Recognized widely as being on the forefront of educational technologies, Mid-America was prominently featured at this year’s Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM). Listen to the podcast with Al Santos, Mid-America’s Director of Information Technology (IT).
In simple terms, biblical counseling is ministering Scripture to those who face struggles in life or who desire wisdom or God’s direction. It is based upon an understanding that God’s Word is sufficient to help people (lost or saved) in their struggles and far superior to any of the world’s wisdom so commonly used to help people.
Practical missions infuse the very DNA of Mid-America, marking a passion ignited by our founder, Dr. B. Gray Allison, whose soul-winning exploits challenged generations. Fifty years later, Mid-America President Dr. Michael Spradlin and the faculty still carry the torch for personal evangelism. It’s one of the hallmarks of Mid-America that sets us apart.
In recognition of our founder, Dr. B. Gray Allison, we publish this special blog article, “Person-to-Person Evangelism,” an excerpt from Personal Evangelism, a book comprised of material from Dr. Gray’s Personal Evangelism course which he taught for almost 47 years. This timeless article was originally published in 1966.
Dr. David L. Allen describes the categories of books that should constitute a well stocked biblical preaching library.
Although the Lord would open the eyes of faith in Anthony Bonetti later in life, God did not give him physical sight at birth. Anthony’s sight impairment has not stopped him from living a life of service to the Lord.
Mid-America recently established a Pulpit Supply Program, and today, that effort has gained momentum on campus and throughout local churches across the Mid-South. Whether a church finds itself without a preacher due to a pastoral vacancy, an illness, or otherwise, Mid-America can now come alongside such churches with an organized effort to match available preachers with open pulpits.
The Mid-America Prison Initiative began with its first program at the Varner Supermax Unit in Gould, Arkansas, offering a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies to inmates. On May 12, 2023, the first 18 graduates walked across the stage at Varner and accepted their diplomas.
I taught missions in Bible college and seminary for 40 years. As you can imagine, I taught the book of Acts many times. Every time I did, a student would ask, “Why don’t we see the events of Acts in our churches today?” I always answered the same way, “We don’t pray the way they prayed, and we’re not filled with the Spirit as they were.” (“They” referring to the believers in Jerusalem.) Why did I answer in that way?
Bible-based discipleship transcends all cultures and connects all peoples. Scriptural truths never change, but we must make certain we communicate the Bible’s message in ways our audience can accurately understand and apply to their lives.