ACADEMY OF INTEGRATED CHRISTIAN STUDIES (AICS): REPORT OF ITS DEVELOPMENT WITHIN TEN YEARS R.L.

Hnuni Principal INTRODUCTION: I am very happy to give the development report of AICS on its 10 th year. I have been writing many reports right from the beginning of its inception till today. I thank the almighty God for upholding me and preserving my life to reach the stage of the 10th anniversary of AICS and enable me to give report of the ten years life of AICS on this auspicious occasion. I would begin my report with our testimony: This is the Lord’s Doing, it is marvelous in our eyes (Pss 118: 23) The Lord has done wondrous things, therefore we rejoice (Pss 126:3) It is not possible to bring out the so many events and activities that had happened within ten years, I will highlight some important events and anecdotes which may interest us. Since each Dean is writing report of their respective responsibilities, I will mention only general points starting with - (1) History of the Genesis of AICS, (2) Ethos, (3) Events and conditions prior to its inception, (4) Faculty, Staff and in general students (Dean will mention details) and other activities and Infrastructure development with different activities connected with it. 1. HISTORY OF THE GENESIS OF AICS: Wherever the church exists there is a sort of training school /Bible school for learning the word of God. This was also true in the case of Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM), missionary es used to conduct Bible lessons in a house level. As a mark of the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Christianity in Mizoram the BCM started the Jubilee Bible School in 1946 and there were 811 graduates till 1991. The BCM had a long-felt need to have their own full-fledged theological college as they had been sending B.Th and BD candidates to Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Aizawl Theological College, Serampore College and Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. As candidates increased in every college it was difficult to find seats in these colleges for many candidates. The Church leaders started discussing the need to start a theological college in 1986 and a land was bought Aizawl in 1987. Meanwhile, as more people committed their life to become missionaries in response to the missionary awakening in the middle of 1980, the need was felt to have Missionary training program to train the young men and women. The Jubilee Bible School was converted into a Missionary Training Institute (MTI) in 1991, 200 persons graduated. When the world entered into a new millennium- the 21st century, the idea of starting a theological college was revived again as a new millennium project, because the need was felt for quality improvement in the ministry of the church as there is increasingly complexity in the society that MTI alone could no longer meet. Having debated over 15 years on whether or not a theological college should be established, a long-felt need of having a new theological college was revived in 1996 Assembly, and Board of Governors was formed to search the possibility and make a plan. But due to some technical problems it could not be materialized and “the decision was defeated in the 1997 Assembly” (ref. Dr. Hrangkhuma’s report on 18 October 2000). finally in the year 1998 the Annual Assembly resolved to start a theological college as a mark of a new millennium, and it was called Mizoram Theological College. But the name was changed to Academy of Integrated Christian

Studies in 1999 Assembly to integrate various programs and the name is appropriate to reflect the vision and mission of the church. Thus, the need of the situations from different angles compelled the Church to start a fullfledged theological college to meet the contextual need and meet the challenges of the day. To initiate and start the pioneering work of establishing the college, Prof. Dr. R.L.Hnuni who was teaching at the Eastern Theological College, Jorhat was invited by the Assembly 1999 and she accepted and joined the BCM in May 1999, that was a year of concretization and awareness campaign to the church members for financial, moral, and prayer support. On 18 October 2000, AICS was inaugurated with 17 B.D.students and three teachers, four staff (mentioned below). A number of church members and church leaders attended the inaugural function. October 18 is observed every year as AICS Day. 2. DIFFERENT PROGRAMS: As indicated by the name “Integrated” – we are trying to integrate Mission Training to provide leadership in mission work to the normal theological training program of B.D level, and other programs such as School of Music, Leadership Training Program and Development Studies. As mentioned we have been able to integrate B.D and Mission Studies. We are also looking forward to integrate other programs. “Integrated” also means Integration of Academic, Spiritual and Practical emphasis to provide competent and committed leadership. We are now trying our best to integrate spirituality and academic excellence. Thus AICS is so named because of the vision and mission that is intended to carry out and its Motto is Holistic Ministry. The programs that have been integrated are: • Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) program as the main theological education program, • Missionary training under M.A and M.Div (Missiology) a 3-year degree course, • Ministerial Training Program, • Research and Development, • School of Music, • Practical ministry (Field Education). Each Dean gives a separate and detailed report of all the programs. 3. ETHOS OF AICS: On the day of inauguration, Rev. Dr. Hrangkhuma, the then General Secretary of the BCM, apprised in his report the ethos that AICS is the new millennium project of the BCM, (1) it is intentionally ecumenical, to that end other churches had been invited to send representatives to the Board. (2) Spiritual formation and academic excellence are to be given equal importance, “AICS aims to produce scholar-saints”, (3) the nature of leadership AICS aims to produce is of servant-leaders, “serving others is the hallmark of AICS,” (4) the truth and integrity of the Bible will be firmly upheld and be used contextually, (5) AICS is a place where Theory and Practice are combined and integrated, (6) the integrated programs mentioned above will bring out the holistic nature of Christian ministry and (7) the core values of Holy Spirit filled life, prayer and worship, integrity and discipline is promoted so that God’s reign may be extended, established and live out. 4. STEPS TAKEN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AICS: 4. 1. First Steps taken for the establishment of AICS:

.Selection of BD candidates to be done by the Board .in 1999 and many envelopes had been printed out for this. library counter. Associate General Secretary i/c Theological Edn and Director of AICS.fund raise programs. B. BOARD OF AICS (BAICS-as it was first called) First Board Meetings in 1999: • 2.” (Pss 127:1-2). • Library needed to be developed – books were ordered from Asian Trading Corporation.To divide the VIP room of Guest house into two rooms for Director’s residence.50. took initiative in making programs to visit the churches. making library cards. • Miss C.” (Pss 127:1-2). but the actual amount received was Rs 272. When I joined the work in May 1999. July 1999: The first meeting of the Board of AICS as it was called then was held on 7 July 1999 in the ES Office Aizawl and considered . The Assembly had decided that each baptized members should contribute Rs 100/. was started –B. with some BCM leaders and and MTI Principal and teachers. card. Bangalore. catalogue system.(ten lakhs) for 2000 was re-appropriated to Rs 9. Serkawn by the side of the Office of Rev..025/-. etc. were ordered from Delhi.16. As Rev. the then Principal of MTI. There was no money and it had to be borrowed from the Office to start the work.when to start construction works. table and a chair in the Office. Ramdina were angaged. missionary was tranferred from Arunachal to work at AICS to teach English. Part II:3:4) . • 21 September 1999: The second Board meeting held on 21 September 1999..in Serkawn. Zirsangliana. catalogue cabins.Motto: Holistic Ministry which was proposed by the Director was accepted .Rules and Regulations will be framed by the General Secretary.00. she joined me from July 2000 in Serkawn where she helped in library works and continued the same work after moving to Baptist House in Aizawl in January 2000. • Library equipments such as steel racks. 4. and construction committee members appointed . • Buying necessary stationeries for sending out letters and envelopes • writing and sending out letters and printed envelopes for contribution to all secretaries of the churches and Pastors of the BCM with a quotation “Unless the Lord builds the House those who build it labour in vain.AICS budget Rs 10.The first Office of the Director of AICS was located at the Missionary Training Institute.000/. My first tasks as I began to sit in the Office were: • Dedicating AICS project to God with prayer: “Unless the Lord builds the House those who build it labour in vain. Lawmsanga the then BCM President and I traveled together the question that he asked me was: “How will you start the college.Lalrempuii. urging the Church leaders and Pastors to pray that AICS should be the project of God and not BCM and God alone should be the one who would establish it. Lawmsanga.when to start class – decided to start in October 2000 (1999 Assembly Min. . . what will you do first?” This was the questions of many asked. and technician Gujral was sent from Delhi to arrange racks.Lalchami.From agenda: Emblem prepared by John Lalrambuatsaiha was accepted with some changes .Thangchina.000/-and 62000 envelopes were sent out to churches.000/-. • Rev. fundraise committee members appointed for Aizawl and Lunglei . I will highlight only few points: Director gives Reports that amount expected from contribution from Baptized members from Envelopes was Rs 3. there was one wooden rack.2.

