“For the Lord has done great things for us (Psalms 126:3)”
Chapman International College (CIC) celebrated the 15th Commencement Exercises on March 15, 2020, in Yangon, Myanmar. A total of 36 graduates received their diplomas in Certificate of Lay Ministry, Diploma of Ministry, and Bachelor of Ministry. General Superintendent in Jurisdiction for Asia-Pacific Region, Dr. Eugenio Duarte, was the commencement speaker for the graduation service. Rev. Amos Enkawl, National Director of CIC Myanmar, reported at the graduation ceremony, “This is the largest graduating batch in the Yangon campus history.” We praise the Lord for his goodness in preparing pastors and lay leaders for His church in Myanmar.
CIC is also praising the Lord for even greater things happening in the whole of Southeast Asia. As CIC serves as “one school in many nations” in Southeast Asia, more students have received their diplomas from the institution’s other campuses. On January 12, 2020, 28 students from the Chapman Institute of Theology (CIT) Bangkok Campus received degrees in Certificate of Lay Ministry and Diploma of Ministry. Three days later, on January 15, Chapman Institute of Theology (CIT) Chiangmai Campus conferred 18 graduates with the Certificate of Lay Ministry and Diploma of Ministry. On February 27, 2020, CIC Cambodia conferred 6 students with the Certificate of Lay Ministry. And on April 12, CIC Myitkyina Campus will be conferring 20 graduating candidates for the Diploma of Ministry. In 2020, Chapman International College is honored to confer a total of 108 students in 4 campuses in Southeast Asia.
Together with the administration team and national leaders, the chancellor of CIC, Dr. Donghwan (Bill) Kwon, has drafted Vision 2025 by increasing student enrollment by 1,000 in 80 learning centers and developing 3 new campuses by 2020. These missional goals direct the future of the college in four areas: 1. Decentralized class offering, 2. Ministerial and discipleship focus, 3. Mobile education development, and 4. Local leadership development. We believe that this will be the future of the denomination.