Students enter WEBC to be trained by Spirit-filled men and women for the glory of God.
As a student, you will make the commitment to be a part of this vision. The following seven covenant principles, are based on the Scriptures.
The Biblical foundation for each of these Covenant Principles is set forth on the following pages. Each student is strongly urged to prayerfully consider each of these foundations for an effective ministry and testimony to the world. It is our fervent prayer that each student will grow spiritually as well as academically. We stand ready to pray and work with each student in these areas. Please feel free to reach out if a need exists.
I. We/I covenant to seek the Lord’s guidance through daily personal prayer and
Bible study and
by faithfully attending daily chapels and weekly Church services.
II. We/I covenant to be faithful and punctual in attending class sessions and other academic
gatherings, constantly seeking to be diligent in developing the full potential of our/my mind.
III. We/I covenant to practice good health and physical fitness by getting appropriate rest and
exercise and by observing a balanced diet.
IV. We/I covenant to embrace and hold to a life of personal holiness, refraining from sinful
practices and observing the college standard of dress and appearance.
V. We/I covenant to be mindful and diligent in properly handling all business and financial
VI. We/I covenant to be continually involved in ministry, always looking for and using every
opportunity to minister, teach, proclaim, and bless others for Christ.
VII. We/I covenant to walk in humility toward others and live in submission to those in authority,
obeying all college rules and regulations, and always manifesting a cooperative and
TIMES OF PRAYER...
Prayer plays a vital roll in the daily life of WEBC&S. Prayer times are made available to all of our students, and they are encouraged to attend these prayer meetings
as much as possible. Multiple weekly prayer meetings are held at the College
as well as the prayer meetings held at FWC. Also, very special to the students, are
the times of “Hall Prayer,” which is a time designated to resident students to get
together on their respective floors and share in devotions and prayer.
Classroom of the Holy Spirit
All full-time students, regardless of whether or not they reside on campus, are
required to attend Wednesday and Friday, for vibrant Pentecostal chapel services
under the leadership of the president of the College. Professors and guest
speakers will preach and teach the Word, each bringing their own unique experience
and testimony of God’s grace, coupled with the anointing of the Holy
Spirit to make for powerful times of learning and growth for the students. It is
not uncommon for the Holy Spirit to move so strongly that the service is literally
turned over to times of worship and altar time before the Lord.
Mondays are scheduled for student ministry practicum in which the students
gather and report on their weekly church attendance as well as give account for
their weekly practicum (hands-on ministry). Students will choose from a variety
of options such as nursing home, children’s ministry, crossfire, etc.
Family Worship Center, the 7,000-seat sanctuary on the grounds of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, is the home church for all WEBC&S students. All full-time students are required to faithfully attend
both Sunday services and the Wednesday evening service. Students are encouraged to attend all other special services and conferences. Students who were Baton Rouge area residents attending a church of like faith before entering WEBC&S may leave their membership with and continue attending that church upon written approval from the dean of students.
While attending WEBC&S, students are encouraged to get involved in many of the activities and outreaches of FWC. Students will have the opportunity and privilege of learning and growing under the anointed ministry of Brother Swaggart and other outstanding pastors, evangelists, and missionaries.
The Student Ministry Program is considered to be one of the most important
distinctives. We believe that our students should be involved in ministry throughout their tenure at WEBC&S. In light of the Great Commission and the urgency of the times, we must prepare our students to begin their ministry now. Student ministry is optional for students in their first four years, but it is mandatory for all students enrolled in Seminary. Those students involved in
ministry must attend weekly evaluation and planning sessions.
We have, we think, some of the finest facilities in the world. We have excellent dormitory housing which is available to students age 25 and under who are enrolled with a minimum of four courses per semester.
Each dorm room is 300 square feet with a semiprivate bath furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, etc. and with a panoramic view of the Ministry grounds. There are kitchen facilities located on each floor and laundry facilities in the building with 24-hour security.
Due to College growth and limited space in our housing facilities, all students accepted after the Fall 2013 semester will automatically be assigned a roommate. No private rooms are available.
ACADEMIC INFORMATION & PROGRAMS...
There are four areas of vital importance at WEBC&S: spiritual development, academic achievement, practical ministry, and good health. These all receive emphasis in the curriculum plan. WEBC&S chapel is a focal point in daily campus activities, giving rise to a description of
the chapel period as “the classroom of the Holy Spirit.”
The Maynard Ketcham Health Fitness Building was opened in the fall of 1987 and offers students a wellrounded program of athletic activities. Student ministry practicums round out the academic program with a wide variety of hands-on, practical ministry experiences.
All of these elements of training are considered to be integral parts of proper preparation of young people for their God-given call to service.
THE WEBC&S LIBRARY...
Just as chapel is the center of the spiritual life of the campus, so the library is the hub of the academic.
Most books in the library are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed unless a hold has been placed on the book. Some books are placed on a limited check-out or reserve and are marked accordingly. Books are not checked out to students who have unpaid book fines. A student may have a maximum of 10 books checked out at any one time.
A fine is levied for each book or other library material which is overdue. A lost-book fee is assessed for books and material 30 days overdue.