Midwestern Seminary introduced an online version of its Sword & Trowel Bookstore on May 31, making books, academic resources, gifts and apparel available to shoppers around the globe.

“I cannot express how proud I am to begin offering most everything we typically sell in the Sword & Trowel Bookstore to our students, alumni, and friends within the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond, who are interested in our merchandise, but can’t make it to Kansas City to access it,” said President Jason Allen.

In addition to obtaining edifying books and resources, as well as quality apparel and gifts, Allen noted that shoppers on this site are making a very valuable contribution to the Midwestern Seminary community – literally.

“Every penny of profit that is made through the bookstore’s sales goes directly to student scholarships, which will be an ongoing support for our students. This is significant because it keeps our students from incurring considerable debt, which often prevents them from entering their ministry callings immediately upon graduation.”

Within, visitors will find the site features thousands of titles, including many titles from Midwestern’s own faculty and staff. These volumes will cover Christian living and ministry-related issues by authors like Allen, Owen Strachan, Jared C. Wilson, and Christian George. Additionally, a number of academic works by other Midwestern Seminary faculty members can be found as well. Those authors include Jason Duesing, J. Alan Branch, Thomas P. Johnston, Michael McMullen and several others.

Also accessible will be a number of apparel items with Midwestern’s “For the Church” logos and other designs, as well as items for the school’s Fusion program. These items include t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and jackets. Gift items accessible on the site include mugs, water bottles, tumblers, blankets, notebooks, bookends, and even a few novelty items dedicated to Charles H. Spurgeon.

“Obviously, we invite everyone to come to Kansas City personally and see all that God is doing here,” Allen said. “But for those who can’t, this online option will give them a way to stay connected to Midwestern and purchase items that we hope will remind them to pray for us and our mission of existing for the church.”

To view the online bookstore’s offerings, visit mbts.edu/store.