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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…

Day of Giving – June 8, 2021

*UPDATE* June 9, 2021:Yesterday we saw 22 alumni, 24 friends, 16 trustees, 17 faculty/staff, and 1 current student, all make a financial commitment to an area they love. $42,100 was raised by 73 gifts and pledges which was buoyed…

May 10, 2021 Commencement and Alumni Day

Commencement will be livestreamed and will be available on the Beechwood site. 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…