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For the Church
For Residential Masters Students

100% Tuition Scholarship Refer a Student

Train Together For The Church

100% Tuition Scholarship for 100 Students

For The Church Cohorts is a one-year program designed to equip like-minded residential seminary students through enhanced discipleship, focused study, and intentional community. Cohort participants will gather weekly with members of their cohort to fellowship, discuss topics related to their subject, and learn from world-class faculty and ministry leaders.

Shepherds Fellowship Theological Studies Biblical Studies Biblical Counseling

Women in Ministry and Scholarship Spurgeon Fellows Fusion Masters


Why FTC Cohorts?


First Year Free – 100% Tuition Scholarship

Participants receive a 100% tuition discount and are eligible to receive up to 18 hours of course credit through the program.

*Tuition discount applies to first 18 hours and is limited to residential courses.

Faculty Investment

Cohort members will meet with faculty and other key ministry leaders weekly who are eager to invest both personally and academically.

Formative Experience

Cohort members will gain invaluable experience by leading discussions, presenting on ministry topics, managing events, and serving local churches.

Focused Study & Discipleship

Cohorts will meet regularly to discuss relevant resources, hear from world-class faculty, and to encourage one another as they pursue Christ together.

Fellowship & Community

FTC Cohorts provide regular opportunities to fellowship with like- minded believers and build a community that supports you long after graduation.



Train together for the church in a like-minded community designed to enhance your academic studies with hands-on ministry experience from field experts at a reduced rate. Join a one-year cohort for a lifetime of ministry partnerships.

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The Shepherds Fellowship

Local Church Ministry, including Planting and Replanting

Jordan Wilbanks, Dr. Jared Bumpers and local ministry leaders


Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling

Dr. Dale Johnson and ACBC Staff


Fusion Masters Program


Dr. Joe Allen


Women in Ministry and Scholarship

Women in Ministry, Scholarship

Christy Allen and Dr. Leslie Umstattd


Spurgeon Fellows

Church History and Historical Theology

Dr. Geoff Chang

Theological Studies

Systematic, Historical, and Applied Theology

Dr. Jason Duesing

Biblical Studies

Old and New Testament and Biblical Theology

Dr. Tyler Sykora

Next Steps and Requirements


Have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program.

First Year

Be a first year, residential masters student with interests in one of the five cohort disciplines.


Be a residential student (though you are not required to live in campus housing).

Refer a Student

Know of a prospective student who is considering seminary education? Refer them to Midwestern Seminary and one of our For the Church Cohorts below.

  • Choose the FTC Cohort you believe the student you are referring is interested in.
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