Guangdong Union Theological Seminary Holds Spring Semester Opening Ceremony
By Karen Luo, February 27, 2019 09:02 AM
On February 25, 2019, Guangdong Union Theological Seminary held an opening ceremony for the new spring semester, attended by all the faculties and students, according to the seminary's official website.
The ceremony was presided over by Rev. Cai Jianwei, the seminary's vice-president and provost. Rev. Pei Lianshan gave the opening prayer citing Matthew 13:1-3 and Luke 8:15. Rev. Bi Sheng exhorted students to become deeply rooted downward and bear fruit upward. The ceremony concluded with the benediction pronounced by seminary President Rev. Xu Jieping.
Following, all faculty members and students attended the national and school flag-raising ceremony.
Founded in 1914, GUTS was originally Canton Union Theological College but was suspended in 1960. It reopened in 1986 with the current name. The seminary was located in the Gunagzhou Dongshan Church and offered a two-year theology program. In 1994 the school was relocated to the former Bishop House of the Anglican Church in Shamian and started a three-year associate degree program. It moved to the present campus in 2001 and in 2009 became the first provincial-level seminary to run an undergraduate program.
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