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Frank James speaks at Missio Alliance Gathering

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BTS president Frank James spoke at the Missio Alliance Gathering on September 19-20 in Carlisle, PA

Also attending and pictured: resident faculty member Dr. Derek Cooper and instructor Dr. Malcolm Walls.

Biblical is a proud sponsor of this event. The conference was well attended and Dr. James was well received. Several of our Biblical Alum were in attendance as well.


Derek Cooper’s latest book

Derek Cooper Book

Resident faculty member Dr. Derek Cooper’s latest book, Exploring Church History, offers an accessible introduction to world Christian history, full of interesting stories and beautiful artwork from the church’s past.

The book is scheduled for release December 1, 2014.

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Two BTS alums featured in new book

BTS Alums Book

Kyle Canty and Drew Hart, both 2011 Master of Divinity alums of BTS have contributed to a new book on Fatherhood.

To read more about the book click here.

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BTS Partners with WFIL at event

On Saturday, September 6th, Monica Hall and Dana Ergenbright from Student Advancement represented Biblical Seminary at the Pastor’s Wives Luncheon in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Over 200 hundred women attended this event and gifted speaker and author, Jill Briscoe, was the guest speaker.

The event started with a time of fellowship and information exchange as the women met with the vendors and other organizations. Monica and Dana were able to speak to at least 100 women and generate interest about Biblical Seminary and what we have to offer.


Leadercast Returns to the Hatfield Campus May 8, 2015

Leadercast 2015

Leadercast Returns in 2015

Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year’s theme - The Brave Ones - challenges leaders to focus on the courage necessary to lead. Experience Leadercast Live and discover what it means to be a leader worth following. Join us

Click here for more details and the list of speakers


Counseling Fieldwork Expo on Main Campus: Nov 1

Counseling Fieldwork Expo

Dr. Dan Williams to speak at the Center for Urban Theological Studies

BTS MDiv and DMin alum Rev. Dr. Dan Williams is the Tuesday, September 23 speaker for the CUTS (Center for Urban Theological Studies)2014 Homecoming.


KSF Elects New President...

At the recent Korean Student and Alumni retreat in Connecticut the students elected Sansung Chang as the new Korean Student Fellowship president.

Sansung is pursuing his Master of Divinity degree at BTS. He is a humble servant who serves the Korean United Church of Philadelphia leading worship music.

Also elected as Vice President is student Yong Jung Lee.


Frank James speaks at NY Conference

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BTS President Frank James spoke at New Heart Mission Church in Manhasset, New York’s conference for the Missionary Calling of Korean American Churches in New York City.

Pictured below with Frank is BTS alum Reverend Paul Chung who pastors the church. For more on Pastor Chung, click here:

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Following Jesus to Rwanda: Drs. Langberg and Monroe Lead GTRI Immersion Experience

Global Trauma Recovery

Trauma is the mission field of the 21st century. Trauma disrupts life, dissolves relationships, and hinders faith development wherever it is experienced. As an expression of the Gospel, missional Christians follow Jesus into the world to care for the least of these suffering the effects of trauma.

The Global Trauma Recovery Institute (GTRI) provides high quality continuing educational resources, skills training, and case consultation for mental health clinicians, ministry leaders, and professionals interested in addressing the needs of psychosocial trauma victims around the world.

The first GTRI cohort recently returned from Rwanda. In a country devastated by the genocide in 1994, they witnessed healing and hope—light penetrating darkness (John 1:5). Drs. Langberg and Monroe participated in the birth of the Rwandan Association of Christian Counselors, under the leadership of Baraka Paulette Uwingeneye, a counselor they have invested in for years. They also partnered with the Bible Society of Rwanda to lead a trauma healing conference. The group taught pastors, counselors, nonprofit leaders, representatives from the National University of Rwanda, and Bible Society volunteers on trauma, shame, addictions, suicide, and domestic violence. GTRI students counseled, participated in small group discussions, and provided case consultations to Rwandan counselors and leaders. Drs. Langberg and Monroe also partnered with an Anglican Bishop and provided trauma training to a group of pastors and leaders within that denomination.

The group visited Kigeme Refugee Camp where 18,000 Congolese live, many of whom have experienced significant loss and trauma. After touring the camp, the group met with 30 refugees who are trauma healing facilitators in the camp and heard story after story of healing. "Trauma takes us far away from God... these classes help us to grow closer again. We are standing because of God..." shared one facilitator.

In the words of Carine Toussaint, GTRI graduate and director of global outreach for Stone Hill Church:

We accomplished all we set out to do—encourage, strengthen, and equip those engaged in the hard work of global trauma and recovery. We, as GTRI students, wanted to have an “out of the book” learning experience as to how people cope with trauma and learn to live side-by-side with perpetrators after forgiveness, reconciliation, and mediation takes place. Rwanda gave us all those lessons and more. We had the opportunity to counsel one-on-one and in small groups. I learned from pastors, teachers, and lay counselors on post-traumatic symptoms and treatment. I cried, laughed, danced, and sang with some of the most courageous people I have ever met. I felt the heartbeat of Africa.

Emmanuel’s (General Secretary of the Bible Society of Rwanda) words will stay with me forever: “We thought we were dead or just animals. They called us cockroaches. You came; you sat with us; you listened; you saw us. We remembered that we were alive. We remembered that we were human.”

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