Fall 2021 Classes

Press in this fall

There is a fresh slate of new and recurring courses to equip you and help you progress toward the completion of your degree.

Thank you for joining us as we seek to provide theological education for the church. Registration for Fall 2021 classes, both on campus and online opens April 8

On-Campus Course highlights
Graduate

  • Biblical Counseling in the Local Church
  • Hebrew I
  • Greek I
  • Old Testament I
  • New Testament I
  • Intro to Hermeneutics
  • Issues in Christians Education
  • Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • Baptist History
  • Advanced Expository Preaching
  • Leadership Practicum (FTC Conference Course)
  • and more
Undergraduate

  • Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling
  • Intro to Marketing
  • Old Testament I
  • New Testament I
  • Intro to Hermeneutics
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Hebrew I
  • Greek I
  • Writing for the Church
  • Church History I
  • Christian Doctrine I
  • Intro to Church Music and Worship Leadership
  • and more
Online Course highlights
Online A Term

Aug. 23 – Oct. 14
Graduate

  • Biblical Counseling in the Local Church
  • Old Testament Survey I & II
  • New Testament Survey I & II
  • Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • History of Christianity I & II
  • Baptist History
  • Theology I & II
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Christian Ethics
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Missiology
  • and more

Undergraduate

  • Survey of World Literature
  • Christianity and the Arts
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Old Testament Survey I
  • New Testament Survey I
  • Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Christian Doctrine I
  • The Church
  • Church History I
  • Introduction to Business & Finance
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling
  • American Political History
  • and more
Online B Term

Oct. 18 – Dec. 9
Graduate

  • Addictive Behaviors & Biblical Counseling
  • Old Testament Survey I &II
  • New Testament Survey I &II
  • Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • Issues in Christian Education
  • Corporate Worship Leadership
  • History of Christianity II
  • Theology I &II
  • Survey of Historical Theology
  • Intro to Apologetics
  • Christian Ethics
  • and more

Undergraduate

  • English Composition II
  • World Geography
  • American History I
  • Global Missions
  • Old Testament Survey II
  • New Testament Survey II
  • Christian Doctrine II
  • Biblical Theology
  • Personal Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Church History II
  • Intro to Church Planting & Church Growth
  • Data & Information Systems
  • Biblical Counseling & Psychologies
  • Church and State
  • and more
Online C Term

Aug. 23 – Dec. 9
Graduate

  • Elementary Hebrew I
  • Elementary Hebrew II
  • Intermediate Hebrew I
  • Elementary Greek I
  • Elementary Greek II
  • Intermediate Greek I
  • Theological German
Online D Term

Sept. 20 – Nov. 11
Graduate

Fall 2021

ON-CAMPUS

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ONLINE

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Learn more about Online You ›


ONLINE PLUS

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View Undergraduate Online+ Courses ›
Learn more about Online Plus ›

View Previous Schedules


Fall 2021 Registration Deadlines
On-Campus Aug. 16
Online Term A Aug. 16
Online Term B Oct. 11
Online Term D & Online Plus Sept. 13

Register Online


 

Doctoral

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


Register Online – THM

Register Online – Doctoral

Live Lectures Meet Online Classes

We are continuing to create 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 Fall D Term, September 20 – November 11, 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

New Testament Survey I

Graduate/Undergraduate

John Mark Yeats
John Mark Yeats

History of Christianity I

Graduate

Jared Wilson
Jared Wilson

Intro to Pastoral Ministry/Pastoral Care and Ministry

Graduate/Undergraduate

Dale Johnson
Dale Johnson

Biblical Counseling in the Local Church

Graduate (can be an MDiv elective)

Fall Term D

Online+ courses are offered during the Fall Online Term D from September 20 – November 11.

Registration Deadline
Online Term D September 13

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Register Online

Summer 2021 Classes

Are you ready for Summer classes?

Registration opens on Monday, March 1

We’re offering more courses this summer to keep your education in motion. Summer classes at Midwestern Seminary & Spurgeon College are a great way to finish quicker and get on the field faster. Maximize your summer; advance your training.


Flexible Formats

Summer Intensives
Course highlights

May 10-14: Principles of Preaching/Sermon Preparation with Dr. Jason Allen
[Graduate / Undergraduate]


Summer Terms Online

These online terms consist of three separate eight-week terms, plus two additional four-week terms throughout the summer for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. We offer nearly every core course at the Graduate level during the Summer:

Online A Term

May 10-July 1
Graduate

  • Old Testament I
  • New Testament I
  • Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • History of Christianity I
  • Baptist History
  • Theology I
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Missiology
  • Preaching I
  • and more

Undergraduate

  • English Comp II
  • Intro to Physical Science
  • Christianity and the Arts
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Christian Doctrine I
  • Biblical Theology
  • and more
Online D Term

June 7-July 29
Graduate

  • Introduction to Hermeneutics
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Missiology
Online B Term

June 28-Aug 19
Graduate

  • Old Testament II
  • New Testament II
  • Church Administration
  • History of Christianity II
  • Theology II
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
  • Advanced Expository Preaching
  • Leadership Practicum

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • World Religions
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Old Testament II
  • New Testament II
  • Christian Doctrine II
  • Sermon Delivery

Summer 2021

ON-CAMPUS

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View Undergraduate Courses ›


ONLINE

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


SU-21 Registration Deadlines
Intensives May 3
Online Term A May 3
Online Term D May 31
Online Term B June 21
Online Term C May 3


 

Doctoral

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


Register Online – THM

Register Online – Doctoral

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.