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Global Students

Global Students

Threshold – Spring 2023 & Summer 2023

All students are invited to Threshold, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023— a unique, four-day opportunity for community and mentorship happening [Spring:  Feb. 27- March 2] and [Summer:  June 5- June 8]  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 Spring 2023, 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 the form you prefer.

View the Sp23 and Su 23 Schedules

 
Sp23Feb. 27Feb. 28 March 1March 2
8 a.m.–noon CS 502 (2crs) Practicing Prayer and Other Key Disciplines w/ Andrew Pack, Ed.D. CS 502 (2crs) Practicing Prayer and Other Key Disciplines w/ Andrew Pack, Ed.D. BT 501 (2crs) Hermeneutics with Todd Miles, Ph.D.    BT 501 (2crs) Hermeneutics with Todd Miles, Ph.D.   
12–1 p.m. All Campus Lunch hosted by Western Lunch hosted by Western Lunch hosted by Western Lunch with special faculty guest Dr. Daniel Eng
1‐5 p.m. CS 502 (2crs)  Practicing Prayer and Other Key Disciplines w/ Andrew Pack, Ed.D. Special Presentation BT 501 (2crs)  Hermeneutics with Todd Miles, Ph.D.    BT 501 (2crs)  Hermeneutics with Todd Miles, Ph.D.   
5-6 p.m. Chapel Service Students get their own dinner Dinner hosted by Western Students get their own dinner
6–7 p.m.

Dinner with President Chuck Conniry & Dr. Andrew Pack, hosted by Western

Su23June 5   June 6June 7June 8
8 a.m.–noon ML 506 (2crs) Ministerial Ethics w/John Kwak, Ph.D. ML 506 (2crs) Ministerial Ethics w/John Kwak, Ph.D. BT 502 (2crs) Understanding Biblical Theology w/Josh Mathews, Ph.D.    BT 502 (2crs) Understanding Biblical Theology w/Josh Mathews, Ph.D.  
12–1 p.m. All Campus Lunch hosted by Western Lunch hosted by Western Lunch hosted by Western Lunch with special faculty guest 
1‐5 p.m. ML 506 (2crs) Ministerial Ethics w/John Kwak, Ph.D. Special Presentation BT 502 (2crs)  Understanding Biblical Theology w/Josh Mathews, Ph.D.   BT 502 (2crs)  Understanding Biblical Theology w/Josh Mathews, Ph.D.  
5-6 p.m. Chapel Service Students get their own dinner Dinner hosted by Western Students get their own dinner
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 502 will be offered in Spring 2023.

The BL 501-503 series will be offered in the 2022-2023 school year.  (BL 501-F22;  BL 502-Sp23BL 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.

Spring 2023 - Online LIVE Courses

All times listed below are Pacific Time.

Day / TimeCourseInstructorCredits
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. TH504 (OL) Integration of Ministry and Theology  (Promo) Tim Harmon, Ph.D. 2
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. ML 506 (OL) Ministerial Ethics Josh Mathews, Ph.D. 2
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ML 521 (OL) Premarital Counseling Norm Thiesen, Ph.D. 1
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CS 502 (OL) Practicing Prayer and Other Key Disciplines Andrew Pack, Ed.D. 2
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ML 501 (OL)  Theol. and Practice of Gospel-Centered Ministry  (Promo) Stephen Stallard, Ph.D. 2
Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. CS 501 (OL) Learning to Love God and Others Andrew Pack, Ed.D. 2
Tuesdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m. OT 522 (OL) Hebrew 2  -  Hebrew Grammar and Reading Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. 3
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. TH /ML 570 (OL) Theology of Sexuality & Marriage (Promo) Gary Thomas D.D. 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. BL 543 (OL) Exposition of Romans (Promo) Jason Pedersen,  Ph.D. 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. CH 501 (OL)  Wisdom from Church History (Promo) Sara Evans, Ph.D. 4
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. NT 522 (OL)  Greek 2 - Grammar & Reading Jason Pedersen,  Ph.D. 3
Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. OT 524/ OT 624 (OL)  Hebrew 4 - Exegesis of Malachi (Promo) Jan Verbruggen, Ph.D. 2
Thursdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m. TH 502 (OL)  Theology II:  Glorifying the Word of Life (Promo) Tim Harmon, Ph.D. 4
Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. WL 505 (OL) Develop Ministries for the Church  Trish Bussey Jeter, MBA. MA. 1
Friday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. YM 501 (OL) Devel a Theol. Model for 21st Century Youth Min. (Promo) Ron Marrs, Ph.D. 2
Friday, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. BT 502 (OL) Understanding Biblical Theology  (Promo) Russell Meek, Ph.D. 2

Spring 2023 Standard Global Electives

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

CourseLecturesCredits
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
CA 506  Military Chaplaincy (Instructor Bob Rapp, Chaplain) 1
ML 503, ML 504, & ML 508
   (elective options if not required)
By Various Faculty 2
PT 501  Pastoral Care and Leadership (Promo) By Stephen Stallard, Ph.D 2
TH 525  Christology: The Person of Christ (Course Sample) By Bruce A. Ware, Ph.D. 2
TH 527  Equipping for Spiritual Warfare (Course Sample) 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.