The core values of Midwestern Seminary consist of the ideologies of Veritas (Truth) – “Knowing,” Pietas (Devotion) – “Being,” and Missio (Evangelism) – “Doing.” These values are based on a thoughtful process of first knowing God’s truth; then being and becoming a thoughtful, committed disciple; and finally, taking the great truths and putting them into practice for the sake of the Kingdom.
Upon the founding of the seminary in 1957, Midwestern Seminary’s trustees declared that the seminary would adopt, as its own, the Baptist Faith and Message, which had been adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. The SBC ratified a revised Baptist Faith and Message statement in 1963, and most recently the Baptist Faith and Message was amended in 2000. Midwestern affirmed that statement, and it continues to constitute the seminary’s own statement of faith.
The 2014 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Ministry Report is the compilation of MWBTS’s response to questions, and related reports, and is presented in five separate groupings. These groupings are: President’s letter, Ministry Inquiries, Ministry Goals and Accomplishments, Seminary Formula and ATS Report. A seminary formula, based upon FTEs (a seminary enrollment equation), is used to determine the portion that MWBTS receives from the 22.16% of the 2013/2014 Cooperative Program Budget (National CP Dollars) allocated to six Southern Baptist seminaries. Also, we are including a Mid-Year Ministry Update which will be posted in July of 2014.