Future Plans for Development
will continue our effort to actualize our departmental mission
of "promoting theory-practice integration" in order
to serve God and the local churches. In order to face the new challenges,
the new trends in theological studies, and the changing ministerial
context, we decide to focus our effort on the followings:
A New Organizing Framework
The new framework is constituted by the integration
of three concepts: providing quality education to our students,
conducting research for knowledge development, and using
our expertise to serve the Christian community.
General Theological Education
will be drawn up to offer more external degrees (e.g.
Master of Pastoral Studies, Doctor of Ministry, etc.) Attempts
will also be made to meet the needs of local Chinese churches
by sponsoring advanced diploma courses to address contemporary
theological questions (e.g. feminist theology, political
theology, indigenous theology, religious education in Christian
schools, mission and communication, ministry and social services,
Refresher Courses for Local Ministers
courses will be organized to systematically enhance the ministerial
competence of the local ministers in the following aspects: general
church management, legal issues relevant to church management,
pastoral counseling and workplace ministry.