In the beginning of 2014, St. Stephen Church of New Holland, PA had 35 people in each of two sparsely attended worship services and was looking desperately for a new pastor. Now, in 2016, this thriving congregation has more than 200 attending every week and has transitioned from being a United Church of Christ (UCC) congregation to a Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) congregation.
Westminster is excited to introduce a new Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in preaching. In the words of professor R. Kent Hughes, the preaching concentration “makes good preachers better.” The program is designed to enable pastors to hone their Christ-centered hermeneutic, enhance their biblical exposition skills, and inculcate an expository methodology.
CCEF and WTS have engaged in strategic planning, focusing on their respective missions, goals, and opportunities. What has emerged in our discussions is a vision for online education. CCEF and WTS are excited about these changes.
Global missions is at the heart of the Westminster community. Our faculty, alumni, and students diligently labor to spread the gospel across the globe and train disciples in Christ. We set aside time each year to gather and focus on this community value during our Missions Conference. This year the Westminster community had the special privilege of hearing from Tim Keesee, executive director of Frontline Missions International and executive producer of the acclaimed Dispatches from the Front film series.