On the morning of March 1, 2023, the opening service and the opening ceremony of the 2022-2023 spring semester took place in the auditorium of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary. All students and faculty attended the event.
Rev. Chen Bin, Vice President of the seminary, officiated at the service. Academic Dean Rev. Lin Manhong offered intercessions for students’ studying and living in the new semester, for the various ministries of the seminary, for the development and revival of the Church in China, and for the prosperity and stability of the country. The seminary choir sang “The Law of Sowing and Reaping”. Rev. Chen Yilu, Executive Vice President of the seminary, gave a sermon entitled “Arise and Go With Me”. Quoting Song of Songs 2:8-17, Rev. Chen exhorted all students from three aspects: “Embrace youth and take actions”, “My spirit is beautiful in knowledge”, and “Run and follow the Lord Jesus”.
The opening service and the opening ceremony for the 2022-2023 spring semester ended successfully with the benediction by Rev. Gao Feng, president of the seminary.
Translated and edited by Bei Feng, Tian Tian.