Why Kansas City?

Discover the best of the Midwest.

Once you try the barbecue here, you’ll understand why. Students can enjoy spending time walking at The Plaza, eating at over 80 different restaurants or drinking coffee with friends downtown. Kansas City is also home to a number of professional sports teams including the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City. The city boasts wide boulevards, beautiful parks, fantastic architecture and more than 200 fountains; not to mention world-class museums, a vibrant arts district and superb shopping and attractions. Lastly, with the brand new renovations of the Charles Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching, our students now have access to Charles Spurgeon’s personal library. KC is where you need to be.

You should see it for yourself. Come visit Midwestern and we will put you up for a night at a nearby hotel overlooking downtown Kansas City. Tour the campus, eat lunch with a professor, and engage with current students. We promise, after you experience the best of Kansas City and take in Midwestern Seminary, you will not be disappointed.

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What’s in Town?

whykc-museumsTake a picnic among the giant shuttlecocks on the grounds of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, learn more about the United States at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, or walk in the shoes of civil rights leaders at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.


WWI Museum and Liberty Memorialbest view of the city
Union Stationthe 100 year old Union Station is a hub of culture, education, and entertainment
Crown CenterShopping, dining, and fun for the whole family.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museumdedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball.
The College Basketball Experiencetwo floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance.

 

whykc-sportsKansas City is home to three professional sports teams. Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs, holds the world record for loudest football stadium. If you’ve never heard the national anthem there, it’s worth the price of admission. KC is also home to the 2015 World Series Champion Royals, and 2013 MLS Champions Sporting KC.

Kansas City Royals (MLB)2015 World Champions
Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
Sporting Kansas City (MLS)2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winners
whykc-shoppingWith over 100 Southern Baptist churches within a 20-mile radius, membership and service in the local church is quickly accessible. These churches are why Midwestern Seminary exists—and are a crucial part in the effort to reach Kansas City with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
whykc-shoppingKansas City is a place that desperately needs the gospel and is home to over 100 languages and more than 1.5 million lost people. The Kansas City metro area gives students the incredible opportunity to help the local church reach the Midwest while being trained in a challenging ministry context that will prepare them for future ministry, wherever God leads them.
whykc-shoppingFrom outdoor outlet malls such as The Legends or Zona Rosa, to the Italian architecture of the pristine Country Club Plaza, you will find plenty of places for shopping and fun throughout the city.

Country Club Plazaan exceptional blend of major fashion houses and local favorites, along with dozens of fine restaurants.
Zona Rosashopping district closer to the airport/seminary


whykc-shoppingEvery student needs their java. With plenty of hipster roasteries along with mainstream brands, there is something for every kind of coffee connoisseur.

Quay CoffeeKansas City River Market
Oddly Correct
Parisi Cafeart from the cup
Thou Mayestcoffee roasters
Starbucksone minute from Seminary
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Glace Ice Creamartisan ice cream
Cupcake a la Modeserving delicious cupcakes daily

whykc-shoppingWe have all kinds of cuisines, but only one deserves mention here: BBQ. KC is renowned for its world-famous BBQ. Our BBQ joints have hosted presidents like Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter; one has even been named ‘One of the Thirteen Places to Eat Before You Die’ along with the ‘Manliest Restaurant in America.’ Need we say more?

Jack Stackknown for burnt ends and cheesy corn bake
Joe’s of Kansas Cityknown for ZMan sandwich and ribs
Q39known for burnt end burger
Stroud’shome-style cooking
The Majesticsteakhouse
Coal Vine’spizza
Blanc Burgers and Bottlesa modern Kansas City burger concept
Trezo Mareitalian
Zocalomexican food


whykc-jazzThe 1920’s and 30’s saw the birth of Kansas City jazz, and the legends live on in the city. Take a walk down historic 18th and Vine, visit the American Jazz Museum, and hear live jazz over dinner at The Majestic Restaurant or the Blue Room.

American Jazz Museuma destination for all things jazz.
The Majestic KCa Kansas City steakhouse and jazz club