May 10, 2021 Commencement and Alumni Day

Commencement will be livestreamed and the link will appear here. The service will be recorded and made available on this page later.  

Seminary-wide Book Clubs on Racial Justice

WTS is committed to engaging the work of racial reconciliation and justice in our institution, churches, and communities. With that goal in mind, the diversity committee led campus-wide reading and discussion groups for staff, faculty and students…

Cast in Heaven’s Light

By M.Div. student Jackson Nickolay We had just hiked over 12 miles. In the excited rush of having finally arrived on the Isle of Iona—a Scottish island laden with personal and spiritual significance—my wife Hannah and I had hiked…
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“A Burning in My Bones” Book Release

If you missed Dr. Winn Collier's virtual Book Release on March 23 featuring Liz Vice & Rev. Eric Peterson, you can watch it here now! Liz's first song: Produced by Tyler Chester Edited by Jeremy Stanley Sponsored by Good Shepherd…

Empowering through Language

2020 M.Div. graduate ministers with the Deaf in Jamaica Two percent of the world’s population is deaf, and 98% of those have never been told about the Gospel. The Carribean Christian Center for the Deaf (CCCD) in Jamaica has been working…

Living in Joy and Sorrow as a Mortal

Photo: Nathaniel, Rachel, Todd, and Neti Billings - (Briana Crowell Photography) “I used to assume that God owed me a long life—to pursue a vocation and family with full strength, to live long enough to become a grandparent,” says…

God’s Hand on Our Lives

Photo: Amelia holds Gramma’s hand By M.Div. Student Amelia Green Since childhood, my dream was to become a nurse. When I graduated with my BSN and passed my State Boards in 2014, I was convinced I was where God had called me to be. I…

2021 Stoutemire Lecture with Jemar Tisby

MONDAY, MARCH 22 at 1:30-3:00 PM We are so excited to welcome author Jemar Tisby as this year’s Leonard F. Stoutemire lecturer in Multicultural Ministry! The in-person event will be limited to WTS students & employees due to COVID-19…

WTS bolsters teaching, ministry services with hire of Dr. Wesley Hill and other programs

Distinguished scholar, other opportunities add to the institution’s vibrancy, offerings Holland, Mich. — Western Theological Seminary (WTS) continues its commitment to providing future pastors and Christian leaders formative education…
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Reformed Church of Highland Park – a Church in Mission

“Let me tell you about yesterday.”  Seth Kaper-Dale has been co-pastor with his wife, Stephanie Kaper-Dale, at Reformed Church of Highland Park (RCHP) for the last 19 years. When they first arrived, the church was a gathering of fewer…
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Grace Fellowship – A Church in Mission

Ten years ago, Grace Fellowship Church (GFC) in Johnson City, TN started a partnership with a local elementary school. Members of the church became lunch buddies and home room helpers. They started a kick-ball league and an Arts Program.  Rod…
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Emmanuel Reformed Church – A Church in Mission

Paramount, CA What is a church when the building is closed? Emmanuel Reformed Church in Paramount, CA has multiple buildings and properties open 6 to 7 days a week. They use their buildings to provide spaces for worship, after school care,…
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Faith Inspirational Church – a Church in Mission

Compton, CA   “If your church burned down today, would the neighborhood care?” This is the question Pastor Rafer Owens wrestled with shortly after Faith Inspirational Church was planted in 1995. He had lived his whole life in Compton,…
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First Christian Church – a Church in Mission

(Johnson City, TN) Two years after losing her husband, single mom Amy* heard about a local church offering free oil changes. She and her husband were in debt before he died, and now, the stack of unpaid bills continued to grow. The trailer…