WSI offers its courses for the student who is interested in a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures and theology.
Courses are taught using the historical Reformed confessions of the church as their foundational perspective. WSI courses are offered in five areas of study: Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Pastoral Theology, History & Missions, and Humanities. This range of studies provides an opportunity for the student to receive an integrated series of courses to provide a broad variety of training in the various areas of theological studies. WSI courses can be followed for personal interest (attend WSI conferences and/or audit the courses) and at the level of Bachelor of Theological Studies (40 courses) and Masters of Theological Studies (20 courses). To study at the Bachelors level, the student must have a high school degree or its equivalent. To study at the Masters level of study, the student must have completed a Bachelors degree at a recognized college or university. In order to complete a Bachelors and/or Masters degree, a student is required to register with Mints International Seminary
For the Bachelor and Master level courses, each course provides three academic credits. Each academic credit is the equivalent of 30 hours of academic activity. Each course is introduced by a conference of 6-8 hours by a professor who specializes in the respective course subject. The initial conference is open to anyone, whether they plan to enroll in the course, audit the course or only attend the conference. The conference introduces the course format and requirements and presents an introduction to the subject of the course. This is followed up with student assignments and a minimum of 8-10 additional hours of class activity, with locations and times negotiated among the students.
For every course, the following tasks will be completed for Bachelor and Master levels:
- Minimum of 15 hours of class time.
- 15 hours of homework outside of class that is reported on in class
- Readings: 300 pages for BA, 600 pages for MA with a critical reflection reading report of 3 (BA) or 5 (MA) pages minimum.
- Essay on a theme related to the course: 10 pages for BA, 15-20 pages for MA.
- An examination on the course content.
PAST COURSES TAUGHT AT THE INSTITUTE
GENERAL THEOLOGY COURSES
Seeing the Forest in the Trees
Philippians – Understanding “The Gospel of Joy” (Conference Part 1)
MINISTRY FOR THE AGING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMCertificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 1 – Biblical Foundations of Ministries with the Aging
Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 2 – Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors I
Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 3 -Aging; Stages of Human Development and Spirituality
Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 4 – Principles & Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors II
Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 5 – Reaching out: The Church and the Community: Families and Caregivers for Seniors
Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 6 – Reaching out: Institutional Settings: Families and Caregivers for Seniors
Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 7 – Cultural, Gender, & Religious Diversity; Global Aging