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President's Welcome

 

"ἀντεχόμενον τοῦ πιστοῦ λόγου"

Titus 1:9

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Welcome to our website of Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 

 

We exist to train men for the gospel ministry and equip them to be servant-hearted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our motto, holding fast the faithful word, shows what kind of men we want to train. Future ministers must have their lives shaped by God's true and faithful word, holding fast to it and seeking to make it the foundational content of their ministry.

 

These truths are the core commitments that define the life and vision of Westminster. We are a Reformed, confessional seminary; our commitment to the Westminster Standards is whole-hearted. However, like our Presbyterian forebears, we desire first to be a seminary where the word of God is front and centre.

At Westminster we understand that the Christian Faith is more than an intellectual commitment to biblical truth. The faith that unites us savingly to the Lord Jesus Christ unites us to the life of God, and transforms us ‘from one degree of glory to another’ (2Cor.3:18). This is simply to say that Christianity is natively and transformatively experiential. This conviction runs through every department of our Seminary. 

To sum up, Westminster exists to promote the glory of God and to train men to be passionate promotors of that glory. We are committed to Martin Bucer’s dictum, 'True theology is not theoretical, but practical. The end of it is living; that is, to live a godly life.'

I am sure having read thus far you will have questions, perhaps many questions. Explore our website. Feel free to get in touch with us. Come in person and experience first hand the ‘feel’ of Westminster. We would love to hear from you and meet you.

 

With my warmest greetings

 

Ian Hamilton

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Featured Resource

What does it mean to be called to the ministry?

Listen to Rev Dr Geoff Thomas' recent lecture from our monthly School of Theology to find out more.

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Featured Resource

How do I prepare for ministry?

Listen to pastor and author Peter Sanlon describe the process of shaping a man of God.