This fall 2018, Western Reformed Seminary is pleased to announce that we are offering our course on the Pentateuch free of charge for any active duty service member. Additional costs may be incurred for purchasing of text books or course notes. This course offering will be held on Thursdays at 6:30pm PST from September 6th - December 13th.
Additionally, we are offering a tuition free audit for our live-feed video broadcasting of General Epistles. A $10 technology fee applies. This course offering will be held on Mondays at 2:30pm PST from September 10th - December 10th.
2017 has been a year of change for Western Reformed Seminary. In addition to moving to our new location at 9152 Gravelly Lake DR SW Lakewood, WA 98499, this year was also marked by a change at president. Early this year Dr. John Battle, the seminary's founding President, announced that he would be retiring from his long standing position and taking a reduced role in the every day administration of the school. At the 81st General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church the Seminary Board announced that they had decided to call Pastor Tito (Tee-Too) as the school's second President.
At this years convocation in September President Lyro shared his vision for the future of the school along with his passion to see the Bible Presbyterian Church grow with a Biblically equipped leadership. Below are videos of announcement of President Lyro as the new President of WRS and his convocation speech.
Friends of WRS,
We are pleased to announce that our fall classes will be held in our new leased location in Lakewood. Please continue to pray for us as we continue to settle into the new building and work through preparations to have the classroom and offices complete for classes beginning on September 5th, 2017.
Stay tuned for an open house to be scheduled sometime in October 2017, Lord willing.
New Address: 9152 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
MATCHING FUND OFFER
Join our capital fund drive for our new campus! The Christian Stewards, a group of Christian businessmen, has offered to match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000! Given so far: $73,320; matched = $146,640! Please give to enable called men and women to be trained to serve the Lord and his church for years to come.
Good Progress at ARTS Meeting
Earlier this month representatives from Bible-believing Reformed seminaries met in Greenville, South Carolina. For over ten years WRS has been a member of the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries, an agency that mutually investigates and recognizes Reformed seminaries.
Currently ARTS is preparing to be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the main private organization that approves of accreditation organizations like ARTS. We are working and praying for the goal of being recognized by CHEA in 2018. Leading this effort is Steve Adamson, the Executive Director of ARTS. If CHEA recognizes ARTS, then WRS will be fully accredited.
Please pray with us for good success with this project!