This is another year of blessing for PBTS as its First Semester was opened last June 13, 2018.  Enrollment: 104 enrollees from 12 different countries–Australia (2), Bangladesh (1), Hong Kong (1), India (7), Korea (4), Myanmar (27), Nepal (1), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (3), Philippines (51), US (2), and Vietnam (3).

Enrollment 1st Semester 2018-2019:

Level Enrollment Luzon Visayas Mindanao International
First Year 31 16 1 5 9
Second Year 31 14 1 1 15
Third Year 19 2 0 1 16
Upgrading 5 4 0 0 1
Audit 1 0 0 0 1
ESL 10 0 0 1 9
Part Time 7 5 0 0 2

The Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary also has a total enrollment of 23 students: Doctor of Theology = 7; Master of Theology = 16 (three are auditing).  Countries represented are India =7; Myanmar = 10; Philippines = 6. Additionally, there are 21 students who are currently writing their prospectus, thesis, or dissertation.  The Seminary Education by Extension has 60 officially enrolled students for the first semester from the Luzon area.  Other Centers have not submitted yet their enrollment list.

This year’s PBTS Foundation Day was commemorated last July 13 by the different Dialect Worship groups centering on praying and thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness and overflowing blessings to the seminary for the past 66 years.

For faculty academic and ministry activities, Dr. Will Kwon taught Missions course with 19 students at Vietnam Baptist Seminary on July 14-21, 2018. The trip was arranged by our alumni from Vietnam.  President Dr. Armand Canoy was in Korea from August 10-18, 2018 for partnership network in South Korea and for preaching ministry at Daegu Jungang Baptist Church hosted by Pastor Minwoo Gu (PBTS alumnus) and Pastor Yoon, Jae Chul. The Academic Dean, Dr. Michael Janapin left for Jakarta, Indonesia as part of the ATESEA accreditation team from September 7-14, 2018.

The Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) this year was held on August 28 to September 1, 2018. Rev. Bruce Wayne Splawn, Associate Minister of Mt. Brook Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, served as guest speaker. He focused on the theme “His Grace is Sufficient for Us” based from 2 Corinthians 12:9. God reminded us through the speaker that it is only by His Grace that we are what we are and we are where we are called to serve Him. The gathering concluded with a “Boodle Fight” lunch.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

  1. Donors for the construction of the 72-Bed Dorm Type Building to accommodate more students and guests.
  2. Provision and excellent health for students, faculty and staff.
  3. Approval of PBTS tax exemption revalidation certificate.
  4. More seminary partners—churches, organizations, institutions, and individuals.
  5. Spiritual guidance for the Administration and the seminary personnel.

 

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