MABTS Joins Forces in New Biblical Counseling Program

"Dr. Michael R. Spradlin, President of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, along with Dr. Jay E. Adams, Founder of the Institute for Nouthetic Studies, and Donn Arms, Executive Director of the Institute for Nouthetic Studies, have announced that the Institute for Nouthetic Studies will become a ministry of Mid-America Seminary. The agreement becomes effective on July 1, 2015."

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Steve Newman's picture

Sounds like an excellent partnership. INS continues to do good work!

KD Merrill's picture

Didn't think that it was possible for an institution who believes in the sufficiency of Scripture (especially when it comes to counseling) to become regionally accredited.  Will wonders never cease...

GRACE will not be happy.

Rob Fall's picture

will rejoice in GRACE's disappointment.

KD Merrill wrote:

Didn't think that it was possible for an institution who believes in the sufficiency of Scripture (especially when it comes to counseling) to become regionally accredited.  Will wonders never cease...

GRACE will not be happy.

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

Chip Van Emmerik's picture

This is excellent news. And with Adams and Aarms both getting up in years, provides a viable vehicle for longevity of their ministry after they are gone. 

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?

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Chip Van Emmerik wrote:

And with Adams and Arms both getting up in years, provides a viable vehicle for longevity of their ministry after they are gone. 

Hey! Who are you calling old?

But you are exactly right. Jay and I have been concerned about this for years. We have not had the money to hire someone and groom him to take over so this solves that and several other problems. MABTS is a great place with the financial and personnel assets to strengthen this ministry. We will be able to do things going forward that we would never have been able to do on our own. Now one can earn seminary credit (fully accredited by SACS) by studying under Dr. Adams (an amillennial Presbyterian) at a Southern Baptist oriented Seminary!

While I will still be living in SC near Jay (and our grandchildren) and managing the online aspect of this partnership, I will be traveling to Memphis to teach some modular classes with Jay joining us for an hour or two each day via Skipe. If anyone is considering seeking a fully accredited M.Div., D.Min., or Ph.D. in biblical counseling give me a call.

Donn R Arms

Chip Van Emmerik's picture

Donn R Arms wrote:

 

Chip Van Emmerik wrote:

 

And with Adams and Arms both getting up in years, provides a viable vehicle for longevity of their ministry after they are gone. 

 

 

Hey! Who are you calling old?

But you are exactly right. Jay and I have been concerned about this for years. We have not had the money to hire someone and groom him to take over so this solves that and several other problems. MABTS is a great place with the financial and personnel assets to strengthen this ministry. We will be able to do things going forward that we would never have been able to do on our own. Now one can earn seminary credit (fully accredited by SACS) by studying under Dr. Adams (an amillennial Presbyterian) at a Southern Baptist oriented Seminary!

While I will still be living in SC near Jay (and our grandchildren) and managing the online aspect of this partnership, I will be traveling to Memphis to teach some modular classes with Jay joining us for an hour or two each day via Skipe. If anyone is considering seeking a fully accredited M.Div., D.Min., or Ph.D. in biblical counseling give me a call.

Sorry; I hope you both can remain actively involved in the ministry for many more years. But someday you will step down, and this seems to be a fantastic situation going forward. 

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?