New Graduate Program Opens in Sri Lanka

BY ccrossley | 27 April 2007 |

JSM-Langham recently helped fund the addition of a library for a new graduate program just opening at Lanka Bible College & Seminary. Here is an update on the opening from an LBC administrator:

Greetings from Lanka Bible College & Seminary!

This is to thank you all very sincerely for the help Langham Partnership has been doing for our Graduate Centre Library. The books have been coming in and we are grateful to Langham for the great role it is playing in equipping leaders for the Kingdom of God.

We count it a privilege to share with you all the Good News of the opening of our LBC Centre for Graduate Studies — first phase on 4th May. We know you all will not be able to make it, but we are sending the invitation for your prayers please. As Langham has played a big role in the life of our college, you all are always in our thoughts and prayers.

As you all might be aware, this new Centre in Colombo will enable us to cater to the needs of the Church in Sri Lanka in a very significant way. We have been having many evangelical scholars going abroad and not returning due to various reasons. LBCS has taken the initiative to reduce this “brain drain” by offering the following degrees in Sri Lanka:

M.Div. — LBCS has been offering this degree for the past few years and we are the only accredited seminary to offer M.Div. level study programme in Sri Lanka.

M.A. in Organisational Development and M.A. in Theology — We are in the process of launching it this year together with the partnership of National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL). Mr. Godfrey Yogarajah has been giving us his tremendous cooperation and has agreed to partner with us with the launch of other degree programmes as well.

The donation of Langham has added value to our library and has opened up ways for us to offer these graduate level programmes. Our sincere gratitude to Langham for having understood our vision and for having supported us thus far.

MA in Holistic Child Development — Together with Compassion International, LBCS and NCEASL will be launching this degree programme on the 7th of May.

With the strong commitment of educating leaders for tomorrow and generating scholars within the country, LBCS is moving on from strength to strength and is being encouraged by all your prayers and support.

We would like to take this time to individually thank you for the genuine partnership with us.

May the Lord bless your ministry with Langham Partnership.

Evangeline, LBCS