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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.

Spring 2024 - Online LIVE Classes

All times listed below are Pacific Time.

Day / TimeClassInstructorCredits
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. OT 524/ OT 624 (OL)  Hebrew 4 - Exegesis of Malachi  (Promo) Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. 2
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. BL 543/ 643 (OL) Exposition of Romans (Instructor Note) Jason Pedersen,  Ph.D.C. 2
Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. BT 502 (OL) Understanding Biblical Theology  Josh Mathews, Ph.D. 2
Tuesdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m. NT 522 (OL)  Greek 2 - Grammar & Reading Jason Pedersen,  Ph.D. 3
Tuesdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. CH 501 (OL)  Wisdom from Church History (Promo) David Nystrom, Ph.D. 4
Tuesdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. CH 502 (OL) Insight and Inspiration from Church History (Promo) David Nystrom, Ph.D. 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. ML 504/ IS 570 (OL) Taking the Gospel to Diverse Cultures (Promo) Stephen Stallard, Ph.D. 2
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. ML 501 (OL) Theol. and Practice of Gospel-Centered Ministry  (Promo) Stephen Stallard, Ph.D. 2
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. OT 522 (OL) Hebrew 2 - Hebrew Grammar and Readings Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. 3
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. BL 502 (OL) Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels Richard Blaylock, Ph.D 4
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. TH 501 (OL) Theology I: Knowing the Triune God (Promo) Tim Harmon, Ph.D 4
Friday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. ML 506 (OL) Ministerial Ethics John Kwak, Ph.D. 2
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. "NEW" - BT 570/ 670 (OL) Unleashing God’s Powerful Word: The Practice and Art of Biblical Application (Promo) Jason Pedersen,  Ph.D.C, 1

Spring 2024 Standard Global Electives

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

BL 555 / NT 555  Hope as Exiles: Exposition of 1 Peter (Course Sample) By Patrick Schreiner, Ph.D. 2
BT 533  Pauline Theology (Course Sample) By Thomas R. Schreiner, Ph.D. 2
ML 503 Nurturing Faithful Disciples  (Course Sample) By Ron Marrs, Ph.D. & Bill Clem 2
ML 505 Applied Pastoral Counseling: Caring for People in a Broken World (Course Sample) By Norm Thiesen, Ph.D. 2
ML 508 Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages (not available for audit) - (Course Sample) By Steve Mathewson, D.Min. & Jeff Louie, Ph.D. 2
"NEW" - ML 531/ TH 531 Philosophy for Public Theology By Andrew Pack, Ed.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.