Student Assistance Services
Student Life assists students by providing information on available housing, employment, and health services, as well as other general information. Student Life assists students who have personal and/or emergency financial needs.
Mid-America Student Housing (MASH)
Mid-America Student Housing is located at 1975 E. Beaman Circle, which is part of the main campus. The community building plus 144 apartments, one playground, and a multi-purpose recreational field make up MASH. Arrangements for housing are made through Student Life. Rent for unfurnished apartments ranges from $612.00 to $800.00 monthly. Student Life can assist students in locating other housing.
MASH also offers room rates for undergraduate housing. These dorm style apartments include furniture and utilities; however, roommates are assigned. The single room consists of a personal room and a shared bathroom. The master room consists of a personal room and a personal bathroom. Dorm apartments are not configured to house more than three students at a time. The lease for a dorm apartment is for 10 months (August–May). A single room is $372.00 monthly. The rate for a master room is $392.00 monthly.
Church Relations serves as a liaison between churches and students. The office of the dean of the Seminary maintains contact with local churches, making students aware of opportunities for church staff employment. Search committees representing churches are provided with resumes for their consideration, and those needing pastors or staff are introduced to students and graduates of Mid-America. Special attention is given to help graduating students who are seeking church-related vocational service. Students are encouraged to seek counsel with the dean of the Seminary and to maintain a current resume for referral.
Career Counseling and Planning
The dean of the Seminary counsels students regarding career planning. Within the context of God’s calling, students receive counsel concerning ministry opportunities as pastors, associate pastors, education ministers, ministers to children, youth ministers, church planting, and missionary work. Before graduating, each student is encouraged to schedule a personal interview for assistance.
Mid-America is happy to assist students and their spouses seeking information or making application for off-campus employment. Student Life maintains a list of current employment opportunities posted online at mabts.edu.
On-campus employment is available for a limited number of students and spouses from time to time, including work in administrative offices, campus maintenance, and the library. Requests for information and applications for on-campus employment are made through the human resources office.
A list of family physicians and dentists is available to students seeking medical services. Information may be secured from Student Life.
Household Goods and Clothes Closet
From time to time, appliances and furniture are made available to Mid-America students at no cost. A clothes closet is maintained in the community building at MASH for the convenience of student families. Information may be secured from Student Life.
Authorization for Special Appeals
Permission must be secured from the administration for any special appeals for needs such as money, clothes, and food. Inquiries concerning such appeals should be made to the director of Student Life.