Saturday June 17, 2017 the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Seminary celebrated Graduation of students from three departments: School of Theology, the School of Jazz Music and the Media and Management and Leadership College.
From School of Theology, 30 students received Masters of Theology, 15 received Bachelor of Theology in regular, 86 in BTH distance, 14 BHT summer, 116 distance diploma.
The Mekane Yesus Management and Leadership College also graduated 18 students in Masters of Organizational Leadership, 18 in BA of Leadership and Development Studies and total of 34 students in evening and distance education of same fields. There were also 29 BA graduates in Gender Studies, 67 BA graduates in Accounting and Finance and total of 99 students in evening and distance classes. Additionally 83 students finished BA in Management Regular and evening and 27 women students graduated in WIAC.
From school of Jazz and Music 26 finished in advanced diploma in music and 27 BA graduates in Music and media . The total graduates of the Mekane Yesus Seminary this year was 732.
Mekane Yesus Seminary President, Dr. Bruk Ayele on his congratulatory message encouraged the graduating students to remain in Christ as they begin a new chapter in their lives, looking forward to the various ministries they have been called to by the Lord of the harvest. “ As you go out to build and sustain families, churches, institutions, communities and nations what you build can only stand firm if it is built on the truth foundation-therefore remain in Christ” Dr. Bruk added.
Rev. Yonas Yigezu, President of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus delivered his charge to the graduates. “God is going to use you in amazingly fruitful way. All the desires from you is faithfulness; so be faithful to Him as He always is faithful unto you” President tells the class of 2017. “ know your context in this globalized and postmodern culture, be prepared to serve in diligence and competence, and most of all never shy away from preaching the message of the cross” he advise the graduates.
“Now therefore, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus sends you into the vineyard of the Lord; go forth with courage and faith; fight the good fight; run the good race and finish it well. Be faithful in season and out season” President Yonas concluded.
It was a party atmosphere at the seminary with family and friends who were waiting for the graduates dressed in graduation robes.