You will earn two seminary credits and a Westminster certification in the Pastor-Theologian Track. It gives you access to seminary-level training, offered in a flexible, self-paced format designed to accommodate the demands of full-time pastoral ministry. You'll enjoy all the benefits of Behind the Pulpit along with rigorous lectures on pastoral theology, graded assignments, and exercises.
An affordable way to fund your studies with payments spread over one year.
Documentary-style interviews and practical lessons by experienced pastors.
John Piper on Providence | 1.5 hours
Alistair Begg on Pastoring | 2 hours
Steven Lawson on Preaching | 2 hours
Conrad Mbewe on Missions | 2.5 hours
Joseph Novenson on Devotion | 2.5 hours
Harry Reeder on Church Revitalization | 1.5 hours
Timothy Keller on Culture | 1 hour
Westminster Faculty Lessons
Seminary lessons covering key topics in pastoral theology and practice.
Dr. David Garner on Calling | 1.5 hours
Dr. John Currie on Leadership | 1 hour
Dr. Alfred Poirier on Peacemaking | 1.5 hours
Dr. Jonathan Gibson on Biblical Studies | 2 hours
Dr. Iain Duguid on Preaching Christ | 1.5 hours
Dr. William Edgar on Apologetics | 1.5 hours
Dr. Peter Lillback on Evangelism | 1 hour
A robust Reformed legacy awaits you.
Behind the Pulpit is offered in partnership with Westminster Theological Seminary, a global leader of Reformed theology for over 90 years.
Behind the Pulpit features
When you pass Behind the Pulpit, you will receive a certification from Westminster Theological Seminary, which you can use to validate your learning and share on your resume.
Your studies will be flexible, self-paced, and asynchronist. The assignments and exercises are designed so you can learn while pastoring full-time and balancing family responsibilities.
Your progress will be assessed through quizzes and personal reflections. Your final project will also help you distill your key learnings into a consolidated Philosophy of Ministry Handbook.
Gain exclusive access to live online events hosted every month where you can ask ministry questions of many of the Behind the Pulpit speakers and other experienced pastors and teachers.
BUY ONE, GIVE ONE
For every purchase, we give a copy of Behind the Pulpit to a pastor in financial need from the majority world, with the content translated into their first language.
Join hundreds of other ministry leaders from Reformed evangelical churches on an online community platform where you can ask ministry questions, offer wisdom, and share resources.
SWAG AND BOOK DISCOUNTS
Enjoy a free shipping code to wtsbooks.com along with a curated online bookstore and exclusive book discounts offered every month. You'll also receive free swag like a Behind the Pulpit t-shirt.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this made for full-time pastors?
how is this accredited?
Will this guarantee my acceptance into Westminster?
How do I earn the two seminary credits?
Do the two credits apply to other Westminster degrees?
How long do I have to earn the two credits?
You didn't become a pastor for wealth in this world. Your riches are stored in heaven. However, high-quality education is expensive. To help close this gap, we're offering a payment plan that spreads the cost of the program over a twelve-month period at 0% interest.