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World Mission Seminary
Bachelor of Ministry Program
Diploma in Mission
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION BY EXTENSION (TEE)
The church leadership development and theological education has almost always been in the purview of the formal educational institutions. This is true with World Mission Seminary located in the Philippines which serves as the Educational Arm of World Mission Church. Founded in 1991. The goal of the seminary is to provide trained leaders for the World Mission Churches. After two decades of faithful commitment to theological education and leadership development, an honest evaluation shows that only 5% of the actual number of students enrolled and graduated are in the actual field of ministerial work. In response to the pressing demand for competent workers in the mission field, the seminary board proposed to adapt and implement the program of Theological Education by Extension. (TEE) This educational model confers Bachelor of Ministry degree and Diploma in Mission. It is open to all Christians committed to serve God and desire to discover, improve and develop their leadership capabilities and potentials to make their services more effective and meaningful in the ministry of the church. Furthermore, this degree grants qualification and opportunity to be admitted to the membership of the church as clergy.
The TEE program is a Self-Directed study which means that students carry out their studies in their own place with the local church and community as the setting for learning process. Self-directed study requires students to a process of self-instruction that allows the learner to progress in small, manageable steps, at their own pace, while providing positive reinforcement through active participation and self-checking without the need for a dedicated full-time instructor.
Since the program is in “modular instruction,” it allows the learner to analyse, compare, or combine new ideas then apply this learning to the work in the local church and community. Then the students must write their experiences, impressions and reflections in their journals.
Finally, a seminar with the professor conducted in a regular monthly basis provides a forum for dealing with any issues the students may encounter in small group discussion and networking with other learners. At the conclusion of the seminars, students academic performance will be evaluated by the professor. The curriculum is composed of five blocks study program. The First four blocks are taken in church based study centers. The last block will be taken in the Seminary during the second semester as a requirement for graduation
Requirements for Admission 1. Form 137 or Transcript of Record 2. Letter of endorsement by the local church 3. Certificate of Good health 4. Two 2X2 ID pictures
The Five-Block Cycle is offered as follows.
Note: Every block is a self -complete and does not require prerequisites.
Church History and Mission 3
Principles and Practice of Preaching 3
Basic Christian Doctrine and Apologetics 3
Christian Ethics and Spiritual Formation 3
Introduction to the Bible 3 15
Foundation of Christian Education 3
Liturgy and Worship 3
Principles of Evangelism and Discipleship 3
Cult and occult 3
Pastoral Care and counselling 3
Mission and Church Growth 3
Gospel to Acts 3
Pentateuch and Historical books 3
Pastoral Theology 3
Church History (Reformation to Present) 3 15
Preaching Clinic 3
Romans to Revelation 3
Church Leadership and Management 3
Contemporary Theology 3 15
Liturgy and Worship (Practicum) 3
Age-level Ministries 3
Historical Theology 3
Guided Study 6 21