TRUSTEES: MBTS elects faculty, celebrates enrollment gains
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s fall trustee meeting focused on gratitude for enrollment gains amid difficult circumstances as well as celebration of faculty elections and reelections.
El Seminario Midwestern expande el Departamento de Estudios en Español y reorganiza el personal
KANSAS CITY (BP) — Citando un crecimiento significativo del programa, el Departamento de Estudios en Español del Seminario Midwestern anunció el 5 de agosto una reorganización del personal y la incorporación de nuevos miembros a la facultad.
Midwestern Seminary & Spurgeon College make the most of commencement 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- The Daniel Lee Chapel was dark. The parking lot was empty. There was no grandiose graduation service or celebration at Midwestern Seminary's Kansas City campus on May 1, as originally planned. For the first time in the school's history, there would be no commencement exercises. On a day that is normally filled with pomp and circumstance, COVID-19 had other ideas.
TRUSTEES: Amid COVID-19, Midwestern holds meeting electronically
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- For the first time in the history of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), trustees met virtually Monday (March 30) to address key issues and conduct institutional business during the Spring Trustee Meeting. The seminary's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and budgetary issues dominated updates from MBTS president Jason Allen, who underscored the seminary's solid position despite these trying times.
TRUSTEES: MBTS trustees elect DeRouchie, cite record enrollment, plan for library renovation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Seminary's Fall Trustee Meeting on Oct. 14-15 was highlighted by the election of Jason DeRouchie to the full-time faculty, the announcement of record enrollment, and the finalization of plans for renovation of the institution's library. Library Renovation The lone remaining space in the heart of Midwestern Seminary's campus to be renovated -- since his arrival in 2012 -- is the campus library, said President Jason Allen. ...
Center for Biblical Studies launched at MBTS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary launched the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Seminary (CBS) Thursday (Oct. 3), offering another significant resource for academic advancement in service to the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond. Midwestern research professor of New Testament and biblical theology Andreas Köstenberger will lead the Center to focus on scholarly excellence and biblical fidelity in ways that are hermeneutically sound and in keeping with historic Christianity and Baptist confessions of faith.
For the Church: ‘Our Only Hope’ in a troubled culture
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- With a focus on the supremacy of Jesus Christ amidst a culture marked by postmodernism, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted its fifth annual For the Church National Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 23-24. Keynote speakers Crawford Lorrits, J.D. Greear, Tony Merida, Jason Allen, Owen Strachan and Jared Wilson preached messages revolving around the conference's "Our Only Hope" theme, while Shane & Shane led in praise and worship songs.
MBTS ‘Day of Sharing’ proclaims Gospel
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Nearly 100 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College students, faculty and staff partnered with local area churches on Sept. 10 to proclaim the Gospel during an annual outreach event known as the "One Great Day of Sharing." Canvassing the greater Kansas City metro area, teams of four walked door to door sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a result, 30 gospel presentations were delivered, and 33 people were encouraged by the groups praying with them. Another 98 people chose not to engage in any discussion about prayer or the Gospel.
Leading family & ministry well focus of marriage conf.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and LifeWay Christian Resources partnered to host the "Strengthening Your Marriage Family Conference" at the school's Kansas City, Mo., campus. The two-part conference focused on the theme "Leading your life, family, and ministry well," and featured Mark Dance, who serves as director of LifeWay Pastors. The second session involved a panel discussion in which Dance, and his wife Janet, and Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen and his wife Karen, answered questions from those in attendance.
‘Letters to My Students,’ a guide for ministers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Through the years, Jason Allen has kept up with his correspondence and questions about ministry -- some of it in the form of letters, emails, classroom lectures, phone conversations, or conference sermons and presentations. This material helped fuel a new book project, "Letters to My Students," authored by Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. B&H Publishing released the book July 30.