The Foundation for Theological Education
in Southeast Asia

 

FTESEA Board


Executive Director office:

140 West Highland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

 
 


MISSION, VISION and PRIORITY STATEMENT OF FTESEA

OUR MISSION, IN CONSULTATION WITH CHRISTIANS IN CHINA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA, IS TO SUPPORT THE ON-GOING DEVELOPMENT OF THEOLOGICAL THOUGHT AND EDUCATION IN THOSE AREAS.

OUR VISION
The Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia envisions implementing its MISSION STATEMENT through partnerships, especially in China and South East Asia. We will seek collaborative relationships with theological schools, leaders of Christian churches, and ecumenical theological networks.

The FTESEA will carry out its MISSION STATEMENT with its partners (Nanjing Theological Seminary; the Department of Training of the China Christian Council; the Association for Theological Education in South
East Asia; and the Ecumenical Theological Education Unit of the World Council of Churches) through:
• Stimulating the development of theological schools, theological consultations /conferences /institutes/ publications, etc.;
• Advocating with a wide variety of funding agencies for the provision of funds for theological programs/ schools; and
• Funding programs/schools.

As the FTESEA implements its MISSION STATEMENT AND PRIORITIES, it envisions that there will continue to emerge:
• Christian theologies that arise from the specific contexts of China and South East Asia;
• Theologically equipped Christian leaders who provide competent leadership to their communities of faith; and
• Christian churches who share the Good News of the Gospel with enthusiasm and relevance.

OUR PRIORITIES
• Working through ecumenical networks for theological education;
• Identifying and cultivating new funding partners for theological education in China and South East Asia;
• Encouraging contextual theologies to serve Christian churches in China and South East Asia;
• Enhancing the development of library resources, including electronic information systems;
• Networking of theological schools and theologians;
• Promoting the participation of women in theological education;
• Advocating holistic/ecumenical theological education which addresses issues such as: evangelism, ecology, poverty, globalization, justice along with the traditional theological disciplines;
• Facilitating ecumenical support for advanced study by theological scholars and regional consultations, institutes, etc.; and
• Facilitating inter-religious dialogue and encounter in theological education.

 
Living the Mission