We are excited that you are interested in the possibility of becoming part of Central. We would invite you to explore all areas of our website to learn of the rich history and mission of the only seminary in Kansas! In this section of the website you will learn how to join other Central graduates to become leaders and serve in all roles of ministry: Senior Pastors, Chaplains, Missionaries, Church Planters, Denominational Officials, and Leaders in Ministry Organizations.
You will learn from a distinguished faculty that combines academic expertise with real-world practical ministerial experience. They are an integral part of the community life of the seminary.
Since 1901 Central has been educating men and women for positions of leadership with an emphasis on providing sound theological training. At Central we offer the following degrees:
Doctor of Ministry
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
as well as a Diploma in Theological Studies
Central Baptist Theological Seminary provides seminary training of the highest quality. At the same time we are committed to that education being both accessible and affordable. We are intentional about keeping our costs low. We also acknowledge that, even with low costs, financial assistance is still a necessity for some. Quality ministry training and/or a deepened spiritual journey are not unattainable whatever your financial circumstances.
For an Master of Divinity or Master of Arts (Theological Studies):
Your cost per semester – approximately $3500
Value per semester – approximately $10,500
In addition to the tuition discount all students receive, a wide range of scholarships are available.
Courses are available at the following sites:
Currently we serve students nationally and internationally through programs in English, Spanish, Karen, Chin, Burmese and Korean. Check out our major emphasis areas – Congregational Health and Global Christianity to see how me understand the call God has for us today.
Class schedules are design to meet your needs:
The Nashville cohort just completed our first class with Dr. Molly T. Marshall at Conception Abbey and I am still processing all that transpired in my heart during that time. Being at the Abbey allowed us to share our stories and get to know one another in a way that enabled community to happen. The rhythm of prayer and quietude inspired the kind of contemplation introduced to us in the books we read in preparation for the class. Dr. Marshall’s focused discussion about creativity and spirituality enabled us to consider the road ahead and how we will practice spirituality as a community and as individual ministers in the work we do. I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the CBTS community. It is just the beginning and I am excited about what lies ahead!