On December 2, 2019, Shandong Christian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (CC&TSPM) organized a conference to develop talent and to help theological students who travel afar for advanced studies deal with life's difficulties.
According to CCC&TSPM, the conference was held in the large conference hall with more than 40 teachers from the seminaries of Shandong province in attendance.
Pastor Gao Ming, chairman of Shandong TSPM, pointed out that the provincial CC&TSPM have always put the development of talent as a high priority. He especially thanked the provincial CC&TSPM for their strong support in training and helping to promote Shandong pastors and seminary teachers to leave the province for further study. Colleagues studying away from home are faced with the pressures of their studies as well as everyday living. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss how to care for, help and support these colleagues, to promote the development of a talent training plan, and to have a related assistance system - the formation of a long-term effective mechanism to promote the continuous improvement of the talent training plan.
Two teachers who went afar to study presented their study reports. Pastor Sun Yan, a teacher at Shandong Theological Seminary, reported on the focus and content of his studies and research as well as the results and difficulties encountered. The provincial CC&TSPM staff person, Yu Tingting, reported on social services' activities in Denmark as well as gains and reflections.
The conference resolved to formulate a provincial CC&TSPM long-term,10-year plan to develop talent and a short-term, 5-year plan as well as related measures and regulations.
- Translated by Charlie Li