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THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE FOR MISSION AND EVANGELISM STUDIES ( TIMES)        

The Theological Institute for Mission and Evangelism Studies ( TIMES) is a multi denominational graduate institution in extension functioning under the Grace Ministries of India. (GMI). The TIMES is founded to give Systematic Theological Training in the area of Mission and Evangelism to prepare and send forth well trained and committed missionaries with excellent theological understanding for evangelistic ministry purely in the perspective of Mission and Evangelism. The courses are offered both in English and regional languages.

COURSES

1. Certificate in Theology (C. Th)

This is a foundational course mainly focused to give theological education for the persons having no formal educational qualification or less educated. Those who can read and write in there own mother tongues can enroll in this course. This course may help them to get a wider understanding in the Bible and Mission. This course will also help to carry out their ministry in systematic and effective method. Duration of this course is one year.

2. Diploma in Christian Studies ( Dip.C. S )

The Diploma in Christian Studies is offered by the senate of Serampore College (University).  The responsibility for administering the program is with the committee on Academic Administration under the overall supervision of the senate of Serampore College. TIMES helps the candidate to study this course in a perspective of mission and evangelism. The objective of the course is to provide an opportunity in the Indian context for the study of Christianity , its history, faith and practice, to make aware of the life, teaching and work of Jesus Christ in the Indian context. The studies will give focus on mission and evangelism perspective. The duration of the course is two years.

3. Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

The main focus of this course is to train mission oriented people in such a way that they will be effective Christian workers for extension of the kingdom of God. During the course of studies they will be taught the Word of God together with other related subject such as understanding Indian Society, Christian response to the multi faith society , counselling and so on. This may help the students to get a wider understanding about the social and cultural situations in India and they will be well equipped for ministering the Gospel in an effective way without hurting the emotions of other religions. The duration of the course is Three years.

4. Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS)

The BCS degree course is designed to provide Christian professional and laity with academic skills for an in-depth understanding of Christian faith, History, doctrine and practical dimensions of ministry to interact with their neighbors and professionals colleges in their common quest for meaning of life. The course is intended to integrate theological education with the professional orientation of the candidates as well as to facilitate lay leadership in the church and society. The course is equivalent to BD or M Div. The duration of the course is four years.

 

 (For Prospectus and application form see Downloads)

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