Trinity Western Seminary
About TWS and it's Mission:
- TWS is the graduate theological school of Trinity Western University.
- TWS serves a fellowship of over 130 churches in the Evangelical Free Church of Canada. The EFC of Canada is partnered with more than 1000 Free Churches in the USA, and an additional 600 churches in 14 other countries.
- TWS is committed to inspire, nurture, and equip men and women for leadership ministries that contribute to the fulfillment of the Great Commission in contemporary cultures.
- TWS welcomes all students regardless of denominational affiliation.
A Little Bit of TWS History:
With its unique place in higher education, Trinity Western has become a unifying force for Christians. Nowhere is this more evident than in the co-operative effort of seminary education. For some years University leaders carried a burden for continuing education for pastors who wanted to upgrade their Bible school diplomas or degrees.
In the fall of 1985, a plan was shared among several denominations for a co-operative seminary. Leaders from several denominations were invited to an exploratory meeting something incredible happened.
This was to be the foundation for what is today known as Graduate School of Theological Studies: ACTS Seminaries, the Associated Canadian Theological Schools, including Trinity Western Seminary. Today over 500 students are enrolled in seven accredited masters programs, a doctoral program and several diploma programs.
The growth of ACTS Seminaries, and of the University, is gratifying for those who first shared a dream years ago to transform a dairy farm into a university. The early vision, and the many God moments along the way, are a powerful legacy for the future.
- John Auxier, Ph.D. Dean of TWS, Associate Professor of Counselling
- Paul Chamberlain, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Apologetics, Director of the Institute for Christian Apologetics
- Robert Hiebert, Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament, Director of Master of Theology program, Director of the Institute for Septuagint Studies.
- Ian Verseveldt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Counselling, Director of Master of Counselling program