Personal Standards of Conduct
In a changing world, the Christian has an unchanging standard, the Word of God. Every student is therefore expected to aim at living a life above reproach. When a student attends Bible School, his friends, his church, his family and the world in general expect a higher standard of life from that person. There are many details of life which of necessity must be regulated by the school. As a result, personal standards of life must be on the very highest plane, not only to assist the student in forming life-long habits which honour the Lord, but also to protect the standards of the school from variations of conduct which, though sincere, might be misunderstood by others. If a student is not willing to submit his personal life to the discipline of the Word of God, or the Godly guidance of the faculty, then this is not the school for him.
Students elect officers for the Student Council each April to assist with the overall development of student life. The Student Council provides:
- A forum for the expression of the views of the student body on matters affecting the operation of the school.
- An opportunity to foster and promote a sense of community and school spirit.
- A means for addressing students’ interests and concerns.
Spiritual Emphasis is held during each Academic Year. Students are encouraged to pray and fast during this week. The school’s Spiritual Formation Manual also outlines many additional opportunities for students’ spiritual development.
Chapel Services are designed to contribute to the continued spiritual growth of students and faculty. Attendance is a requirement for all students enrolled at WIST.
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 areas: leadership such as Pastoral work, Christian Education, Missionary Outreach, as well as the other functions necessary to the local church. The overall aim in training is to prepare students to work unselfishly and wholeheartedly for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.
Students are required to become integrated into a church of their choice in consultation with the Vice President, Student Affairs. This provides invaluable learning experiences that no classroom can provide. Consequently, the student is richer for such experiences that can be recognized and documented.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a feature of the institution, and mature students are given such consideration in the assessment of credits.
A gym is available on campus for students to engage in leisure activities and physical exercises.