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Core Values

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1.      1.  Prayerful dependence on God

As a community of students, staff and board, we express this dependence most clearly in our commitment to hear and heed the Bible’s encouragement to call out to our Father by praying as a staff and students together at the beginning of each day, each class and as a gathered community each morning, and evening.

 2.   Personal transformation in community

One of our values as a Seminary is to pursue 'personal transformation in the community' and to that end we are involved as  a staff and students in various activities that seek to see this value embraced in the life of the  seminary. Some of the more intentional transformational opportunities come in the form of devotional services,fellowship groups, prayer meetings, participation in practical ministry.

 3.    Faithfulness to the word

Jesus encouraged his followers to prepare themselves for sacrifice; he warned them that the cost is to die to self and to accept the suffering. He asked his followers to count the cost of faithfulness at the outset, so that there would be no turning back.

  Faithfulness to the Word, alongside sacrificial discipleship, is a value which is at the heart of all we do here at Nepal Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 

 4. Teamwork & Mutual Understanding

            We value working together as a team, not simply as individuals, towards achieving our mission and realizing our vision.  We also value all members of our seminary community with mutual respect and sensitivity  recognizing their valuable contributions to the whole of the community. 

5. Servant Leadership 

We value servant leadership by encouraging individuals to serve others while focusing on achieving the mission  of the Seminary and remaining true to its biblical foundation.  We believe that servant leadership is the only  model of leadership that ultimately glorifies Jesus Christ, the head of the Church. 

 6.  Accountability & Integrity

We take full responsibility for our activities and are accountable for our work. We honor our commitments and take pride in our work. We demand integrity and accountability for individual and team actions, responsible and truthful communication, and ethical behavior at all times.

 7.   Spiritual, Academic and Practical Education

As a Seminary, our commitment is to provide education which is spiritual, academic and practical.' This three- stranded approach is crucial factor in developing students at NPTS. We value the notion of not just doing what is expected but going above and beyond the standard expectations to provide the education that our students are seeking through our Seminary.  We value the vigorous engagement of students in the classroom and other learning environments.

 8.      Serve the body of Christ across denominations

As part of the local ‘body of Christ’, we aim to serve the global ‘body of Christ’ by creating a space to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus in today’s world.  NPTS places a high value on modeling service, on  en
riching and equipping the ‘body of Christ’, that ‘one new humanity’ (Ephesians 2.15) which is the Church.

 

9.      Attentiveness to the community

The world, in which we live and work, is more diverse and fast moving than ever before ... as Christians we are  regularly encountering new and different cultures, many of whom are literally on our doorstep. Globalization, far  from making the task easier has given us more to understand. Our mission and ministry should be the task of  building the bridge between the unchanging Word of God and the specific people to which we are called to serve.

It is imperative to understand both ends of the bridge for the task of ministry today.  This includes an awareness of our own theological thinking - and an understanding of what is culture specific and what stems from the Word  of God.  Increasingly, this involves understanding and developing a Christian response to post modernity which isreadily informing contemporary culture. In the midst of such diversity, the Church is called to continue to present the Gospel as the answer to all of the world's questions. 

 

10.      After NPTS

Where do NPTS students go when they leave?

NPTS students are now serving in many countries including, India, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea and USA. NPTS has a very high placement rate of students with churches, ministries and organizations. Students  go on to a variety of roles after they leave NPTS - Bible teaching, evangelism, church planting, children's ministry, youth ministry, teaching, pastoral ministry.