Events

Alumni Day Conference

WEST is excited to announce an Alumni Day Conference on Saturday, 29th November, designed to benefit former students in their ongoing ministry. Marcus Honeysett, MA lecturer and director of Living Leadership, will be the speaker, and the topic will be ‘Refreshing’, with a focus on refreshing leadership in the morning, and refreshing leaders in the...

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WEST: Spiritual Progress and Attack

Saturday 13 September perfectly illustrated Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 16: 9 where he speaks of a ‘wide door for effective work’ alongside ‘many adversaries’.  The Dedication Service included interviews with the biggest intake of undergraduate and masters students for several year. A further group of distance learning students are studying together for...

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West Open Day

Next WEST Open Day! Are you seriously looking to equip yourself for a lifetime of Word-centred ministry? Or maybe you just want to investigate the possibility? Then why not attend our next Open Day at WEST?  Hosted by our own Dr Mike Reeves, the day is designed to help you clarify your options for the future – and to show you how WEST is uniquely placed to help. The...

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15th WEST Revival Conference  

The Principal of the Highland Theological College, Hector Morrison, brought his special brand of biblically theological preaching that “cuts across the fields to the cross”, though preaching from 1 and 2 Samuel and Psalm 126.  He also lectured on the revivals of his native island, Lewis. Emyr James, Associate Pastor of the Welsh Evangelical Church, Cardiff, made...

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UCB – Looking for GOD

WEST is partnering with United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) to develop LookingforGod.com – a website designed to communicate the gospel to people on the Internet. The aim is to get a person who is 'Looking for God' online to connect with a local gospel hearted church, where they can meet with people and learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. This is a vitally important way to reach local communities with the gospel. Today people are looking for God on the Internet and on their mobile phones! This is an opportunity we believe we cannot miss!

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WEST Thanksgiving Service 

Saturday 17 May was a beautifully sunny day.  The Sarang Thomas Centre was nearly full.  The service was led by the Principal, Jonathan Stephen.  Pastoral and Church Theologian, Phil Hill, read Acts 20: 13-38 and led in prayer.  WEST has the freehold now and occupies the whole of the Bryntirion site.  EMW are in excellent facilities elsewhere in Bridgend. A major new...

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Fiona Steward

Since graduating from WEST, Fiona has worked for 8 years in a leadership role with UFM Worldwide amongst students in Bordeaux. She is taking a well deserved and – needed 6 months sabbatical until September. Her last act will be to launch the new year’s evangelistic effort and make sure new staff are well established in the work in September. She will then join...

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A new pastorate for Richard Birch

Former WEST student Dr Richard Birch (1996-2000) was recently inducted as the Pastor at Harold Hill Evangelical Church (FIEC) near Romford. Here is the link to the church website: http://www.hhevan.com/leadership/.  Pray that the Lord will bless both pastor and congregation.

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Report on Dr Tom Holland’s recent trip to US

Photo: Meeting of local Korean American Church Leaders at Korean Central Presbyterian Church, Centreville, Virginia on Monday, 24 February 2014 Front row (L to R): Rev William Jin (Senior Pastor, Bethel Korean PC), Rev Lloyd Shim (President, Trinity Institute of Washington), Dr Won Sang Lee (President, SEED International), Dr Tom Holland and Mr Kerry Orchard (WEST:...

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WEST Preaching and Lecturing Visit to the USA

Tom Holland and Kerry Orchard fly to Washington DC and Boston MA on 22 February, returning on 7 March. Their hosts in Washington DC will be ex-WEST PhD student, Dr Won Sang Lee and current PhD student, Mike Christ. There, Dr Holland will preach in three churches and lecture five times at ministers’ fraternals. They will also be able to publicise WEST, particularly...

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Miss Judy Luhombo has been awarded the degree of Ph.D by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Within a detailed, complex, historical context, this pioneering research explores the adoption and use of Distance Learning (DL) in Higher Education (HE) undergraduate vocational training within a sample of Independent Theological Colleges in England and Wales. Questions relating to the establishment, rationale and mission of ITCs are pursued and, in a case-study...

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Semester 2 Guest Speakers 2014

Morning worship takes place at WEST every day, but once a week we hold a longer service, often with guest preachers. These services are held at midday on Thursdays during semester time and are now open to the public. We would love to see you regularly among the congregation and, if you wish, you are more than welcome to stay on to hear our guests deliver a seminar on a...

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News of former students

Andrew Wigham was inducted to Yateley Baptist Church, Hampshire on 14 September 2013. Mark Fisher is to be inducted as pastor of  Hanney Chapel, Oxfordshire on 15 February 2014.  Over the last five years, latterly as Assistant Pastor,  he has been engaged in evangelistic work for Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff: open air preaching, schools’ work and working with...

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PhD Student Testimony

I grew up in an industrial city among a slight majority of African-American children. I remember wanting to grow up and get married at 18, get a job at Caterpillar Tractor Co., buy a house and have two children! At age 15, my girlfriend won me to Christ. When we were 19 and thinking seriously about our future, Linda read me articles from a devotional. One was about a...

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Another WEST PhD Success

Chris Palmer’s  PhD Viva took place on Thursday 7th November at the University of Wales College, Lampeter.  The university  examiners were Professor William Kay (Wales) and Dr. Andrew Davies (Birmingham). Chris’ thesis title was: ‘A historical and theological evaluation of the early development of the Assemblies of God denomination in South East Wales...

