear BTI Students, Faculty, and Community,

For many of us, the first week of classes is upon us. We hope that as the semester gets underway, each of you will take good care to stay healthy and will remain vigilant in order to keep our communities safe from the continued threat of Covid-19.

While we do not have many upcoming events on our calendar for the next few weeks, there are a few announcements we would like to highlight:

The BTI Consortium is HIRING! We are accepting applications for a new Graduate Assistant/Internal Projects Manager! The position is Part-time (10hrs/week) and Fully Remote. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2022 with a tentative start date of April 1, 2022. If you are interested in learning more, check out the full job description or send us an email with your questions.

Get to Know the BTI: Dr. Edwards will be offering another of our helpful informational webinars next week. If you are new to the BTI or perhaps you would just like to learn a bit more about our programs or get an answer to a question you have always wanted to ask. Join us on the 27th from 12-1PM!

Credentials and Add/Drop Deadlines: If you are Cross-Registered, make sure that you have received your learning credentials for your Host school's online platforms (canvas, blackboard, agora, etc.). Additionally, if you are still considering your registration status, make sure you are aware of the various add/drop dates and plan to abide by the earlier add/drop dates for your home or host schools.

Finally, Mask up, Get Vaccinated, Get Boosted, and stay home if you are feeling ill! We are in this together.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us!


Chloe McLaughlin
BTI Consortium Internal Projects Manager

To submit events, resources, or job opportunities to be publicized in our newsletter or on our website, email information (including links and graphics) to Chloe at btinews@bostontheological.org. Newsletters are published Every Other Tuesday, so please submit events by Friday afternoon to be included in the upcoming newsletter.

The BTI Consortium is now accepting applications for a Part-Time, REMOTE Graduate Assistant to begin in April 2022.

Our current Grad Assistant and Internal Projects Manager, Chloe, will be graduating in May and moving on, so we are looking to hire a new graduate assistant! The position is Fully Remote and averages 10 hrs/week during the semester.

For more information and how to apply, Click Here.
If you are Cross-Registered for the Spring 2022 semester, and you have not already received an email regarding your online learning credentials (to access Canvas, Blackboard, Agora, etc.), make sure to reach out to the registrar at your HOST School ASAP! 
A list of contact information for our registrars can be found here.

If you are still considering cross-registering, be mindful of the add/drop deadlines which can be found under the "Drop a Course" tab in the BTI registration portal. Remember: The EARLIER date between your home/host school is your deadline.

Also check in about updates to Covid Vaccine requirements and protocols before attending your first class on campus.  Questions? Email us.
Info Session, January 27, 2022, 12:00-1:00PM. Join us for this fantastic info session! If you've ever wanted to know more about what the BTI does, our programs, member schools, or the many opportunities we offer, consider joining us for this one hour virtual event! We will talk about our certificates, cross-registration, conference funding, networking opportunities, and more! This event is also great for new students! So, if you know a first year student in one of our BTI member schools, invite them to Get to Know the BTI!
BTI Highlights and Announcements
Lumen et Vita, the Graduate Journal of Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, will once again host their Annual Spring Conference. This year's theme is "The Great Waters of the Kingdom of Matter: Faith, Religion, Science, and Reality."

Preliminary Abstracts for consideration are due by January 20th, 2022.

For the full Call For Papers and for details on how to submit, Click Here.
Student Conference on Disability Theology

The Conference will take place at Boston University on March 25, 2022.
Dr. Sharon Betcher will join us as our Keynote Speaker!
Calls for Papers & Job Opportunities
The Massachusetts Bible Society is now accepting submissions to be considered for the 2022 Boston Area Donald A. Wells Preaching Prize. This year's entries should focus on Genesis 1:26-28 and relate to a contemporary issue of social justice.

The sermon should not be more than 20 minutes in length and will be judged according to the appropriateness to the theme, the quality of biblical exegesis, and the ability to present the sermon in an engaging manner.

Each entrant shall submit:
· A cover sheet with name, school, year, degree program, address, phone and email.
· Text of sermon on the identified biblical passage, incorporating a social justice theme.
· Video of that same sermon in a digital format.

Submissions are due by February 25th, 2022 and can be submitted via email to admin@massbible.org.
Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site) [SBC(NS)] or “Shiloh New Site” is a historic, predominantly African American congregation located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, VA. Located 53 miles south of Washington, DC and 59 miles north of Richmond, VA, Fredericksburg is a thriving area with a variety of activities and opportunities for ministry as well as personal and family enrichment. Shiloh New Site traces its roots to the African Baptist Church established in 1857, but the congregation known as Shiloh New Site was established formally in 1890. Today, Shiloh New Site is a congregation of over 400 members and 18 ministries dedicated to extending the love of God through Jesus the Christ to the community and the world. Additional information may be found at: https://www.shilohnewsite.org/.

Description: The pastor is accountable, first and foremost, to God and God’s Word, and secondly to the Joint Board (Diaconate and Trustees) and Shiloh New Site membership. The pastor shall lead the Church in all aspects of ministry to include preaching the gospel, administering the ordinances, watching over the membership, managing daily Church operations, and having charge of the spiritual welfare of the congregation and the stated services of public worship.
Note: This role requires license for ministry and ordination in the Baptist Church.

Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and credentials to sbcns.pastorsearch@gmail.com by February 15th, 2022.
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