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Twenty-three state Baptist conventions have increased the portion of Cooperative Program receipts forwarded to Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries in moving toward the goal of a 50/50 allocation between state convention causes and SBC causes, continuing an upward trend spanning several years.

With a vision for the “prairie fire” of spiritual awakening, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is preparing God-called men and women to reach the Heartland of America and the world with the gospel. To better accomplish that task, the Seminary has redesigned its curriculum, attracted a host of new faculty, and proposed a new megastructure to accommodate its facilities in Kansas City, Mo.

Founded in Kansas City in 1957, the Seminary was set in the Midwest in order to train ministers to take the gospel to new work areas beyond the Bible Belt. That emphasis has been renewed under the leadership of Dr. Mark Coppenger who became president in 1995. He called for development of a vision statement to match the goals of Southern Baptists in providing seminary education.

A Clear Statement

Trustees recently refined the purpose as being “to provide degree programs to educate God’s servants to biblically evangelize and congreg...