and they were kept in R & D Office. Isua Krista Kohhran (Bualpui Ng).• - Board membership should include. • Beds. Evangelist Teacher from Putlungasih will work as peon as he applied for transfer for health reason. and chairs and other essential furniture were ordered from different workshops for Hostels and quarters. There are so many other things to highlight. While Serkawn Office continued the second Office had to run in Aizawl from January 2000 and started processing the works. Manipur Baptist Convention ATC Principal’s letter concerning starting AICS in Aizawl was read and discussed. K. It was well received by them.Thangkima’s house in Zonuam was rented from September 2000 and all the furniture were shifted there in September itself in 407.Ropianga. Lairam Baptist Church. The Salvation Army.Lalchami joined us after two days in the same quarters. . 2000 Sent out information to apply for B.Director distributed Application Forms for Admission which she prepared and was accepted etc.The first Brochure of AICS was made and distributed to the members. the room was re-arranged as decided by the Board mentioned above. • Pu C. 3.Gine. Dr. HC Vankairinga to AICS to assist the Director in whatever works necessary after he completed M. in the Relief and Development Office. .Fete or Fehchhuah organized in different churches in Lunglei for fundraise .Lalrempuii transferred by ZBM will also join AICS from April to do necessary work . the name is changed from BAICS to Board of Theological Education (BTE). only above are mentioned to show how things developed from the scratch. Rabha Baptist Union. but space does not permit to mention all. Baptist House. 24 candidates appeared for entrance test and interview before the Board and 15 of them were selected and 2 later on. 10.D in January 2000 and 24 candidates applied. From the Board meeting No. Dr. Aizawl. Sadananda (Secretary) and Rev. Shifting Office to Aizawl: As both the campus and academic preparation had to be done in Aizawl. .Reported & decided: Property Committee gave MZ-01-5799 (ES used Gypsy) for AICS use. P.C. C.C. Jorhat was first Retreat speaker.EMI prepared Master Plan of AICS was ready for members to see. Rev.Upa T. Tripura Baptist Christian Union. 2000 14 April 2000: 5th Board meeting: Highlight only few among many . Right from the beginning even though the community was few in number.Date of Entrance test and interview was fixed on 27 & 28 January. Tables. . October 2000. ETC. Lecturer. • Occupied the rented building before the students arrived and when the 17 students arrived the Hostel. • 19 January 2000: 4th meeting of the Board: Highlight only two among many.from Rural Development for making approached road. . Things done initially are: Preparation for academic program started from January. 15 December 1999: Third meeting of the Board : One of the Director’s report was that the Board members and Senate leaders – Bishop Gladstone (President). .Received Rs 50. • To start classes we had Retreat Program from 21-23. another Office was arranged in the Guest rooms of the Baptist House.Thanzauva and I welcomed them. 3. .Pastoral Committee posted Rev.Lalrempuii and B. Dr. • The first BD entrance test was conducted on th June 27 2000.Presbyterian Church of Mizoram. . worship life and singing was very lively.Th from April 2000. Satyaranjan (Registrar) had meeting together in State Quest House and discussed the new project of AICS.000/. Evangelical Church of Maraland. . Rev.

Dr. Dr. Married to Mr. joined AICS fom 2004. I was asked to present paper on AICS This was the first time AICS group presented a song on Saturday and Sunday morning worship service – Guide me O Thou great Jehova & Jesus what a beautiful name.Sangvela Missiology. R.Th in OT join from May 2003 Visiting Professor: Rev. interv. C. Academic Dean 2 Rev. November 2001. .Lalrempuii Started with Library work & then English teacher Rev. C.L. Dr. Dr. Hrangkhuma & Rev. (Religion & English) UK New Faculty from 2004 May/June 1 Rev. 2001 Altogether 9 full time faculty members.Hnuni Director & Old Testament & Hebrew and i/c Accounts 2 Rev. Raltawnga (Executive Secretary) and Rev. Missioloy Miss Eyingbeni left for D. Development of Faculty & staff : AICS started with only three faculty members. I will bring out only new faculty and staff each year. joined AICS froim Tripura from 20 October.A (Missiology) and he joined AICS from April 2001.Thanzauva ( Method of Study) helped us in teaching. as above 5 Rev. BD Orientation program 1 Prof. R.Thanzauva Principal. of Christianity & Communication. 3. (Etiquette) Rev.Ngurhnema Christian Ministry. Ms Watimongla. • The Board meeting in 17 March 2001 decided to request the ZBM to depute Upa R. he looked after Lengpui Bial till March 01 3 Miss C. October. HC Vankairinga Old Testament 3 Mr.Zolawma Theology. joined from June 2002 4 Miss Eyingbeni Theology. K. June 2002. one peon and a driver.March 2001.Vanlaldika M. Dr.Lalthanmawia New Testament & Greek. LH Lalpekhlua Theology deputed by LIKBK. joined from May 2002 2 Rev. C. Senti. Senti Aier M. Initially only three full time faculty members were there at the time of starting: Faculty from October 2000. he taught 2 years and left in March 2004 New Faculty from 2003 1 Mr.Hnuni made Vice Principal 2. Kamalakar New Testament . History of Christianity in India and Major Religions respectively. • Aizawl West ABC Conference was held in BCM Luangmual from 27-30. It is not possible to make the list of Faculty and staff for ten years. F. Dr. K.L. on 19 May. taught 3 months left for study 6 Rev.Chhawna New Testament joined from may 2002 3 Mr.Ngurhnema.• Classes started from 24 October 2000. R. C. joined in June 2001 4 Ms Bharati History of Christianity.Th in Religion join in June 2003 2 Rev. New Faculty from 2001 May/June besides the first three mentioned above: 1 Rev. one Library Assistant.Lalrempuii was sent to Birpara for Headmistress of Birpara Mission School by the Mission Department. New Faculty members who join from March 2002 May/June: 1 Rev.Lalmuankima (IKKL) helped in part time teaching in Introduction to Communication from 1. Rev. Singapore in September 2004. 2001 a week after we started AICS. Thongsei Haokip History of Christianity.L. Zochhawna to teach M.Th studies in TTC. V. Theology. R. George Thomas Hist. 3. C. joined from June 2002 5 Dr. David Minton.Dr.

