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God has blessed ALS with an amazing (and unique) opportunity! We now are partnering with our SALEM church brothers and sisters to serve a group of Hong Kong believers in New Zealand. They want a solid theological education in order to achieve their goal of establishing biblically sound churches in New Zealand. So… As part of this plan, they invited ALS Professor, Dr. Cheung to New Zealand to teach them a class in person. We pray for these believers and look forward to serving alongside them as they look to expand God’s kingdom in New Zealand....

Join ALS friends, staff, and faculty as we turn to our heavenly Father in prayer asking him to have mercy on all those in Taiwan who have been affected by the earthquake. We ask that their every need, physical, emotional, and spiritual are taken care of in this difficult time and that God’s goodness and eternal promises would somehow shine all the brighter in this dim time....

Yes. In Chinese today is called “Suffering Friday,” because Jesus suffered, but in English we say “Good Friday.” Why “good”? Our sins put Jesus on that cross 2000 years ago and that is sad, but what makes Good Friday good is what Jesus did on that Friday. He willingly took our place. Our sin has no power over us any longer because of him. What a good good Friday! We here at ALS are praying that you’ll have some moments this weekend to dwell on these eternal facts. Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter too!...

Last week, the ALS governing board met to discuss the seminary's programs across Asia. During the meeting, Rev. Jon Leach was also named as the next board chairman. Rev. Leach replaces Mr. Jim Holman who recently stepped down from the board. We are thankful for the service of Mr. Jim Holman and pray that God continues to bless him. We also pray that God will bless Rev. Leach as he carries out this important work....

In February, Dr. Cheung’s research led him to Xi’an to do research on Christianity in China during the Tang Dynasty. Christianity was known to some in China as the “Jingjiao.” Evidence strongly suggests that these teachers of the “Jingjiao” were the first Syriac missionaries to come to China. Dr. Cheung’s research is a great reminder that God is in control and his Word went out all over the world throughout the ages and in this case, the Tang Dynasty!...

The ATA has now granted full accreditation to ALS for all of its degree programs. This includes the Bachelor of Theology, Master of Arts in Religion, and the Master of Divinity degrees. We are thankful to all the faculty, staff, and administration for all the hard work they have put into this effort to make ALS a first-class academic institution. ...

This last week, Prof. Guy Marquardt successfully defended his doctoral dissertation and will be awarded a doctorate degree. We appreciate Guy’s hard work. His expertise has been and will continue to be a blessing to ALS and God’s people. ALS’s pursuit of academic excellence means its professors will be experts in their fields. Prof. Marquardt’s achievement is a testament to this. ...

Our classes are in full swing and we offer a big welcome to all our new and returning students! We pray that God blesses your studies this semester and that you have plenty of opportunities to share what you’ve learned with those around you. By grace (this year’s theme)God will grow you in your faith this year!...

The deadline for Spring semester sign up has passed already, but we have good news -- there is still room in some classes! Spring semester starts February 19th! You can still register for classes on our website under “apply.” This semester’s classes are going to be helpful and interesting, so you don’t want to miss them....

ALS faculty and staff wish all of our students, supporters and friends a happy Chinese New Year. May God give you true riches in knowing Jesus and a faith that holds tightly onto him and his promises in all circumstances, so that even in the darkest times, we can say with Job, “I know that my redeemer lives!”...