Malaysia Bible Seminary

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Malaysia Bible Seminary (MBS) is an interdenominational evangelical seminary located in the town of Kuang, Selangor, Malaysia to train local Christians preparing for ministry. The seminary was established in 1978, originally located at Luther House, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

The Chinese Department was established with the transfer of 5 students from the Malaysia Christian Training Centre, Rawang, which then closed. The English Department was established in the same year with the merging of the Pusat Latihan Kristian Melaka (Malacca Christian Training Centre, established in 1976) into the seminary.[1] Both of the predecessor centres were founded with the help of OMF International.

The founding Principal was Rev. Dr. Lukas Tjandra from Indonesia. Due to immigration restrictions, he left Malaysia in 1986, and was succeeded by the second Principal, Rev. Dr. Lee Ken Ang in 1989. The third Principal, Rev. Dr. Tan Kim Sai, was appointed in 1997,[2] and was succeeded by the fourth and present Principal Dr. Jason Lim w.e.f. January, 2010.

Key Personnel[edit]

  • Council Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Tan Chong Tin
  • Council Vice-Chairman:
Pr. Dr. Daniel Ho

English Department[edit]

  • Dean:
Rev. Dr. Tony Lim
  • Associate Dean:
Alison Lee
  • Associate Dean of Students:
Elder Jack Mock

Chinese Department[edit]

  • Dean:
Dr Lee Mee Onn
  • Associate Dean:
Rev. Dr. Francis Lai
  • Dean of Students:
Dr. Leow Hong Too
  • Director of Development:
Rev. Dr. Stanley Lai

Center for Christianity and Malaysian Studies(CCMS)[edit]

  • Director of CCMS:
Dr. Tan Hann Tzuu

Programs[edit]

MBS offers academic programs leading to the awarding of the following qualifications:[3]

Undergraduate[edit]

  • Certificate in Theology / Ministry (1 Year)
  • Diploma in Theology / Ministry (1 Year)
  • Bachelor of Ministry (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Theology (4 Years)

Graduate[edit]

  • Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (1 Year)
  • Master of Christian Studies (2 Years)
  • Master of Ministry (3-4 Years, Modular)
  • Master of Divinity (3 Years)

Accreditation[edit]

The following programs offered by MBS are accredited by the ATA:[4]

  • Diploma in Theology
  • Bachelor of Ministry
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies
  • Master of Christian Studies
  • Master of Ministry
  • Master of Divinity

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldsmith, Elizabeth (2007). Against All Odds. Carlisle: Authentic Media. p. 167. ISBN 1-85078-759-X. 
  2. ^ Renewed and Moving Forward. Malaysia: Malaysia Bible Seminary. 2008. p. 127. 
  3. ^ Malaysia Bible Seminary: Programme of Studies
  4. ^ Asia Theological Association: ATA Accredited Membership List

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