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Global Students

Global Students

Threshold – Fall 2022

All students are invited to Threshold, Fall 2022— a unique, four-day opportunity for community and mentorship happening Fall:  Oct 3-6 at our Portland Campus. Here is our director of online learning, Andrew Pack, EdD, describing what students can expect at Threshold:

Students at Threshold will complete the following two courses in Fall 2022, earning a total of four credit hours:

(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 in the form which you prefer.

View the F22 Schedule

F22Oct 3Oct 4 Oct 5Oct 6
8 a.m.–noon CS 501 (2crs)  Loving God and Others, w/ Andrew Pack, Ed.D. CS 501 (2crs)  Loving God and Others, w/ Andrew Pack, Ed.D. MF 501 (2crs)  Theol Study/ Min Formation w/ Ron Marrs, Ph.D. MF 501 (2crs)  Theol Study/ Min Formation w/ Ron Marrs, Ph.D.
12–1 p.m. All Campus Lunch hosted by Western Lunch hosted by Western Lunch hosted by Western Students get their own lunches
1‐5 p.m. CS 501 (2crs)  Loving God and Others, w/ Andrew Pack, Ed.D. Special Presentation MF 501 (2crs)  Theol Study/ Min Formation w/ Ron Marrs, Ph.D. MF 501 (2crs)  Theol Study/ Min Formation w/ Ron Marrs, Ph.D.
5-6 p.m. Chapel Service Students get their own dinner Dinner with special faculty guest Dinner with special faculty guest
6–7 p.m. Dinner with Dr. Andrew Pack, hosted by Western

Other classes are now provided to include and extend the Threshold experience option to you in years 2-3 here at Western Seminary.   These are Portland Intensives and will be offered at the same time as the Threshold classes.  You can take these whenever they come up on the schedule.  BL 501 will be offer in Fall 2022.

The BL 501-503 series will be offered in the 2022-2023 school year.  (BL 501-F22;  BL 502-Sp23;  BL 503-Su23)

The TH 501-503 series will be offered in the 2023-2024 school year. (TH 501-F23;  TH 502-Sp24;  TH 503-Su24)

TH 504 will be offered in the Summer semesters for those that need this course.  Offered In the Threshold week

*All students are welcome in this delivery option.

Online LIVE

Online LIVE courses 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 live class time for instruction.

Fall 2022 - Online LIVE Courses

All times listed below are Pacific Time.

Day / TimeCourseInstructorCredits
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. NT 524 (OL) Greek 4 - Exegesis of Galatians (Promo) Richard Blaylock, Ph.D 2
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CS 501 (OL) Learning to Love God and Others Randy Roberts, D.Min. 2
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ML 508 (OL) Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages Stephen Stallard, Ph.D 2
Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. TH / IS 526 (OL) Religions of the World  (Promo) Stephen Stallard, Ph.D. 2
Tuesdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m. OT 521 (OL) Hebrew 1 - Grammar Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. 3
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ML 503 (OL) Nurturing Faithful Disciples Ron Marrs, Ph.D. 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. MF 501 (OL) Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation (Promo) Ron Marrs, Ph.D. 2
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CH/PT 570 (OL) Pastoral Takeaways from Jonathan Edwards Matthew Raley, Ph.D.  2
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. OT 524 (OL)  Hebrew 4 - Exegesis of Malachi  (Promo) Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. 2
Thursdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. NT 521 (OL) Greek 1 - Grammar Jason Pedersen,  Ph.D. 3
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. TH 501 (OL) Theology I: Knowing the Triune God (Promo) Tim Harmon, Ph.D. 4
Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. BT 501 (OL) Hermeneutics (Promo) Daniel Eng, Ph.D. 2
Friday, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. BL 570 (OL) Psalms and Ecclesiastes: Ancient Models for Faithful Living (Promo) Russ Meek, Ph.D. 2
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. BT 570 (OL) OT use in the NT or Other Elective (Promo) Chris Bruno Ph.D. 2
Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. WL 502 (OL) Women in Pain, Part I.  (7wks) LaSondra Barnes, D.Min. 1

Fall 2022 Standard Global Electives

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

CA 505 (1cr)  Hospital Chaplaincy Instructor Bob Rapp, Chaplain 1
ML 501, 502, 505, & 507
   (elective options if not required)
By Various Faculty 2
ML 511 (2crs) Practical Church Leadership & Eldership (Promo) By Jonathan Leeman, Ph.D. 2
OT 523 (2crs)  Hebrew 3 -  Syntax and Reading
    (elective options if not required) (Promo)
Instructor Russ Meek, Ph.D.
By Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D.
TH 504 (2crs) Integration of Min. and Theo.
   (elective option for MABTS students)
By Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. 2

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State Authorizations

Western Seminary - Global (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.