mission pastor

The Nelda C. Seal endowed scholarships for Louisiana mission pastors were begun in 1999. This scholarship was created to provide assistance for Louisiana mission pastors pursuing a Master’s degree or Christian diploma at a Southern Baptist seminary or approved extension center.

  • Application will be available on September 1. 

Scholarships are:

  • Granted annually by Louisiana WMU/WMU Scholarship Committee and administered by the state WMU Director for a maximum of three years
  • For mission pastors to attend a Southern Baptist seminary or approved extension center in pursuit of a Master‘s Degree or christian diploma
  • In the amount of $1200 per year/$600 per semester payable to the seminary

Application deadlines:

  • Applications are available Sept. 1 – June 10
  • Completed, signed applications are due in the Women’s Missions and Ministry office on or before June 15

Applicant must:

  • Be devoted to the Lord, His church and work
  • Give evidence of call to ministry
  • Pastor a Louisiana Baptist Convention mission church
  • Be endorsed by Director of Missions and the sponsoring church pastor

While at seminary, must:

  • Lead the mission to participate in the Weeks of Prayer for State Missions, International Missions and North American Missions and contribute to Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
  • Lead the mission to support the Cooperative Program and local association through giving a tithe of the mission’s budget income and be actively involved in the local association
  • Be enrolled in six hours minimum