Wesley Biblical Seminary

Trusted Leaders for Faithful Churches

Ridgeland, MS   |  http://www.wbs.edu

Mission

Wesley Biblical Seminary exists to educate and train men and women who, in fulfillment of the Church’s mission, will live and proclaim Trinitarian faith, promote the Spirit-filled life, and in full commitment to the absolute authority of the Bible, actively make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

1976

President

Dr. Matt I. Ayars

Main address

P.O. Box 600

Ridgeland, MS 39158 USA

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EIN

64-0579585

NTEE code info

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Seminary Degree Program

Wesley Biblical Seminary enrolls over 500+ students around the world. Our classes are polysynchronous so students can learn on campus, by Zoom live classes or Zoom recorded classes. WBS offers Undergraduate, Certificate, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry degrees and also has a cohort based in Mexico City. WBS also offers programs for laypeople through audit classes and our Wesley Institute programs. Our mission is to train students to become trusted leaders for faithful churches. WBS is a place where the Bible is the final authority, holiness is essential, and the diversity reflects the Kingdom of God. In short, we are enthusiastic inerrantists who believe that salvation is more than justification, it's true deliverance from the power of sin in our lives today. Thus we seek to build up the Church in its rich diversity and in unity, by which we reflect the Trinity, and await the final day when every tribe, tongue and nation confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Population(s) Served
Evangelicals
Orthodox Christians
Episcopalians and Anglicans
Methodists

Where we work

Accreditations

Association of Theological Schools 2021

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2022

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Students

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Wesley Biblical Seminary

Board of directors
as of 06/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. David Chandler


Board co-chair

Mr. James Renfroe

Renfroe & Perilloux

Term: 2019 - 2023

Susie Brabec

Stuart Kellogg

Tim Barber

John Oswalt

Marshall Daigre

Morgan Roberts

Melvin Pace

Robert McElroy

Buddy Smith

Byron King

James Howard

Hamp Dye

Joseph Campbell

Melissa Clayton

Roberto Stevens

Mary Williams

Steve Ratcliffe

Patty Christie

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/30/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability