Western seeks to build a community of faith and learning for all students. Both In-Residence and Distance Learning programs create space for deeply personal growth—soul work—within a highly relational framework. Classroom instruction, peer interaction in small groups, daily worship, weekly Communion, a spiritual formation retreat, and a trip immersing you into a different culture will contribute to your formation for ministry and personal transformation. Students from many different Christian denominations are welcomed. Together we will grapple with the relationship of the gospel to our culture as we learn and practice skills for effective ministry.