Tuesday 17 September 2013

Writers Workshop conducted in Mumbai


Some of the participants in the Writers Workshop
 
The Writers workshop conducted by the United Basel Mission Church, Mumbai and the United Theological College, Bangalore was held yesterday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the YMCA International House in Mumbai Central. The one day workshop was inaugurated by the secretary of the UBM Church Council, Mr. Samuel Jayaprakash Bangera and the Joint Treasurer of the UBM Church Council, Mr. Christopher Fredericks. They also greeted and honoured the resource persons. The workshop was attended by thirty pastors of the CNI, Methodist and Basel Mission churches in Mumbai.

Mr. Robert Clements
The workshop started with prayer and meditation which was lead by Rev. Jeyakumar, Associate Professor in the department of New Testament in the UTC, Bangalore. This was followed by a welcome and introduction of the resource persons. Mr. Robert Clements was the chief resource person. He is a very well known journalist in Mumbai and writes a daily column called Bob’s Banter which is published in as many as 30 newspapers and magazines all over the country and in other countries as well. He has an estimated audience of 6 million readers. He was helped by Fr. Jerry Kurian, who teaches Communication in the UTC. The resource persons held sessions on why to write, the spirituality of writing, how to publish one’s writing, writing exercises and current issues in society. The workshop stressed the need to write and encouraged the pastors to write more. Writing for traditional newspapers and magazines and for blogs where explained in an innovative way.



Participants writing their own write ups
 
 
The participants then wrote short write ups in the afternoon, which were discussed to check the title, style, relevance and attractiveness of the write up. The participants came up with very interesting and challenging write ups.

 
Rev. Susheel Sumitra of the United Basel Mission Church in Mumbai made all the arrangements for the workshop with permission, guidance and help from Mr. Samson Frank, the President of the UBMC, and his colleagues and lay leaders in the church. The participants of the workshop felt that the workshop was of great interest and even exceeded their own expectations. They were particularly happy that it gave them practical insights on why to write, how to write, what to write and how to get their writings across to their congregation and church and how writing will give them a cutting edge in their ministry. The participants also felt that more such workshops on writing skills should be held in the near future.

 
 
 
The workshop is a new initiative by the Publications Department of the UTC and the Masihi Sevak under its editor Dr. Dexter Maben. The first such workshop was held in UTC, Bangalore after which participants suggested that such workshops could be held all over the country and could be hosted by churches in various regions. The Masihi Sevak is a publication meant for the alumni of UTC and includes articles and write ups by the UTC alumni from all over the world.

 
Rev. Susheel Sumitra co-ordinated the workshop on behalf of the United Basel Mission Church, Mumbai


 

Saturday 14 September 2013

Courses offered for the academic year 2014-15



THE UNITED THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE BANGALORE

Prepares candidates for: Pastoral Ministry - Teaching Ministry - Church-related Services

COURSES OFFERED FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
GRADUATE STUDIES:

Course
Degree
Duration
1.
BACHELOR OF DIVINITY DEGREE COURSE OF THE SENATE OF SERAMPORE COLLEGE
B.D.
4 years
2.
DIPLOMA FOR PROFICIENCY IN COUNSELLING
D.P.C
1 year
3.
DIPLOMA IN WOMEN’S STUDIES
D.W.S.
6 months
POST-GRADUATE STUDIES:
Master of Theology Degree of the Senate of Serampore College in:
a.
OLD TESTAMENT
MTh
2 Years
b.
NEW  TESTAMENT
MTh
2 Years
c.
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
MTh
2 Years
d.
CHRISTIAN ETHICS
MTh
2 Years
e.
CHRISTIAN MINISTRY  [PASTORAL COUNSELLING & GENERAL]
MTh
2 Years
f.
MISSIOLOGY
MTh
2 Years
  g.
WOMEN’S STUDIES
MTh
2 Years

Post-Graduate Research Diploma of the College

1 Year

Research Fellowship (Niles Scholarship)

1 Year
Doctor of Theology Degree of the Senate of Serampore College in:
  a.
OLD TESTAMENT 
DTh

  b.
NEW TESTAMENT 
DTh

  c.
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
DTh

  d.
CHRISTIAN ETHICS
DTh

  e
CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (PASTORAL COUNSELLING)
DTh

  f
WOMEN’S STUDIES
DTh

  g.
MISSIOLOGY [subject to approval of the Senate of  Serampore College]
DTh



B.D.
M.Th.
D.Th.
Counselling
Women’s Studies
Cost of Application form [Plus Rs.50/- Postal Charges]
Rs. 400
Rs. 450
Rs. 500
Rs.  250
Rs.250
Last date of submission
14.11.2013
14.11.2013
14.11.2013
01.03.2014

Late fee
Rs. 450
Rs. 550
Rs. 600


Last date with late fee      
21.11.2013
21.11.2013
21.11.2013


Entrance Exam
09-10 Jan, 2014
16-17 Jan, 2014
20-21 Jan, 2014


                 
Application forms are available with the Registrar [may be downloaded from the UTC website].  The duly filled in application should be sent along with the cost of the application form mentioned above as per the time schedule.  Please note that no application will be entertained after the last date mentioned above.