A. 2010 1 Prof.Div. i/c Book Service and Tithe Warden..D. V.Behera and Dr.Th (Homiletics) Rev Lalnunzira was posted in ZBMPK Pastorate Shillong from May 2010 and is elected NEICC Secretary. Mission Training Dean.Th.A. V.D. B.B. R.. M. Rev. M. M.Hruaia History of Christianity.Moses Lalrohlua Sailo Church Music joined AICS from June 2009 14 Rev . M. New Faculty from 2007. M. Zolawma B. Keciziuing Siang B. Dr.. R. (Communication) Principal Dean. Lalnunzira Christian Ethics Joined AICS in May 2008 2 Rev. teaching one year 2005. Prog. H.Andrew Lalhmangaiha Missiology.Th (OT) 2 Rev.Th. Mr.A.H Nimreila B.L. Women Hostel Chaplain i/c Social Work & Computer 12 Mr .L Chhawna Khiangte B.A..A. New Faculty from 2009 : 12 Mr C Lalhmachhuana Communication joined AICS from June 2009 13 Mr . M. Lalthlamuana Christian Ministry 3. Dr.Th.D.. 13 Rev . he left in 2008 New Faculty from 2008 June: 1 Rev R.Th (Theology) 4 Mr. (NT) 8 Mr. Lalruatkima Theology. Dr.A. left for Doctoral studies in FFRRC Kotayam Kerala Altogether there were 13 Faculty members in 2005 New Faculty from 2006. M. David Minton (Pu Zomawia) U. from Nagaland Visiting Professor: Rev Dr. Practical Ministry Hist of Christianity Dean.Sc. M.. (Ms) R. B. Rev.Zolawma. M.L. Ph. Rev H.D. B.D (U.K Rohmingliani B. B.D. .L.L. Research & Dev. David Minton.L Chhawna submitted their Doctoral Thesis and joined AICS from March and July 2009 respectively.A.K Rohmingliani Homiletics joined AICS from Dec 2009 Rev R.Th. M. M. Rodinmawia B.K) English and Religion Mr Lalruatkima left for Doctoral Studies in U. (Missiology) 5 Rev. LH Lalpekhlua Completed his Ph D from Auckland deputed by LIKBK 2 Rev.Sc (Hons). Dr A. D. 2011.H Lalpekhlua was elected AGS by the LIKBK in 2007.D.L Hruaia Khiangte B. Rodinmawia Religion and Society 5 Mr.D.Chhawna. MCM.K. Wati Longchar in January 2008. B. 11 Mr C Lalhmachhuana B. Minis. M. V.Th (NT) 9 Ms.Lalthanmawia was posted as Pastor of Luangmual Pastorate from May 2008 and is now doing Doctoral study in New Testament at UTC Bangalore.D.A.New Faculty from 2005 May/June 1 Rev. and Rev. Academic Dean Dean. L.Th (Religion) 6 Rev. B. will join from Jan. Lalhmingchhuanga M.A.D.D. (Church Music) i/c Music.Th.. Christian Min.E. 4 Rev.. joijned from June 2005 Rev. B..H Nimreila Theology Joined 2007 from Manipur Visiting Profs : Rev. Zolawma and Rev V. B.Th.S. Lalhmingchhuanga Christian Ministry joined AICS in May 2008 Mr Senti Aier went to Calcutta for Doctoral studies from June.Th 7 Rev V. (Theology) 10 Rev. Amongla joined Mr Senti Aier. June: 1 Ms. Present Faculty members June. June: 1 Mr. left in 2006 for doctoral study 6. B.D.HC Vankairinga B.Moses Lalrohlua B. (OT) 3 Rev R. Train. Rev.A 2006. Lalthlamuana was deputed to teach at SAIACS in Bangalore..Hnuni BA (Hons). husband in Calcuttta in June 2008. Rev Dr.L. M.Th.. B... Keciziuying Siang New Testament. Andrew Lalhmangaiha B.

Evan. K. stayed up to 2003 New staff Staff From 2002 1 B. Lalremruati 3 Mr. back to Hqtrs 2002 4 F. 2000. for Accountant joined from Feb. ref.teacher from Putlungasih T._________________________________________________________________________ Office & Library Staff 1 Ms B.Lalrinzuali Library Assistant Driver. Library Assistant. 2006 Cook. Assistant & Computer. Darhunthanga Transfered from Diphu.Th study Library Assistant. Ramthianghlima 6 Laldinpuia 7 Mr.Ropianga 4 Mr. Board meeting 11. 2000 New staff who joined from 2001: 1 Upa J.Rotlinga Mr. March 2001. joined AICS from June. from September 2000 Lib. Teacher transfered from Putlungasih. New Staff Staff From 2004 1 C.Lalngilneia. from No. 2000 Work Supervisor. MTI Librarian Peon. Lalhundika 3 Ngurduhthangi 4 Lalmuanawma New Staff in 2003 : 1 K. Rodingliana. joined April 2000 Driver joined from February 2000 UDC sent for Office work. left in December 2008 Selected Pro Pastor and from joined 2009. Lalbiakzuala 2 Lalhmingsangi No new Staff in 2005 New Staff From 2006: 1 Mr. joined AICS from November 2006 New Staff From 2007 May/June: 1 Rev Samuel Lalremsanga 2 Laltlansangi 3 Rodingliana New Staff From 2008 – 2009 5 H. in Saiha pastorate Library Assistant. Nov. Singpari 2 Mr. MTI. 2 Ms R. posted as Pastor in Hnahthial ‘N’ from 2008 Library Assistant. left for M.Lalsangzela. 2001 3 Lalbiakzami (Mazami) LDC. Office Assistant and UDC from 2006 Lib. 2010 . C.Laltlanzauva Driver. Office attendant Office Attendant and any necessary works. from 2003 Cook Helper in the library. Evan.Letkholun Haokip New Staff From 2009 1 Mr. 407. helped in Library from Sept 2000. Kaphleia Peon from 2001. Aibula Fanai OS. left for SAIACS in 2008 Library Assistant.Ropianga retired in December 2000 2 Mr. HM in Vathuampui Selected Pro Pastor and from joined 2009. transf. Daniela Mr. and later on Administrative Assistant i/c Accounts Administrative Assistant. earlier in MTI Assistant Librarian ( from 18 November 2000). cook. appointed Pro Pastor from Jan. joined AICS. Lalchami 2 Ms Lalhriatpuii 3 Upa T. he stayed only 2 months from Oct-Nov. PCO. Vanlalpeka 2 Ms. Assistant.

the man thing is to visit us and have time together with us. Right from the beginning. As the deer panted for the waters. They came help the planning of AICS campus. David Groves. Bolero & Bus joined AICS from January 2004 5 Mr. joined AICS from June 2010 4 Mr. Pro Pastor. because we asked fund from ABWAid for building. Visitors from Overseas: Even before starting and immediately after starting AICS we have been having visitors much sooner than we expected. Mr. joined AICS from 2005 5 Ms Lalhmingsangi Library Assistant. 2000. David Groves. Lalnghakliana Mr. . Vanlalfaka Driver. He came on 7th of Nov. Habert Rorelliana Driver. 407 & Bus. 5). Lalpiantluanga Mr. F. Pro Pastor. I will just list down only early visitors: 1). Shillong. Lalbiaknunga Office Attendant. taught students the parables in Luke’s Gospel 6). Ray Mc Millan who was the former Principal of the Alpha Bible College. They visited Serkawn as well. from Jan 2010 Driver 407.8. having visitors and even students from abroad. J. . joined AICS from June. They surveyed the land on 17th June.4 5 6 Mr. The Canadian Heart Warmers: Mr. joined AICS from September 2010 3. Lalrammawia Library Assistant cum Driver. They left in June 25. 3). Australian Baptist World Aid Director: On 16. 2). Decem. Letkholun Haokip i/c Accounts. She taught us songs which are AICS favorites till today: Jesus. 1999: Five members came their leader was Clint Pickett. Director of Australian Baptist Missionary Society and his wife visited AICS on January 2001. joined AICS from July 2009 6 Mr. R.Gospelmawia Library Assistant. 2000. joined AICS again from June 2010 8 Mr. Mr. 3. etc. Kristine Rebecca Bartelt: Miss Rebecca Bartelt. Lamb of God. Registrar from Decem 2009 1. from Jan. Timothy Huff: One of EMI team members who had made the master plan and blue print for the Guest House. Engineering Ministry International (EMI) from USA June 16-25. EMI came to AICS the second time of Mr. Lalrammawia Cleaner. 2009 2 Mr. i/c Xerox.Ray McMillan and friends came from 21-24. October 1999. 1999. joined AICS from April. Lalmuanawma 3. November. Clint Pickett. they surveyed and made Master Plan and This time 8 members came. we are happy that our dream is coming true gradually. 7). joined AICS from January 2010 6 Mr. 1999. Miss Lalmuanpuii Library: Assistant Librarian. They came for different purposes. 4). our plan is to internationalize AICS in terms of speaking/using English. 2010 7 Mr. a music teacher and a Choir Director at Kodaikanal International School came on 4th . 2000 and took some classes as well.visited us site of AICS. Vanlalpeka PS. & English Teacher. etc. Rev. Engineering Ministry International (EMI) second time : On February 16. joined AICS from November 2000 4 Ms Lalhriatpuii UDC. Chris Pittendrigh. Ray took two classes for three days. 2010 Work Supervisor. joined AICS from July 2009 Present Staff 2010 April – till date October 2010: Join AICS from 2008. helping in the Library at present.

