Praise and Honour be to our God Almighty for His abundant grace. Here is a report of another memorable year of the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies.
1. Statistics of AICS
|1||Rev. Prof. R. Zolawma, Principal||B.D., M.Th., D.Th||Christian Theology (Systematic Theology)|
|2||Rev. Dr V.L. Chhawna Khiangte, Asso. Professor, Vice Principal||B.A., B.D., M.Th., D.Th||New Testament|
|3||Rev. Dr. R. Lalthanmawia, Associate Professor||B.Sc., B.D.,M.Th.,D.Th||New Testament|
|4||Rev. Dr H. Lalthlamuana, Asst. Professor, Academic Dean||M.A. B.D.,M.Th.,D.Th||Ministry (Counselling)|
|5||Dr. Andrew Lalhmangaiha Associate Professor||B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th. Ph.D||Missiology & History of Christianity|
|6||Mr. Dr. Keci Siang Assistant Professor||B.D., M.Th., D.Th||New Testament|
|7||Mrs L.H. Nimreila Asst. Professor||B.A., B.D. M.Th||Christian Theology|
|8||Mr. C. Lalhmachhuana Asst. Professor||B.A., B.D., M.Th||Communications|
|9||Rev. K. Rohmingliani Asst. Professor||B.A., B.D., M.Th||Ministry (Homiletics)|
|10||Mr. Joel S. Zoramthanga Asst. Professor||B.A. B.D. M.Th||Communications|
|11||Mr. Vanlalpeka Asst. Professor||B.A. B.D. M.Th||History of Christianity|
|12||Mr. Johny C. Lalhmingmawia Asst. Professor||B.A. B.D. M.Th||Christian Theology|
|13||Ms.Lalhmingmawii Chongthu Asst. Professor||B.A. B.D. M.Th||Missiology|
|14||Mr. Rampaukube Hekwet Asst. Professor||B.A, B.D, M.Th||Missiology|
|15||Ms. Lalremruati Rokhum Asst. Professor||M.A. B.D. M.Th||Women Studies/English|
|16||Mr. Moses Lalrohlua Sailo Asst. Professor||B.E (Mech)., M.Th. in Church Music||Church Music|
|17||Mr. H. Laltlankima Asst. Professor||B.E (Mech) M.Div., M.Th.||Missiology|
|18||Dr. Lalruatkima||B.A., B.D., M.Th. Ph.D||Religions|
|19||Rev. Joe Laldinpuia||B.A., B.D., M.Th||Old Testament|
|20||Rev. H.Ramthianghlima||B.A., B.D.,M.Th||Old Testament|
|21||Rev. B. Malsawmzuala||B.A., B.D.,M.Th||History of Christianity|
AICS is blessed with a strong teaching faculty. I am pleased to state that two of our senior faculty members, Mr. K.C. Siang and Rev. H. Lalthlamuana received their degree, Doctor of Theology at the last Serampore Convocation on December 4, 2018. We also had during this academic session, new faculty members, Rev. B. Malsawmzuala and Rev. H. Ramthianghlima, both of them were deputed from the BCM Pastoral department. And for the Master programme, we had visiting professors, Rev. Dr. F. Hrangkhuma and Dr. Kaholi Zhimomi, Associate Professor, UTC.
1. Rev. Letkholun Haokip, B.D, M.A; M. Phil; Registrar
2. T. Lalramdinmawii, B.Com LDC cum Accountant
3. Lily Lalsangmawii, LDC
4. Gospel Lalramzauhva Office Assistant
1. Mr. C. Lalrinenga M. Phil., NET Librarian
2. Dr. Chanchinmawia Ph.D., NET Asst. Librarian
3. Mrs. Azaile B.Th Library Assistant
4. Rebecca Vanlalropuii B.A Library Assistant
1. Mr. Lalmuanawma, B.A Work Supervisor
2. Mr. Lallawmkima B.A Fourth Grade
3. Mr. Vanlalfaka Driver
4. Mr. Lalbiaknunga Fourth Grade
6. Mrs. R. Lalrinzuali Cook
7. Mrs. Ngurduhthangi Cook
8. Choronte Cook
9. Mr. Laldenga Gate Keeper
10. Laltanpuia Gate Keeper
11. Mr. Harikar Dev Sweeper
12. Ashit Carpenter
|Bachelor of Divinity||Men||Women||Total|
|B.D. I (New students)||20||3||23|
|Master of Divinity (Missiology)||Men||Women||Total|
|M.Div I (New students)||2||4||6|
|Master of Theology||Men||Women||Total|
|History of Christianity||2||4||6|
Grand Total = 137
Six Probationary pastors and four students in Diploma in Mission Studies completed their courses in the first semester and went back to their respective posts. Now we have 127 students.
