Maintaining spirituality along with intellectualism has been a big challenge to many intellectuals. More often than not many people complain that many Christians who have had higher education have lost their spiritual steam. The Good News Theological Seminary, being aware of this challenge, trains students to maintain a balance between spirituality and intellectualism.
Measures used are:
- Daily worship – thrice each day (from Monday to Friday) – 5:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The worship service at 11:00 a.m. is attended by students, staff and Faculty.
- The Lord’s Supper – It is administered on Wednesdays at the 11:00 a.m. service. Students approach the day with self-examination and confession of sins. Ministers of God from various denominations are usually invited to preach on Wednesdays.
- Religious Experiences – Once every month a pastor is invited to share his/her life story and ministerial experiences to the students and staff.
- Mentorship – Groups of students are scheduled to meet a mentor. Matters of mutual interests, personal challenges and other non-academic issues are treated at meetings between mentors and students. The lecturers are the mentors.
- Chaplaincy – The Chaplain counsels and instruct students on some matters that either inhibit or stagnate spiritual growth.
- Personal spirituality – Besides all these, students are encouraged to personally study the Bible and meditate on the Word of God daily.
- Ministerial Outreach – Every year arrangements are made for students to be hosted by some churches for a period.. During that period the students teach, counsel, preach, lead worship services, and exercise their spiritual gifts. The host ministers who act as overseers advise the students and submit reports to the seminary after the program.
Participants must be literate