In the name of the Lord Jesus, welcome!
Western Theological Seminary is deeply committed to the task of preparing men and women called by God to preach, teach, counsel, care, pursue justice, and tell the good news of Jesus to everyone, everywhere.
This is no "cookie cutter" seminary. We welcome students from many denominations and ethnic backgrounds, honoring and benefiting from their rich traditions. Students with a wide range of vocational passions come here to have their hearts and minds quickened and deepened for fruitful ministry in the church and in the world.
As you consider God's claim on your life, I urge you to consider Western Theological Seminary as a place to deepen your faith, sharpen your gifts, and ready your heart to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world in the name of Jesus!
Grace and Peace,
Timothy L. Brown, President
About the Reformed Church in America
What is the RCA?
The Reformed Church in America is a denomination in the U.S. and Canada with 900+ churches and about 260,000 members. Its roots lie in the Protestant Reformation, drawing particularly on the teachings of John Calvin. The denomination has a long history of engagement in mission and is currently in a ten-year plan focusing on revitalizing existing congregations and starting new churches. The RCA is evangelical, embracing the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is ecumenical, seeking to work collaboratively with many other churches and Christian groups. And it is Reformed, seeking to live creatively according to Scripture in all of life. Its order and structure are similar to Presbyterian churches, governed by ministers, elders, and deacons in the local church and in larger assemblies.