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Induction of WEST student as Pastor of Seion, Maerdy

The induction of Andrew Scully as Minister at Seion, Maerdy, will take place on Saturday, 12th October 2013 at 3pm. Pastor Peter Brake will preside and Pastor Bernard Lewis will give the sermon. There will be refreshments and the opportunity for informal fellowship after the service. Andrew and the members of Seion would be very encouraged if you could attend.

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WEST Dedication service

The new building was packed with some 200 students, staff and supporters on Saturday, 14 September for the WEST Dedication Service, marking the start of a new academic year.  The tone of the meeting was one of thankfulness and praise to God.  Most gratifying was the significant increase in the number of new undergraduate students (27), many of whom were introduced to...

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DATBLYGIAD SYLWEDDOL I FUDIAD EFENGYLAIDD CYMRU A CHOLEG DIWINYDDOL EFENGYLAIDD CYMRU

Mae haelioni rhyfeddol elusen Gymreig wedi ei gwneud yn bosibl i Fudiad Efengylaidd Cymru (MEC) a Choleg Diwinyddol Efengylaidd Cymru (WEST) wneud datblygiad sylweddol.  Bu perthynas agos rhwng MEC a WEST ers dechreuadau’r coleg yn 1985. Dechreuwyd y coleg o ganlyniad i gyfeillgarwch agos a chyd-weithio rhwng Mudiad Efengylaidd Cymru a Choleg Beiblaidd De Cymru yn...

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MAJOR DEVELOPMENT FOR EMW AND WEST

The remarkable generosity of a Welsh Christian charity has made possible a major development for the Evangelical Movement of Wales (EMW) and Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST). There has been a close relationship between the EMW and WEST since the founding of the College in 1985.  The College came about as a result of close fellowship and co-operation between...

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Jonathan (Jonny) Wilson

Jonny Wilson has accepted a call to be pastor of Calfaria Baptist Church, Llangeinor in the Garw Valley, north of Bridgend.  He takes over in the Autumn from Rev James Brown who has retired.  Jonny, who spent a year at WEST and is studying on the EMW Theological Training Course, is a member of Heath Evangelical Church.  Jonny is married to Liz and they have two...

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Mark Fisher

Following his studies at WEST, Mark Fisher has been serving Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff as Evangelist, latterly as Assistant Pastor.  He has now accepted a call from Hanney Evangelical Church in Oxfordshire to be their pastor.  Please pray for Mark and his wife, Miriam, who has been serving the church as its Administrative Officer.

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Ardent Love for Jesus

This is the title of a new book by Michael A G Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  Its subtitle is “Learning from the Eighteenth Century Baptist Revival”.  The book is based on the talks given by the author at the 2010 WEST Revival Conference.  The book retails at...

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Mike Reeves joins WEST

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Reeves to our full-time Faculty, starting this September. As Theologian-at-Large, Mike will spearhead a major new initiative to make theology and theological education more accessible to all. This innovative project will put quality theological education within the financial and geographical reach of all who need...

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Calls to Service

Associate pastors at the Welsh Evangelical Church, Cardiff Tristam Hallam and Emyr James were both ordained and inducted to the posts of associate pastors of the Welsh Evangelical Church, Cardiff.  Both men studied at WEST.  The service was held in Welsh (with simultaneous English translation) at Highfields Church on Saturday 8 June.  Rev Gwynn Williams, the present...

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WEST Thanksgiving service

Saturday 18 May was a fine day: good weather, encouraging news, godly students, excellent preaching and Christ glorified. Jonathan Stephen reported that SaRang Community Church had already out-given their original promise.  From January, the partnership with the Porterbrook Network, a reformed theological training movement, had opened up opportunities worldwide.  Former...

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Ravaka Rajo

It is with great sadness we announce the death of former master’s student Ravaka Rajo.  He was from the Malagasy Republic (Madagascar) and served the Lord there as a Baptist Pastor.  He was fatally injured in a road traffic accident involving a motor cycle.  Please pray for his young widow, Liz, who is British, and children Anna and Jonathan.  Pray too for the 18...

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Paul Donovan

Former student Paul Donovan has been called to the pastorate of Pendennis Evangelical Church, Staple Hill, Bristol.  Prior to coming to WEST, Paul and Rachel (nee Cort) Donovan had been engaged in Christian work in Papua New Guinea.  Since completing his studies, Paul has served as an assistant pastor in the south-east of England.  May the Lord richly bless Paul,...

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The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God

Who is this ascended Jesus? He is King, Priest and man and is still at work. Ultimately he is humanity in the presence of God. Here we discover how we are a part of the Ascension. With the Spirit’s enlightening we can begin to understand the Ascension. WESTPorterbrook’s Jonny and Tim introduce us to this important doctrine in this first publication in a WEST...

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Behold Your God

Ex-WEST PhD student, Dr John Snyder, Pastor of Grace Community Church, New Albany, Mississippi has just produced a series of DVDs and an accompanying daily devotional workbook entitled “Behold Your God” (WWW.BEHOLDYOURGOD.ORG). “Behold Your God” is born out of a desire to see the glory of God manifested once again among his people. ..The study requires...

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Ph.D Success

On the 13 March 2013, Yung Hoon Hyun  was  examined in a viva following submission of his 80,000 word dissertation on the subject of: ‘Redemptive Historical Hermeneutics and Homiletics in Reformed Presbyterian Churches in Korea from 1950-2010‘. The two examiners were:  Dr  David  Cornick ( Robinson College,  Cambridge) who was the external  Examiner ...

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