Global Mission Center

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College prepare servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His mission. The Global Mission Center is positioned as the hub of mission equipping and sending here at NOBTS as we seek to help our students, staff, and faculty fulfill His mission.


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was established in 1917 as the fulfillment of a century-old dream of Baptists to reach the city of New Orleans and to establish a missionary training school. The Global Mission Center carries out that vision by helping train our students to advance God's mission through academic preparation, active participation, and healthy partnering. Our desire is for our students, faculty, and staff to take the gospel from the parishes to all peoples. There is no better place to train than here in New Orleans. Preparing here equips you to serve anywhere the Lord may send you.

Help a Student

Thank you for your decision to support students. NOBTS is committed to God’s global purpose. We want every student to fulfill His mission, and President Dew challenges all students to participate in a short-term international mission trip during their course of study. When you give, you help them push back the darkness and eliminate lostness.

Disclaimer: Gifts designated to individuals are not considered tax-deductible per IRS Publication 526, page 6. 

Make a Payment

Are you a student going on a mission trip with NOBTS?
Click here to make a payment for your short-term mission trip.


Prayer is a core value of the Global Mission Center. Christ's words call his follower to pray for His mission around the world: "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest" (Luke 10:2). Below are some resources to help you pray for God's work in New Orleans and among the nations.

IMB Prayer Guides


Online Map (Apple)

Online Map (Google)

Ramadan Prayer Guide


  • General Education: 30 hours
  • Christian Foundation Core: 19 hours
  • Intercultural Studies Major: 24 Hours
  • Minor: 18 Hours
  • Free Electives: 30 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 12 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 9 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 6 hours
  • Missiology Core: 15 hours
  • Free Electives: 3 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 12 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 9 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 6 hours
  • Cross-Cultural Core: 12 hours
*Can be fulfilled through the IMB's Macedonia Project
  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

  • Biblical Studies: 24 hours
  • Theological and Historical Studies: 21 hours
  • Applied Ministry Studies: 24 hours
  • Specialization Courses: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

  • Residency/ThM Candidacy: 26 hours
  • Senior Residency: 28 hours
  • Candidacy: 8 hours



Summer Commissioning at Chapel

When: April 23, 11:00am

Where: Leavell Chapel

What: Let us know where you're serving this summer!


Why Not Me? Now Not Now?

When: April 25, 6:30pm

Where: Wilton House

What: Join Dr. Greg Mathias and Dr. Greg Wilton for dinner, fellowship, and a challenge to go to the nations.

Mission Trips

Click HERE to make a payment for your short-term mission trip.

The Global Mission Center offers short-term missions opportunities through the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board. These trips support the long-term work of missionaries on the field and give students an opportunity to participate in God's work around the globe. For full-time NOBTS and Leavell College students, each mission trip is attached to a fully scholarshiped class. Contact the Global Mission Center for more information.

Applications for 2023-2024 trips are closed. Be on the look out for future trips!

Student Support

Check out these resources to help you fundraise for your mission trip.

GMC Student Support Form

Sample Support Letter

Mission Trip Leader Resources

Our trip leaders are an essential part of the training and sending process at the Global Mission Center. Below are some resources to help you further prepare students for your mission trip.

Mission Trip Leader Application

Mission Trip Leader Manual

Mission Trip Leader Report Form


International Mission Board

The Global Mission Center partners with the International Mission Board to mobilize students to mid-term and long-term missions. Interested students can reach out to IMB Campus Missionaries, Austin and Megan Holcomb (information in "Contact").

New Orleans International Ministry Pathways

As a global city, New Orleans is an ideal setting for international ministry experience. The Global Mission Center partners with local churches and ministries in New Orleans that seek to reach internationals. Below is a list of our partners along with contact information to connect you to these ministries.

  • Connect International Church (1110 Kabel Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131)
    • Teach ESL or Sunday school among Haitian Creoles in Algiers
    • Music, media, or student ministry opportunities available
  • Global Maritime Ministries
    • Provide holistic Christian ministry for seafarers from around the globe
    • Click HERE to apply for the Nehemiah Team's summer 2024 opportunity with GMM
  • Williams Boulevard Baptist Church (3000 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065)
    • Participate in ministries with the Hispanic and Arab populations in Kenner
    • Community outreach and ESL opportunities available


We would love to hear from you! Fill out our GMC Speaking Request Form to have one of our students, faculty, or staff connect with your church or organization.

Global Mission Center Team

GMC Front Desk


Dr. Greg Mathias
Associate Professor of Global Missions
Director, Global Mission Center


Jake Hines
Administrative Assistant, Global Mission Center

International Mission Board Contacts

Austin and Megan Holcomb
IMB Campus Missionaries


Dr. Bobby Tinner
IMB Candidate Consultant