WRPI - Western Region Pastoral Institute

​Welcome to The Western Region Pastoral Institute (WRPI)! Seminary.  Level Courses are approved by the Missionary Church, Inc. 

OLD TESTAMENT will start April 9, 2018 with one class in person on Tentative Sunday, June 10 at Granada Hills Community Church (NOTE: Tentative).  All online classes will meet on Mondays at 10 am - 11:15 am using ZOOM. For more information please call our office at 805.523.9085
 or email our office at admin@mcwrinc.org .


In order to be licensed in the Missionary Church a minimum course of study is
prescribed in our Constitution. The Constitution reads as follows:

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum course of study consisting of at least one course in each of the following: Old Testament, New Testament, biblical or systematic theology, practical ministry theology, biblical interpretation, homiletics or communication, leadership and History and Polity of the Missionary Church.

In an attempt to help Western Region Licensing Candidates to meet the minimum course of study we will begin offering the following courses over a three year period of time. Candidates can jump in any time and fulfill the courses over that period of time.

  • Theology Proper
  • Theology II: Scripture; Anthropology; Christology; Pneumatology
  • Theology III: Soteriology; Ecclesiology; Eschatology; Position Papers
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Exegesis & Hermeneutics
  • Church Leadership
  • Practical Theology: Counseling; Church Events; Discipleship; Church
  • Planting; The Western Region Way
  • Church History Overview (including History and Polity of the Missionary
  • Church)

Each course will take 10 weeks and three courses will be offered each year. The courses schedule will be as follows:

  • Theology Proper: Finished April 10, 2017
  • Theology II: Finished November 19, 2017
  • Theology III: January 8 - March 25, 2018
  • Old Testament: April 9 - June 10, 2018
  • New Testament: September 17 -  November 18, 2018 (Tentative)
  • Exegesis & Hermeneutics: January - March 2019
  • Church Leadership: April - June 2019
  • Practical Theology: September - November 2019
  • Church History Overview: January - March 2020


WHEN: 10 Weeks starting April 9, 2018 online regularly Monday mornings at 10 am.  Those NOT able to participate can watch the recorded class and submit a weekly quiz and pass the final exam.

TIME: 10 - 11:15 am (Monday mornings)

PROFESSOR: Pastor Louis DeLuca

Textbook: An Introduction to the Old Testament (IOT) by Tremper Longman III & Raymond B. Dillard
Please purchase before the start of class. 
The Bible: Old Testament 


Supplemental Readings: TBD (Provided by Instructor)

DOWNLOAD Class Syllabus: TBD

The Western Region Pastoral Institute was started to facilitate those who are in the process of or have been credentialed with a Specialized License but do not meet the minimum educational requirements for licensing. The Institute offers seminary level courses and has been approved by the Western Region Oversight Council.

WRPI will offer all of the specified classes needed with a schedule that will allow enrollees to complete all classes required for a Regular License in just 3 Years!

Classes last 10 weeks and will be conducted using a combination of face-to-face sessions and online video conferencing using  Zoom.


Face-to-Face Sessions & Video Conferencing


Pastor Louis DeLuca: for specific questions or information on this course, email Louis at louis@sojourn.org.


Registration fee $75 per class.  DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM  Make checks payable to MCWR and mail to our office  For more information and to register email us at admin@mcwrinc.org or call our office at 805.523.9085.


FREE with $75 Registration Fee for each class. (Checks made payable to MCWR & mailed to the Regional office)



Theology Proper
Theology II
Theology III
Old Testament
New Testament
Exegesis & Hermeneutics
Church Leadership
Practical Theology
Church History



The Missionary Church
Western Region
Oversight Council



Educational courses
complete just 3 Years!