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Episode Info: CFTROU 0075: Training a New Generation of Leaders Join us on the show as we talk with Dr. Jason Allen who is the president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Allen speaks with us about his passion for biblical truth and his commitment to training the next generation of pastoral leaders. Under his leadership, the vision of Midwestern Seminary is to focus on building up the local church. Dr. Allen also discusses the advantages of attending seminary on campus, and how this is a great time for leaders to pour into the lives of students in an immersive environment. Key Points: How Dr. Allen was called to ministry and his involvement in theological education. How theological education and pastoral training intersect. What it means to be “For the Church.”  How Midwestern has become a resource for pastors and churches.  The benefits of a residential seminary education and being on campus.  Any entity, Christian or non-Christian, needs to have a reason for existence. For me to give my life to this, I wanted to be able to answer the question to anyone who would ask, “Why are we here?”Click To TweetI have watched from a different part of the country as @jasonkeithallen has made @mbts a resource for churches and pastors.Click To TweetThere’s a general principle that is this: the closer you are to our campus, the more we can invest in you as a student.Click To Tweet Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Southern Baptist Convention Dr. Jason K. Allen Dr. Allen’s email Jimmy on Twitter Leslee Bennett on Twitter Get podcast updates delivered to your inbox. This podcast releases every Monday morning. Subscribe for free and never miss out on an episode of Church for the Rest of Us. Subscribe via Email iTunes Google Play Stitcher RSS If you like us, rate us or leave a comment below. Hopefully, this episode has given you principles, strategies, and ideas that you can implement right now with the resources you have. If so, can you let others know? The best way to do that is to rate the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave us a brief positive review! This will help us place the podcast in front of more pastors and ministry leaders. It also lets us learn from you. Thank you for taking the time to get the word out about Church for the Rest of Us.
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