About Midwestern

WE ARE FULFILLING OUR MISSION BY biblically educating God-called men and women to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. From start to finish, Midwestern seeks to dramatically transform students by renewing their minds with biblical truth, impacting their hearts with ministry passion, and enriching their souls with deepened Christ-likeness.


Under the leadership of Dr. Jason Allen, the vision of Midwestern Seminary is to provide a distinct focus on the local church. This is accomplished through strong programs that excel in emphasizing expository preaching, pastoral and congregational ministry, global missions and church revitalization and church planting.


Minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, 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.


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.

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Welcome to Your Mission Field

THIS IS NOT THE BIBLE BELT. Kansas City is home to over 100 languages and more than 1.5 million lost people.* The vast majority of people in the Midwest—over 75% in fact—have not accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Kansas City metro area gives the incredible opportunity for students 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.

Students at Midwestern are strategically located for maximum impact. With 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 exists—and are a crucial part in the effort to reach Kansas City with the gospel of Jesus Christ.