Tabor Evangelical College-Missiology Department has started its teaching-learning work of 2014/2015 academic year at its time. Here is some information about the department.
All Nations’ Workshop
The TEC-MD Staff had a workshop with the professionals who came from All Nations Christian College (Mike Wall, the Executive Director, and his wife Ruth Wall- Tutor and en route Programme Leader and Chair for International Mission Training Network ) September 8-9, 2014. On the workshop they have discussed on developing a transformative approach to mission training, TEC-MD COWS (Challenges, Opportunities, Weaknesses, and Strengths), Practical steps to encourage the formation of a learning community at TEC.
Mike Wall – Executive Director of All Nations Christian College and his wife Ruth Wall- Tutor and en route Programme Leader at All Nations
This academic year (2014/15) Missiology department enrolled 193 students out of which 18 are female. according to their level 34 students are in Bible School (advanced certificate) in one class, 77 diploma students in three classes, and 82 BTh students in four classes including the night program.
The classes began on September 16, 2014 and are being run well.
This academic year, not only the number of students but also the number of instructors is increased. In January 2 instructors (1 MA and 1 BTh holders) were employed, and this academic year, in August, 3 instructors (1 MA and 2 BTh holders) were employed. The number of instructors: 8 regular national (5 Masters and 3 First Degree), 3 regular expatriate (Masters), 2 guests expatriate (Master and First Degree), 8 part-time national, and 2 regular national on study.
Comparing with 2008/9 academic year when the Diploma program began, shows an amazing growth in the Missiology department. At that time, there were 61 students in Diploma I and 2nd year Bible School, while the number of instructors was 9 (3 regular national, 4 expatriates who left the school at the end of the academic year, and 2 part-time national).
Christian Mogensen, guest instructor from Denmark, teaching in Degree IIIGalgalo Karre, dean of the department, teaching in Diploma IIIZenabu Mekonnen, instructor, teaching in Diploma ITemelsen Tomas, instructor, teaching in Bible Scool II
TEC-MD community has started their devotions at due time. we come together three times per week at 9:55-10:40. Mondays are prayer days on which we pray on different prayer items. Wednesdays are for expository preaching. This year Wednesdays’ expository preachings are on Ephesians through the Year. The theme of the year is “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3). On Fridays we have different programs like songs (by choir, individuals, and also classical ones from Song Book), literature and drama, preaching, testimonies, and field reports.
On Friday October 24, 2014 TEC-MD Choir had their choir dress blessed.
Reverend Alemayehu Akililu, one of TEC-MD students led the choir dress blessing program.The choir praising the LORDAfter the program.
The choir with volunteers from Denmark who are leading reading programms to help the students in their english speaking and reading skils
Every school day morning, students have 15 minutes devotion before the class begins in their classes.
Semester’s prayer Day
This Semester’s prayer day was on Wednesday October 15, 2014. As usual the prayer was held on the Mount Tabor. The main prayer item was the mission work while there were other prayer items such as praying for the whole work and community of the College, and some sick peoples mentioned from the group and outside the group including someone from America. We committed our concerns and worries unto God and asked him for guidance help throughout the year.
The New Buildings
This academic year Tabor evangelical College is building meeting hall and cafeteria. The work of the hall was started in 2012/13 academic year and now is on its final.
TEC- Students’ cafeteria is started this academic year and on good progress.Christian Lund Pedersen, one of the instructors at TEC-MD visited the new cafteria