PURPOSE OF WEBC&S
The founding of a Bible college to prepare young men and women for an in-depth, Spirit-filled ministry has been Brother Swaggart's dream for a number of years. He has felt such an institution will play an important role in evangelizing the world as the coming of Christ draws near.
"We don't have much time left," says Brother Swaggart. "We must do everything within our power to reach a lost and dying world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All our energies and all of our resources must be utilized in this battle we're waging for men's souls. That includes equipping young men and women to carry on until Jesus calls us home."
As a result of this vision, WEBC&S opened in the fall of 1984, and the seminary opened in the fall of 1988.
The goal of WEBC&S is to build students into the kind of men and women God wants them to be. From its doors the college is sending missionaries, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to all the world.
The entire lifestyle of WEBC&S is based on a scriptural foundation. This life-style is stressed in each class, and a daily walk with Christ is emphasized in every facet of each individual's life who is associated with the college.
WEBC&S accepts only those students who feel God's call upon their lives to prepare them to go into the harvest fields that "are white already to harvest" (John 4:35).
A DYNAMIC PENTECOSTAL ATMOSPHERE
WEBC&S was birthed through the ministry of Jimmy Swaggart. The distinct emphasis of Brother Swaggart is the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and it is this ongoing principle upon which the college was founded and continues to operate. From the daily chapel service with its lively worship of God, to the classrooms, to the residence halls, the entire campus is dedicated to walking in the Spirit of God.
Here at WEBC&S, Chapel is often referred to as the classroom of the Holy Spirit. Under the ministry of Brother Swaggart, Spirit-filled professors, visiting speakers, and upperclassmen, the Word of God is illuminated by the Holy Spirit to the hearts of the students. It is not uncommon to hear a student say, “ I can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do in Chapel this week!”
The entire campus community is encouraged to spend time daily in prayer and personal devotions. WEBC&S offers many opportunities for the students and staff to get together every week and seek the face of the Lord both at WEBC&S and Family Worship Center, as well as in the residence halls.
WEBC&S students have the opportunity to participate and be blessed in the Easter and Thanksgiving Camp meetings as well as the highly anticipated International Youth Conferences. One thing is for sure, ministry opportunities abound for the WEBC&S student.