Quarter One 2020

The articles from this issue cover events from both the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

A PROFESSOR MADE

The November 2019 sitting of the PTC Executive and Council meeting saw the appointment of PT College Principal Reverend Dr. Upolu Luma Va’ai as a Professor in Theology in Ethics. Read More.

WHEN FRIENDS COME CALLING

The Pacific Theological College hosted visits from both Brot fur die Welt (Bread for the World) and One Mission World of Mission Einewelt both of Germany. Read More.

I WILL GO LORD IF YOU LEAD ME

On February 20th, the four newest members of the Pacific Theological College faculty committed themselves to serving PTC to the best of their ability, guided by God. Read More.

FIJI DAY

Flutters of blue flags in the wind, a blue cake and a choir decked in blue marked Fiji Day celebrations on October 10, 2019. Read More.

A DAUGTHER’S JOY

There are many reasons Pastor Leinamau Seru cried as her name was called out to receive her Masters in Theology and Ethics award and to be recognised as one of top students of her lot. Read More.

FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OF PRODUCING GIANTS

It was a bright day in 1961 when Suva was bustling with church ministers and leaders from across the Pacific. Read More.

LEADING IN UNIQUE TIMES

Fraught with many challenges, the likes of which are unprecedented, the people of Kiribati are looking to the church to provide guidance and to lead them in journeying unchartered waters.Read More.

FORTY YEARS ON

For forty years she has served the Pacific Theological College, a familiar figure to hundreds of students and their families over the decades.Read More.

STAFF & POLICIES

The Pacific Theological College is reviewing its general staff and policies and will consolidate all in a handbook for ease of access and reference. Read More.

A THEOLOGY FOR THE PEOPLE – SEND ME LORD!

It was a clear, bright afternoon on November 14, 2019 when twenty-one students graduated from the Pacific Theological College.Read More.

HEARTS AND HANDS

Suitcases of clothes, food and household materials were gifted to families of Wailea and Muanivatu settlements in Suva, Fiji.Read More.

MORE THAN MATH

At the Etina Havea Centre, children are encouraged to learn more than just reading, numbers and counting.Read More.

GIFT OF TOERE DRUMS

The College is grateful to our Maohi Nui family for the gift of ‘toere’ drums to add to the beautiful, Pacific traditional beats that raise praises to God. Read More.

WE ARE SORRY

The Pacific Theological College apologised to the people of Suvavou in a moving ceremony on March 16. Read More.

TWO FACULTIES MEET

After a two-year lapse, the faculties of both the Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS) and the Pacific Theological College (PTC) met for an evening of communion and sharing. Read More.

OUR BROKEN HOME

A broken house – some of whose inhabitants have disappeared, some homeless, while others are under siege – perfectly describes planet Earth. Read More.

RETHINKING, REFINING, RELOCATING

The Pacific Theological College faculty have been urged to rethink, refine and relocate theological education in a way that serves the will of God in the Pacific and brings to life the vision of the College’s new Strategic Plan. Read More.

THE WATER LENT CAMPAIGN

Dwindling water resources prompted the creation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Lent Campaign ‘Seven Weeks for Water’, pre-launched in Fiji.Read More.

MISSION CENTRE EXPANSION

Popular demand inspired the expansion of the Jovili Meo Mission Center (JMMC). Read More.

WELCOME SERVICE

‘Emulate the life and way of Christ’ were words of wisdom for students of the Pacific Theological College to start off the new academic year. Read More.

COVID19

COVID19 forced the closure of the Pacific Theological College late March coinciding with the end of the Semester 1A. Read More.

PRAYERFUL WOMEN

Brightly colored dresses and headscarves brightened up the atmosphere at the Pacific Theological College Chapel where Women’s Fellowship marked World Day of Prayer (WDP). Read More.

PTC IS 55

On March 16, the Pacific Theological College launched its 55th Anniversary celebrations that is to be marked with various events throughout the year. Read More.

LE FOLAUGA: THE JOURNEY

Le Folauga, translated as ‘The Journey’ in Samoan is the Pacific Theological College’s first published Year Book. Read More.

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES PILGRIMAGE

Seventy-four-year-old Suruj Mati was pleasantly surprised when the team from the World Council of Churches (WCC) arrived on her doorstep in January. Read More.

Q&A: ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS RT REVD. DR. Winston Halapua

The seventh of 10 children, son of the first Tongan Bishop of the Anglican Church. He first wanted to be in the Navy, then the Military, but followed his friends into Ministry and became an Archbishop. It’s a journey that began at PTC more than 50 years ago. Read More. of his story as we celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Pacific Theological College.

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