a Black. • Director led the ceremony and gave the report.Hrangkhuma on 11. 2000. the then President were asked to dig the ground first. K. Tony gave pound 1000/. Director. stayed at AICS for six months and supervised the work. Director Mission & Education. BCM. Tanhril. the first social work done by the Baptist Office staff consisting of Office. BCM Luangmual was appointed the first work supervisor from Nov.Kapsanga As soon as the ceremony was over.000/. 2000. V.8) The Baptist World Alliance Mission Team visited AICS on 3rd December 2002. the digging was started by JCB. • We hired a brand new JCB from Pu F. his team members are: Zac Patnaic.Lalchungnunga former Presidents of BCM and Rev. THE LAND: The AICS site was bought by the BCM from Evan. HS Luaia on 24. making road for them. Jonathan.Sep. very good and powerful singer. Dr. Vanlallawma for Rs 350. Arthur Criscoe. Tony Cupit spoke and the two singers presented beautiful songs. As it is difficult for the Director to handle the two works – academic. • Rev. CAMPUS PREPARATION: The site preparation started when we had Ground breaking ceremony on 6 April 2000. helped us in the initial stage. 4. Rev. Senate on 20th March 2000 • The foundation of first quarters was laid by Rev. • The Guest House foundation was laid by Rev. The members are Daryl Husband. In 1999 the land towards the western side starting from the present first quarters from the gate to beyond the third quarters was bought again from Pu F.Rothuama did the dedication prayer. 4. Tony Cupit. Construction work started side by side with academic program. • Mr. husband of Lalbiakzami. • Mr. First Fruit Organization on 13 March 2001 after coming back from BCM Assembly. August. Press and Bookroom and Relied and Development Staff under the leadership of Rev. Tommy. He is the main architect of AICS. C. they are Rev. Lalzamliana Sailo. . Rodingliana. November 2003. It is a range of hill starting from the present gate to the present carpentry workshop. • Mr. 9) BWA Mission Team visited AICS the second time on 12. D.for Girls hostel. As the EMI group were coming in June 1999. after some time we found that there was stone quarry. 5.Lianthanga already in 1987 for Rs 150. Rev.Zawnga and Rev. Er. particularly Hostel building.S Satyaranjan. F. WORK SUPERVISORS: The construction of the first Faculty quarters started in September.000/. Fortunately. F. Property Manager. In the beginning of 2000 the adjoining land till the old Chapel was bought again for Rs 450. 2001. C.Victor Lalrinawma. • Mr. Foundations laid: • The main building foundation was laid by David Bennet.000/. Cassandra Jones. HC Vankairinga and our neighbour Pu Saizahawla and JCB drivers were present. which we regard as God’s hidden treasure for AICS. administration and construction. and Carolyn. Merilyn.from Pi Thanmawiii. a singer for Bill Clinton. Er.Rothuama to clean and clear off the site. also supervised and helped us in the building work. • Their wives and some Board members. Dr. LDC also did supervising work.L. Registrar. 2000 • The Hostel foundation was laid by Rev. Lawmsanga.. The whole area of land is roughly 46 bigha.

after M. BCM Electric. BKHP. Zonuam 11. USA Rs 25. Aizawl West 9.for building • First Fruits Organization. but foreign contributions received for construction and other things may be mentioned: • Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) London Rs 6. R & D along with Rev.600/.Th studies. 28 members.for building In His Name Trust. 60 Members on April 25-26.L. BCM. BCM Zonuam. 6. All of these efforts by God’s grace helped us occupy the campus in November 4. 2002.000/. BCM. They will be brought out when writing a separate report Booklet for AICS. on April 1-5.for building • A number of churches and individuals also contributed. BCM.for building Baptist World Alliance. Zonuam. Rs 5. TKP Venghlui. for mini library • EMW Germany Rs 32. Hunthar. Chawlhhmun 6.for building • EMW Germany. on April 16-19.for building Corner Stone Trust. 8. all cannot mentioned here. 2.00.00. • Church members of Aizawl city came forward dug the ground.• Rev. Australia. Zotlang. will be too long. From far flung areas and from the city Church members came as FOD – BKHP. Rs.000/. the present site of main building. 2002 BMP Khawnglung.000/. including social work. BCM. around 200 members came both Government Officers. USA.Chhawna joined AICS in 2002.Rothuama (ES) did the first social work of cleaning the site for EMI team. TKP and as a whole church and as Pastorates. 7. • Secondly. BCM. BKHP Tlabung Bial (not workcamp) 4. FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: God aroused people’s mind whom we knew and never knew and they came forward to donate for building projects. Rs 46. All those who contributed cannot be mentioned now.for the main building. Much physical and prayer support was received as well. 2002 BCM Serkawn. because of which the construction work is blessed by God. Few who did social work in the beginning till 2002 may be mentioned. 7. SOCIAL WORK: Church members’ physical contribution from beginning till today is wonderful.85.00. members of Town Church. BMP BCM Darzo. • • • • Mission Enterprise. Aizawl 12. he was made supervisor for the construction from June 2002. Rs 28. 2002.000/.000/.did social work of making the first work shed on the top.00. In this report all names cannot me brought out.Church leaders. • All Staff of Executive Secretary – Office. Aizawl 10. Rs 5. 2002 Those who came for Social Work in 2001-2002 from Aizawl city were: 1.00. . V. Press and Bookroom. 6.00. BMP.00. from International Charitable Foundation. and prominent citizens on 20th March 2000. on the day Senate Commission visited AICS and the site.000/-. Hnahthial came for Work camp in 2001 • • • • BMP BCM Mualthuam. TKP. Those who camp for Workcamp in 2001-2002 are: • TKP.TKP. All cannot be mentioned here. Chanmari.for building • Tear Fund (Australia) Rs 168. Ramhlun ‘S’ 5. BCM. TKP Aizawl ‘S’ 3. BCM.225/.members 25. on September 22-26. as there was no proper work supervisor that time. Seeing so many were working members were very much impressed.00. C. BKHP and TKP and BMP . Rs 1.000/. worked very hard with full dedication to occupy in time for second term. Chanmari.000/.for Xerox machine In His Name Trust. 13.

