Theological Education

What do you have?

  1. Fiji - 1 Bible College (not part of Fiji Baptist Convention but Independent Baptist Convention; Baptist college closed)
  2. PNG - 2 Bible colleges (combined denomination; National Baptist College)
  3. Indonesia - 7 theological colleges (up to graduate level, 1 up to doctorate in Sumara)
  4. Australia (4 Baptist colleges) 2 up to PhD
  5. Korea (university and seminary)
  6. New Zealand
  7. Hawaii
  8. Wayland Baptist, Bible Institute (Golden Gate)
  • Extend ABGTS (Asia Baptist Graduate theological School) to include Pacific
  • Need certificate, diploma, BA in theology/ministry level education
  • Online options
  • Hybrid (online but in a class setting)
  • Develop pastors who are already doing ministries through intensive classes
  • Distance but not online education (use workbooks)
  • Library
  • Faculty
  • Upgrade
  • Material
  • Colleges

Flexible delivery model

  • Difficult to go between the islands
  • Movable model where students do not have to leave their own islands
  • Online education
  • Intensives
  • Nandi (20 students)
  • Less than 5, 10, 15, students
  • Fiji College of Theology (not F C of Bible anymore)
  • Allan Stanford
  • We have the resources to assist people with their local needs
  • NZ wants to raise up a faculty/principle from the Pacific to serve in their colleges (doctoral level)

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