This is a community of faith and study, of fellowship and prayer.
The Seminary is united by a profound commitment to Christ and to his gospel as recorded in the Scriptures and expressed in our common confessions of faith.
Each student experiences a Christian community of faith not only in the classroom, but also in a variety of forums outside of class which promote spiritual life, faith and fellowship.
What is life like at WSC?
Westminster Seminary California is more than an academic institution built on a beautiful ten-acre campus in the hills of Escondido.
It is a community of faith existing to glorify God and to make the gospel of Christ known through the church. The WSC community is a diverse one, composed of faculty, staff, and students from a variety of denominations. This diversity, especially among the student body, ensures an atmosphere of challenging and stimulating discussions about theology and ministry. Your conversations and interactions with faculty and fellow students will undoubtedly sharpen your convictions and clarify your communication skills, which is why WSC is committed to cultivating an environment that is both academically and relationally nurturing.
Held at 10:00-10:20 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday during the academic year. Speakers include faculty, local pastors, missionaries, and Christian lay people.
Faculty Prayer Groups
Available for students to attend each Wednesday at 10:00-10:20 a.m. during the academic year for prayer and conversation with their faculty advisor in a small group of other students.
WSC has several associations intended to foster fellowship and community among students, their spouses, faculty and staff.
The Warfield Seminar is an opportunity for students to engage in informal conversation with professors on their current research.
Dean of Students
Meet our Dean of Students, Rev. Chuck Tedrick! WSC is a community of faith and study, of fellowship and prayer, and Rev. Tedrick plays a leading role in fostering a vibrant community and spiritual life on campus.
The WSC community is a diverse one, composed of faculty, staff, and students from a variety of denominations, backgrounds, and regions of the world. Among his responsibilities, Rev. Tedrick oversees student services relating to campus life, international students, ministry placement, and coordination with local churches.
Have a question for Rev. Tedrick? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I am grateful for my time here as a student, especially the relationships that I formed here, which continue to this day as a source of fellowship and encouragement as I labor and serve for the Lord."
–JEREMIAH RIVERA (M.Div., 2015)
What is there to do in San Diego County?
Located in beautiful Southern California, culturally-rich Escondido is situated in North San Diego County.
Westminster Seminary California is just 45 minutes north of the San Diego Airport. The sunny beaches, Mediterranean climate, and countless attractions make San Diego a popular vacation destination and place to call home.
Nearby is the celebrated San Diego Wild Animal Park, a favorite family retreat. Within reasonable driving distance from the seminary are several other family-friendly spots, including The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and Sea World. The California Center for the Arts Escondido offers live performances ranging from classical symphonies to modern theatre productions by internationally acclaimed artists. In downtown Escondido you can peruse quaint shops, enjoy antique car shows, and buy fresh produce at the weekly farmers’ market.
“At WSC I had the benefit of learning from the example of godly churchmen who are also world-class scholars. In this way I was trained for the rigorous study that the pastorate requires, but was also shown that such study is meaningless if you don't show the love of Christ to your congregation."
–DAVID STARES (M.Div., 2017)