santali laborers and tray for cooking bitumen on two occasions. students of the first three batches did a lot of physical work and they are really instrumental for AICS development. 2002 by the community alone giving thanks to God for the wonderful works. it was always confusing for people with Tanhril village up in the hill. We sincerely thank them. 8. Till today. The Faculty unanimously accepted and was approved by the Board on 22 November 2002 with the present postal address: AICS. On 5th November.for this. It was a great day. 2003 immediately following the BMS-BCM Centenary celebration. within two years time of campus preparation. We thank God for all the blessings and prosperity bestowed upon us. 2002 we conducted the first morning devotion in one of the hostel rooms with full inspiration and that was one of the best morning devotions at AICS. 80. the Hebrew name for the glorious presence of God to indicate that God has been gloriously and marvelously present with us from very beginning. AICS DEDICATION SERVICE: The Official Dedication was held on March 11.Students’ contribution for the development of the campus and building is enormous. particularly the first three batches of students really did hard work. 10. clearing the campus and in in packing and loading the properties of all the families and college. Aizawl has provided two police trucks for two full days. government officials and prominent citizens in the Dedication Service. for they gave us Rs 60. we shifted to the campus on 4 th Nov. we did not have many things when we shifted things from Baptist House. Shekina Hill.796001. we continued the building and completed gradually as we occupied. Mizoram. social work is the feature of every Saturday morning routine. HELP FROM GOVERNMENT: The Government helped us in many ways: • Power and Electric Department. That is why we could have many Church leaders from overseas. Chapel. made bore well in two places. made 39 water container drums for AICS • PHE Dept. SHIFTING TO THE CAMPUS ON 4 NOV. 11. • Upa. MAIN BUILDING: . Post Box No. set up separate transformer in the campus in 2002. Before we started classes we had dedication Service on 6th Nov.. we cannot forget the generous donation of BCM. DGP. 9. Gos has been at work and it is God the Shekina who builds AICS. Town Church. Ramhluna has provided us two trucks which worked for two full days • Aizawl ‘W’ pastorates arranged local churches to help us in our shifting everyday in turn as shifting took place in bits one week ahead. Aizawl. • In connection with black topping the campus. quarters were not fully completed. They maintain and beautify the campus. • Black topping of the campus carried out from March-April 2005. • PHE Dept. C. The name Shekina Hill was proposed by the Principal for the location. Church leaders from other states. 2002. The following people helped us in our shifting and we are very much indebted to them: • Pu Tumsanga. PWD provided Road Roller. but when we shifted down to the campus we were blessed with so many stuff that we needed to be helped as mentioned below. 2002: As the rented building could not accommodate the third batch. Since AICS is located in Tanhril area. hostels.000/. • Zonuam TKP and BKHP helped us in cleaning the houses.

It is sad to record that the senior most masonry worker Pu Rokunga suddenly died with heart problem while having noon tea in the courtyard of the main building. TKP.m. P. evening devotions and community worship as we do. Dr. • Worship Service at 10:00 a.• • • • • • • • • • • We had dedication for the work of the main building with prayer with laborers in 2004. Building process started in 2004. personal and ministerial development. used till 2005 • The BCM Headquarters gave 11 year old BCM Bus to AICS in April 2004. To this end we offer and carry out: 9. came and did digging of the post. • The BCM bought new LPK 407 tipper in 2004 itself. • We had PCO from September 2003. without which academic achievement alone will not meet the contextual need of the people. students were very happy. and it was sold out in 2004. Dr. during Holy Communion Service of Graduation Day. silver colour delivered on 24 Nov. It was dedicated by Rev. Classrooms were occupied from 2007. Gine (Valedictory Speaker) dedicated it on 3 April 2004. OTHER THINGS: • We have been using the old Gypsy from 2000 til the BCM bought Bolero. we started using it from June 2009. Rev. 2. It is normal for theological colleges to have morning. Two quarters below the Library floor were finished and occupied in June 2006 and the basement floor was occupied by laborers.C. Speakers from from outside are invited. 2003. It was completed in May and with the name Pastor Thanzinga Chapel. Different programs are organized during the Retreat: • Bible Studies every morning at 7-8 a. emphasis is given to the spiritual formation towards the spiritual maturity of students. David Minton (Pu Zomawia) on 28 November 2003. Different programs are carried out for spiritual formation.m. theological colleges play very important roles in shaping and moulding the life of students and graduates of theology who will become Pastors. While emphasizing academic excellence. SPIRITUAL FORMATION: To meet the need of the 21st century church and society. The Administrative Offices and faculty Offices were occupied on 10 September 2010. The main building was occupied bit by bit. • Prayer walking /Bethel Day time and Group discussion . We normally have themes. 9. It has done very good service for 6 years. We Thanked the Almighty God for the new vehicle. Library was shifted in 2005 from the Chapel building. BCM. We have Spiritual Formation Class for First Year students 9. 1. • The old 407 bought for Bookroom had been used by AICS for carrying water from 2000 onwards. Retreat programs two times in a year for two full days and half. The new Chapel in the main building used for Valedictory Service of 2009 graduates before completion and it was Dedicated by the community before using it on 18 April 2009. Many a times Faculty members are used for Speakers. and they worked very hard. we dedicated it on 11 April 2004. GLX. 2003. missionaries and leaders. Hnahthial South Bial first did the digging first for the post of the main building in November 12. it was dedicated in May 2009.m & 3:30 p. Cherhlun BMP.

for the health ands strength bestowed upon me to shoulder various responsibilities of the college and other tasks laid upon me. even Fruits (children) take part and enjoy all worship programs. Two rooms in the basement are also occupied. 4. maintain personal discipline. Students Vesper at 6:00 p.7.00. most of the times fellowship groups pray at the appointed places. Morning Devotions are conducted in creative ways by teachers. The top roofs of the main building have to be constructed. students and in implementing different programs. It will require at least Rs 17. till 8:00.L. 9. Friday evening is fasting prayer – it is optional. PRESENT WORK: 1.m. is also under Construction 4. R. sometimes all pray together. staff. they always long for such time after leaving the college. Faculty. particularly. Singspiration every Sunday evening at 7:00 p. Worship program is made for members to enjoy worship.• Singspiration / Praise and Worship at 7:p. I thank God for the opportunities to participate in various meetings. it is under construction. We are thankful to God almighty who alone does wondrous things.m. Waiting shed at the top. built with MP fund. We need prayer support and generous contribution from the churches. 9. CONCLUSION: God has been leading and guiding AICS in a marvelous way. to grow in relationship with God and so that they will be usable for God and become God’s useful instruments wherever they serve. 3. it is under construction. final year students in turns and sometimes in teams under the leadership of faculty member. this is the big national program and the BCM is the main host.m. Sunday morning worship at 10:00 a. Faculty members lead and preach. Prof.m. 9. and Guest preachers are invited at least once a month. Mission Building. Sunday morning (6:30 a. 9. This really enhanced the spiritual development of the students. every student comment is that Singspiration is one of the main sources of their spiritual growth. 6.m) Fellowship Groups prayers. 8. many do this.m. I thank members of the Church and all well wishers within and outside the country for their support in developing the College and attaining and achieving what we are today. These worship exercises really enhance and develop the spiritual life of the students and staff. Dr. 9.Hnuni. SENATE CONVOCATION: The Senate Convocation 2013 is to be hosted at AICS. The whole worship is done creatively and many students take part in different items. Community Worship on Sunday Afternoon 3:30 p. students of different classes lead in turns 9. Gospel singers are invited at times. is compulsory for every one. 3. 2. Principal. AICS . Changes and developments have been taking place in matters of infrastructure. 9. 7. The two floors below are finished and two faculty families occupied. 5.000/-. we experience the faithfulness of God at different periods of our history. Students take major share in leading and preaching but Office staff and Faculty also are given chance to preach once a month. The whole aim of the spiritual formation programs is to increase faith. Hostel kitchen – Dining Hall.

