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Taiwan Alliance Theological Seminary Rev. Roger Hu Acting President 9/1/2005 Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ. (Colossians 1:28)
January, 1982 - Taiwan C&MA cooperated with the C&MA to prepare a foundation for the college. July, 1985 - the Boards of Trustees adopted the vision “Stewardship” in 2 Timothy 2:15. 1987 - Bachelor of Theology was officially launched as the major academic program. November, 1988 -Joined 台灣神學院校聯合會 (TATS) October, 1998 – Added the Post Bachelor Study Dept. and three degrees in Master Ministry, Diploma in Theology, Diploma in Christian Studies 。 Prior Presidents ：林秀庭、莊明立、蕭保羅、高德友及林 蘊和等前後共九任院長 TATC Founding History
Vision To complement the C&MA’s global vision by providing theological studies that fit the academic needs, as well as regional missionary needs, of the Greater China area. To serve as the key institution in Taiwan to fulfill the C&MA’s academic and missionary initiatives, through publications, lectures, workshops etc. for the universal Christian church. Synergy with overseas C&MA churches in training and service for specialized missionary ministries, such as a Muslim Missionary Center.
Strategies Integration of both biblical and theological curriculums, also through intercultural studies and faculties. Instill practical methodology in preaching, internships, counseling, Christian formation and discipleship, worship and church administrative training for the strengthening of the student’s calling and ministry competence.
Near-term Goal (1-2 years) To find a suitable location. Strengthen the faculty. To enrich the library collection. To enhance church and school relations. Depend on God in fund raising. Deepen the proper use and review of the budget and expense.
Location To locate a suitable building for teaching and learning in order to cement the student’s faith, learning and spiritual transformation.
Strengthen the faculty Recruit one resident faculty for the beginning of 2006 and two for the fourth quarter of 2006. Strengthen the contributing faculty.
Enrich the library collection Increase the 2005 total budget by NT$150,000 to achieve the following: By the end of 2006, the collection will be increased from 5,000 to 6,000 volumes. To subscribe to ten Chinese/English journals in theological studies. A part-time librarian will head and maintain this project.
Church relations Continuing education programs allow pastors in ministry to have: Curriculum advisory, custom-made lesson plan Mentoring and lecturing to compete in the rapidly changing world and be able to stay current in his/her ministry skills. Extended education programs provide for practical theological education within the local church context for believers to assist and serve the local faith-community. Collaborate with non-denominational churches to train and prepare the students to serve as socially relevant professionals.
Fund raising Domestically through “TATC Vision Day” at all 26 C&MA churches in Taiwan, expected to see 20% increased. Support rate increased 10% Overseas Enhance alumni relations All C&MA Chinese churches Estimated 20% increase per year
Long-term Goal(10-15 years) Inter-denominational collaboration By sharing the same vision, TATC can collaborate with different denominational churches in synergizing the teaching resources and missionary enterprises to Mainland China. Nourishing ministry professions By balancing theological education and achieving TATC’s long term commitment to producing missionaries, plan to move from Taipei metro area. Budgeting Increase expenses annually based on the strategic development of TATC Plus to enhance the faculty is a healthy long-term goal, the expense ratio of administrative use: faulty will be switched to 6:4, instead of 4:6
God’s purpose to TATC Through the founding history of TATC, Pioneer period parent period partner period However, God will not only be satisfied with it. He wants us to have the participant period, depending upon his grace entirely. It’s time to work with God to participate in His purpose to see TATC serving His Kingdom.
Support us By encouraging your congregations to learn more about what TATC can do for them Show your support by supplying an internship for our students Regularly give offerings to TATC For more info, please contact Communication officer Victoria Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org@msn.com Or contact TATC at: email@example.com@seed.net.tw