Our great desire at Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST) has always been to see the church grow. The needs of the hour have never been greater, and the Lord has wonderfully been opening many doors for us.
That is why WEST has evolved into Union.
Union is all about mission: growing leaders for growing churches. Yet mission must be theologically fuelled if it is to be fruitful and hardy. John Calvin said, ‘A good missionary is a good theologian. A good theologian is a good missionary.’ Mission, in other words, cannot be divorced from a deepening knowledge of God and the gospel. If it is, it will become superficial and ineffective. Robust and winsome mission grows when it is fed by strong and faithful theology.
Our vision is to see the worldwide church grow – to see individual churches blessed, revitalised, and going on to plant more churches. Our mission is to recruit, raise and deploy church leaders, providing them with rigorous, biblical and accessible education, training and resources.
We are so proud that all of this has been born in and is flowing out of Wales to the world.
Our strategy to achieve our vision and mission has four departments that work as one in order to serve the church more effectively:
Fuelling the church’s mission through theological excellence. Union Research will resource and fuel Union’s mission with the highest quality theology.
Union School of Theology
Growing leaders on campus and in learning communities. Our campus and our regional learning communities together deliver a world-class theological education – from BA to PhD – that is both geographically and financially accessible.
Resourcing the church and blessing the world with the knowledge of God. As part of our commitment to grow leaders for sustainable and healthy mission, Union Resources will produce quality theological material for our student-leaders and their churches.
Working with churches for the growth of the whole church. We work closely with many churches, networks and agencies to recruit, raise and strategically deploy church leaders where they can be most useful.
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