CCIT's theological education revolves around the intertwined aspects of studying theology and living on campus, making it a unique and defining characteristic of the institution. At CCIT, students are not only provided with academic knowledge but also encouraged to nurture their character, spirituality, and overall growth. This holistic approach aims to equip students with solid foundations that will empower them in their future lives of service. By immersing themselves in theological studies while residing on campus, students have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of faith and cultivate a strong sense of purpose, preparing them to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world at large.
Hostel life plays a vital role in CCIT's theological education, serving as an integral component of the overall learning experience. Students are mandated to reside in the hostel for a minimum of one year for each degree program, excluding the lay studies program, which allows for flexibility in accommodation arrangements. The hostel serves as a hub for academic and personal growth, fostering a supportive community that encourages interaction, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas. While some students may choose to live off-campus, the hostel remains a vibrant center of activity, providing an environment conducive to spiritual, intellectual, and personal development. It is within these shared living spaces that lifelong friendships are forged, cultural diversity is celebrated, and a strong sense of belonging is nurtured.
The Family Counseling Group (FCG) at our school is designed to promote open communication and understanding between students and teachers. The program operates on a student-teacher transparency model, where each faculty member is assigned to a specific group. These groups convene every Thursday, providing a safe and supportive environment for participants. The FCG aims to foster a sense of community through informal gatherings, offering opportunities for tea, coffee fellowship, and engaging table talk discussions. This free program encourages individuals to share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences, ultimately fostering stronger connections within our school community.
The Falam Baptist Church, in collaboration with FBCA, has established a heartwarming host-family program for students hailing from far-off locations. This thoughtful initiative is a testament to the incredible kindness exhibited by the local community, as they strive to create a nurturing and welcoming environment for these students. By opening their homes and hearts, the host families provide a sense of belonging and make the students feel right at home, despite being far away from their own families. This program serves as a beautiful example of the power of human connection and the impact that small acts of kindness can have on others.