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SEATS to send delegation to the 2019 Triennial General Assembly of the Asian Theological Association (ATA) in Singapore

This coming 12-16 August 2019, SEATS will have six delegates at the 2019 Triennial General Assembly of the Asian Theological Association (ATA) to be held at TCA College in Singapore. We enjoyed our time at the ATA's theological consultation last year held here in Metro Manila and are looking forward to see how God will lead the church in the future.

SEATS to send delegation to the International Council for Higher Education (ICHE) conference in Taiwan

SEATS will have 15 representatives at the upcoming ICHE conference to be held this coming July 11-12 at the Tunghai University, in Taichung, Taiwan! Headed by Rev. Greg Azares, the delegates will have an opportunity to introduce SEATS to ICHE. We are seeking accreditation from ICHE for our proposed PhD in Applied Theology program. The team will consist of both SEATS faculty members and students. We are also excited to see the inclusion of some spouses in the delegation as well.

SEATS Burias Courses Planned

Bishop Cesar Punzalan, Rev. Greg Azares, and Rev. Michael Fast met recently met together to finalise the classes for SEATS' new extension program in Burias, Masbate, Philippines. Courses will be held quarterly and will lead to a Master of Ministry in Missional Ecclesiology.

Second Property Purchase Deal Signed

Rev. Greg Azares and Rev. Michael Fast signed a Deed of Absolute Sale with USEC Ted Encarnacion and Engr. Roselle Santos last April to finalise the purchase of a second 500m2 lot in Pingkian, Quezon City. This property will be used for the Center for Diakonal Ministries that SEATS is constructing in Pingkian.

Center for Diakonal Ministries

SEATS is proud to announce it's partnership with the Daughters of Faith Lying In in forming its Center for Diakonal Ministries. Construction of the Center began in December 2015 and the Birthing Clinic opened in December 2016. Work on the 2nd floor Midwife's Residence will resume soon. The Pingkian Family Worship is currently using the 2nd floor for its bi-weekly Saturday gatherings. Fundraising for the Phase 3 Multipurpose Building, housing classrooms, offices, and a large multi-use space will begin soon.

Theology & Ordination in Philippine Context Schedule

As promised, here is the Schedule for the TOPC Class.

"Ordination and Theology in Philippine Context"

The class will run for 10-12 months and will consist of 3 days of classes each month. Based on the Baptist Conference of the Philippines' Affirmation of Faith, the class will examine each article in light of traditional evangelical theology and look at applications and contributions in the Philippine context.

The main homework of the course is that students will be required to write and defend their own personal statement of faith.

The class will culminate in SEATS' first Theological Forum, which will also serve, if possible, as the ordination council for the candidates.

MMBC SOM completes its final class!

Last Sunday, 25 March 2012, SEATS in cooperation with Metro Manila Bible Community, completed the final course of its 10-course Certificate in Missional Ecclesiology. Congratulations to all who have successfully completed the requirements. We will be holding off graduation for a little while to allow those who require make-up classes to finish so more can graduate.

MMBC School of Mission Reaches Halfway Point

SEATS partnership with Metro Manila Bible Community (MMBC) has been life-long. SEATS was started as the College of the Shepherds by MMBC in 1986. SEATS began a School of Mission at MMBC in June 2010. Sunday, 17 July 2011, saw the half-way point in this SOM with the completion of SOM-05 Truthtelling.

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Certificate of Missional Discipleship Grad!

We recently completed the live classes in our Missional Discipleship series. Students are now preparing for Grad, which will be held on 25 August 2011 in Quezon City. We are hoping to have representatives from two of our partnering organisations - Pacific Missionary Aviation and Rock Church of the Philippines - on hand as several of their people will be graduating.

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