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Midwestern’s Internet classes set aside distance requirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has eliminated a 75-mile distance requirement for students taking Internet classes through its Computer Assisted Seminary Education (CASE) Program.

The move, approved by MBTS President R. Philip Roberts this summer, opens up MBTS Internet classes to those living in the Kansas City metropolitan area or within 75 miles of campus.

“Eliminating the distance requirement for online classes will give students maximum flexibility in pursuing a theological education,” Roberts said. “We pray it will serve to advance the Kingdom of God in a significant way.”

MBTS’s CASE classes allow students to begin their seminary education immediately from home. More than 30 hours of seminary credit can be earned through online classes. The program is designed to assist those preparing for the ministry but also can be used for continuing education classes for Christian education workers and lay leaders.

MBTS’ online classes are offered each fall and spring semester. The following classes are being offered online for the fall 2004 semester:

— Christian ethics, a three-credit-hour introduction to matters of right and wrong from a biblical perspective, taught by Alan Branch.

— Strategies and Methods of Church Planting, a two-credit-hour advanced study of various strategies for planting churches in North America, with emphasis on those strategies that have proven most effective, taught by Rodney Harrison. Prerequisite: 7021 Introduction to Church Planting.

— Exposition of James, a two-credit-hour expositional study of the Book of James based on the English text, taught by Terry Wilder.

To enroll or learn more about MBTS’s CASE Program, contact MBTS at 1-800-944-6287 or log on to the seminary’s website at www.mbts.edu.

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