The most important reason for the existence of West Africa Theological Seminary (WATS) is to take the gospel to the unreached. The Department of Practical Ministry was set up specifically to help in achieving this objective. In addition, the department exposes students to the practical aspect of their ministerial development to create a healthy balance between their academic and spiritual developments.
The Christian Ministries Department of WATS provides placements in local churches for students to gain practical ministerial experience. A student can also be permitted to engage in this practical ministerial training in his/her own church.