Scholarships:  Limited scholarships are available for needy candidates after the successful completion of their first year for B.D./M.Th. studies.  Two scholarships are reserved every year for WOMEN, and four for candidates coming from North India, in order to encourage theological education in North India.
Kindly address all enquiries to:

THE REGISTRAR, THE UNITED THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE,

63 MILLER’S ROAD, POST BOX 4613, BENSON TOWN,

BANGALORE - 560 046  INDIA

FAX: +91-80-23330015  TEL.: (080)-2333 3438, 23330502

lphauhnar@gmail.com   Website: www.utcbangalore.org  

Blog: www.utcbangalore.blogspot.in


        

Tuesday 10 September 2013

UTC Annual Refresher Course 2013


                                        The United Theological College

63, Millers Road, Benson Town,  Bangalore – 560 046.

 

To:

       All UTC Alumni                                                                 2nd  September  2013

 

Dear Friends,

 

          Greetings from the United Theological College (UTC), Bangalore.

 

I am happy to announce that the UTC Annual Refresher Course for the year 2013 is scheduled to take place from 22nd October to 24th October 2013.  The theme for this year is: “The Church and Theological Education : Challenges and Prospects.”     

 

The UTC Alumni will also have their Annual General Body meeting on the 24th of October at 2:00 p.m. (for members only).   Those of you who have not yet become active members of the UTC Alumni Association are encouraged to do so by paying the membership fee as follows:

 

Life Membership    Rs.1,000/-  ;    Annual Membership    Rs.150/-

 

Please get in touch with Rev. J. Jeyakumar, the Interim PRO of UTC, to let us know about your willingness to participate in this programme.  Accommodation and food will be arranged from 22nd October morning until 24th October afternoon (4.00 p.m.) only.  However, if anyone is arriving on 21stOctober (evening), please inform Rev. J. Jeyakumar for accommodation.  Accommodation is only for 100 people.  Kindly book in advance.

 

Telephone Numbers:   0091-80-23332844, 23333438, 23330502.

E-mail IDs:  unitedtcb@gmail.com / proutc@gmail.com 

 

We will appreciate if you attend all the sessions since the two evenings from 5:00 p.m. are kept free.  Hoping to see you at the UTC Annual Refresher Course, 2013!

 

          With best wishes,

                                                                             Yours sincerely,

 

 

                                                                                               Dr. Nalini Arles

                                                                                   Convener, Refresher Course.

 

PS:  Food and Accommodation will be made available on Actual Charges

            for those who wish to bring their families along.

 

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Please send the duly filled Registration Form back by 10th October 2013

To:  Dr. Nalini Arles, Convener, Refresher Course

or

To Rev. J. Jeyakumar, PRO (Interim)

United Theological College

63 Miller’s Road

Benson Town

Bangalore 560 046.

 

E-mail IDs:  unitedtcb@gmail.com / proutc@gmail.com

 


 

Alumni Association of the United Theological College, Bangalore

Notice of Meeting

 

To

     All the Former Students of the United Theological College, Bangalore.

 

Dear Friends,

 

Greetings to you all!

We are delighted to inform you that the General Body Meeting of the Alumni Association of the UTC will be held on 23rd October 2013, at 5:00 pm, at the United Theological College, Bangalore.  All the members of the Association are requested to be present:

We are enclosing herewith the following for your information.

 

1.      Agenda for the Meeting

2.      Minutes of the Last Meeting held on 25th October 2012

3.      Refresher Course Notice from the Convener

4.      Registration Form for the Refresher Course 2013

 

            With regards

            Yours sincerely,

 

 

        Rev. B. Devaputhra              Rev. Stephen Selvinraj                 

           Joint Secretary                        President                        Joint Secretary

 

 

                   Agenda

 

  1. Opening Prayer
  2. Roll Call
  3. Appointment of Recording Secretaries
  4. Obituary
  5. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
  6. Matters Arising
  7. Principal’s Report
  8. Report on Marriages, Ordination and Consecration of  Former Students of UTC.
  9. Statement of Accounts
  10. Election of Office Bearers
  11. Remarks by the President
  12. Any Other Matter
  13. Vote of Thanks
  14. Prayer and Benediction

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The United Theological College, Bangalore  560 046.


Refresher Course / Alumni Meeting – 2013


REGISTRATION FORM


 

Name (in capitals):  …………………………………………………………….……………………….

Address:  ……………………………………………………………………….……………………………

          ………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..

          ………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..

 

E-mail ID:…………………………………                 Telephone/Mobile……………………….

Accommodation at UTC     :   Yes/No

UTC Alumni                      :                 Year of Study ……………………………………

Date of Arrival: . .…………………             Date of Departure …..…………………………..                                                        

 

(Signature)