New Christmas album connects traditions new and old

Winfield, Kan. — A band made up of Southwestern College alumni and friends is releasing an album of live Christmas worship music entitled In the Company of Friends. The album features rock worship-style variations on Christmas favorites such as “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” “The First Noel,” and “What Child Is This,” as well as newer songs by contemporary artists and original music by band members. “What makes this project so special is the fact that all of us are friends and family of the college,” said producer and performer on the album,…continue reading →

Institute for Discipleship Given Control of Master’s Program

The Institute for Discipleship will be taking over recruitment, advising and academic responsibilities for Southwestern College's online Master of Arts in Specialized Ministries degree program.  This change will take place in fall of 2015.  The degree had been under the domain of the college's Professional Studies department. "We're excited about the opportunities this gives the Institute.  It allows us to use our connections in the church world to increase awareness of this wonderful degree at the college, and it allows us to further the Institute's mission to educate and train persons for work in church ministry,"…continue reading →

Friends of Southwestern Invited to Gathering During Great Plains Annual Conference

There will be an SC gathering at Mead’s Corner (430 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202) in Wichita, Kansas, on June 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. during the Great Plains Annual Conference.  All Builders in Ministry and guests are welcome. New Southwestern president Brad Andrews and new campus minister Ben Hanne will be in attendance, so stop by and greet them!continue reading →

Rev. Ben Hanne Becomes Campus Minister

Rev. Ben Hanne is the new Campus Minister at Southwestern College. He will begin on July 1, 2015. His full-time position is underwritten by the GPAC. “We are extremely pleased to have Rev. Hanne to assist the college efforts to provide a ministerial presence to our whole college community. We are equally pleased to have the conference’s financial support,” says President Dick Merriman. “Ben shows every indication of helping us strengthen our spiritual support for our students, staff and faculty and will provide another point of contact with area churches and the conference.” “I’m…continue reading →