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Global Learning Students

Global Learning Students


All students are invited to Threshold— a unique opportunity for community and mentorship happening at our Portland Campus.  Here is our director of online learning, Andrew Pack, EdD, describing what students can expect at Threshold:

More Threshold Information

(All attending students please fill out this form here) Threshold Necessary Information Form. Please note that no on-campus housing is available, however, several options are available including staying with a Western family or sharing an AirBNB with other students. Let us know the form you prefer.

Online LIVE

Online LIVE classes provide the opportunity for students to engage in gospel-centered transformation in real-time, with teachers and students through a video conferencing platform, such as Zoom. Online LIVE classes are open to every Western student and scheduled with distance students in mind. These classes typically meet every week, during late weekday afternoons or some mornings. While some of these classes utilize lecture videos in tandem with live video teaching, others rely only on web-conference class time for instruction.

Summer 2024 - Online LIVE Classes

All times listed below are Pacific Time.

Day / TimeClassInstructorCredits
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. PT 511 (OL) Advanced Preaching (Promo) Stephen Stallard, Ph.D. 2
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CS 502 (OL) Growing in Prayer and Other Key Spiritual Disciplines Adam Nigh,  Ph.D. 2
Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. NT 523 (OL) Greek 3 - Syntax and Reading Jason Pedersen,  Ph.D. 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. BT 570 (OL) Use of the Old Testament in the New (Promo) Chris Bruno, Ph.D. 2
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. OT 523 (OL) Hebrew 3 - Syntax and Reading Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. 2
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. BL 503 (OL) Interpreting Acts to Revelation Richard Blaylock, Ph.D 4
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. TH 502 (OL) Theology II:  Glorifying the Word of Life (Promo) Tim Harmon, Ph.D 4
Friday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. ML 502 (OL) Transformational Leadership John Kwak, Ph.D. 2

Summer 2024 Standard Global Electives

Here are some upcoming standard electives available this Summer (Standard design is predominantly asynchronous )

BL 541 (2crs) - Life of Christ (Course Sample) By J. Carl Laney, Th.D. 2
CA 501 (2crs) – The Chaplaincy - (Promo) By Jeff Struecker, M.Div. 2
ML 504 (2crs) - Taking the Gospel to Diverse Cultures (Promo) (New Videos) By  Stephen Stallard. Ph.D. 2
ML 505 Applied Pastoral Counseling: Caring for People in a Broken World (Course Sample) By Norm Thiesen, Ph.D. 2
ML 507 (2crs) - Gospel Responses to Contemporary Challenges (Course Sample) By Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. 2
TH 504 (2crs) Integration of Ministry and Theology By Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. & Guests 2
TH 527 (2crs)  Equipping for Spiritual Warfare (Course Sample) By Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. 2

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State Authorizations

Western Seminary's Global Learning (online distance education) program of Western Seminary is currently authorized to operate in 49 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia under the terms of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). In California, Western's online program operates by separate authorization.