AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

OF

EASTERN THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

JORHAT, ASSAM

 

 

 


South When I was a child I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child I reasoned like a child;
When I became an adult,
I put an end to childish ways, (I Corinthians 13:11)
 

 

 

 

 

 

On the College emblem appears three words-Unity, Faith, Service which constitute the motto of the College.

The College is committed to the belief that unity and inclusiveness of the Church is essential to the work and mission of the Church is essential to the work and mission of the Church in the world. We are committed to the effort to maintain the unity of the council of Baptist Churches in North East India (indicated above) and among the churches in our region by creating in our students a sense of oneness of the work in different parts of the area. Thus we oppose anything which induces to divide the unity of the Church, such as Parochialism, tribalism or communalism.
This College is built upon the rock of faith in Jesus Christ as the Lord of all things and the Saviour of all humans . lt seeks to show the students the meaning of that faith not simply s a believer needs to understand it . for this purpose it is necessary to understand and to study the Bible in a way that will expose them to ideas and methods which will build up mature understanding of our faith as Paul wrote:

When I was a child I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child I reasoned like a child;
When I became an adult,
I put an end to childish ways, (I Corinthians 13:11)
A Christian minister is a servant he/she is a servant of God and His People . All the classroom lectures, Discussions, studies and examinations are, therefore, directed to Prepare the students to be more effective servants and faithful shepherds of His flock. Like all men and women down through the history of the Church , we are called to a service which is quite different from any of its Kind outside the Church. To be more specific we are called not to be served, but to serve in the world of our time.