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LABI College’s mission is to graduate Godly individuals prepared to serve Christ in the church and society. We truly believe our strong Bible-centered academics at LABI will help make an extraordinary impact on this world for the cause of Christ!
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LABI College Welcomes Professor Vikram Peters as the – New Associate Chair for the Department of Bible and Ministry!
After careful consideration, discussion and approval from our Dean of Academic Affairs, it is with great enthusiasm that I announce that LABI College Professor Vikram Peters has been appointed as “Associate Chair” for the Associate Program in Bible and Ministry. This appointment will begin officially August 17, 2015. This position is designed to provide general academic leadership support to the Academic Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, President and others. It is designed to also provide our academic program with greater infrastructure, to invest in existing and future academic program development, accreditation support efforts, and faculty leadership and development. This particular role is significant, the responsibilities great, and we believe Professor Vikram is the right person at the right time to guide us through the next steps in terms of these areas. One particular role Professor Vikram will play is in working directly with the President’s Office and in launching the“LABI College” Presidential Leadership Lecture series. He will be setting the stage for community, research and scholarship oriented lecture and discussions to engage our community, pastors, professors and students.
As you see Professor Vikram on campus, please congratulate and thank him for his service to LABI College! Short Bio–Professor Vikram received his Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Vanguard University and his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Loyola College. He has served as an associate professor at LABI College since 2011 teaching a variety of courses including Ethics and Early Church History. He is also an adjunct professor at Life Pacific College. In addition, he has held a variety of ministerial leadership positions within the church and community. These have included working with, mentoring, worship and other functions associated with South Cost Childrens Society, Action Mentoring, The Garden Church, and New Hope Grief Recovery Center.
Dr. Martin Harris, PhD
LABI / LATS President & CEO
LABI College and LATS Welcomes: Dr. Andrew Stenhouse, New Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
Our comprehensive search team and evaluation process included many stakeholders, represented by Faculty, Staff, Cabinet Members, Administrators and Executive Board Members. Multiple individual and search team interviews were conducted, a community lecture on leadership was carried out and many other evaluative processes. As such, it is with great enthusiasm to announce that Dr. Andrew Stenhouse has accepted, this position effective Monday,August 17th, 2015. His role also includes that of “Professor (full)of Psychology and Pastoral Care.” Please join me in welcoming Dr. Stenhouse to the LABI/LATS family, and when you are on campus, please stop by to say hello and to congratulate him personally.
Dr. Marty Harris, PhD
LABI & LATS President / CEO
Short Biography of Dr. Andrew Stenhouse
Our newly appointed campus pastor (Rev. Krystal Baca) will be working and living on campus. We need $5,000 more to complete this project and your donation is much needed! Those who donate will have their name placed on a perpetual brass plate and include it with the pastoral house.
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Since 1926, LABI College has trained thousands of pastors, ministers, youth directors, superintendents and church leaders. Recently we have made great progress with our accreditors, receiving a site visit from the Association of Biblical Higher Education with several commendations. We have also been fully endorsed with another visit and commendations from the Alliance for Higher Education of the Assemblies of God.
More recently, and as part of a presidential initiative, Dr. Marty Harris has charged our staff with developing an initial website to connect our LABI alumni, providing opportunity for communication, and to build bridges with our connecting churches and pastors. I am pleased, honored and blessed by the launch of this website (http://www.foreverlabi.com/). Through this website (ForeverLABI) you can: join the LABI College alumni foundation, purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, hear of LABI alumni news and events, and give to your alma mater! Please spend a few moments visiting through these web pages, stay connected, and help us promote our beloved LABI College.
The LABI College student life team has diligently been working on creating a healthy, productive, and pleasant campus life experience. Our core objectives are to enable our students to focus on developing academically, spiritually, and socially. We have made improvements in promoting healthy habits, leadership skills, and physical fitness, through classes, trainings and/or workshops. We have achieved and made much progress through our monthly strategic goal setting. Our first priority was to identify several policy areas that needed immediate attention for clarity, and to lower liability risks for LABI College. Additionally, the College has carried out two emergency and evacuation drills (November 2014 and March 2015). These drills included the designation, training and guidance with Campus Safety Administrators. This year we spent a large amount of time training and developing our student leaders . All student leaders received training on the following areas: Preventing Sexual Harassment, Developing Heathy Habits, How to identify Eating Disorders, How to Identify Depression, General Policy and Procedures, Customer Centricity, Time Management, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Warfare, Leadership, Janitorial Cleaning and Chemicals, and how to respond to emergencies.
