current information about TEC MD

Dear Readers of TEC word press, please read some information to be updated of TEC MD.

  1. Family course for graduating class:

    Mission Department of Tabor Evangelical college had given marvelous lesson for married graduating class students with their spouses for five days on June 8th-13th/2015 . The purpose of the course is to help and encourage graduating class and their spouses to have good marital life and also serve the Lord as a couple together. Rev. Dawit Yohannis, pastor of EECMY Tabor congregation, had given family course for the couples on the themes of pre-marriage, preparation for wedding, biblical meaning of marriage, and purpose of marriage etc on 8th of June-June 13/2015. Rev. Dawit was using his own book as course material during the training. The graduating class and their family were highly impressed by the course tat was given by Qes Dawit. The following three photography was taken on on family training on last June 11/2015 .20150611_100515

    Rev. Dawit Yohannes and his wife
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  2. Graduation:

    Tabor Evangelical College Mission Department diploma III and Bible school students in advanced certificate were graduated and awarded their diploma and certificate on 15th of June 2015. The below picture is taken during graduation ceremonyGraduation20150613_121025DSCF0656

  3. Giving mission course for students:

    The college had been giving training related  to evangelism and mission for Diploma II and Degree II students every year. This year the training was given in 4th week of June 2015. Two course holders are invited to TEC and they gave wonderful course for those students. the themes of those courses are; Serving local congregation inter-culturally, contextualizing gospel among other religious groups, approaching and sharing truth of gospel in love, approaching traditional religious people in their own context and so many practical discussions were happened during training.

IMG_5442 IMG_5408 IMG_5464 IMG_5490Sending students to local congregations:

Christ’s mission is not only the responsibility of full timers in congregation but also is  the commandment that given for all believers in all area. Now a days this commandment has been rejected by many Christians, including ministers. TEC-MD tried to do practical mission work by sending her own students to local congregations. It is known that students were sent to different local congregations to preach the gospel during summer for the past four years.  Fifty students were sent out to different congregations of Mekane yesus for three weeks to mobilize local pastors and evangelists, to evangelize and to encourage believers. Those students  had been giving effective training, testimony, prayer, and proclaiming good-news in the place where they spent the time for three weeks. They all came back safely from three weeks field trip with astonishing testimony and report to TEC just as the disciples of Christ.

4. New Developments in the TEC-MD Staff

Ato Tamrat Tadele, former TEC Principal, left for further study of PhD to USA and Ato Galgalo Karre, former TEC-MD dean, took the responsibility as acting principal. Therefore, Ato Getachew Gelebo, one of the MD instructors is serving as acting dean at MD.

Besides position changes because Tamirat left for the further study, Ato Solomon Yohannes, one of our expatriate instructors, left teaching due to the new assignment given to him by his sending mission society (NLM).

New Instructors in New Academic Year 

Three new full time instructors were added  to the MD staff in 2015/16 academic year. Two of them, Rev. Zenebe Negash and Ato Abraham Tula were our instructors who came back from their study of Masters of Art, and Ato Temesgen Shibru, missionary from NLM, has joined the staff this academic year.

Dr. Arne Tolo, Associate NLA University College Bergen, former missionary of the NLM in Ethiopia,  is teaching two classes  as guest instructor for this  Semester. The college is so previlaged to have such a person with much experience and knowledge in mission and related fields as instructor though it is for the short period of time. We appreciate his contribution and effort, and wish he will come back again.

Admission of New students: look at the following scanned picture to have information about admission of 2015/16 academic year.

DSCF0975This year we have full Degree classes, i.e. we have 8 classes all together, but only 7 class rooms. It is a challenge when we want all classes to have lessons. So, to solve this challenge, one of our classes, degree I, became a movable class looking for free classrooms when one class is free. This will continue until we have one more class to built.

Devotion program:

We have begun our devotion programs in which we share our burdens, concerns, thoughts, feelings and experiences to edify and build each other spiritually. On Mondays we share testimonies and pray on some prayer items. On Wednesdays we listen to expository preaching from a selected book from the Bible. Each year we select one book from the Bible and study together. This year our Book for exposition is the Gospel According to Mark. On Fridays we listen to sermons, songs, literature and dramas.

Exposition

Rev. Matthewos Dakamo exposing Mark 4:1-20

Rev. Matthewos Dakamo exposing Mark 4:1-20

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New members of Mission Committee

The previous mission committee of MD  has accomplished their term and the staff elected new committee members in 2015/16. New Mission committee of ETC MD has 7 Committee member, two instructors from former  committee, two new members form instructors and three people from students.

Mentor-ship

Students of TEC Missiology Department were organized in different groups of fourteen members which are grouped from different classes. In each group of Mentor-ship, the instructors of MD are assigned to be facilitators and the leaders of the group. In each Mentor-ship group students have the time to share their experiences and the truth of the gospel. There are times of discussion, prayer, testimony and preaching. The main aim of this mentor-ship is to create good relationship between students and students as well as students and their instructors. More over each member of the group share their experience to edify each other and to encourage one another.

