Jason K. Allen

Jason K. Allen is the President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to his seminary duties, Allen has served as pastor and interim pastor of several Southern Baptist churches. Dr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, as well as M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary. Currently, in addition to his responsibilities as president of Midwestern Seminary, he serves the church more broadly through writing and preaching ministries.

Jun 1

On Conversion as Our Aim by Charles Spurgeon and Jason K. Allen

The grand object of the Christian ministry is the glory of God. Whether souls are converted or not, if Jesus Christ be faithfully preached, the minister has not labored in vain, for he is a sweet savor unto God as well in them that perish as in them that are saved. Yet, as a rule, […]

Mar 6

Do You Love the People of God? by Jason K. Allen

Ministry service is glorious, but it can also be uniquely taxing, and only those propelled by a love for Christ and His church survive the long haul.

Jan 13

Keeping the Faith: Spurgeon and the Downgrade Controversy by Jason K. Allen

As Christians, we are called to share our faith, but we are also called to keep it.

Oct 12

Episode 181: Jason K. Allen on the MBTS Turnaround by Jared C. Wilson and Jason K. Allen

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Dr. Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, on the occasion of his 10th anniversary at the seminary and his new book Turnaround, laying out the leadership principles applied in the extraordinary comeback he led at the institution.

Sep 13

Lead Where You Are by Jason K. Allen

Pursue faithfulness in leadership, not success. The world does not need more hypothetical leaders; it needs more actual ones.

Apr 28

Recovering the Exclusivity of the Gospel by Jason K. Allen

By exclusivity of the gospel, we mean that only those who personally, consciously, explicitly, and singularly confess Jesus Christ as Lord can possess eternal life. Let’s consider these qualifiers more closely.

Feb 28

Living in Light of Jesus’ Return by Jason K. Allen

The church’s attention to Jesus’ return seems to be seasonal, with interest rising and falling based upon a host of issues, most especially current geo-political events. The need of the hour is not for more end-times speculation, but an impact upon how we live the Christian life every day.

Dec 27

Do You Desire The Ministry? by Jason K. Allen

There is no such thing as a pastor who knows only the burden of leadership or only the sweat of service.

Nov 23

Six Tips for Preaching in a Missional Context by Jason K. Allen

The power of the gospel is why you are there and why you preach. Do not travel around the world to preach, only to show up with a self-help sermon.

Nov 8

Five Words to Improve Every Sermon by Jason K. Allen

The point is not so much eloquence as it is intentionality. Over the years, as I have monitored my own preaching and observed others, I have come to realize how intentionally using a few key words will strengthen most any sermon.