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For the Church Institute is a resource from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College. It is an online platform that provides free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. These courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as group within your local church.

Two winners will receive a book bundle from MBTS faculty OR two tickets to the For The Church National Conference on September 11-12 in Kansas City, MO.

Faculty Book Bundle

40 Questions About Biblical Theology

By Jason DeRouchie, Oren Martin, and Andy Naselli

40 Questions About Biblical Theology provides resources to answer key questions about biblical theology in order to guide readers in their own study and practice of biblical theology. Other vital topics the authors address include how to understand typology, key themes in biblical theology, and how Christians should relate to Old Testament promises.

Gospel-Driven Ministry: An Introduction to the Calling and Work of a Pastor

By Jared C. Wilson

In Gospel-Driven Ministry, Jared Wilson looks at the qualifications for the pastorate, addressing the notion of a call to ministry and how to identify the marks of maturity and affirm a call. In addition, he unpacks the eight core practices of pastoral ministry and offers guidance to prepare pastors for long-term, healthy ministry.

Historical Theology for the Church

Edited by Jason G. Duesing and Nathan A. Finn

In Historical Theology for the Church, editors Jason Duesing and Nathan Finn survey key doctrinal developments from four periods of church history: the Patristic (AD 100-500), Medieval (AD 500-1500), Reformation (AD 1500-1700), and Modern (AD 1700-2000) eras.

Spurgeon the Pastor: Recovering a Biblical and Theological Vision for Ministry

By Geoffrey Chang

In Spurgeon the Pastor, Geoff Chang, director of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Seminary, shows how Spurgeon models a theological vision of ministry in preaching, baptism and the Lord’s supper, meaningful church membership, biblical church leadership, leadership development, and more.

The Church as a Culture of Care: Finding Hope in Biblical Community

By T. Dale Johnson Jr.

We all know people in our world are struggling—eating disorders, addictions, depression, sexual issues, marital problems—the list goes on and on. Can the church help or is that an outdated concept that no longer fits modern problems? In The Church as a Culture of Care, biblical counselor Dale Johnson explains that the church is still the primary place where those who struggle can receive lasting hope and healing.

The Mission of the Triune God: A Theology of Acts

By Patrick Schreiner

In The Mission of the Triune God, author Patrick Schreiner argues that Luke’s theology stems from the order of his narrative. He shows how the major themes in Acts, including the formation of the church, salvation offered to all flesh, and the prolific spread of the gospel, connect. Through Schreiner’s clear presentation and helpful graphics, readers follow the early church as it grows “all under the plan of God, centered on King Jesus, and empowered by the Spirit.”

The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

By Matthew Barrett

A holistic, eye-opening history of one of the most significant turning points in Christianity, The Reformation as Renewal demonstrates that the Reformation was at its core a renewal of evangelical catholicity.

Turnaround: The Remarkable Story of an Institutional Transformation and the 10 Essential Principles and Practices that Made It Happen

By Jason K. Allen

In this book, Dr. Allen shares the leadership principles he learned through the turnaround of Midwestern Seminary—principles you’ll be able to apply in whatever area God has called you to lead.

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  1. Enter your name and email address in the form below, which will add you to Midwestern’s mailing list.
  2. Complete the 2 self-paced units of What is Theology? with Matthew Barrett before August 21 as a first-time learner with FTC Institute.

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    It’s Okay To Be a Two-Talent Christian

    It is for good reason that we have both the concept and the word average. To be average is to be typical, to be—when measured against points of comparison—rather unremarkable. It’s a truism that most of us are, in most ways, average. The average one of us is of average ability, has average looks, will…

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    A La Carte: Why I went cold turkey on political theology / Courage for those with unfatherly fathers / What to expect when a loved one enters hospice / Five things to know about panic attacks / Lessons learned from a wolf attack / Kindle deals / and more.

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    The Night Is Far Gone

    There are few things in life more shameful than sleeping when you ought to be working, or slacking off when you ought to be diligent. When your calling is to be active, it is inappropriate and even sinful to remain passive. This is especially true when it comes to contexts that are of the highest…

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    A La Carte: Personal reflections on the 2024 eclipse / New earth books / 7 questions that teens need to answer / Was there really no death before the fall? / How to be humble instead of looking humble / Kindle deals / and more.