On February 16, ATI colourfully celebrated its Second Graduation and School Opening Service. An overflow crowd of family and friends applauded the 3 Diocesan Diploma of Ministry (DDM) graduates, 9 Diocesan Certificate of Ministry (DCM) graduates and 8 participants of the Ambassadors Programme. About 50 students were also part of the ceremony for the commencement of their Term 1 residential studies.
The ATI with a total of 18 DCM and 3 DDM graduates to date prides itself on its solid curriculum contents and emphasis on practical ministry. ATI aims to produce trained and equipped workers who hit the ground running as soon as they are sent out to the harvest field. A quick look at the ATI syllabus will reveal subjects on homiletics, worship, healing and deliverance, pastoral theology, Christian spirituality, and so forth, especially at the DDM level.
The Principal of ATI called on the graduating students and the current students to be proactive and take initiative to develop a heart for lifelong learning. On the other hand, Bishop Albert Vun challenged them to live a life of faith. The crowd, too, was challenged to give wholeheartedly to the offering which was channelled to the House of Celebration.
The service was attended among others by members of the ATI Board, Standing Committee, visitors from abroad and local leaders.