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Lon Fendall

Field Staff Reports: Lon Fendall – December 2012

A CATALYST FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT Those who hear about the FUM Field Staff and see my title, “Academic Consultant” may wonder what such a person does at Friends Theological College. Sometimes I wonder what I do as well, but it’s a rewarding niche in one of FUM’s unique and important ministries, Friends Theological College. In a nutshell, the title means…

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Field Staff Reports: Ann Riggs – December 2012

Dear Friends, Make a difference? Change the world? Build the Peaceable Kingdom? Think globally and act globally by shaping the future of Friends? Train African servant leaders who will proclaim the Good News in tiny traditional villages, in big city churches, in refugee camps, and in settled monthly meetings? Empower young people to share the love of God in places…

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FUM Field Staff Updates

Sam and Becky Barber, Eden Grace and Ann Riggs were in North America this summer. We hope you had the time to visit with them and enjoy stories of their exciting ministires. Please continue to pray for all our field staff as they engage in equipping and energizing Friends all over the world. News from Sam and Becky Barber (Belize…

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Revitalizing Teaching and Learning at Friends Theological College

By Lon Fendall, Friends Theological College academic consultant “Unfortunately, teaching is too often like putting money in the bank,” said our workshop leader, Dr. Chip Kingsbury. The workshop participants actually thought putting money in the bank was quite a good thing to do. But Kingsbury went on to explain why the banking model did not fit well with the goal…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

FUM Work Team Opportunities

One of the most meaningful opportunities that FUM provides is participation on a work team to one of our project partners. Every winter a work team travels to Cuba to meet for the first time or renew friendships with Friends in Cuba Yearly Meeting, as well as work and worship alongside them. Cuba Yearly Meeting has been a member of…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Friends Theological College Responds to Humanitarian Crisis

By Oscar Lugusa Malande, FTC Bachelor of Theology student Studying at Friends Theological College prepares one to serve in different areas of ministry. One core area of ministry is missions and evangelism. There are specific courses in missions and evangelism, but the concerns of missions and evangelism are also integrated with other areas of study, like pastoral care and counseling,…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

Friends Theological College Celebrates 70 Years of Formal Education

By Ann Riggs, FTC principal When the first Quaker missionaries traveled to Kenya in 1902, their goal was to create and nurture a self-sustaining, self-propagating, native church. Those early leaders may have never foreseen that Friends in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda would now equal 10 times the number of FUM Friends in North America. Need for formal theological education in…

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Quaker Life - Mar/Apr 2012

FUM Ministry of the Month

Each month through December 2012, we will focus on a different ministry of Friends United Meeting. This “Ministry of the Month” corresponds with the FUM wall calendar that is available for $7.50 from the Friends United Press Shopping Center. April 2012 FUM Field Staff Field staff are hired by Friends United Meeting to coordinate and carry out the work of Friends…

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Friends Theological College

Friends Theological College

One place where the four priorities of Friends United Meeting (communication, evangelism, leadership development and global partnerships) come together with high impact is Friends Theological College (FTC). FTC likely has more potential to “energize and equip Friends to gather people into fellowships …” than in any other ministry of FUM. The only Friends pastoral training institution in East Africa, FTC…

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February FUM Ministry of the Month — Friends Theological College

Friends Theological College in Kaimosi, Kenya, is increasing their practical ministry skills in mission and evangelism. Instead of just teaching the theories behind mission and  Evangelism, FTC wants its students to experience and apply the skills they are learning in order to be even more prepared for their work upon graduation. Nick Obaga, a Bachelor of Theology student at FTC from Bware Yearly Meeting, desires to have a career…

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