Theological Education Committee – besonderhede in Engels
That the Conference establish a Theological Education Committee, consisting of five members (with two alternates), to assist the Conference in facilitating and promoting cooperation among the Member Churches in the theological education of their ministers, with a mandate to:
- Arrange for a
consultation among representatives of the ICRC Member Churches for the purposes
of exchanging information on current and planned programs of theological
education for their ministers, discussing issues of mutual concern, and
exploring ways for possible bi- or multi-lateral cooperation in theological
education among the Member Churches.
- Gather information
regarding and distribute a booklet summarizing (by both Member Church and
nation) the institutions of theological education that are operated (or approved)
by the ICRC Member Churches for distribution to the ICRC Member Churches
through the ICRC website and presentation to the next meeting of the
- Help provide and
facilitate arrangements for papers on theological education topic of mutual interest
to be used during the Regional Conferences and/or the ICRC itself.
- Gather and study
the relevant documents from the Member Churches regarding their policies for
the preparation of men for the gospel ministry, including their operation (or
approval) of seminaries and other programs of theological education, and to
report on its study of these documents, as appropriate.
- Develop a list of
qualified men (names, areas of special competence, and contact information) who
are willing and might be able to serve as short-term theological instructors.
- Send a report to
the Corresponding Secretary at least six months before the next ICRC.
- Propose a budget for the following four years to the next ICRC.
The Rev. Dr. Douw Breed, South Africa
The Rev. Dr. Douw Breed (convenor)
Mr. Jim Beeke (Canada)
The Rev. Dr. Melle Oosterhuis, The Netherlands
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Ebenezer, India
The Rev. Pieter VanderMeyden, Canada
The Rev. Richard Holst, Wales
The Rev. Dr. Tony Curto, USA/Uganda
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Visscher, Canada (advisor)