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Spurgeon College

For the Kingdom.

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.

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Spurgeon College trains pastor-theologians prepared to live for the Church in the context of local church ministry. The first leg of your ministry journey starts here.

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We are committed to seeing Christ’s Church represented among every tribe. Spurgeon College works to instill a passion for the nations in our students, and many of our graduates serve to this day on the frontier mission field.

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Wherever you began your educational journey, Spurgeon College can help you finish strong and get equipped for the changing marketplace.

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Recommended Degrees

BA, Interdisciplinary Studies

Spurgeon College equips men and women for a variety of ministry contexts, including the field of biblical counseling. We help you develop in your gifts and skills for caring for people in need.

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Called to study and to teach but not necessarily to pastor? Spurgeon College can train you for an educational career that is versatile in the world and relevant to your calling and context.

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Whatever your intended vocation, Spurgeon College can ground you in the truth while preparing you for work in our rapidly-changing culture. Your journey to successful service in the world marketplace begins here.

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Our mission to exist for the Church extends to all kinds of ministries, both in the church and out of the church. We equip worship pastors with biblical and theological literacy along with musical excellence. We equip student and family pastors to address current issues facing the family. And we equip all of our students to take the gospel into any context, no matter the difficulties and no matter the sacrifice.

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What if you could earn a BA and a Master’s degree in only five years of intense study?

Accelerate allows you to complete a Master of Divinity, a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, or a Master of Arts in Christian Education in 5 years.

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Spend your first year of college training for and going to the mission field.

Fusion is a process whereby young Christians grow into biblical adulthood by embracing the call of the gospel through several rites of passage.

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Finish your degree at Spurgeon College.

Transfer your credits to Spurgeon College and finish your undergraduate degree faster! We accept credits from most Christian universities.

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You can afford to attend college.

We believe you can attend school without incurring massive amounts of debt. Don’t miss out on God’s leading for your life and ministry.

Let one of our financial aid representatives help you understand how you can make a Spurgeon College education work for you on your budget. We have a variety of scholarships and grants available to meet student needs.

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Join a vibrant on-campus community.

Why not visit our campus and see for yourself? You can talk with professors, hear from our leaders, meet with current students, and walk our campus.

You can join us for one of our Preview Days or schedule an individual or group tour. Contact our Office of Admissions for more information or click here for more info.

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Discipleship: more than just an education.

More than mere sages on stages, our faculty are committed to mentoring their students and seeing them flourish in all of life.

Spurgeon College provides the theologically-rich education and the gospel-centered formation necessary for Christian ministry in our rapidly-changing world.

Why Kansas City?

Every student asks this question, and you should too. We have one of the best online programs in the world, but we still think you should consider studying on campus. The most important part of your education is not what you learn, but who you become as you learn it. This happens best in the context of relationships – with instructors and with fellow students.

As you sit next to someone in class, eat with them in the café, and share an apartment building with their family, you grow in Christ-likeness in ways that you would have never guessed. The friendships, mentors, and church experience that you gain in seminary will stay with you for the rest of your ministry.

Every student needs their java. With plenty of hipster roasteries along with mainstream brands, there is something for every kind of coffee connoisseur.
Tomlinson Cafe - On Campus
Quay Coffee - Kansas City River Market
Oddly Correct
Parisi Cafe - art from the cup
Thou Mayest - coffee roasters
Starbucks - one minute from Seminary
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Glace Ice Cream - artisan ice cream
Cupcake a la Mode - serving delicious cupcakes daily
We have all kinds of cuisines, but only one deserves mention here: BBQ. KC is renowned for its world-famous BBQ. Our BBQ joints have hosted presidents like Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter; one has even been named ‘One of the Thirteen Places to Eat Before You Die’ along with the ‘Manliest Restaurant in America.’ Need we say more?
Jack Stack - known for burnt ends and cheesy corn bake
Joe's of Kansas City - known for ZMan sandwich and ribs
Q39 - known for burnt end burger
Stroud's - home-style cooking
The Majestic - steakhouse
Coal Vine's - pizza
Blanc Burgers and Bottles - a modern Kansas City burger concept
Trezo Mare - italian
Zocalo - mexican food
Kansas City is home to three professional sports teams. Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs, holds the world record for loudest football stadium. If you’ve never heard the national anthem there, it’s worth the price of admission. KC is also home to the 2015 World Series Champion Royals, and 2013 MLS Champions Sporting KC.
Kansas City Royals (MLB) - 2015 World Champions
Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) - 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winners
Take a picnic among the giant shuttlecocks on the grounds of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, learn more about the United States at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, or walk in the shoes of civil rights leaders at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
WWI Museum and Liberty Memorial - best view of the city
Union Station - the 100 year old Union Station is a hub of culture, education, and entertainment
Crown Center - Shopping, dining, and fun for the whole family.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball.
The College Basketball Experience - two floors and 41,500 square feet of basketball exuberance.
From outdoor outlet malls such as The Legends or Zona Rosa, to the Italian architecture of the pristine Country Club Plaza, you will find plenty of places for shopping and fun throughout the city.
Country Club Plaza - an exceptional blend of major fashion houses and local favorites, along with dozens of fine restaurants.
Zona Rosa - shopping district closer to the airport/seminary
The 1920’s and 30’s saw the birth of Kansas City jazz, and the legends live on in the city. Take a walk down historic 18th and Vine, visit the American Jazz Museum, and hear live jazz over dinner at The Majestic Restaurant or the Blue Room.
American Jazz Museum - a destination for all things jazz.
The Majestic KC - a Kansas City steakhouse and jazz club

Where You’re Called…

Apply the unchanging truths of God’s Word to your unique Kingdom assignment, with dozens of diverse degree programs, coursework tailored to your context, and 10 new start dates every year.

How You Can…

Move seamlessly between any of 10 flexible course options in 4 formats: completely online, live over video, attending an event, or in your church.

Fully Connected.

Grow alongside your professors, advisors, classmates, and ministry partners in your own area.

About Midwestern Seminary

We serve the church by Biblically educating God-called men & women to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Upon coming to Midwestern, you will be equipped for life and ministry by an esteemed faculty who care not only about your studies but about your personal spiritual development.

Our academic programs include the dual major track, which focuses first on the study of God’s Word, and then branches out to professional training emphases such as business, psychology, music, and humanities.

You will leave here prepared to proclaim the gospel in any setting, across the street or across the world.

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