Western Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst

Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst will be joining the faculty of Western Theological Seminary beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year to serve as the Richard C. Oudersluys Associate Professor of World Christianity.  “I am absolutely thrilled to…

Western Theological Seminary receives a $1 million grant

Holland, MI - Western Theological Seminary(WTS) has received a grant of $1 million to support the launch of the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination and to expand student access to the seminary’s Hispanic Ministry Program (HMP).  The…

Following Jesus Book Donation

Western Theological Seminary Receives "Following Jesus" Book Donation RCA Missionary, Nozomi Brownell, who has been living and serving in Yokohama, Japan, has recently completed her translation of the second Children and Worship textbook, Following…
Dr. Tienou standing behind a lecturn with the words: Welcome Dr. Tite Tienou Visiting scholar from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Welcome Dr. Tite Tiénou

Western Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Tite Tiénou as a visiting scholar for the fall semester. Dr. Tiénou occupies the Tite Tiénou Chair of Global Theology and World Christianity and is Research Professor of Theology of Mission at Trinity…

Semester Starts Strong for Western Theological Seminary

August 30 marked the first day of a new semester at Western. Students, faculty and staff gathered in the seminary atrium to process to the chapel together for the first time in over a year. Joy shone on all faces, everyone singing to “the…

RCA Global Mission Event

September 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM in Mulder Chapel The work of RCA Global Mission in partnership with Western Theological Seminary is long and wide. Its historic and global reach has roots that are entrenched in our communities and our stories.…

Osterhaven Lectures in Theology with Dr. Emerson Powery

September 20-21, 2021 Is the “Good Samaritan” Good? Listening to the Parable’s Later Witnesses The “Good Samaritan” is one of the most popular parables in Christian history and has significant relevance for every age. As recorded…

New Director of the Hispanic Ministry Program

As an adjunct professor at Western for several years, Dr. David A. Escobar Arcay is the only person who has taught in both our Spanish and English programs, consistently receiving excellent course evaluations. Dr. Escobar Arcay has accepted…

Celebrating & Remembering Juneteenth

On Thursday, June 17, President Joe Biden established Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The measure received broad bi-partisan support, including the unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate and overwhelming support of the House of Representatives.  Juneteenth,…

New Partnership with Church Leadership Center (CLC)

Western Theological Seminary has signed an agreement with the Church Leadership Center (CLC) to provide a pathway for CLC alumni to continue on toward a Master's degree. WTS is offering CLC alumni the opportunity to transfer 15 graduate-level…
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Churches in Mission – June Update

Top photo: Highbridge Community Church, Bronx, NY - Pastor Cora Taitt In 2020, Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded the seminary a one million dollar grant to fund Churches in Mission, a five-year project that aims to learn with and from congregations…

2021 Distinguished Alumnus – Rev. Dr. Timothy Brown ‘76

Photo: Bushels of bread for a sermon illustration at Christ Memorial Church, 1980s By Rev. Dr. Jon Brown Lead Pastor, Pillar Church, Holland, MI This year’s Distinguished Alumnus Timothy Brown ‘76 first served as the pastor of…

New Scholarship Recipients

Photo: Prospective students participated in our virtual Scholarship Showcase on February 19, 2021 Last Fall we announced the addition of three new premier financial awards that will provide full-tuition scholarships. We are now pleased to…

Soul Care Doctor of Ministry Cohort Graduates

L to R:  Mike Gorr, Dave Parrish, Steve Magneson, Scott Newman, Chuck DeGroat, Dennae Pierre, Shari Stewart, Donna Field. Missing: Rawee Bunupuradah, Blaine Crawford, Heidi De Jonge, James Ellis, Kevin VanderVeen In March of 2018 WTS…