All are Welcome at the Community Kitchen

In this age of Facebook and meals eaten on the run, people are losing the ability to slow down and converse face to face. Many don’t have a chance to connect with and learn from those living in vastly different financial circumstances. Although…

2019 Bast Preaching Festival

Join us on Monday, November 4 for the 2019 Bast Preaching Festival featuring Wheaton College chaplain, Timothy Blackmon! Information about speakers, workshops, and registration can be found here:

Academic Ableism with Dr. Jay Dolmage

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 FROM 4:30-6 P.M. Join Dr. Jay Dolmage, Professor at the University of Waterloo, for this important talk on creating environments of access and universal design for learning. In this talk, we will collaborate to address…

A Theology of Singleness: A Conversation on Singleness and the Church

Thurs., October 17, at 7 p.m., in Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall, Hope College This panel will bring together scholars and pastors from around the country who have written about the challenges and opportunities in developing…

2019 Stoutemire Lecture in Multicultural Ministry

Monday September 30 at 1:30 P.M. in Mulder Chapel Faith Following Ferguson: Five Years Later Five years have passed since the killing of 18 year old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer.  Brown’s killing sparked a protest…

Dr. Stan Rock (1937-2019)

Stanley A. Rock April 22, 1937 - August 3, 2019 Many of our alum will remember Dr. Stan Rock as a kind and gentle soul who taught pastoral counseling at the seminary for many years, influencing generations of pastors. Dr. Rock was the Florence…

Workshop- Worship and Justice Together: One Congregation’s Response to God

You are invited to join us on Wednesday September 25th  from 8:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M. for Worship and Justice Together: One Congregation’s Response to God A workshop for pastors/ministry leaders and WTS students led by Seth and Stephanie Kaper-Dale,…

Online Live Worship Service- August 11

Join us on Sunday, August 11 at 7:00 P.M. for a live worship experience! One Unified Body Worshiping in Many Places On Sunday evening, August 11 at 7 P.M., WTS will kick off the school year with a seminary-wide online worship experience. Everyone…

WTS Student Council President Selected for Non-profit Leadership Program

Student council president Trey Tirpak (M. Div.) is spending the summer learning and applying nonprofit best practices at the Reformed Church in America Written by Meg Biallas Henry, Director of Communications at the Center for Public…

Distinguished Alum- Dr. Tom Boogaart '75

Above image: Tom with the newly minted “Dr. West” at the Free University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands after Travis successfully defended his dissertation, May 29, 2018. Six Things I’ve Learned from Tom By Dr. Travis West Over the…

On to Glory- Jeanette Ramos Schipper

The WTS community is grieving the loss of Jeanette Ramos Schipper, Admissions Administrative Assistant, who passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 20. Our hearts are broken and go out to her husband Matt and their children. Please lift up Jeanette's…

Distinguished Alum- The Rev. Brian Vriesman '79

Brian Vriesman’s ministry can be summed up in two words: lifelong impact. By doing ministry in one place for 34 years, he left his mark on generations of followers of Jesus. While numbers don’t tell the whole story, they give one…

Young Life partnership bears fruit

By Jeff Munroe, Executive Vice President My call to ministry came while I was a student at Michigan State University many decades ago. I was very interested in joining the staff of Young Life, a vibrant youth ministry I had been involved…

Looking Back: The Brown Presidency, 2008-2019

Photo: Dr. Brown introduces Felix Theonugraha, the next president, to the distance learning students on campus for Intensives in May. Back in 2008 when Dr. Timothy Brown was told he had been selected as the next president of Western Theological…