Welcome New January Members: St. Andrew’s Theological College, Washington University of Virginia, and World Mission University

Please join us in welcoming our new Institutional members who joined in January 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to help you get to know these institutions better.

Institutional Member St. Andrew’s Theological College, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

St. Andrew’s Theological College is located in San Fernando, Trinidad, and was founded in 1892 to train local pastors for the Presbyterian Church. Although the College is affiliated with the Synod of the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad, the College fosters an ecumenical setting by hosting students and lecturers of other Christian denominations.

In July 2013, St. Andrew’s was approved for Institutional Accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago. The College offers several programs of study, including a Certificate in Religious Studies as well as a four-year Licentiate in Theology in which students are prepared to enter the ordained ministry.

Institutional Member Washington University of Virginia, Annandale, Virginia

We are excited to welcome Washington University of Virginia (WUV) back to ATLA after a few years away. Established by Korean-Americans, WUV is a Christian higher education institution located outside of Washington, DC. The Neal T. Jones Seminary is one of five schools within the university and offers three major programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education, and Doctor of Ministry.

In addition to resources written in English, the WUV Library houses a large collection of Korean language materials to support the bilingual research of WUV’s students.

Institutional Member World Mission University, Los Angeles, California

In March 1989, World Mission Theological Seminary was established by the Oriental Mission Church as a seminary to train missionaries, pastors, and lay leaders. As the educational offerings expanded, the institution was renamed World Mission University in 1993 to reflect the broader range of programs. In August 2003, the institution moved to a new location in the Koreatown area of downtown Los Angeles.

The World Mission University Library has one of the largest collection of Christian materials written in Korean in North America. The library is an active member of the Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA). In order to serve distance learners, the library has partnered with Bethesda University Library and the American Presbyterian Theological College Library to provide students with access to scholarly resources.

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