On August 30, 2022, Guizhou Bible School held the 2022 opening ceremony in its auditorium. The ceremony was attended by an assembly of over a hundred people, including all students and faculty of the bible school, as well as the staff and clergy from Guizhou CC&TSPM and churches in the province.
On September 1, Guangdong Union Theological Seminary conducted the opening ceremony of the academic year 2022-2023. As the celebration of the National Teachers’ Day was pending, on behalf of Guangdong CC&TSPM, President Rev. Guo Yun sent regards and wishes to all the faculty members of the seminary.
On the morning of September 5, Yanjing Theological Seminary held the opening ceremony and service of the 2022-2023 school year in the seminary’s chapel.
In the speech given by Rev. Wu Weiqing, president of Beijing Christian Affairs Council and president of Yanjing Theological Seminary and its Board of Governors, he extended a warm welcome to the 25 new students from churches in ten provinces, cities and autonomous regions in North and Northwest China.
From September 5 to 9, Jiangxi Bible School organized activities to begin its autumn semester. The opening ceremony was hosted by Rev. Wu Hongying, academic dean of the bible school.
President Rev. Li Yungen delivered heartfelt remarks, exhorting all 28 new students to understand the call of the Lord and come to the Mount of Grace. He hoped that they could be trained and transformed by Him as His usable vessels and workers in the upcoming school days. Sun Xing and Wen Bin then delivered speeches separately on behalf of old and new students.
On September 9, Shaanxi Bible School held an opening ceremony for the 2022 autumn semester.
Wei Lemin, vice chairperson and vice president of Shaanxi CC&TSPM, gave a thanksgiving prayer. The choir then sang hymns Make up Your Mind and Who is It.
Rev. Wang Jun, chairperson and president of Shaanxi CC&TSPM, gave words of exhortation, encouraging students and faculty to take church growth into consideration in their daily study and devotional practices, and become determined and good servants for churches in Shaanxi Province as well as churches in Northwest China.
On the morning of September 19, Fujian Theological Seminary held the opening ceremony for the autumn semester of the 2022 school year. Rev. Yue Qinghua, chairperson of Fujian TSPM and president of Fujian Theological Seminary, extended warm welcome to all 56 new students.
On the morning of September 20, all faculty and students of Hunan Bible School attended the opening ceremony for the new semester. Rev. Du Wenwu, chairperson of the Board, gave words of exhortation to the freshmen. Later, Jin Bihuan, who ranked first in the enrollment tests, made a speech on behalf of the new students.
Translated and edited by Bei Feng.