Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, an undergraduate and graduate facility located east of Memphis, Tennessee, offers a student living experience that aims to prepare students for vocational ministry. Though unaffiliated, the seminary adheres to the theology of the Baptist Faith and Message as well as the conservative wing of the Southern Baptist Convention. Established in 1971 as the "School of the Prophets," in Louisiana, the institution has moved frequently, tallying five campuses in its short history, most recently moving to Cordova, Tennessee in 2006. Today, the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is located in a new $28 million facility across from the Bellevue Baptist Church. In addition, student housing is available near the school's branch campus in Schenectady, New York and an extension campus in Oxford, Mississippi. Off campus housing near the seminary's main campus places students in an ideal environment, just outside of Memphis in a quiet community with its own small-town charm.
Enrolling students with a variety of interests, MABTS offers associate, masters and doctorate theological degrees. These programs include associate degrees in Divinity and Christian Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies, Masters in Divinity, Missiology and Christian Education, as well as Doctorates in Ministry and Philosophy. According to the seminary's website, "the best way for students to learn how to effectively witness and minister to their communities is to witness and minister to their communities." As part of student living, students are encouraged to share testimonies from their missions and experiences of evangelism, providing accounts of how they have seen God at work.
As a means of becoming involved with the community, some students prefer to rent off campus housing in Cordova. The historic town is home to sites such as the Cordova Station, a one-room train station and the Walter Granville Allen House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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