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Happy Ethiopian New Year

“Thus far the LORD has helped us.” 1Sam. 7:12

Throughout our years God has helped us in every aspect of our lives. Because of His mercy and grace we passed 2007  Ethiopian year. Tabor Evangelical College – Missiology Department wishes happy and blessed year for all students and workers at Tabor Evangelical College, its owners, board, partners and friends.

We have already started the class of this academic year with students from different parts of Ethiopia, mainly from southern nations nationalities and peoples regional state and southern part of Oromia regional state, some from Gambella and Amhara regional states. We believe that we will continue to work together in God’s field for his glory and the expansion of  His kingdom, and for the benefit of mankind.

May God bless this Ethiopian year that it will be a year of peace, love, health, development and prosperity.

TEC-Missiology Department

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Visit from Børkop Højskole, Denmark

A group of 36 students and 3 teachers from Børkop Højskole visited Tabor Evangelical College (TEC) on March 6, 2015. TEC Principal and Missiology Department community warmly welcomed them. AtoTamrat Tadele TEC principal welcomed the guests. He expressed that he has been happy  with the each year visits from Børkop Højskole and  the experiences students share from both sides. He also made a short introduction about Tabor Evangelical College and its vision and plans that the college is on the process of having a 50 year Master Plan of the College. Two students from each school shared moving testimonies. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Next morning on Saturday March 7, the group from  Børkop Højskole  brought gifts in kinds for TEC-MD. The students from both schools (Børkop Højskole and TEC-MD) had a Bible study testimony sharing together in groups.  After lunch, the students played football and volleyball matches together.

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TEC-MD Development Work

TEC-MD Development Committee has a  plan to cultivate vegetables and water plants in the college. According to the plan of the committee,  teachers and students are actively participated to prepare a place to plant vegetables like cabbage, carrot, beetroot etc. as an income generating activity to help the mission work of the department. on the other hand, the community in the college will use the vegetables with a fair price.DSCF0112 DSCF0121 DSCF0246 DSCF0242 DSCF0236

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Tabor Evangelical College Mission Department

Some Students and instructors on Mission Work on Nov. 28-30/2014

On Nov. 28-30/2014 some students and Instructors went to Borena zone and Arbaminch area Gumaide Mekane Yesus Congregation to serve God’s people. Two instructors and three students went to Yabelo area Drarito congregation while one instructor went to EECMY SWS Gumaide Parish Haybenna Congregation on Nov. 28-30/2014.

Mr. Solomon Yohannis and Godana Gobena went to Darito Congregation with three TEC students while Mr Getachew Gelebo went to Gumaide Haybenna Congregation. They were tended for mission of Christ and were serving there God’s people for three days.

Mr Solomon Yohannis led the mini group to Darito Mekane Yesus congregation. He was teaching and preaching the word of God. People around Darito have been hearing God’s word in very special way because Mr. Solomon presented his teaching and Sermon about God’s love, God’s mission as well as about seeking God by the context of the society. He was harmonizing God’s word with Borena’s culture  to make clear the message. The main theme of Solomon’s preaching was: God’s love, plan, protection and our engagement in His mission. Many audience of the sermon were pleased and glorifying God after they heard God’s word in their own language and cultural settings.IMG_1321

Mr Solomon Yohannis was preaching in Darito Mekane Yesus Congregation

Mr Godana Gobena was also preaching on the program about John’s letter to seven Churches of Asia Minor. The main theme of his perching was turning back to Jesus Christ with genuine repentance, Love, faithfulness and stand firm in the midst of hardship, persecution, suffering until the second coming of Jesus Christ. IMG_1333

There were also three students who were serving  on the program. Eva. Wario Arero is from Dgree II, he was the evangelist of Darito congregation. He preached on the title: Examine our ways and return Christ.

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Sule Garbole is Degree III student in Tabor Evangelical College. she was singingIMG_1251

Evangelist Halkano Liben is also preaching, sharing his experience and giving testimony on the program.

The people from Darito came together and heard God’s Word by their own language. Many people have got deliverance from demon possession and from different sickness, bout 25 people received Jesus Christ as their personal savior.  IMG_1329

Mr. Getachew Gelebo went to Gumaide to teach members of four EECMY congregations about the elements in Christian worship. He was called by the parish because there are misunderstandings among some members concerning worship and spiritual gifts. Members from four neighboring congregations (Kabura, Haybenna, Maqayla, and Tesfa Tsiyon) came together to solve their differences due to misunderstandings. 8 representatives from Gumaide Parish administration were present to settle the issue.

DSCF0198After the teachings, on Sunday, there was questions, comments and suggestions from all four congregations. Finally, the matter was settled and the nominee a committee that will arrange programs and visitations.

DSCF0190                                    Getachew in the midst of discussion.

At the end of the conference, Reverend Chaka Dina, Gumaide Parish leader was so happy for the program that these four congregations came together and agreed to work in fellowship. He said, “this will strengthen the unity among them and will also help for the growth of the Parish. I am happy that God has solved the matter I was thinking and worried about. I see God is at work and my fear of disunity of these four neighboring congregations (specially Tesfa Tsiyon as one side while the rest three at one side) has gone. Thanks be to God”

DSCF0139Evangelist Admasu Guyola and Rev. Chaka Dina in Haybenna Congregation compound.

 

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