Spring 2021 Classes

Thank you for joining us as we seek to provide theological education for the Church. There’s still time to register for Spring 2021 classes, both on campus and online:

In addition to assembling an incredible selection of courses to equip you and help you progress toward the completion of your degree, I wanted to take a minute to highlight some unique opportunities available to you.

Thank you for joining us as we seek to provide theological education for the Church. Registration for Spring 2021 classes, both on campus and online, is open.

 

Online+

Live lectures meet online classes. This Spring, we’re offering on-campus access to our online students. Online+ courses are available to residential and online students. Learn more
 

Schreiner offers Acts and the Mission of God course

Our new professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Dr. Patrick Schreiner, will offer his first course as an on-campus course, "Acts and the Mission of God," for graduate and undergraduate students. To learn more about Dr. Schreiner and his ministry of scholarship and teaching, read here
 

President Allen offers the The Gospel Coalition Course

Whether you live in Kansas City or some other part of the United States, if you plan to attend the biannual national confirmed of The Gospel Coalition conference April 12-14, 2021, you can receive credit by enrolling in a special course taught by our president, Dr. Jason K. Allen, called "The Pastor and the Gospel." For graduate students: this course will count as the required Leadership Practicum course, or, if you have already taken that course, you can take the Personal Leadership Practicum course as an elective. For undergraduate students, you can take it as the Personal Leadership Practicum course as an elective.
 

Chang offers The Church course in Spurgeon College

Our new Curator of The Spurgeon Library and assistant professor of Historical Theology, Dr. Geoffrey Chang, will be teaching the required course, “The Church,” in Spurgeon College for undergraduate students. To learn more about Dr. Chang and The Spurgeon Library, read here
 

Evangelism Trip

For all students, local to Kansas City or residing some distance away from campus, there is an opportunity to receive credit for participation in an Evangelism Trip to New Orleans this Spring for both graduate and undergraduate students.
 

New Orleans Trip | February 11-14, 2021

Join Dr. Robert Matz in New Orleans, LA, for evangelism outreach during Mardi Gras. Graduate students can earn credit for the Evangelism Practicum course and undergraduate students the Personal Evangelism and Discipleship Course.

Spring 2021

ON-CAMPUS

View Graduate Courses ›
View Undergraduate Courses ›


ONLINE

View Graduate Courses ›
View Undergraduate Courses ›
View Online+ Courses
 
Learn more about Online You ›


SP-21 Registration Deadlines
On-Campus Jan. 12
Online Term A Jan. 11
Online Term B Mar. 8
Online Term C Jan. 11
Online Term D Feb. 8
Online Plus Feb. 8

Register Online


 

Doctoral

View Spring 2021 Doctoral Schedule ›
View Fall 2020 Doctoral Schedule ›


Register Online – THM

Register Online – Doctoral

Introducing

Live Lectures Meet Online Classes

This spring, we are creating new ways for distance students to have increased access to live lectures and Q&A with Kansas City based faculty. In short, where there were few options for distance students to have live interaction with faculty who teach on-campus, we are now bringing more of our faculty to all of our students. Online+ courses are available to residential and online students.

What is Online+?

Online+ is a synchronous, live, video-based (Zoom) course that meets for eight weeks during the Spring D Term, February 15 – April 8, 2021. The courses will feature eight live lectures from MBTS and Spurgeon College faculty plus additional Q&A sessions.

Online+ Courses

Patrick Schreiner
Patrick Schreiner

Acts and the Mission of God

Graduate Elective

Charles Smith

Leadership Practicum

Graduate/Undergraduate

Jared Wilson
Jared Wilson

Intro to Pastoral Ministry

Graduate

Margaret E. Köstenberger
Margaret Kostenberger

Biblical Womanhood Practicum

Graduate

Dale Johnson
Dale Johnson

Biblical Counseling in the Local Church

Graduate (can be an MDiv elective)

Spring Term D

Online+ courses are offered during the Spring Online Term D from February 15 – April 8.

