Wycliffe Ministry Partnership
Wycliffe Bible Translators work to bring the truth of the Bible to all people by making it accessible in their "heart language" -- the language they understand best. Western Seminary trains men and women to search and understand the scriptures for the sake of speeding His gospel to all people. As a result of the unity in our missions and theological beliefs, we've partnered to offer exclusive benefits to Wycliffe staff who seek excellent seminary preparation for their careers in translation ministry.
10 - 20%
The Wycliffe scholarship makes seminary less costly
Get your Bible and hermeneutics training from a seminary you can trust -- and cut down your costs with a special scholarship. Full time staff and serving spouses may qualify to receive the Wycliffe Bible Translators Ministry Partner scholarship, which pays a minimum of 10% and as much as 20% of tuition fees (with a FAFSA submitted). Explore qualification requirements and learn how to apply.
Smart class scheduling means you don't stop serving
We specialize in training students who are already serving in ministry -- like the many Wycliffe staff who serve worldwide. We've been delivering top quality distance learning for over three decades and so you can find a majority of courses available online, on demand. We also innovate with accessible course scheduling at campuses in Portland, San Jose, and Sacramento. This means 2-4 day intensive courses and evening and weekend courses to minimize your time on campus.
Focus on translation and mission tools
Western offers you several targeted study options for building proficiency in the Greek and Hebrew languages, or in intercultural ministry:
This compact program allows you to complete a year of studies in the language of your choice, in addition to an introduction to hermeneutics. Finish in as little as one year online, or onsite at campuses in Portland, San Jose, and Sacramento.
Develop the ability to read, understand, and exegete scriptures written in both languages. This program connects exegetical ability to other courses in Bible interpretation, surveys of the entire Bible, theological concepts, as well as spiritual formation. You may complete their training in as little as two years, online, or onsite at campuses in Portland, San Jose, and Sacramento.
Your choice for developing mastery of the languages. This is Western's most advanced academic program, offering language seminars and exegesis electives to dive deep into studies of the languages. You may complete this program through intensive courses at the Portland campus in as little as two years (not available online).
This advanced professional program is designed for those who are already serving on the mission field in intercultural and cross-cultural contexts. Faculty are all intercultural workers and missionaries themselves, who offer you the expertise and and community to enhance your own understand leadership, education, and communication while on mission. You may complete this program through intensive courses at the Portland campus in as little as two years (not available online).
Other Western Seminary degree options include:
- Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
- Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
- M.A. in Counseling
- M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy
- M.A. in Ministry and Leadership
- Graduate Studies Diploma
- Certificate in Transformational Coaching
- Addiction Studies Certificate
Want to learn more about your training options at Western Seminary?