Threshold 2021

Global students are invited to Threshold 2021 — a unique, four-day opportunity for community and mentorship happening Oct. 4–7 at our Portland Campus. Here is our director of online learning, Andrew Pack, EdD, describing what students can expect at Threshold this fall:

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.

Fall 2021 Online LIVE Courses

All times listed below are Pacific Standard Time.

Days / TimesCourseInstructorCredits
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. ML 503 - Nurturing Faithful Disciples Ron Marrs, PhD & Bill Clem 2
Mondays, 5:30–7 p.m. NT 521 - Greek 1 Grammar 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. ML 502 - Transformational Leadership John Kwak, PhD Candidate 2
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. MF 501 - Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Ron Marrs, PhD 2
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. TH/ML 570 - Theology of Sexuality & Marriage (preview) Gary Thomas 2
Thursdays, 11 a.m.–noon BT 501 - Hermeneutics (preview) Daniel K. Eng, PhD 2
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. TH 501 - Theology I: Knowing the Triune God (preview) Timothy Harmon, PhD 4
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m. BL 501 - Interp. Genesis to Song of Solomon Andrew Dvoracek, PhD 4
Fridays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. OT 521 - Hebrew 1 Grammar Jan Verbruggen, PhD 3
Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. BT 570 - Use of the Old Testament in the New (preview) Chris Bruno, PhD 2
Saturdays, 11 a.m.–noon ML 506 - Ministerial Ethics Russell Meek, PhD 2

Fall 2021 Standard Online Electives

Here are some upcoming electives available this fall for our standard online courses:

BL/NT 555 - Hope as Exiles: Exposition of 1 Peter (preview) Patrick Schreiner, PhD 2
CH/IS 505 - History of Missions Mary Wilder, MD 2
ML 508 - Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages (preview) Jeff Louie, PhD & Dr. Steve Mathewson, DMin 2
TH 504 - Integrating Ministry and Theology Gerry Breshears, PhD 2
YM 502 - Managing Youth Ministry (preview) Ron Marrs, PhD 2