Zhongnan Theological Seminary
Professor Latini visited Zhongnan Theological Seminary in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Zhongnan Seminary is a four-year school with approximately 120 students. Upon graduation, students serve as pastors throughout six Chinese provinces: Hubei, Henan, Hunan, Guanxi, Guandong, and Hainan.
Zhongnan Seminary shares building space with the Hubei Christian Council, the regional governing body of the Protestant Church in China. Most administrators and faculty members serve at the nearby Thanksgiving Church. With over 1000 members and four Sunday Services, Thanksgiving Church is one of the largest in Wuhan.
Together the church and seminary also offer a year-long training program for lay ministers serving churches throughout the provinces mentioned above. Forty-two lay ministers recently graduated from this program.
Professor Latini also visited with professors and administrators at Wuhan University, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in China. It is equivalent to one of the “Big Ten” schools in the U.S. Wuhan University is composed of 5 colleges. The College of Philosophy includes departments in Ethics, Aesthetics, Cultural Psychology, Chinese and Western Philosophies, and Christianity and World Religions.