About Midwestern

Midwestern exists
For the Church.

We serve the church by biblically educating God-called men and women to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are unashamed about our sacred calling to prepare men and women to serve the church. We are looking for students who will be the next leaders of the church, completely dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission. From start to finish, Midwestern Seminary strives to transform students by renewing their minds with biblical truth, igniting their hearts with ministry passion, and enriching their souls with deepened Christ-likeness.

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MIDWESTERN
AT A GLANCE

Kansas City, Missouri

Minutes from downtown, Midwestern Seminary is located in what many call the “heart of America.” Historic growth has Midwestern poised to be an influence in one of the fastest growing, yet incredibly unreached, regions of the United States. The Midwest is quickly becoming one of the most unchurched regions in the United States.

Then and Now

Founded on May 29, 1957, Midwestern Seminary became the sixth seminary established by the Southern Baptist Convention. Today, Midwestern boasts a beautiful 220-plus acre wooded campus in the Northland with over 120 rooms and apartments available for living on campus as students prepare for ministry.

Academic Programs

Midwestern Seminary consists of an undergraduate college, a graduate school and a school of doctoral programs. We offer Master of Divinity, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts degrees, Associates degrees and certificates.

Academics

At MBTS, we labor to produce pastor-theologians, graduates who will give of themselves for the Church in expository preaching, doctrinal integrity, and discerning pastoral care. Our graduate degree programs are designed to take your education and training to the next level of competence and passion, preparing you for ministry wherever God’s calling takes you.

Our 81-hour MDiv is our flagship degree and a quick and affordable track towards pastoral ministry. The Timothy Track provides residential internship with a local church, where you can immediately begin applying your M.Div training with hands-on ministry opportunities. We have a variety of fully-accredited Master’s degrees to prepare you for your next season of service to the Church.

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Spurgeon College is equipping students to be the leaders of today and tomorrow by grounding them in the truth while preparing them for the world. With a variety of degree programs and special emphases, there are multiple avenues of growth and training for wherever God’s call is taking you.

The Fusion program combines academic, spiritual, and even physical training for students exploring God’s call to global missions. Your studies are supplemented by residential discipleship and mentoring, culminating in an entire semester spent on the mission field. Know instead that you’re called to local church ministry? Spurgeon College’s Accelerate program is a 5-year, intensive study track through which students simultaneously earn their Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees.

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All of our doctoral study programs are designed to equip and train leaders for the church. Whether you plan to serve in the church, the academy, or the marketplace, our post-graduate degrees are designed for students seeking high levels of theological and professional competence.

The classic Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) is modular, allowing students to study without leaving their current context, spending time on campus only for one-week seminars with their doctoral cohorts. Or apply for The Residency, our special Ph.D component that supplements your doctoral work with weekly mentoring, on-campus teaching opportunities, and the support of our growing community of residential scholars. Training for the marketplace more than the academy? Our Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) is a professional post-grad degree designed to equip you for the next season of ministry equipping others in your local church or ministry organization.

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OnlineYou is a rigorous, research-based program of study built from the ground up and specifically tailored for online students engaged in ministry today. With nearly all degree programs available, students can pursue their education without leaving their current ministry context. Using the latest online platforms enhanced by an engaged faculty and facilitated discussions, our virtual classrooms shatter the challenges of distance education.

Courses are offered in 8-week terms with full loads offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. And with seven terms a year, you are never more than a few weeks away from starting your degree.

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미드웨스턴 침례신학대학원 한국부를 방문하신 모든 분께 하나님의 크신 은총이 함께하시기를 기원합니다. 미드웨스턴 침례신학대학원 한국부는 현재를 바탕으로 앞으로도 복음적인 성경적 가치를 근거로 바른 신학과 영성을 겸비하고 세계에 흩어져 있는 한인교회에 롤모델이 되는 사역자를 준비시키기 위해 노력을 기울일 것입니다.

本學院現在開展中⽂網路神學碩⼠學位教學Master of Theological Study。課程全中⽂,全網路授課。學位設置⽬的:為教會中帶職或全職事奉的同⼯提供扎實基礎的神學訓練。使學員獲得全 ⽅⾯的神學訓練和裝備,既包括進深的聖經知識與研究,也包括相關的跨學科,跨領域知識,從⽽應⽤在事奉上。

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Make the most of your training by studying with our Christ-centered community in Kansas City.

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Because ministry training isn’t “one size fits all,” we can tailor your degree program with both residential and online classes to meet your educational needs.

Can’t relocate? Our customizable online degree programs allow you to study at your own pace without leaving your current ministry context.

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Meet the President


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“Jason’s leadership gifts, commitment to theological education in service to the church and heart for the things of God’s Kingdom are the kind of characteristics that certainly point to a bright future for Midwestern in the days ahead.”

— dr. david dockery, president, trinity Int’l University

Jason K. Allen

Elected on October 15, 2012, Dr. Jason K. Allen serves as the fifth president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Kansas City, Mo., and is one of the youngest presidents in all of American higher education. Since coming to Midwestern Seminary, he has led the institution to become one of the largest and fastest growing seminaries in North America.

In addition to his role as President, Dr. Allen serves the institution in the classroom, as an associate professor for preaching and pastoral ministry. More broadly, he serves the church through his preaching and writing ministries as well. He is the author of two recently-released books, The SBC & the 21st Century (B&H Publishing) and Discerning Your Call to Ministry (Moody Publishing). Dr. Allen regularly posts essays on his website, jasonkallen.com, and hosts a weekly podcast, “Preaching & Preachers,” which can also be found at jasonkallen.com.

Before coming to Midwestern Seminary, Dr. Allen served as a pastor, and as a senior administrator at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He and his wife, Karen, are both from Mobile, Ala., and have five children: Anne-Marie, Caroline, William, Alden, and Elizabeth.

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Stories from Students


From I.T. to M.Div: Meet William Griffin

From I.T. to M.Div: Meet William Griffin

A driven leader with a quite, reflective demeanor, M.Div student William Griffin has distinguished himself at Midwestern Seminary and College as a key contributor to campus culture and student life. Read More
Minor Leagues, Major Ministry

Minor Leagues, Major Ministry

A Profile of Luke Gorsett Luke Gorsett is a Midwestern Seminary grad (M.Div 2017) who serves at Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska, a congregation in partnership with the North American Mission Board. Undergoing a 12-month church planting internship directed by Emmaus pastor Erik Raymond, Luke fills his ministry time preaching, discipling, counseling, and administrating, while preparing to plant a church in 2019. Read More
From the Seahawks to Seminary

From the Seahawks to Seminary

I first met Tyler Sykora when he was part of a discipleship group at Midwestern Seminary I was co-leading with one of our profs. A thoughtful but soft-spoken guy, I was impressed by his easy-going nature and disarmed by his bookish demeanor. I was not surprised to learn that he was assisting Christian George as a Research Assistant in our Spurgeon Library. Read More

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