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Partner with Western Seminary

Partner with Western Seminary


"Western Seminary serves as a catalyst and resource for spiritual transformation by providing, with and for the Church, advanced training for strategic ministry roles.”


Our mission statement commits us to delivering training "with and for the church". Yes, we've got excellent faculty committed to forging Christian leaders, and still we understand this reality: our training gets better when we do it in conjunction with parachurch organizations and local churches.

And so we forge partnerships that honor kingdom values and strengthen our joint kingdom impact. Talk about your win-win-win.

Your organization grows more effective as your leaders grow in ministry skill, and you tap into teaching from experienced Western faculty 

Students cut their costs with an exclusive scholarship ("Ministry Partner Grant") and use their ministry involvement to satisfy degree requirements

Western Seminary increases public awareness and adds pre-vetted students to our community

Current ministry partners include:

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Conservative Baptists logo


  Cru Logo


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  Logo The Gospel Coalition Hawaii1


...and local churches like yours!

Partnership-Building Details

Interested in striking up a partnership with us? These are the pieces required to build and benefit from a partnership, as well as specifics on how we'll interact over time.

Your organization will:

  • Have at least three graduate students enroll at Western Seminary (the Ministry Partner Grant can increase in value the more students you send)
  • Promote Western Seminary to good candidates for further ministry development
  • Provide release time for students to study, coordinated with any ministry responsibilities
  • Provide a mentor to guide each student's personal and ministry development in keeping with their particular degree requirements
  • Identify a point person to implement our agreement within the organization
  • Allow Western promotion at appropriate events like conferences and pastor luncheons
  • Consider using Western's Center for Leadership Development (CLD) materials for additional development of your organization's board, staff or other leaders
  • Consider using Western personnel for speaking/teaching in appropriate settings

Western Seminary will:

  • Offer a Ministry Partner Grant that lowers the tuition rate for students from your organization
  • Permit students to complete their Ministry Formation and any elective internship experiences at their place of ministry (MAC, MAMFT, MAGL programs internships are typically excluded because of special requirements)
  • Use qualified ministry leaders from your organization to oversee Ministry Formation components in a student's program
  • Provide conveniently-scheduled intensive courses to minimize a student's time spent away from home
  • Allow your organization to nominate at least one person to serve on our President's Advisory Board
  • Seek to maximize opportunities for local educational components that allow additional training contextualization

Students from your organization will:

  • Receive a Ministry Partner Grant that lowers the amount of tuition they pay, with additional reductions available based on their financial need
  • Apply all grant funds toward tuition for credit courses that meet their program's requirements (grant funds don't cover fees, books, living expenses, repeated courses, or courses that don't meet program requirements)
  • Need to be endorsed by your organization to particpate
  • Be required to serve in a volunteer or paid staff position in your organization
  • Be required to enroll in a Graduate Studies Certificate, Diploma, or M.A./M.Div. program (grants for advanced programs may be awarded based on space availability in classes)
  • Complete a FAFSA, Ministry Partner Grant Affirmation Form, and Need-based Grant Application

Our relationships can produce an "iron sharpens iron" effect, and we know that collaborations between gospel-centered organizations can too. So consider partnering with us to have impact beyond the sum of each of our parts. Then get in touch with our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to explore what we can do together.