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Global Students

Global Students

Threshold 2022

Global students are invited to Threshold 2022 — a unique, four-day opportunity for community and mentorship happening Feb. 28–March 3 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, earning a total of four credit hours:

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 2022 Online LIVE Courses

All times listed below are Pacific Time.

Day / TimeCourseInstructorCredits
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. PT 502 - Theology and Practice of Worship Stephen Stallard, PhD 2
Mondays, 5:30–7 p.m. NT 522 - Greek 2 Grammar and Syntax Jason Pedersen, PhD Candidate 3
Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. CS 501 - Learning to Love God and Others Andrew Pack, EdD 2
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. NT524 – Greek Exegesis Daniel K. Eng, PhD 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. MF 501 - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Ron Marrs, PhD 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. BL543 – Exposition of Romans Jason Pedersen, PhD Candidate 2
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ML501 – Theology and Practice of Gospel-Centered Ministry Stephen Stallard, PhD 2
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. BT 502 -Understanding Biblical Theology  Russell Meek, Ph.D 2
Thursdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. OT522 – Hebrew 2 Grammar and Reading Narrative Texts Jan Verbruggen, PhD 3
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. TH502 – Glorifying the Word of Life: Theology II Timothy Harmon, PhD 4
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. BL502 – Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels Andrew Dvoracek, PhD 4
Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. OT524 – Hebrew Exegesis Jan Verbruggen, PhD 2
Saturdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. CH501 – Wisdom from Church History Sara Evans, PhD 2

Spring 2022 Standard Online Electives

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

BT 533 - Pauline Theology  Thomas Schreiner, PhD 2
IS 570 - Taking the Gospel to Diverse Cultures (cross-listed with ML 504) Gerry Breshears, PhD & Galen Peterson, D.Miss 2
ML 508 - Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages Jeff Louie, PhD and Steve Mathewson, DMin 2
TH 527 - Equipping for Spiritual Warfare Gerry Breshears, PhD 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.