D.pc gine 27-28. Library Equipments: Mehra & Company Delhi atangin Library equipments kan order a. Librarian incharge 4. sk miller. B.Th (Theology) 3.1. BKHP. a thenin fete-te neiin fehchhuahte an nei bawk a. Visiting Professor: Rev. Ms. ani hian engemaw zat min rem sak a. BMP leh TKPten furniture hrang hrang kan mamawh tan a pawisa a theih an gang an rawn thawh a. three members came 13-14. Mr. Mr.2. Accountant 2. Darhunthanga. Lalbiakzami.Th. Sum Lam: 15. J. library counter leh Journal Display leh racks 20 Truck lian-in Delhi atangin an rawn phur a. Delhi lamah a haw thla leh ta a ni. Chowkidar cum peon .D. oct. Fundraise Committee-in a ngen angina kohhrante. Khawpui hrang hrang panga. Dr. 15. Ms. Company-a hnathawk Gujar-a a remkhawm leh a chhe siam tha thiam an rawn tir nghal bawk a.1. M. Hnahthial.. K. Fund Raise Committee-ten an awmna khua theuhvah sum tuak dan kawng hrang hrang an rel a.Aizawl. a chhiate a repair a. david benneete march 13. BCM lam atangin: 15. a then an inkhawn chawp a. Kaphleia. hei hi kumin Assembly khan a pawm tawh a.14. A zavaia remkhawm theih a nih rih loh avangin zirlaite hnenah a remkhawm dan an zirtir a.3. 2001 hostel. Kohhran member-te tan lakna hi a hluin a lawmawm tak meuh a ni. Tin. main blg.thanzauva Lungphum. Staff: 1.2. Serchhip. LDC 3. 2001 15.1. a thenin khum leh dawhkante siamin a takin an rawn thawh bawk a.1. 2001 k. new life ministry. Thanzauva. Retreast 21-22 oct. Lalhriatpuii. oct. 25. Lunglei leh Lawngtlai ahte AICS Board-in Fund Raise Committee a din a.

24 candidates appear for Entrance test and interview before the board and 16 of them were selected. The churches are encouraged when they see the students and hear the works of AICS. December 2-5. 2000 work supervisor College community mamawhna avangin PCO neih kan dil a. students are encouraged to use English as much as possible in the College Campus. 2000.C. tichuan he meeting hian AICS chu June. 2003-a Commission member AICS enfiaha lo kalte report pek leh recommendation chhiarchhuah a ni a. 2004 khan Senate of Serampore College leh Board meeting leh Convocation chu UBS. Jorhat. Mr. the AICS community attends Sunday church services at Zonuam. Zirlai ten college paper an exam ve thei tawh dawn ani. He meeting hi AICS tan a pawimawh em em na chu Senate in full affiliation an pekna hun a ni. K. 5) Classes commenced from 23rd October onwards. we have also taken . Driver 6. Kum thumnaa affiliation kan han hmu mai hi a lawmawm a. We are grateful to him form his positive response and we had a very good time together. Dr. we visited 8 churches in Aizawl and 5 churches in Lunglei. We were also invited to attend the 2001 Assembly at Serkawn. 2) Inauguration/Retreat/Class: On the 17th of October 2000. Pune ah neih a ni.C Gine. P. Thanzauva chu Commemoration Service ah thusawi tura sawm anih avangin amah nen kan pahnihin kan kal a. Besides these programmes.I. we do not have chance to attend our church at Zonuam.S was held on the 18th of October and representatives fron many churches were present.had a very good time t 3) The Inauguration of A. even outside and among themselves. Laltlanzauva. Assam was invited to be the speaker. 2004-ah full affiliation a pe ta a ni. Since we started classes in October 2000. We started BD orientation with 16 students. But as the local churches in Aizawl have been inviting us to have programmes in their churches on Sundays. 4) Retreat Programme was organized on the 21st and 22nd of October. VISITING LOCAL CHURCHES As AICS is under the locality of Zonuam area. They will start BD I from June 2001.5. Lecturer at Eastern Theological. Dr. Rev. the first batch of students arrive at the Institution. Driver RD-a Oct. We regard this as God’s given chance. mamawh a phuhruk hle. september 2003 atangin kan nei ve tan a. 29. Senate Meeting leh Convocation: 4-7 February. if there are no other programmes in the churches. F. He hun pawimawh takah hian Rev. ACADEMIC PROGRAMME 1) Entrance Test & Interview: On June 27th 2000. Mr. Daniel Vanlalpeka. As everthing is to be done English. Pathian hna min thawhpuina a lan chhuahna zel a ni.

to take up the full time responsibility for a new theological college.part as a choir in the Millenium Missionary Conference and in the Assembly held at Serkawn during March 7th – 11th . The academic program was started with the formal Inaugural Programme of the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies on 18th October 2000 with 15 B. The Senate of Serampore College granted AICS. Special Students) . R. Apart from this ISPCK. Feed the Mind. The matter was pursued and the necessary write up was made in that year. the provisional affiliation right from the first year of its inception from June 2001.A. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Baptist Church of Mizoram had long felt the need of having its own Theological College. The 1999 Assembly named the proposed theological college as the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies and appointed Dr. The missionary Training Institute was also integrated into AICS from June 2000 with a degree level – Master of Arts (Missiology).A in Missiology Second year = 3 Orientation Students Missionaries 2 22(B.D. • MTKP 2000 Inkhawmpui Committee Aizawl chuan Library tan steel Book Shelves 5 lei nan Rs. having debated for a few years on how to establish a theological college. the 1998 General Assembly again resolved to start a theological college. The Church which hitherto has been sending theological students since 1935 to other colleges is now having its own theological college to train not only its own people but also students from other places and denominations for ministry. Delhi again contributed books for the Institution. This is a Landmark in the history of Baptist Church of Mizoram as the Church has for the first time her own Theological College. she joined the new responsibility in May 1999 and prepare necessary ground work which included awareness campaign to the church members.000/. 53.and sent certain books every year. London paid for books worth Rs.D Orientation students who are now in their second year with only three Faculty members.D (Bachelor of Divinity) Second Year = 15 B. Instead of establishing a new Theological College.D (Bachelor of Divinity) First Year = 10 M. site digging and academic programme. The discussion on whether or not a Theological College would be started continued for more than a decade. a chunga kan sawi tak lehkhabu dahna (racks) 5 chu MTKP donation atanga lei a ni. Apart from the money that we received. but that was not materialized.min pe a.L Hnuni. an chungah kan lawm hle a ni. The total strength of students is 52 as indicated below: B. Leaving the Eastern Theological College where she taught. It was first discussed and resolved in the year 1986 in the General Assembly of the Baptist Church of Mizoram to start a Theological College and the land was bougtht for the purpose in the year 1987 in Aizawl. the existing Jubilee Bible School started in 1946 was upgraded to Missionary Training Institute in 1991. M.750/. 50.

