- Teach in the Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Programs
- Serve as academic advisor to students
- Serve as chief pastor to students, especially those who identify as Lutheran
- Serve on faculty sub-committees, such as the academic sub-committee, Community Affairs, etc.
- Produce academic papers to share in the College's writing, research and publication agenda
- Interpret the mission and ministry of our companions back to the ELCA through newsletters, blogs, and visits to ELCA congregations and members.
The United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI) has been described as "the most significant venture in Caribbean ecumenism to date". The matrix of the College goes back much further than the date of its dedication on Wednesday, April 27, 1966. Indeed, the Caribbean has not only had a long history of theological education and ministerial training, but also an almost equally long one in ecumenical and co-operative ventures in preparing candidates for the ordained ministry.
From the very beginning, the College entered into a working relationship with the University of the West Indies and was established as the Department of Theology in the Faculty of Arts and General Studies (now Arts and Education). Since its inception, over 900 Christian leaders, trained by the Institution, have received a greater understanding of the beliefs, worship and traditions of the various denominations. Academically, the graduates have excelled, fulfilling their roles as Pastors, Priests, Deaconesses and lay-persons throughout the region and beyond.
UTCWI is first and foremost, a seminary to which participating Churches send candidates whom they have selected with a view to ordination for training. Many students also come to study at the UTCWI from non-participating communions. It is supported and maintained by the participating Churches all of which are indigenous. It receives no government subsidy. Its recurrent expenditure is met by the Churches, contributions from overseas donors and by fees from independent students.