PMF Biblical Seminary (PBS)
“A Distinctive Approach for Christ-centered Education”
by: Dr. Joel B. Santos
PBS EDUCATIONAL QUALITIES
---Quality Education Program.
The faculty combines the breadth of education, wisdom from Scriptures,
teaching excellence,and professional commitment to Christ coupled with
life and ministry experience in teaching process.
---Concise Teaching Modules
The students’ secular education, Bible school education and life/ministry
experience are taken into consideration. Students may finish the course
upon their education/ministry backgrounds.
---Modular Training Approach
The subjects include non-traditional comprehensive approach designed
busy Christian workers, church elders and young professionals who want
earn a theological degree or upgrade their educational attainment.
---Regional Teaching Program
It offers educational opportunities to Christian individuals who want
trained and be equipped for the ministry. The program is extended in
provinces of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
---Mobile Theological Education
Christians get quality theological education right where they are.
Qualified local and foreign theological professors are the ones who
the students’ place.
A ministry training program of
PHILIPPINE MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP,
P.O. Box 3284 Manila, Philippines
THE PBS PROGRAM
PMF Biblical Seminary (PBS) was organized by Philippine Missionary
Fellowship, Inc. to cater the theological education needs of PMF local
church members in the remote islands/ provinces where there are no evangelical
Bible schools. At present, there are existing PBS campuses established
in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Merida, Leyte; Surigao Sur and South Cotabato.
Some areas where PMF churches are located have also training centers which
are still in the process of improvement.
THE PBS OBJECTIVE
The mission of PMF Biblical Seminary is to educate
Christians who have special calling for Christian ministry as well as those
who seek means to better serve the church in lay ministry.
Presently, PBS offers the following theological course programs:
· Laymen Training Course (1 year)
· Basic Training Course (2 years)
· Bible Institute Diploma (3 years)
· Bachelor of Theology (4 years)
THE PBS STUDENTS
PMF Biblical Se-minary places a strong emphasis on personal discipleship
and prepa-ration for ministry. Students are encouraged to mature
in their relation-ship with Christ and in their service for Him.
Most of the students are members of PMF local churches who are called for
a fulltime service while other individuals find a variety of ministry avenues
such as church elders, teachers, and leaders who want to become more productive
and effective in serving the Lord.
The modular training courses are regularly attended by working
professionals, public and government officials who are not able to get
fulltime education due to their jobs.
THE PBS GOAL
Philippine Missionary Fellowship, Inc. continues
to help/assist people who will lead the local Churches in the future. Through
PBS, PMF can produce effective workers and leaders with genuine PMF distinctive
and missionary perspectives. It seeks to develop leaders in Filipino context
which demands commitment in four areas:
· Developing leaders of truth.
Today, “truth” is under attack and Christians need to be able to give
relevant and biblically-based response to the issues. PBS is committed
to create a biblical foundation on which to build effective ministry and
· Developing leaders of character.
Character is the most important attribute of effective leadership.
PMF needs Christian leaders whose character and mind are molded by Scripture.
For students to reflect Christ, head knowledge must become rooted in the
heart. It focuses on obeying the Word, mentoring programs with local
churches and encourage the students in the vital area of character development.
· Developing leaders of competence.
A biblical qualification does not guarantee effectiveness in the ministry.
PBS is committed to the practical skills component of leadership development.
To develop capable leaders, PBS is committed to partnership with local
churches in apprenticeship and practical training.
· Developing leaders of influence.
Because servant leaders are called to minister the gospel of grace
into the lives of others, PBS students must be individuals who have a transforming
influence in the place in where they live. Leaders are called to
stand and be a witness for Christ, in the work place, neighbors, friends
PBS seeks ways to prepare the students exemplify Christian faith and
character and excellence in service. Students are instructed in and
saturated with biblical, Christian worldview designed to prepare them for
effective ministry. In addition, learning ethical principles gleaned
from the Bible assists to ensure the success of the workers in ministry.