Registration Deadline
Online Term D Feb. 8

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Register Online

Winter 2020 Classes

Winter 2020-21 Term

This winter, we’re slashing fees in half. We want to help you expedite the path to graduation, so we’re waiving the $200 Winter Term Registration Fee. Consider taking a four-week course, either on-campus or online, and make the most of this holiday season.

Maximize your winter break with a wide-range of course offerings for both residential and online students in undergraduate and masters programs, including new 4-week online offerings and one-week on-campus intensives (students can join in person or via virtual delivery).

Winter Term (Dec. 14-Jan. 8) consists of a four-week online term and two one-week on-campus intensives (in person or virtual delivery) that meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and have additional course work due in the weeks after the class meets on campus.

One-week Intensives:

Introduction to Hermeneutics – Dec. 14-18
Graduate and Undergraduate credit, taught by Camden Pulliam

Religion and the American Founding – Jan. 4-8
Graduate and Undergraduate credit, taught by Thomas S. Kidd

  • ​This an elective course under Special Topics in Church History
  • This will also meet the requirements for the new BA, History course: Church and State
Four-week Online Term:

Graduate: Introduction to Hermeneutics, Church Administration, New Testament I, Baptist History, Theology I, and Christian Ethics.

Undergraduate: Introduction to Hermeneutics, Church Administration, New Testament I, The Church, Christian Doctrine I, and Introduction to Ethics.

Maximize your studies with the winter course advantage as you work toward graduating sooner.

Registration is for Winter courses is now open.

Winter 2020

ON-CAMPUS

View Graduate Courses ›
View Undergraduate Courses ›


ONLINE

View Graduate Courses ›
View Undergraduate Courses ›
Learn more about Online You ›


WI-20 Registration Deadlines
On-Campus Dec. 7
(or 1 week prior to the start of the class)
Online Term Dec. 7

Register Online

How to Enroll

How to Enroll for Classes


Log In:

Log into the Student Portal using the same Username and Password you use to log into Canvas. If you don’t know what your Username and Password are, contact the MBTS Helpdesk at helpdesk@mbts.edu or 816-414-3763.

Check the Term:

Make sure that the correct term is displayed

Click on Registration

See menu on left side of screen.

Show Filter:

Click the tab that says, Show Filter. This opens up some additional dialog boxes.

Choose the Correct Campus

Underneath the title, Course Access Campus, you’ll see 3 different boxes you can check:

If you want to enroll in a course that’s meeting on the Main campus in Kansas City, check “MAIN.”

If you want to enroll in an ONLINE course, check “ONLINE.”

Type the Course Number:

Underneath the title, Course ID Filter you’ll see 4 dialog boxes. In the one entitled, Course # type the number of one of the courses you want to take this fall.

Undergraduate courses have 3 digits in the course number, like this: BS115 or HT411. (Sometimes undergraduate courses have a “U-” in front of the course numbers, like this: U-HT411. This helps designate them as undergraduate courses.)

Graduate (Master’s level) courses have 4 digits in the course number, like this:
BS2101 or HT3100.

In the Course # box, type only the numerals for the course number you want to enroll in. Leave off the letter prefixes.

Apply Filter:

Scroll down and click on “Apply Filter.” The course you want will display below.

There may be more than one “Section” of the course you want. Make sure you choose the section that will fit with the rest of your schedule.

Use That Filter:

Also, if you want to take an ONLINE course, make sure you’re no signing up for an ON-CAMPUS course, and vice-versa.

Check the “Credit” Box

To enroll in the class you see listed, check the box beside the word “Credit.”

When you click in this box, that will place the course in your “Shopping Cart” until you finish choosing all your courses.

REPEAT:

If you want to enroll in another course, repeat Steps 4-8 above.

Process Registration:

When you’re finished selecting all your courses, click on “Process Registration” at the bottom right of the screen. The courses you just
enrolled in will be displayed.

If you want to, you can click on “Go to Ledger” to continue to the “My Ledger” page, where you can review your charges and make payment.