This week IBTS Centre (Amsterdam) welcomed to Baptist House its first student in the form of the Acadia D Min students led by Dr Anna Robbins Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Ethics Academic Dean Director, Doctoral Studies. The various topics that the students have chosen for their Dissertations demonstrate the contextual concern for mission and ministry in this study programme.
Next week we will welcome students on to the MA and PhD programmes. A problem with the intercom for several days saw the Rector being a door keeper in the new premises but bit by bit teething problems are being sorted out as ‘first experiences’ in the new context added to past experience create the sort of learning that allows us to develop better in the future our aspirations for IBTS in its new partnerships to continue to offer high quality theological education in an international context and with a baptistic emphasis for ministry and mission.
Baptist House is a working location of people involved in various ways in Baptist work in the Netherlands and beyond. Within it are bright and modern learning and teaching spaces that reflect in layout the interactive nature of the learning and teaching which takes place there.
With these courses marking the beginning of another academic year we plan to have a new look website available soon that will begin informing and advertising the range of study options as we seek to build a new cohort of students for the following year.