Midwestern & Spurgeon Evangelistic Teams


# Day/Time Team Name Leader* Phone Number Gathering Point
1 Mon, 2 pm Bethany Baptist Church Leader: Dr. Johnston
816-721-7074 Welcome Center
2 Mon, 6 pm International Outreach Joseph Williams
David Hackney
Call for location
3 Tues, 9 am Tower View Baptist Church Leader: Darin Smith


816-694-7520 Tower View Baptist Church
4 Tues, 2:30 pm Bethany Baptist Church Leader: Dr. Johnston
816-721-7074 Welcome Center
5 Wed, 11 am Bethany Baptist Church Leader: Dr. Johnston
816-721-7074 Welcome Center
6 Thurs, 12 pm Community College Tyler Sykora 816-536-1379 Welcome Center
7 Thurs, 4 pm Central Baptist Church Samuel Nelson 816-446-4614 Call for location
8 Sat, 7 pm Saturday Evening Team Danny Phillips
Shadrach Landry
Welcome Center

*Daylight Savings Time change is on Mar 10, 2019, some teams will change their schedule after DST.

*Please be sure to call the leader prior to planning to go out on an outreach so that they can look for you at the meeting place.

*Let us know if you have a team going out in evangelism. Perhaps other students may want to join with you!

Telephone/Chat Board Evangelism

Jonathan Pratt is our NAMB-ERC (Evangelism Resource Center) liaison.

Contact him at prattjonathan94@gmail.com to be trained telephone and/or chat room evangelism!

Upcoming Evangelism Trips!

New Orleans Evangelism Trip (Evangelism Practicum): Feb. 28-Mar. 3, 2019

Crossover Birmingham Evangelism Class (3 hrs credit): June 3-7, 2019

For more information contact Taylor DiRoberto at TDiRoberto@mbts.edu



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.