Sing Song Service

Posted: September 5, 2013 in Chapel

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I really cherish the opportunity to lead the Sing Song service.  As a student I have been blessed by the Sing Song service. Today, I am part of the faculty and it continues to bless me. The Sing Song Service is a blessed time for both the faculty and students. The prayers, testimonies, and songs are an assurance of God’s continued presence in the life of our community.DSCN4058

Make something new in my life O lord!

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As a deer pants for the waters so my song longs after you

 

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I will never leave you nor forsake you….

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The making of Preachers

Posted: September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

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SIBS is committed to raising preachers who will ‘boldly’ preach the Word. We have special courses on Preaching and the students have several opportunities to preach during their study.

The courses on preaching and the practice preaching (in the Christu Sevak Samaj and the Christu Vanitha Samaj) helps the students to hone their preaching skills. May God richly bless our students as they learn the art and science of preaching. May the Holy Spirit give spiritual insight and wisdom to bring God’s Word to His people.

Special thanks to Dr. Mark Abbot for helping our students to preach ( ‘Say it well’).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What did I Miss?

Posted: April 25, 2013 in views
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Theology must help increase our passion, compassion and action. Theology must cease to be verbal gymnastics. A play of words that mean nothing to most people. Rather, it must be a reflection of faith. It must flow out of deep devotion to God. It must find creative expression so that it helps ordinary believers in their everyday faith.  You  could enroll at the seminary and study theology. But, reading books, writing assignments and passing exams is not everything. You could be A+ and still be hopeless. How do we get PASSION? How do we get COMPASSION? What would fire our ACTION? Well… all of this is caught not taught! You could be finishing this year and still be saying, ” I went to seminary and all I got was a degree”. Faith is made, it cannot be ready-made. You could be so near and yet so far. Being in the garage doesn’t make you a car. Does it?

Campus Sunday School

Posted: August 22, 2012 in Campus, News, Programmes

-  Alemchila Imchen (MDiv upgrader Ist year)

Children hold a very unique and special place in God’s design for humanity. Jesus valued children and took time for them.

It’s a privilege to be around with children. Being with children is just amazing. And, I am experiencing this every Sunday at the Campus Sunday School of which I am a part of. Every Sunday the campus kids come to Sunday School. The kids are amazing. They have different talents, interests and so on.

Teaching kids is quite a challenge. For one, the kids are all of different age groups and it is very difficult to get them all participate. Preparing a lesson plan to fit all ages is also quite a formidable task. But, we manage. It’s not that we are experts but we are learning the ropes and hopefully will be able to reach out better in the days to come.

The campus kids have loads of creativity. Not only are we amazed at what the kids can do but we also learn a lot from them.  Teaching children as part of the weekend ministry is the best thing that has happened to me –

Called to serve in Music and Song!

Posted: August 22, 2012 in News

The newly formed SIBS Choir brings the very best it can offer to God in worship and in the proclamation of the Gospel. Our goal is to glorify Jesus Christ by allowing Him to use the gift of singing of each individual choir member to bless the SIBS community.  The singing of the SIBS Choir is and always will be dedicated to the glory of God.We recognize that we are called to give sacrificially to the ministry of SIBS Ministries to seminary students pursuing B.Th and MDiv programmes. We are aware that we are called to serve in music and song out of a sense of gratitude to God for what He has done. Jesus is our story, our song!

Homecoming!

Posted: July 30, 2012 in Alumni, Chapel, News

“Can you speak at our chapel service?”, I casually asked Rev. N.G. Samson, Founder-Pastor of the Sajeeva Baptist Church, Bangalore. I knew he was going to be in Bangarapet for a baptism service. This is our 75th anniversary year and it would be great to have our graduates speak in the Chapel. Rev. N.G. Samson immediately agreed.

He spoke in the Sunday evening service. Rev. N.G. Samson recollected his student days at the seminary about 33 years ago. He thanked God for the blessings he has received all these years. “SIBS helped me to build my spiritual life”, he testified. I am sure many would agree with that because SIBS has a special place in all our hearts for what we have received from my stay and study.

Rev. N.G. Samson encouraged the students to faitfully minister God’s word to the world in need of the gospel, particularly those who are desparately in need of encouragement and other needs.

Rev. N.G. Samson expressed his joy at the progress of the seminary in the last few years. ” I really enjoyed the music and the lively worship”, he told me after the service.  He was also happy about the innovations in content delivery at SIBS.  He encouraged us to move forward so as to keep up with the changing times.

We thank Rev. N.G. Samson for visiting the seminary and encouraging the students.

We want SIBS graduates to visit SIBS, join with us in celebrating God’s faithfulness for the last 75years and share with us your life story. For in some sense, our stories are tied to the grand SIBS story. Please send email  ( reachsibs@gmail.com) or call to fix events in college.