We have also contributed to physical space improvements, painting, furniture, and added additional chapel services for the students. Back in November we read, “25 Ways to Win with People” by John C. Maxwell and Les Parrot, PHD. The following month we conducted a leadership outing and two of our meetings focused of “Decision Making” and “How to Resolve Conflicts.” We have also read, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni. In addition, both the residence and student body association teams have conducted several activities that support the academic, spiritual, and social life of our students and received much positive feedback.
Karen Perez is a first year student with LABI College. Although she enjoys classes and bonding with her roommates, onearea of LABI that she sincerely enjoyed this semester were the early morning prayer times which all students are encouragedto attend. The prayers have helped her grow a deeper relationship with God and also have helped her through tough timesin her life. One of her favorite professors this semester is Rebekah Rossi who teaches Pentecostal Theology. Karen lovedlearning about Pentecostalism, especially, history, leaders, and big movements in the class. She also enjoyed learning fromProfessor Elizabeth Baez in the Spiritual Care and Healing class. It was in those two classes that she learned about her rootsand about herself. “Coming to LABI has opened my eyes for ministry… I now feel hungry to minister to people and become involved in the church!” exclaimed Karen.
Read about Karen and other news at LABI from our Spring 2015 newsletter here: http://www.labi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Spring-LABI-Newsletter.pdf
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The LABI College campus might be small but, it sure is beautiful! This collage showcases the lovely flowers and trees around the campus. The photos were taken by Jessica Estrada, Chief Communications Officer, who is also a professional photographer. Living on campus with her husband, she enjoys her small walk to her office. On the way to her office, she always notices the gorgeous flowers and trees. Most of the flowers and trees have been on the campus when she was a student at LABI (2001-2003).
If you are a current student or alumni, then you know how beautiful each season is on campus. If you are planning on coming to LABI, YOU ARE GONG TO LOVE OUR SMALL, BEAUTIFUL, AND INTIMATE CAMPUS!!#LABIisLEGIT #FlowersOfLABI
The LABI College offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th. The offices will resume to their regular business hours on Tuesday, May 26th.
Please take a moment to thank all those that serve our country and also remember those that gave up their lives to defend the country. We thank these brave men and women for their service. God bless America!
Check out the Spring LABI College newsletter which highlights: commencement, baccalaureate, accreditation, LATS, Extensions, and more! Plus, read a special message from the LABI/LATS President & CEO, Dr. Marty Harris. Enjoy! #LABIisLEGIT
It is a pleasure to introduce the three newest Presidential Cabinet members who were appointed by Dr. Marty Harris, President of LABI College. New to the Presidential Cabinet is Gabriela Mora, Sandra Cerda, and Rebekah Rossi. It is exciting to see Dr. Harris expanding the Presidential Cabinet with three strong women who represent the heart of LABI so well.
One of the three newest members is Gabriela (Gabby) Mora. Gabby is the ExCEL Program Coordinator at LABI College. Her primary duties include, promoting, recruiting, managing, scheduling, and developing key elements to launch the ExCEL Program.
The next addition to the Presidential Cabinet is Resident Director, Sandra Cerda, who has been with LABI College since January 2012. Sandra currently oversees the entire Residence Hall, Servant Leadership program, Work-study program, and all Guest Services. Her primary responsibility is to select, lead, direct, and supervise a staff of 4 Resident Assistants. She also assists in the operations of the Servant Leadership program.
Lastly, the newest of the three added to the team is Rebekah A. Rossi, Missionary in Residence and Director of the Writing Center. In 2008 she graduated from Bethany University with a degree in Intercultural Communications and a Minor in Biblical Language. She also earned a license with the Assemblies of God. Later she pursued her Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Southern California.
It is an honor to see the Presidential Cabinet grow in numbers and diversity. We look forward to seeing what God is going to do through these powerful women to impact LABI College.
Welcome to the team ladies!
We are excited to announce that for the first LABI is now offering 8 week summer courses during June through July. This is a great opportunity for students to complete needed units or get ahead with their required classes. In addition, the faculty will also be offering special “summer only” electives that will cover a range of topics such as biblical languages. So if you are interested and would like to enroll contact the academic office or send us an email at email@example.com (Academic Dean) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Registrar). More classes to be announced soon!
LABI College will be closed in observance of Good Friday. There will be no classes on Friday, April 3 and all offices will be closed.
Classes and offices will open on Monday, April 6.
“Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.…” Isaiah 53:4-5