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ATM graduation ceremony and commissioning service

ATM graduation ceremony and commissioning service
Graduating students of the Academy for Theology and Missions, with faculty and the guest speaker on April 10.
By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 4/25/2019 11:51:35 AM IST

 DIMAPUR: The Academy for Theology and Missions (ATM) conducted its 2nd Graduation Ceremony and Commissioning Service at Thilixu Block II, Fellowship Church, Dimapur, under the theme, “Witnesses” (Acts 1:8) on April 10.

A press release from ATM founder, Rev. Dr. Hevukhu Achumi stated that graduation speaker, NBCC general secretary Rev. Keyho, congratulated the founder, the faculty and graduates for their success. He challenged the graduates saying that that life would be tough and hectic but the spiritual mentoring relationship they have received would take them beyond areas unimagined or thought about. Rev. Keyho also said that the graduation event or convocation was not the end but the commencement of a new beginning in the ministry. He told the graduates that theological education should enable them to carry the crucified Lord. The speaker also urged the graduates to be honest in the ministry and also offered a commissioning prayer for the graduates.

Earlier, a welcome address was delivered by Rev. Dr. Hevukhu Achumi. Alika Kinimi, lecturer, chaired the program; and the invocation prayer was offered by Tovikhu Tukha, pastor Thilixu Village Baptist Church. Lecturer Herato V Zhimo and Khailupei Raomai read from the scripture. A valedictory speech on behalf of the graduates was delivered by Khekali Yeptho (M.Div) and Hukheli Zhimo (B.Th). Awards were conferred by Shitovi Sema, vice principal and Kansinlung Kamei, academic dean. The awards were given away by Nikhevi, chairman, Thilixu Village Council. A vote of thanks was delivered by lecturer, Esther Yeptho and the benediction was offered by lecturer Vito K Chishi. Fifteen students graduated from ATM this academic year (2018-19) in different academic fields. Five students earned their Masters of Divinity, eight Bachelors of Theology degrees and two students Diploma in Theology.

 

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