Christian college honours students at graduation


THE Christian Leaders Training College of Papua New Guinea held its 50th graduation on Saturday at its Banz campus for its doctorate, masters, diploma and certificate programmes.
Kirine Yandit was the only candidate to receive a Doctor of Ministry from the Australia College of Theology, while four others graduated with Master of Theology degrees.
Dr Roshan Allpress, the principal of Laidlaw College in New Zealand, conferred the doctorate and masters degrees to the graduates as guest of honour.
Chris Bogiri was the only student to receive a graduate diploma in christian studies. Thirteen others graduated with Bachelor of Theology degrees, six received Advanced Diploma of Christian Studies, 28 received Diploma of Ministry, and two obtained Certificate of Ministry.
Allpress urged the graduates to honour the Lord and serve him faithfully like Joshua had instructed the Israelites (Joshua 24:14-18).
“Serving God is a life-long task. Hold on to the Bible. Be steadfast in a life of prayer, service and discipleship. Hold on hope in Jesus Christ in this world of destruction. Practise the fruits of the Holy Spirit,” Allpress said.
College national president Rev Dr William Longgar said CLTC was one of the accredited higher education institutions in Papua New Guinea that trained Christian leaders in the Pacific.
He said we lived in a time where the pressures of globalisation have engulfed faithfulness to God’s word.
“You are not sent to be successful but to be faithful in serving the Lord. We live in a crucial time and place,” Longgar added.