The 29th foundation of Discipleship Bible College, Dimapur was held on Thursday at the DBC premises.
While speaking at the function as a guest speaker, Editor of Tir Yimyim, K Temjen Jamir stated that earlier people thought that studying theology was to serve only the church ministry. While urging Bible students to depart from such traditional thinking, Temjen opined that today with the change of time, studying theology was not only to serve as pastors or youth directors or for that matter in church organizations but there were many areas where one could serve God as professionals if one was committed.
He said that it was not a time for theological graduates to wait for sponsorship or a call from local church to serve God for there were many urgent calls for evangelization from outside of the church and in order to meet that calls one must be prepared to work and earn for ones own livelihood.
Obtaining academic degree and waiting for the call from church might lead theological graduates into frustrations because placements in the church were limited, he said.
Sharing his views on the proposed sending of 10,000 missionary abroad, K. Temjen said out of 10 lakhs Christian population sending 10,000 missionary was not a big thing, if one was prepared with spiritual power, equipped with academic degree and vocational knowledge, problem of sending would not be there because people would go as missionaries by themselves.
Earlier Rev. Dr. Nuklu, Principal Discipleship Bible College gave a brief report about the college and paid to tribute to the founding members of the college.
Other highlights of the programme include presentation of special number and cultural items by Phom and Lotha students community.