Prospective Students

Welcome to Central Baptist Theological Seminary

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.

REMARKABLE FACULTY

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.

RELEVANT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

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:

Shawnee

Wisconsin

Tennessee

Online

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:

Evenings

Weekend intensives

Self-directed

Contact Director of Recruitment Debra Sermons, 913-667-5711or dsermons@cbts.edu, to set up a time to visit or for answers to any questions.

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My Experience:

Joshua Smith


“The vocation of the “pastor-theologian” is one that appeals deeply to my personal sense of calling. I have never felt particularly gifted as a “shepherd pastor,” or a “CEO pastor,” but have always had an abiding spiritual curiosity that has led me to seek God both intellectually and in community. Working on a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree at Central gave me the valuable freedom to explore theology and biblical studies more deeply than I could have imagined. I not only learned how to conduct research in my field of New Testament studies, but I learned how to better form my own questions in search of answers. Central helped me to realize my own vision of making biblical scholarship accessible to the local parish, a vision that I hope to carry well into my future.”

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