Welcome to Journey!

What is Journey?  The continuing education branch of Western Theological Seminary

What does Journey do?  Creates learning communities for the church

Who is Journey for?  YOU! Pastors, congregations and individuals

Where does it all happen?  Online and at locations around North America

How does it work?  We believe that learning happens best
                                         as people learn together over time
                                                      in and out of specific contexts
                                                            and share that learning with others.



Steve VanderMolen

Steve VanderMolen

Director of Journey
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Lindsay Small

Lindsay Small

Associate Director of the Bast Preaching Program
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Pam Bush

Pam Bush

Associate Director of Discipleship
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Lee Ann Sotok

Lee Ann Sotok

Administrative Assistant for Ridder Church Renewal
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Tara Macias

Tara Macias

Administrative Assistant for Discipleship
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Lauren Eisnor

Lauren Eisnor

Administrative Assistant for Bast Preaching Initiatives
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For every generation of Christ-followers, the way of Jesus continues to open up before us-- it is the JOURNEY of a lifetime!

2014 - 2015 Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Commonly Misunderstood Verses

Online Group Discipleship Course with Dr. Robert Van Voorst

April 1-December 31, 2014

Bast Preaching Festival

A Preacher’s Call to "Eat This Book" with Rev. Eugene Peterson

November 9-10, 2014

The Pastoral Work Conference

Engaging with the Pastoral Vision of Eugene Peterson

November 8, 2014

Sustainable and Transformational Next Generation Ministry

A Discipleship Theme Group for Youth Leaders

November 6, 2014-July 31, 2015

Christianity and Literature

with Christian Wiman and Dr. J. Todd Billings

March 31, 2015

The Role of Popular Art and Culture in Spiritual Formation

A Discipleship Journey Group with Eric Kuiper

March 1, 2015-June 5, 2017

Preparing to Preach through Advent

An Online Discussion with Dr. Jim Brownson

November 7-December 31, 2014

Celebrating Women's Leadership in the Church

at Western Theological Seminary

March 13, 2015

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