1. Preamble / Authorization – why and how does this committee arise?

a.       APBF Theological Education Committee has been established by the authority of the 

       APBF General Council and as such will serve the education interest and needs of APBF.


b.      Article VIII paragraph 4 of the Constitution provides that each committee of the

General Council will develop a charter that will set forth, among other things, the

committee’s authority and responsibility.


2. Purpose and Function – what are the main tasks of this committee?

The purpose and function of the Committee of Theological Education is to assist and

guide the Asia-Pacific Baptist Church to equip pastoral and educational leaders through

seminars, colloquiums, consultations, and supply of itinerant teachers.


3. Operating Procedures

a.       Chairperson of the Committee for Theological Education is appointed by the

  General Council after the nomination made by the Executive Committee. The chair

  serves a period of quinquennium with the possibility of return services.

b.      Committee members will work with the chair to fulfill the set purpose.

c.       If the chairperson is unable to serve his or her term, the Executive Committee, acting

  in place of the General Council, will appoint another person to complete the

  quinquennium. If a committee member is unable to complete his or term, the existing

  members will find a replacement.

d.      As prescribed by the very nature and purpose of the Committee, it will seek to work

  in cooperation with other committees.

e.     On need bases, the chair will prepare a set of agenda and call for a meeting.  


4. Authority – what is this committee empowered to do and what are its limitations?

The authority of the Committee is set out in its operating procedures above.


5. Reporting mechanisms - to whom does this committee report?

The Committee of Theological Education reports to the General Council through the

Executive Committee. The Committee chairperson provides annual reports at the

annual Executive Committee meetings.


6. Meetings – what is the expectation about frequency and type of meetings?

Occasionally, face-to-face meetings of the Theological Education Committee will be called to fulfill its responsibilities. Generally, ongoing work of the Committee

is facilitated via conference calls, email, and other electronic means of



7. Composition – who will serve on the committee?

a.   See the “Operating Procedures” above.

b.   New members are appointed by the existing members through the help and

recommendation of the Executive Committee. The Committee will also consider

nominations from member bodies. A member must be from APBF member bodies. In addition, member selection will be guided by the following criteria:

1)      Persons who have academic background and/or leadership experiences in

 theological education.

2)      Persons with expert knowledge and experience in other areas helpful to the

 ministries of the Committee

3)      A person’s gender, nationality, and other representative qualities will be

considered in order to create a balanced membership across Asia-Pacific.

4)      Membership to the Theological Education Committee shall require endorsement from their respective APBF Member Conventions. B, 4)


Dr. Ross Clifford, President

Rev. Bonny Resu, General Secretary

Dr. Miyon Chung, Chair of Theological Education

Asia Pacific Baptist Theological Education

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