About WRS

Our Doctrinal Position

Western Reformed Seminary adheres to the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, as adopted and amended by the Bible Presbyterian Church in 1938. These Standards are the fullest expression of the Seminary’s doctrinal position. The basic beliefs of WRS are summarized in the fundamental statement of faith from the American Council of Christian Churches…

Our History

Western Reformed Seminary was founded in 1983. This year marked the anniversaries of many significant events on the religious calendar…

Our Academic Recognition

See where Western Reformed Seminary is academically recognized, such as the Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries (ARTS) and the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors.

Our Programs and Academics

Western Reformed Seminary offers eight different degrees. A Bachelor of Arts degree or its academic equivalent is required to receive a Masters degree in any of the six Masters programs; an Associate of Arts degree or its academic equivalent is required to receive the B.D. or B.R.E. degrees. In addition to the eight degrees offered, WRS makes it possible to work on those degrees via distance learning through our Pastoral Mentorship Program (PMP).

Spiritual Life at the Seminary

Several features give enhanced spiritual direction at the Seminary for day students. First, faculty and students participate in a weekly chapel service of praise and preaching. Other informal meetings for prayer, Bible study, and fellowship are organized by the students themselves.

Student Information Center

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“God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”

WRS is a graduate school of theology. It offers bachelor and master degrees in pastoral ministry, theology, biblical studies, lay church ministry, and biblical counseling.
WRS is dedicated to one task, to assist the Bible Presbyterian Church and other Reformed and conservative, Bible-believing churches, by providing theological training for their ministers, missionaries, and other Christian workers.

Our mission is to prepare leaders who are spiritually grounded, knowledgeable, capable, and dedicated. WRS provides a clasical theological education, emphasizing detailed Bible study, theology, church history, and practical training. Through the faculty’s example, teaching, writing, and speaking, WRS promotes and defends Reformed theology and its current application in the church and world.


From the President

Dear Student of the Word, Today more than ever an accurate, balanced, and thorough knowledge of the Bible is necessary for you to help lead people to the Lord and strengthen believers in the church….”
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Location and Directions

2039 Sleater Kinney Rd.NE
Olympia, WA 98506