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FROM THE SEMINARIES: Allen's faculty address begins new Midwestern tradition; Scroggins, at SBTS, exhorts students 'start where you are'
In today's From the Seminaries: President Jason Allen's faculty address beings new tradition at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Jimmy Scroggins, in chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, exhorts students to 'start where you are.' Read More
Discerning ministry call focus of new bookKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Jason Allen believes there are 10 questions that will help a Christ-follower decide whether or not they are being called by God into the ministry.
In the book "Discerning Your Call to Ministry," Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's president poses questions to help students, aspiring pastors, and even current ones, grasp whether ministry is for them. Within the 154-page work, Allen gleans from Scripture, church history, and his own personal experience as a former pastor and seminary president to offer a proper view of the pastorate, assisting readers in making an informed, confident decision about their service to God. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 5 words to improve every sermon
Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, notes five words "to improve every sermon": Bible, look, repent, you, Jesus. The words in a sermon, he notes, "come with the power of life and death; thus, the preacher must carefully choose his words." Read More
Symposium looks at 'SBC & the 21st Century'KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A symposium on "The SBC & the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal and Recommitment" set forth a range of projections for the nation's largest evangelical body, Sept. 28-29 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The event, which Midwestern President Jason Allen said will take place on a triennial basis, featured keynote speakers Frank S. Page, Ronnie Floyd, Paige Patterson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Partnering with state conventions
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Jason Allen: SBC entities and state conventions have the same constituency -- Southern Baptist churches. "Churches founded us, they fund us and they expect us to serve them," Allen writes. "The SBC will thrive inasmuch as our state conventions thrive, and vice versa." Read More
Midwestern receives $7M gift toward student centerKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- In what President Jason Allen called an answer to prayer for one of the "most significant institutional needs" since Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's inception in 1957, the school has received a $7 million pledge from an Oklahoma family for a new student center.
Allen said he could not adequately express gratitude to God for His providence in uniting the seminary with Harold and Patricia Mathena of Oklahoma City who have pledged $7 million to Midwestern Seminary as a lead gift toward an approximately ... Read More
Whither Christian higher education?Institutions of higher learning are facing numerous challenges: a shrinking college-age demographic, nagging questions about the value of advanced degrees, the online revolution, persistent economic sluggishness and escalating costs. Yet, for distinctly Christian institutions of higher education, this is where the challenges begin, not end. Read More
'We cannot stop speaking,' Allen tells MBTS gradsKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Graduates, families and friends gathered in Daniel Lee Chapel for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's 57th commencement exercises launching newly trained Gospel ministers into service.
In all, 109 students graduated, encompassing five diplomas in Christian ministry and 27 undergraduate, 58 graduate and 19 doctoral degrees. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Baptizing children & regenerate church membership
Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, reflects on the baptism of children in Southern Baptist churches from a biblical, pastoral, denominational and, as the father of five young children, a parental standpoint. Read More
MBTS website to encourage & equip the churchKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched the website FTC.co providing Gospel-centered resources to engage, encourage, and equip those ministering within the local church.
The FTC.co site, to be overseen by managing editor Jared Wilson, will host blogs, articles, practical application tools and other resources to assist current pastors, ministry leaders, and lay men and women in their ministry roles. Read More