We have to move forward and we have many things to develop. Rev. our main concern is the development of infrastructure.Th (Christian Ministry) Part time Lecturer 12. D. Prof.D. Rev F. Lalrempuii.A. 2.D. Zolawma. B. Of many things right now. Ms.Th (New Testament) 5. M.Th (Systematic Theology) 7. C Ngurhnema B. Rev. Miss Eyingbeni Humtsoe B. Rev.Th (OT) Principal. so we rejoiced” OUR PROGRAMS: As indicated by the name “Integrated” – we are trying to integrate Mission Training to provide leadership in mission work to the normal theological training program of B.A (Linguistic) 6.A. D.D.Th. B.D.Th(Hist of Xnity) D. M. the community could occupy the buildings for which all community members are thankful to God.Th (New Testament) 8.of Xnity 11. Just within two years of its program.Th (Missiology) 9. Occupation of the Site: The AICS was started in a rented building in Zonuam. B. The two years experience has given us the testimony and the theme of AICS: “This is the Lord’s doing. B. Vanlalchhawna Khiangte.Com. M. “Integrated” means Integration of Academic. 1. R. M. Sangvela. C. and now some of the Faculty and Staff members need Quarters. K. Jesse HC. M. Vankairinga. D.D. and other programs such as School of Music.D. Dr.Total = 52 Members of Faculty: 1.D and Mission Studies. Mr. The academic programme goes side by side with infrastructure development of the land which was brought long time ago in 1987 with additions of land in 2000.Th (Systematic Theology) Visiting Professor.Th (Missiology).Th. B. Lalthanmawia. OUR STRUGGLES AND CONCERNS: The Baptist Church of Mizoram will not have much problem just for meeting the running cost. M. B. Leadership Training Program and Development Studies.A.D. We are now trying our best to integrate spirituality and academic excellence. Spiritual and Practical emphasis to provide competent and committed leadership. . M. M. R. Prof. We are having classes in the Hostel and the Community Hall which we are now using as Chapel. B.D. Thanzauva. B. Thongsei Haokip B.D level. B. R. Bsc.D. Rev. Prof. This will have to continue for the first five years or so. B. Quarters: Faculty and Staff Quarters needs to be built. it is marvelous in our sight” (Ps 118:22) and. M.D. 2. M.Th. M. B. Dr. Academic Dean 3. “The Lord has done great things for us.Th (Hist.L Hnuni. Of our many needs our main focus are Main Building and Women’s Hostel.A. Rev. Dr.Th (OT) 4. George Thomas. We are also looking forward to integrate other programs. M. Hostel and Guest House: We are now struggling to continue amd complete the on going construction work of the Hostel and Guest House. M. As mentioned we have been able to integrate B.Th) (Systematic Theology) 10.

Women’s Hostel: We have five female students and we have no proper Women’s Hostel. Please join us in our prayer. we are working towards the realization of the mission and objectives of AICS for God’s glory. We are greatly inspired by the motto of William Carey. With this conviction. The Main Building on the top is to used for Chapel. OUR EXPERIENCES: Our experience of God’s leading is expressed by the name of the place “Shekinah”.3. The Blue print and the estimate are ready for the Main Building. founder of Serampore College. Classrooms. ABW – AID. EMW. it is wonderful in our eyes”. We experience God’s miracle in different ways we cannot mention. The way we obtained recognition from the Senate of Serampore College University) just within its first year. some of which we do not know them – to mention some organizations and overseas partners – BMS. attempt great things for God”. Charitable Foundations. but God is faithful that he provided us our needs in times through different sources. the glorious presence of God. Of all these needs our focus is the main building. 4. This is what we called AICS texts. “ This is the Lord’s doing. We covet the continued support of all church members. the way we received funds for construction. that is why we named the place Shekinah Hill. AICS started without any fund. “Expect great things from God. We do not know from where we are going to get help. In His Name Trust. Within these two years we have experiences the mighty works of God in various ways and therefore. We trust that God who has begun the work will complete it for his glory. Mission Enterprise. The way we could occupy the site just within two years of its inception. They are accommodated in one of the quarters. This is also our urgent need. BWA/BWAid. . Main Building: We have not started the main building. well – wishers and other organizations in every possible way. because of God’s help through these organizations we could come this far within two years. Tear Australia. First Fruits. - - There are many more details in which we experience God’s presence in presence offal these we experienced the revelation of the glorious presence of God. We trust in God and pray that He will provide our needs. The way we got electricity and the stone quarry which provided us all needs for stone works and the way we get help from the church members. lot of work are done by voluntary work from the city as well as from the village Church members. Administrative Offices. “The Lord has done wonderful things therefore we are very glad”. Library. we cannot but repeat.

4.Librarian . all will graduate by April 2003. 5 BD students at Serampore College. 2 BD students at Leonard Theological College Jabalpur. Senate Exams: The first Senate Examination was held from 1st April 2-13.UDC (Acting Accountant) . Out of ei ghteen BD Orientation admitted from October 2001 – March 2002. 5. The result was better than expected. 2 will graduate by April 2003 5 M.Peon .Driver . both will graduate by April 2003.ACADEMIC LIFE: 1. Fifteen Iyr B.D student was given a strong warning on account of his practice of smoking. Kaphleia Daniel Lalhundika . five will graduate by April 2003. eight were dropped during Orientation on various grounds. Seven of them passed in all nine subjects six of them have one referred paper. Lalbiakzami B. Retreat Program: We started the new academic year with Retreat Program and Rev.Th Students at United Theological College Bangalore. The total number of students are 24. Vacation: The semester and summer holidays started from 16th April 2002 and College re opened on June 5th 2002. Two church members and his parents apologized and begged for forgiveness as required and the student concerned gave a letter of apology with a promise not to repeat and if he repeated he would be immediately dismissed. Warning and Dismissal: One B. 2.Th qualifying student at United Theological College Bangalore 2 Doctoral students at SAIACS.407 Driver .C Mark was our Retreat Speaker. two had two referred papers.D students appeared the Exams. 3 BD students at Eastern Theological College Jorhat.LDC . there are theological students sponsored by BCM in other Colleges as follows: 6 BD students at Union Biblical Seminary Pune. 2002. The case was considered with final warning. 1 M. Training Other: At present. OFFICE STAFFS AND OTHERS: Darhunthanga R.Assistant Librarian . Bangalore. all had their promotion. Singpari Lalhriatpuii J. K. 3. 2 will complete by Aril 2003.

D students we have three from other places – one from Myanmar.S students. The two M. Lalkhingliana. one from Kuki Baptist Convention and one from Bodo Mission fiekd.A courses. the fifth Board Meeting was convened at AICS Zonuam for the purpose of interviewing and selecting new students for B. Among B. visited patients . Miss Sangiang left AICS for Myanmar in January 2003 due to her health problem. We selected students as follows: 19 B. preaching and leading the worship service. 2 M. 2. 10. He was appointed for the Professor status with effect from June 2002. they also visited Central Jail and Civil Hospital where they met prisoners and patients respectively and gave them fellowship and counseling as necessary. Lalrindika Zadeng from Dhubri and Mr. On 22nd October 2002. We are thankful to the the churches concerned for accepting them and giving them opportunity for them to practice teaching.Cook BOARD OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION MEETING The Board of Theological education Meeting was held five times during the year: 1. the first Board Meeting was held at AICS.D and M. On May 31st 2002.D Qualifying exams in April next year. Attending the assigned churches: This year from July to September 2002. 4. the Board of Theological Education met the fourth time at the General Secretary’s Office Serkawn for the purpose of selecting the candidate to go for music Training. George Thomas for History of Christianity and Missiology. 11. Thongsei Haokip for History of Christianity. Five persons appeared the interview and among them Mr Moses Lalrohlua was selected. They attended Counselling class. Practical Work – cum Exposure to CMS & Hospital.A students and two special students – one is Moses Lalrohlua and the other is Miss Sangiang who will write her B. He was required to attend the Orientation Course along with the new batch of students who is now at AICS for his Orientation Course.Ngurduhthangi Muana . Vellore: The BD II students left on 11th November 2002 for CMC & Hospital fro their practical work with Rev. BD II students were sent out to five churches according to the five group division for their practical ministry. 3. We interviewed Dr. On June 4th 2002. STUDENTS PRACTICAL MINISTRY 9.A students are Mr. Visit of Central Jail: Apart from this. On July 20th 2002. Vankairinga as their Team Leader. Zonuam in which we interviewed two new Faculty members Miss Eyinbeni for Theology and Mr. the second Board meeting was held at AICS Zonuam. Both of them were appointed to be Junior lecturers with effect from June 2002.Cook .

