The seminary campus is blessed with wide campus area and with several building facilities.  Because of this and the pleasant weather condition of Baguio City, the seminary campus is filled with Church and Christian group conferences during Summer times.   The summer period, when the school is off, is also an opportunity for the faculty to attend to professional development activities as well as in promoting the seminary.

We have the Asia-Vision Short-Term Missions trip from April 1 to June 2, 2018.  There were thirty-three missionaries composed of seminary students and local church members who were deployed in Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.  Faculty members Dr. Will Kwon, Mr. Jimmy Lacquian, and Dr. Nori Lacquian joined the trip and served in the field as ministry facilitators, teachers, or trainers.

The regular summer class on campus was held during April 9-21, 2018.   Visiting Professor Dr. Doug Dickens taught PC6 -Grief and Loss and the CPE.  There were eleven students enrolled in the PC6 and five students enrolled in the CPE.

Dr. Armand Canoy and Dr. Mac Haluag team-teach the course Bible Interpretation BI 1 (Hermeneutics 1) through Seminary Education by Extension Program from April 9 to April 25, 2018 at Pakenham Baptist Church, Pakenhan, Australia.  There were eight students who completed the modular course. The S.E.E. Center Director is Ms. Norminda Forteza.

On April 16-19, 2018, Dr. Michael Janapin conducted an Online Classroom Seminar for the faculty.  The training aims to adopt working knowledge on online platform, basic skills on online teaching and re-orientation of new dynamics with regards to online teaching.

The faculty attended the assembly meetings of the Global Associates for Transformational Education (GATE) and the Samahan ng Teolohikal na Edukasyon sa Pilipinas (STEP) which was both held on campus on April 25-27 and on April 29 to May 1, respectively.

Dr. Jessica Raposa accompanied and assisted her two advisory students in presenting their Master of Divinity thesis at the 7th National Conference on Catechesis and Religious Education on April 26-28, 2018 at De La Salle University, Manila.

Last May 17, 2018, President Dr. Armand Canoy went to Ghana to visit the Seminary Education Extension work there and meet face to face the students and the S.E.E. Facilitators.  The president held graduation to some students, spoke in churches, and met church leaders.  Mrs. Vo Canoy and daughter Jobel joined the president in this trip.  Mrs. Canoy also had an opportunity to hold seminars on Clinical Pastoral Education.  Dr. Canoy is expected to return on June 9, 2018.

Five faculty members (Jimmy Lacquian, Jeannard Ticong, Joanna Zambrano, Fritz Melodi, and Nori Lacquian) participated in the “Seminar on Indigenous Liturgy and Music” on May 24-26, 2018 at Siliman, Divinity School, Dumaguete City.

Dr. Gilbert Montecastro had his usual visits to churches and seminary students in light of the Internship program.  Part of his observations was that Music Interns were given the platforms to execute their training in music. A lot of students got exposed into church planting endeavors.  Few students left their comfort zones, but gained life-transforming experiences.

The enrollment for the First Semester this school year is on June 5-8, 2018 and all classes will begin on June 13.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Arrival of students and the opening of the new school year.
  • Provision for students and for excellent health
  • More seminary partners—churches, organizations, institutions, and individuals
  • Spiritual guidance for the Administration and the seminary personnel
  • Completion of building renovations and constructions

 

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