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First Ph.D. awarded at Midwestern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- The seminary's first Ph.D. graduate was among more than 100 students to receive degrees at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's spring commencement.

Debt-free chapel dedicated at Midwestern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary dedicated its new chapel complex, expanded its doctor of biblical studies degree and elected a new graduate dean during the trustees' meeting in Kansas City, Mo.

Church ‘replants’ on rise, panelists say

[QUOTE@left@180="I am praying that church replanting ... will capture the imagination of our generation."
-- Jason Allen]KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- About 1,000 Southern Baptist churches close their doors each year. But a generation of pastors committed to church revitalization could reduce that number dramatically, Johnny Hunt and panelists at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's inaugural Legacy Church Planting Roundtable said.

MBTS launches training network with churches

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched its Midwestern Training Network, a partnership that includes St. Louis-area church The Journey as the first of 30-plus churches that have joined the ministry initiative.

Allen to graduates: Labor in the Spirit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- The theological education that graduates receive will never be enough to sustain them, Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, said at the school's 53rd commencement ceremony. They must have a Holy Spirit-empowered ministry.

MacArthur leads inaugural Spurgeon Lectures

KANSAS CITY (BP) –- More than 1,200 students, faculty and guests packed Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's chapel to be taught by an internationally-known pastor and teacher during the inaugural Charles H. Spurgeon Lectures on Biblical Preaching.

Midwestern trustees elect new college dean

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees elected a new dean of Midwestern Baptist College and celebrated a record fall enrollment and the largest undesignated gift in the seminary's history during their fall meeting Oct. 21.

Allen to Midwestern grads: ‘you now must go’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Presiding at spring commencement exercises, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason K. Allen brought a word of encouragement from the Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20.       Allen reminded the graduates and guests of the calling and mission of the seminary:

Jason Allen inaugurated as MBTS president

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Entering a freshly completed chapel complex, trustees, guests, friends and family gathered to inaugurate Jason K. Allen as the fifth president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary May 1.

TRUSTEES: MBTS vision is ‘For the Church’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Trustees of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved a resolution April 29 titled "For the Church" underscoring seminary President Jason K. Allen's vision for the institution.