2. campus. OCCUPATION OF THE CAMPUS: On 4th November 2002. it was possible to move to the site in early Nivember. the community could occupy the campus. Special items were given and all had a time of self dedication and dedication of the community members. Reopening: Immediately after shifting to the campus. They also visited Bangalore and arrived safely back home on 30th November. Vanlalchhawna came back after M. the college reopened for second semester on November 5th 2002. Dedication: We had dedication service of the community. it is marvelous in our eyes” (Ps 118:22) and “God has done wonderful things. Different persons were used as supervisors with Mr. “This is the Lord’s doing. therefore we are very glad” (PS126:2) A number of persons and Church members helped us in our shifting. and new batch of students arrived on 5th November. The reopening was delayed this year due to occupation of the site. the shifting of the whole Community – faculty and students took place and the campus was occupied. . CONSTRUCTION 1. Because of the hard work labor of the work supervisor. 2. timber and masonry were employed in large number ranging from 80-120 foe about five months. Laborers of both cement. Work Supervision: Construction of the Campus was heavily taken during the year in order to occupy the campus from the second semester as new students were to join ud from October. Community and Social Work: From 15th October onwards students were engaged to help the work in the site everyday along with Faculty members.Th studies in June 2002. When Rev. The two years experiences at AICS have given the testimony. Jonathan for one month. he was posted at AICS to be a Lecturer rather he took charge of the work supervision and the work progressed greatly. The following persons made our shifting possible and we record our sincere thanks to those who have rendered their invaluable help in the course of our shifting: OTHER EVENTS: 1. students and other faculty members who helped in the work. We are indeed thankful to God who worked wonderful works among us. Lalrinawma as the main Engineer who took care of the construction fro about six months. They are greatly benefited. other workers and the campus and the future course of the AICS to God. He was assisted by Mr.everyday under the guidance of the Chaplains. It was God’s marvelous work that just within two years of the inception of AICS. etc on 6th November and Principal led the dedication and gave report of the progress of the work and God’s marvelous guidance through the years for which the members and the BCM as a whole owe sincere thanks to God.

Christmas holiday started from 16th December and reopened on 7th January 2003. member We conducted the meeting with all the faculties and the students at the Chapel. Committee. 80. The Principal disclosed the name of the location which has been dwelling in her heart out of the experience of God’s glorious presence and dwelling upon AICS through the two years. It was a beneficial program. The foundation stone for Women’s Hostel was laid by Rev. The name of location of AICS was thus fixed at this Faculty meeting as Shekinah Hill. This was the first Board meeting at the Campus. General Secretary of the EFI for NEI was our speaker. and two other groups of students presented special songs. It was closed with dinner with Faculty members. Cassandra Jones. the Faculty continued to discuss certain urgent matters which included the new address of AICS. Arthur Criscoe. The Principal first introduced the purpose of the orientation – to give direction to lecturers as most of them are Junior Lecturers. We are so thankful to the BWA team for their visit and help. Mr. Faculty and Staff Orientation: We had Faculty and Staff Orientation on 11th November 2001 under the leadership of Rev. the General Secretary. Mr. . Freshers’ Meet: Students conducted Freahers’ Welcome at 6:00 p. The main thrust was building a Balanced and Academic and Spiritual (Reason and Faith) institution combined with practice. and Tony gave 1000$ for Women’s Hostel for which we are thankful. K Thanzauva. Zac Patnaic President. We had a good time. Dr. General Secretary chaired the meeting and the Principal gave the report on AICS. Tony Cupit. Tony Cupit. The members were: Rev. emphasis and need for good preparation. (Team Leader). Mr. member. Methodology of teaching with inspiration. the BWA Mission Team visited AICS from morning till afternoon. Retreat: Retreat Program was arranged from 8-10. Dr. member.D. Aizawl – 796001 MIZORAM 7. Board Meeting: The Sixth Board Meeting was held at AICS Shekinah Hill. Name of location/ Address of AICS: After the Faculty Orientation was over. 6. and Rev. The new address of AICS is. expressing the experience of the glorious presence of God at AICS. Each of the members shared their concerns. BMW. Chung Thang Thiek. BCM. on 22nd November 2002 at Principal’s Quarter to discuss matters to be submitted to the Service Dept. Director. member and Merilyn.3. Tanhril Post Box No. Mission and Educcation. which means God’s dwelling. 5. Zac Patnaic promised to send 1000 pounds for AICS. It was a delightful and meaning program. Tommy.m on 7th November 4. BWA TEAM VISIT: On December 3rd 2002. Academy of Integrated Christian Studies Shekinah Hill.

3. Mess fees. Thanzauva. it is rather difficult to continue the work only with the budget.PRINCIPAL’S TOUR: Dr. . Once a theological is started it must be considered that it should go on without stopping. R. It is very hard to get the required fund for all these expenditures from the budget. Australia and USA. If the trend. it is very important that members gave full support at least in the initial stage and decide which one is to be given top priorities. were the only members that attended the Symposium from Mizoram. the number decreases and increases. it is hardly possible to continue the work. The travel fees. and book grants for so many students require a huge sum of money. PEOPLE’S SUPPORT: Now the BCM has its own Theological College. Students go out from time to time for Practical Ministry and in fact there is a great need fro Bus for this purpose as well.L. money could not be sanctioned to buy vehicle till now. more people’s support is solicited. FUND: We continue the construction work with a much less number of laborers. It was attended by 55 persons coming from all over Asia. Hnuni was invited to attend and present a paper at the Asian Baptist Theological Symposium held at Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary Hong Kong from 8 – 10 January 2003. NEED: 1. which requires at least 25 minutes walk from the Campus. yet we can do better than this. She presented a paper on Contextualizing Asian Theologies: Womens’s Perspective. However. Apart from the need for the on. It was a very good and meaningful meeting. Dr. it will be difficult to continue AICS. Since the Institution is located far away from the city. Today we employ around 27 laborers. We acknowledge many people give full support and cooperation. DA/TA. She and her husband Rev. The theme of the Symposium was Contextualizing Asian Theologies. General Secretary BCM. As the Foreign contributions for construction has been used up. there is a great need for Bus as for the children going to school and also for the students and families. There is a great demand for fund from BCM from every corner. All these have to be met from AICS. the work goes on with credit. pocket money.going construction work. Small children just stopped going to school and the nearest bus stop is Ramrikawn. K. training both at AICS and outside demands quite a lot of fund. VEHICLE: Even though we have budget for vehicle. 2. that all other things are equally important continues.