Making a World of Difference
Our future has never been brighter as we advance three key initiatives that we call Mid-America Global. As in all things, we trust God for His peace, presence, power, and provision to accomplish the tasks He has entrusted to us.
EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE LEARNING
Did you know that all of Mid-America’s undergraduate and graduate degrees can be completed 100 percent online?
Because of our heart for the nations, international partnerships are particularly exciting to us. Our partnership with Emanuel University in Oradea, Romania is something special.
Mid-America is partnering with prisons in Arkansas and Colorado to train inmates to advance the Gospel in prisons.
EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE LEARNING
Online learning makes sense for students in a variety of circumstances. For example, former students who left school early for job opportunities or family responsibilities can now re-enroll and complete their degrees from their current ministry locations. Excellent online classes mean that even if the student must attend remotely, he or she still receives a high-quality, fully-equipping Mid-America education. Our faculty have been working diligently, and we are all excited to roll out updated video content, formatting, course platform, and many other features which make our online classes better than ever before.
Of all the Southern Baptist Convention seminaries they could have partnered with, Emanuel’s leadership chose Mid-America because of our heart for evangelism. Their heartbeat is our heartbeat—to glorify Jesus, teach the inerrant Word of God, and train others to do the same. We will assist them by teaching PhD Seminars in Romania to their faculty. This will allow Emanuel to be fully-accredited in their country and proceed with offering seminary courses and MDIV degrees.
In Kenya, we are partnering with an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary to assist a local pastor in receiving the training he needs without leaving his ministry. The native pastor will take online classes through Mid-America while he continues the work and is discipled by his IMB missionary friend. We believe this is a reproducible model for training around the world. In the coming year, we will share more about these and other international partnerships.
In 2019, Mid-America attended a meeting with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, members of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, representatives from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and many other interested parties to discuss the Arkansas Prison Initiative (API) and its support. We can clearly see God is working there. The inmates trained in our four-year Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degree will, after graduation, become ministers throughout the prison system and bring hope where so few can go. They will take Jesus into the darkest of places seeking the lost sheep. Our God rescues, gives second chances, and provides purpose even in the midst of a life sentence. Dr. Mark Thompson, our API Director, will work with the inmates in person to provide the support and mentoring each will need to be successful. The success of the program has led to a similar program in Colorado directed by Mid-America professor Dr. Daniel Jones. Learn more about Mid-America’s Prison Initiatives.