Our College is a theological education institute dedicated to equipping Christians and church leaders, and training future pastors for ministries. Good shepherds must possess the biblically-commended qualities for spiritual leaders. Thus, we focus on providing a holistic education, including spiritual formation, intellectual formation and character formation. Consequently, we have designed our curriculum to foster students’ growth and maturity in these three areas:
1. Spiritual Formation
- Through our full-time chaplain who heads the overall coordination of students’ spiritual formation.
- Through the lecturers’ exemplary lives, sharing of experiences and spiritual guidance, students are nurtured to grow in their spiritual maturity.
- Through the lecturers and students having weekly chapels together, seminars, revival meetings and retreats, students’ spirituality is deepened.
- Through the lecturers and students having bi-weekly prayer meetings together, students are reminded of the importance of drawing nearer to God.
- Through our bi-weekly mentoring sessions, our experienced pastors lead our students on a journey of spiritual self-reflection.
- Through our annual mission week and college retreat, students are spurred on for continued spiritual growth.
2. Intellectual Formation
- By our existing faculty consisting of 5 full-time lecturers who are responsible for the delivery of core units in the 4 major fields of New Testament, Old Testament, Systematic Theology and Christianity in History, and Pastoral Ministry.
- By inviting Chinese theological scholars and pastors to teach in the College as adjunct lecturers, delivering units of their specialty, thus improving the academic standard of our students.
- By regularly inviting Chinese theological scholars to hold theological seminars on topics of their expertise, thus broadening students’ theological horizon.
- By increasing our library holdings, and partnering with other theological libraries, thus enriching the resources available for research.
- By subscribing to Christian publications, Christian magazines and academic journals for our library, thus broadening the students’ horizon in knowledge.
3. Character Formation
- Through personal development courses, lecturers’ counsels and interactions with students, community life and mentoring groups, we shape the character of our students.
- By providing our College Handbook and through any disciplinary procedures, we nurture the character of our students.
- Through our community life, such as our weekly morning tea and lunch, we build up the character of our students.
- Through our bi-weekly mentoring sessions, our experienced mentors help nurturing the character of our students.
- Through mission week, church field work and new students’ orientation week, we help the shaping of the students’ personality.