THE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE is ready to serve you as you begin your new life at Midwestern Seminary. Call or e-mail us with any questions at (816) 414-3733 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Below you can find out many ways to get involved in the student life at Midwestern.
Midwestern Evangelistic Teams
Dr. Tom Johnston founded the Midwestern Evangelistic Teams (MET) at Midwestern in the fall of 2001 as the practical arm of his evangelism classes. Dr. Johnston, associate professor of evangelism, gathered students every Saturday morning to share the Gospel through door-to-door evangelism in partnership with local churches.
As a vision for evangelism was caught by students, it became necessary to have outreaches at other times of the week. Meanwhile, the Lord raised up leaders to direct weekly teams. By 2011, we totaled 63 MET Team leaders who have led a total of 1143 outreaches – about 103 outreaches a year for the last eleven years! Many thousands of people have heard the Gospel, and so far there have been reported 659 first-time decisions for Christ! There are sometimes as many as 11 METs going out every week, five of those being weekly outreaches with local churches. Through the METs, students have partnered with 65 local churches in the metro Kansas City area!
It is exciting to experience MBTS and Missouri Baptist College students leading evangelism teams engaged in initiative evangelism. Each MET averages between four to five students and is involved in street evangelism, door-to-door evangelism, and street preaching. Hundreds of Midwestern students have gone out evangelizing, and more than 35,000 gospel tracts have been given out on the streets of Kansas City.
Fall 2016 Teams and times:
|#||Day/Time||Team Name||Team Type||Leader*/Co-leader||Phone Number||Meeting Location|
|5||Sun, 1:00-3:00 pm||#CentralBaptist||CT||Leader: Omar Segovia||816-820-5808||Call for Location|
|1||Mon, 4:30-6:00 pm||#TheAvenue||ET||Leader: Shadrach Landry|
Wingman: Dr. Johnston
|907-978-6247, 816-721-7074||KMC flagpole|
|2||Tues, 7:00-9:30am||#OPAbortionClinic||PT||Leader: Joshua Babb||816-302-5185||Call for location|
|3||Tues, 11:20am-12:20pm||#CommunityCollege||ET||Leader: Tyler Sykora||501-209-1015||Chapel|
|4||Tues, 4:30-6:00 pm||#NorthEastSide||ET||Leader: Dr. Johnston|
Wingman: Trent Jordan
|5||Tues, 4:00-5:00 pm||#CentralBaptist||CT||Leader: Omar Segovia||816-820-5808||Call for Location|
|6||Tues, 6:15-8:00 pm||#AntiochTeam||CT||Leader: Jacob Willard|
Student Partner: Kevin Choi
|Antioch BBC-front entrance|
|7||Wed, 11:20am-12:20pm||#CommunityCollege||ET||Leader: Cullan Fritts||816-812-9010||Chapel|
|8||Thurs, 2:00-3:30 pm||#TowerView||CT||Leader: Darin Smith|
Student Partner: Derek McMurtry
|Tower View Baptist Church|
|9||Thurs, 4:00-5:00 pm||#CentralBaptist||CT||Leader: Samuel Nelson||816-446-4614||Call for Location|
|10||Sat, 10:00 am-noon||#SaturdayMorning||ET||Wingman: Reed Williams|
Wingman: Hau Leivang
|11||Saturday, 7:30-10 pm||#HardCore||ET||Leader: Dan Williams||913-484-6783||Call for location|
|12||Saturday, 7:30-10 pm||#WestportRoad||ET||Leader: Jim Wetschensky||816-547-1888||Westport & Pennsylvania|
*Address for Central Baptist Church: 550 Garfield Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124.
**Address for Antioch Bible Baptist Church: 800 NE 72nd St, Kansas City, MO 64118
***The Hardcore Team goes out monthly. Call for more information.
Upcoming Evangelism Trips and Other Outreaches
June 5-11, 2016: Crossover St. Louis Evangelism Class
For more information contact Dr. Johnston at: email@example.com.
Midwestern Missions Fellowship
The Midwestern Missions Fellowship meets three to four times a semester on Friday evenings for the purpose of fellowshipping with students, spouses, and faculty who are interested in International and North American missions.
Dr. Robin Hadaway and Dr. Gus Suarez sponsor this fellowship meeting. The Midwestern Missions Fellowship begins with a meal and features a guest speaker who discusses missions topics.
For more information on the Midwestern Missions Fellowship, contact Dr. Hadaway at (816) 414-3778 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Dr. Suarez at (816) 414-3748 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
MWI Connect was created for the women of MBTS as a resource for making connections with other ladies on campus. We’ve found that reaching out and forming lasting, Godly friendships during this time in our ladies’ lives is imperative to creating a necessary support system to draw from, both now and after moving on from Midwestern.
We host a wide range of events that provide opportunities to have fun while developing lasting friendships, and free childcare is provide for most of them! You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mbtsmwi, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/MWIConnect. We look forward to getting to know you!
Seminary students, spouses, faculty and staff join together to form Midwestern’s choral group, the Midwestern Singers. The choral group provides special music for the seminary chapel services, programs and events. Their musical selection is a mix of traditional and contemporary styles. One hour of free credit may be earned through participation with this group.
Rehearsals are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. in the chapel. We encourage anyone who wishes to join us to come and sing your praise to the Lord!
Midwestern Praise Team
The Midwestern Praise Team is a group of students who actively lead in worship both on campus, in local area churches, and at various off-campus events during the fall and spring semesters. The Praise Team also leads the student body in worship during chapel one day a week. Their musical selections are both traditional and contemporary.
The Praise Team includes vocal and instrumental training, with rehearsals being held on Wednesdays throughout the fall and spring semesters from 9:00-9:50 a.m. in the chapel. To become a part of this group, auditions are required with the director of music. We’d love for you to try out!
To receive more information or to audition, please contact Dr. Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org.