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UCTM confers degree to 47 students during convocation

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 20, 2024 8:48 pm
Graduates of UCTM along with the faculty and officials during the 27th convocation ceremony at Sovima Baptist Church in Chümoukedima on Saturday. (EM images)

DIMAPUR — A total of 47 students of Unity College of Theology and Mission (UCTM) were conferred degree certificates during its 27th convocation ceremony held at Sovima Baptist Church on Saturday.

From among the 47 graduating students of 2024 batch, 7 students were from Master of Theology in Mission, one from Master of Arts in Mission, 23 from Master of Divinity, 9 from Bachelor of Theology and 7 from Diploma in Mission Studies.

Awards were also presented to the meritorious students during the programme.

Esther Tamang received the best preacher of the year (Master degree) and principal’s award, while Lampang Wangsu received the student of the year award, Manpong Konyak received the D Haralu award, Seiching Konyak received the Iron Will award and Visatuo Terhase Angami received the best preacher award (Bachelor degree).

Speaker of the convocation, Rev. I Wati, pastor of Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA), has appreciated the graduates on accomplishing their studies and are ready to go out and serve the Lord. He encouraged the graduates on need to evaluate ‘where they are and where they are going’ in their journey.

He also stressed on the need to ponder on who they are serving before starting the ministry saying that unless one is clear of the answer, they will not be able to fulfill the ministry.

“We all have different backgrounds and life but one thing common is ‘our calling’ by the same God and He has a purpose and want us to serve Him,” Rev. Wati said.

As they go out from the college and placed in different ministries such as churches, schools, hospitals, prisons, homeless people or other places as missionaries, he reminded them that even though their mission may be different in nature, they have the same specific purpose.

He further reminded the students to follow Jesus stating that it is absolutely impossible to serve God without following His teaching. Pointing out that human being sometime tends to seek honour from communities and societies, he however reminded them to get honour from God, which is the highest.

Rev. Phuveyi Dozo, president of UCTM, also urged the graduates to faithfully focus on Jesus and what He wants them to do.

During the programme, Doris, UCTM ministry partner from Singapore, delivered greetings, while Esther Tamang spoke on behalf of the graduates and Rev. Rabi Pame from Blessing Ministry in Dimapur led the scripture reading and prayer.

Songs were also performed by Sovima Baptist Church and UCTM choirs.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 20, 2024 8:48:50 pm
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