Why Residential?

Making the case
for life on campus

One of the most prevalent questions asked today is, “Why should I move to campus to pursue a degree that I can complete where I am?” The answer is simple: you need more than an education; you need training.

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Seminary: More than an Education

One of the most prevalent questions asked today is, “Why should I move to campus to pursue a degree that I can complete where I am?” The answer is simple: you need more than an education; you need training. This training that Christ requires for his chosen leaders is as much “caught” as “taught.” And while many students think they are the exception and can be trained apart from the presence of a community of wise and tough mentors, we think otherwise. Gospel ministry is warfare in Christ’s kingdom, so go to boot-camp and be trained.

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Life on Campus


At the core of the Christian life is union with Christ and fellowship with his Church. So too, that is what campus life at Midwestern is all about. We recognize that the classroom is not enough to prepare you for ministry. You need more. Our Student Life and Events office is always thinking about how to connect you with other classmates. From small things like block parties and ping-pong tournaments to big events like the Fall Festival, we want you to enjoy this season with the students around you. Because the relationships here will last throughout your ministry, we help you make friends, and make them count.

Upcoming Events

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September 17 - December 3
Spring 2019 Classes
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Spring 2019 Classes

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 17

Library Book Sale

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 10:00 pm
Wed 17

Chapel with Dr. Steve Lawson

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fall Festival
Fri 19

Fall Festival

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 23

Chapel with Dr. Ken Whitten

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 23

MWI Pinterest Night

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 24

Chapel with Rev. Joshua Hedger

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On-Campus Housing

We also provide affordable, safe, and comfortable housing for students in all seasons of life. Single students are offered 2 or 3 bedroom apartments with other roommates. Married students have the option to rent 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom apartments, starting at $625 per month, which includes utilities. Our campus is located 10 minutes from downtown and only seconds from numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores. Whatever your stage of life, the Midwestern campus culture helps you make the most of your seminary experience.

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Kansas City Attractions

Every student needs their java. With plenty of hipster roasteries along with mainstream brands, there is something for every kind of coffee connoisseur.
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

Class Options

Standard Classes

The bulk of our classes meet in the fall and spring semesters during the daytime hours, Monday-Friday. Classes may meet twice a week for 1.5 hours, or once a week for 3 hours.

Night Classes

If you can only attend classes in the evening, we offer evening courses every fall and spring semester. To learn how to complete an entire MDiv through evening courses, click here.

Block Scheduling

If your work schedule only allows you to be on campus one day per week, that’s not a problem. Each semester, on multiple days of the week, we stagger 3-hour block classes from 8am–9:30pm so that students can earn a full load of 9-12 credit hours in one day.

Intensives

Each summer and winter term, and sometimes during the fall and spring semesters, we offer one-week intensive classes. Students are only expected on campus for one week, but must fulfill pre- and post-course material to complete the class requirements.

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