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Collaborative Partnerships

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has partnerships with the following academic institutions, denominations, and organizations. To learn how a partnership may be of benefit to you and your pursuit of a diploma or graduate level degree, please contact Dr. Bruce Coats, Vice President of Academic Advancement and Academic Dean, at bcoats@winebrenner.edu.  

Winebrenner President, Dr. Brent Sleasman, shares the purpose and strategy motivating our collaborative partnerships in the Seminary’s blog, InDepth. Top blog entries on this topic include:

> Collaboration: Shared Services
> Collaboration: Questions to Consider
> Collaboration: Models & Next Steps
> From Pipelines to Platforms: Key to Collaboration
> Pathways to Seminary Education: Invitation to Collaborate

Churches of God, General Conference

This is the Seminary’s founding denomination. CGGC employees and members, contact the director of your regional office to learn how the CGGC and Winebrenner Seminary are partnering to make seminary education available to you.

Global Reach, CGGC

The Global Reach ministry of the Churches of God, General Conference denomination has invited Winebrenner Theological Seminary into a partnership with them in the countries of Haiti and Kenya. For more information on the Seminary’s education of pastors in these two countries, please contact Academic Dean Dr. Bruce Coats at bcoats@winebrenner.edu

Ministry Training Institute, CGGC

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a formal agreement with the Ministry Training Institute, a ministry of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God, General Conference. Courses from MTI can transfer to Winebrenner and count towards a graduate level program. 

Eastern Regional Conference, CGGC

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a partnership with the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God, General Conference. Pastors, lay leaders and members of the ERC are encouraged to pursue deeper discipleship and further theological education through their region’s partnership with the Seminary. 

Great Lakes Conference, CGGC

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a partnership with the Great Lakes Conference of the Churches of God, General Conference.  Pastors, lay leaders and members of the GLC are encouraged to pursue deeper discipleship and further theological education through their region’s partnership with the Seminary. 

Allegheny Region, CGGC

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a partnership with the Allegheny Region of the Churches of God, General Conference. Pastors, lay leaders and members of the Allegheny Region are encouraged to pursue deeper discipleship and further theological education through their region’s partnership with the Seminary. 

Western Region, CGGC

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a partnership with Western Region of the Churches of God, General Conference. Pastors, lay leaders and members of the Western Region are encouraged to pursue deeper discipleship and further theological education through their region’s partnership with the Seminary. 

Midwest Region, CGGC

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a partnership with the Midwest Region of the Churches of God, General Conference. Pastors, lay leaders and members of the Midwest Region are encouraged to pursue deeper discipleship and further theological education through their region’s partnership with the Seminary. 

University of Findlay

Winebrenner Seminary has a long standing partnership with the University of Findlay to offer a variety of services, including educational.

Marion Correctional Institution

Winebrenner Theological Seminary offers theological education to a select group of students at Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) thanks to the generosity of our financial partners. Note: Winebrenner is currently engaging a modified education plan at MCI in response to COVID restrictions.

Bridges Christian College

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a partnership with Bridges Christian College, receiving their graduates into our Master level programs.

Missionary Church

Winebrenner has a partnership with the Missionary Church and their Pastoral Leadership Institute.

United Church of Christ, Northwest Ohio Association

Winebrenner Theological Seminary and the Northwest Ohio Association of the United Church of Christ have an informal agreement which allows individuals on the Alternate Path to Ordination to complete coursework at Winebrenner. Contact your Working Group for more details.

United Theological Seminary

Winebrenner has a partnership with United Theological Seminary in which M.Div. students in the United Methodist Church can complete a portion of their education at Winebrenner. Head here for full details.

West Coast Bible College & Seminary

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a formal agreement with West Coast Bible College, receiving their graduates into our Master level programs.

Fathers on the Move

Winebrenner Theological Seminary is partnering with Father’s on the Move to provide theological education to a select group of men in their program.

Digital Theological Library

Winebrenner Theological Seminary has a formal agreement with the Digital Theological Library – you can read more about the partnership by clicking here.