“Mold them to become true co-workers of God”
Brother Eduardo V. Manalo
CEM NATIONAL CONFERENCE
AND FACULTY TRAINING HIGHLIGHTED BY THE EXECUTIVE MINISTER’S LECTURE
THE IGLESIA NI Cristo (Church Of Christ) Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, gives lecture to ministers and faculty members of the College of Evangelical Ministry last April 8, 2014 at Templo Central Session Hall that highlighted the Annual National Conference and Faculty Training of the College of Evangelical Ministry, the Church’s school for ministers.
From April 7-8 the College of Evangelical Ministry held it’s anniual National Congerence and Faculty Training. The said event was attended by the CEM faculty members from the main campus (Quezon City, Philippines) and CEM extensions of Batangas, Bulacan North, Bulacan South, Cavite, Laguna East, Laguna West, Pampanga and Rizal. The said event was also attended by District Preparatory Minister-Instructors. A total of more than 250 participated in the said event.
The CEM minister-instructors of Sacramento, California extension also participated through video confenring. Brother Richard Rodas of Sacramento extension reported in the said event that the first batch of preparatory students had finished their preparatory studies numbering about 60 students and now promoted as first year students. He also reported that currently more than 100 enrolled as preparatory students for the academic year 2014-2015. The Sacramento extension cater the ecclesiastical districts of the Church in USA only.
Also during the occassion, Bfrother Emiliano Magtuto, CEM Director, announced the opening in 2015 of the CEM extensions in Davao City and Cebu City, both in the Philippines, and in London and Rome, both in Europe. There are also plans of opening CEM extensions in Canada and in Northern and Southern Luzon in 2016. There are also plans of opening CEM extensions in Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and other parts of the world.
The opening of the CEM extensions in different parts of the Philippines and the world addressed the growing numbers of ministerial students all throughout the world. CEM curently has a total population of 3,000 students. And as of this period, there are now 3,000 enrolled as preparatory students. CEM student population is consists not only Filipinos, but also Americans, Canadians, Italians, British,Spanish, Grench, Australians, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese and South Africans. Truly, if the Church is now a global Church, CEM is now an international scholl for ministers.
To God be all the glories.