Anglican Training Institute (ATI) Introduces New Curriculum

On behalf of the board and, especially the Curriculum Review Committee, I am happy to introduce the newly revised curriculum of ATI. The highlight for this curriculum is the introduction of the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) programme. The B.Th will take 1-2 years to complete but it is built on top of another 2-4 years of studies in the Certificate of Theology (C.Th) and Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th) programmes.

 

We took time and made careful consideration as we designed the new curriculum. On one hand, we took note of the level of the Malaysian secondary school standard. On the other hand, we are determined to ensure that our proposed Bachelor programme maintains high academic rigor. More importantly, we are aware of our main mission – to train future pastors and priests who are powerful in preaching, passionate in worship and prepared for evangelism and mission. Learning from the newly revamped M.Div programme in Fuller Theological Seminary, we took the same direction by designing a curriculum which enables us to first train faithful Christians, and then fruitful ministers. Hence, the certificate level sees the emphasis on living out faith in ministry and leadership, while subjects that focus more on leadership – including academic leadership – are introduced at the later stages.

 

Meanwhile, we noticed that due to our commitment to high standard, many were left out from our training. Our entry requirements and the entry examination are set at a standard too high that they have become a hindrance for many. After much consideration, we have decided to make our certificate level training more attainable and approachable by setting its entry requirements to be on par with the Malaysian standard. We have also decided to remove the entry examination, believing that by widening the entry, more could come and be trained. However, this does not mean we are compromising on our standard. In fact, academic rigor is strengthened in the new curriculum through a new qualification system, which is designed to allow students to learn and be assessed more effectively through the three stages – certificate, diploma and degree. Students now must obtain at least grade ‘B’ in average at their certificate level in order to progress to the diploma level; and the same applies for eligibility for the Bachelor degree level.

 

As an Anglican training institute, we are proud to offer courses which were developed within the Anglican family. The Moore College external modules (previously, ThC) and the Practical Ministry Modules developed jointly by the Anglican Sabah and Singapore diocese continue to form the basic structure of our training.

 

Church members are encouraged to enrol for modules at this level. This will enable them to be equipped for ministry. Besides earning credits, they can mix and match modules as they like.

 

Rev Canon Lin Khee-Vun, Principal

 

Special thanks to the Curriculum Review Committee: Rev. Dr. Lim Kar-Yong (MBS, STM, ATI), Ps. Dr. Judy Berinai (STS, ATI), Dr. Kim Chang-Kyu (ATI), Mrs. Sora Kim (ATI) and Mr. Daniel Chong (Sunway University). Rev. Canon Lidis Singkung, Rev. Canon Yong Thiam Choy, Rev. Canon Lin Khee-Vun and Ps. Lydia Chang.

XEE Semester Training – a Joint Effort of EE Malaysia and ATI

Date: 28-31 May

ATI and EE Malaysia will be organising XEE Semester Training for fresh trainees on 28-31 May 2013. The training will begin on Tuesday moring and ends on Friday afternoon.

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  • XEE is an entirely fresh, innovative and exciting new product of Evangelism Explosion equipping ministry.
  • It is focused on equipping Gen-X & Gen-Y believers to share the Gospel, using an “authentic learning” approach to increase the learning capacity of the younger generation.
  • XEE is not taught in a lecture format, but is highly interactive throughout its training, which comprises of DVD viewing, small group discussions and role-plays.
  • The Gospel presentation is simple, discussion-oriented and “story-driven” with room for discussion.
  • It makes witnessing not only unthreatening, but even enjoyable and something to look forward to

We have Rev Lau Ay-Kuen as our main facilitator and a number of facilitators will be coming from EE Malaysia. Besides, we will be having 20 trainers ready to lead 40 trainees.

Language used: ENGLISH
Target trainees:  40 persons (first come first served)
Registration Fees: RM150 (including accommodation)
Venue: Hosanna Hall, All Saints’ Cathedral

Registration closing date: 1 May 2013 (Wed)

Anglican Churches in Sabah may sign up by sending in the following information:

  • Name of Trainee:
  • Home Church:
  • Gender:
  • Age:

Other interested parties please contact ATI via the number and email below. Priority will be given to church leaders who are currently serving, and those recommended by their priest/pastor in-charge.
Inquiries: Ps Lydia Chang (Tel: 014-6790703; Email: lydiaclm@yahoo.com).