The West Indies School of Theology is sponsored by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies, for students who wish to do Christian ministry. It also seeks to prepare the Christian for subsidiary tasks other than pulpit ministry. The educational experience at WIST is developed in the context of the historic and evangelical Christian faith. The educational philosophy of WIST rests upon a theological base, which respects the forthright commitment to evangelical theology and to those spiritual, intellectual, moral, and attitudinal values deeply rooted in the Holy Scriptures.
Preparation of students for all aspects of leadership and ministry is considered a high priority. Alongside classroom instruction, the school makes provision for practical training and experience. Students are encouraged to become involved in various activities including Evangelism, Children’s and Youth Ministry and School Outreach. During the student’s training programme, some opportunity is given for the testing of theory through practical ministry. This exercise includes the following: Leadership (e.g. Pastoral Work), Christian Education, Missionary Outreach, and other functions necessary to the local church.