1.2. Valedictory Programme: On April 20th, a Valedictory Service 2018 was conducted. Rev. Dr. Limatula Longkumar, Dean, Research SATHRI was invited to give a valedictory address. She gave a significant valedictory address. I am also compelled to make acknowledgement with much appreciation the presence of BCM leaders, Rev. F. Ramdinmawia, General Secretary with his wife, Rev. Dr. C. Vanlaldika, Associate General Secretary and Rev. Dr. K.Lalrinthanga, Executive Secretary. I must also mention that the BCM Choir and Aizawl Area Baptist Choir graced the function by choral singing. In this service, there were 36 students, 5 M.Th; 24 BD; 2 M.Div. and 5 Diploma in Mission Studies were valedicted. This Valedictory 2018 was worth remembering as AICS had valedicted the first batch of M.Th students.
1.3. New Admission: The Board of Theological Education selected successful candidates for M.Th, BD and M.Div programmes, as follows:- i) M.Th-6; ii) BD- 23; iii) M.Div.- 6. We must be thankful to the BCM for giving sponsorship to all M.Th students. And the BCM Mission Department has taken eleven candidates and sent to AICS for Missionary Training.
1.4. Lay Leadership Training: A Lay Leadership Training was conducted in two pastorates, Saitual pastorate (May 4-7) and BCM Chanmari Vengthlang, Lunglei (November 2-4). The training was well attended by lay leaders and relevant teachings were given by Rev. Dr. R. Lalthanmawia, Rev. Joe Laldinpuia, Mr. Joel Zoramthanga, Mr. C. Lalhmachhuana, Miss Lalhmingmawii Chongthu, Ms. Lalremruati Rokhum and Rev. Dr. R. Zolawma from AICS and Rev. Dr. C. Vanlaldika from BCM Headquarters, Serkawn.
1.5. Senate Results 2018: God answered our prayer for the good of his children. God once again blessed AICS with very impressive Senate results which also mean God has count worthy the joint efforts of committed faculty members and hard working students. With pride, I would like to present our BD results as follows: we had Lalduhsaka Saza who passed in first class (A-);
8 in B plus; 11 in B grade. In addition, we also had very good M.Th first batch results: Three students maintained B plus and two students maintained B grade. We are reminded once again our testimony, “This is the Lord’s doing, it is marvellous in our eyes.”
1.6. Students from Princeton Theological Seminary: Since 2009 we have students from PTS every year. I am pleased to report that Mr. Austin Matthew came to AICS and stayed here for ten weeks (June-August). During his stay, he helped us in teaching English. He also had a weekend ministry at BCM Zotlang, Aizawl. We are extremely thankful to the PTS for the partnership and to student for his memorable ministry.
1.7. Students’ Exchange Programme with Yu-Shan Theological College and Seminary in Post Graduate Programme: We thank God for this wonderful partnership with YTCS. We sent our three students from History of Christianity discipline, Vanlalrema Renthlei, Singson and Moisen. They spent there in YTCS, Taiwan from April 30 till May 20. 2018. During their stay, they were offered one course in master level and they were also given ample opportunities to get exposed to churches in Taiwan. We have received information that students from YTCS will come to AICS in new session.
1.8. Students’ Exchange Programme with Harding Theological College (HTC), Tura, Meghalaya: With the consent of the Board of Theologic Education, AICS could start Students’ Exchange Programme with HTC. From AICS, we sent J. Lalruatdika leh Paominlen Stephen Haokip, BD III students to HTC and from HTC Apulbirth and Uday came to AICS. The exchange programme was arranged for one semester (first semester). We believe that this partnership will enrich our theological education and it will promote our unity in serving our Lord Jesus in the region. This partnership is worth continuing.
1.9. Infrastructure development
God our provider, Jehovah Jireh blessed us with funds through BCM to complete the SIM building. And also we received funds, rupees 16 lakh from
the Government of Mizoram for Zero Waste Management and Volleyball Court.
1.10. BCM Pastors’ Conference: We were privileged to host BCM Pastors’ Conference in December 10-13, 2018.
1.11. ATA Evaluation Team: As we applied for ATA Re-Accreditation of M.Div programme, The Evaluation Team came to AICS. In the Team, members were, Rev. Dr. Udaykumar, Rev. James Tamang and Rev. Kampo. They had a thorough evaluation in three days (February 27, 28, 29, 2019) and wrote recommendation to ATA Office for re-accreditation.
I thanked God for his faithfulness; I thanked faculty and staff for their cooperation. And I thanked students for their obedience.
God bless the AICS.