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Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision and Mission

Vision

Western’s vision is to be an educational community that promotes gospel-centered transformation in every aspect of its life and work.

Mission

Our mission statement:

Western Seminary serves as a catalyst and resource for spiritual transformation by working with and for the church to equip men and women for strategic ministry roles.

To be most effective, Christian organizations must discern the distinctive contribution that God would have them make to His kingdom program. To that end, Western focuses its ministry on providing degrees and programs for individuals who aspire to, or who currently serve in, strategic ministry roles so they can become agents of spiritual transformation in the lives of others. Recognizing the critical role that leaders play with respect to how effectively the Church fulfills its God-given mission, Western gives special emphasis to training pastors, counselors, and related ministry leaders (whether vocational, bi-vocational or avocational).

While this ministry seeks to serve the Church, it is also done in active partnership with the Church because local congregations occupy a unique place of priority in the outworking of God’s redemptive plan. Furthermore, biblical synergy results when the distinctive resources of the seminary and church unite in this equipping task.

Western also partners with selected parachurch ministries (particularly those organizations that value the local church and honor it in their ministry philosophy and practice) in the equipping of their staff.