About the Sword and Trowel
The Sword & Trowel Bookstore exists to provide resources for the church.
Your Sword & Trowel purchases fund training in gospel ministry.
All proceeds from webstore sales go directly toward tuition scholarships for Midwestern Seminary and College. So when you shop at Sword & Trowel online, you’re not just getting a great gift or resource — you’re helping to fund more theological training for God’s mission in the world.
Our Online Store
Our webstore features a variety of Midwestern gifts and apparel, with new items added frequently. Our most popular item is the Spurgeon Bobblehead, a Sword & Trowel exclusive! We also carry the many books written by Midwestern’s Faculty and Staff. Class textbooks will soon be available for purchase online to make ordering simple for our online students.
Our Physical Location
Our on-campus location at Midwestern Seminary is buzzing with students, local pastors, and laypeople looking for books to aid in their ministry and their studies. We offer books from a variety of academic fields including Theology, Church History, Biblical Studies, Apologetics, and more. Students and pastors rave about our robust commentary section. We also serve the general public who often come in for Bibles, Bible studies, books on Christian Living, and children’s books. Feel free to call us at 816-414-3808 to ask about resources we carry that are not sold online.
What’s in a Name?
Midwestern Seminary is the proud owner of Charles H. Spurgeon’s personal library so we chose a Spurgeon-related name for our bookstore. The “Sword & Trowel” was the name of Spurgeon’s magazine. This name was derived from Nehemiah 4 and the builders who worked with their tools in one hand and a sword in the other. How fitting that a place which provides resources would be named after such an influential resource of the past.
We will accept returns within 30 days of the ship-out date. Returned product should include a packing list with your name and phone number. Your refund will be processed upon arrival of the returned product.
Ship returns to:
Sword & Trowel Bookstore
5001 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118