Uncategorised — 7th April 2020
Q and A with third year Practical Theology student, Angelique Umugiraneza.
Why did you chose to study theology?
I was born into a Christian family, from my birth my Father was a Minister in the Presbyterian church and studied Theology. I think God called me to study Theology after I met a pastor in a church in Bordeaux, France called Eglise Protestante Unie who encouraged me to remain in the Protestant Church family because since 2009 when I came to live in the UK, it was difficult for me to find a place of worship that was more or less like my church’s tradition. Through NTC I got information on where to worship after all the years I had been in the UK. But I am really happy to be a part of this study.
How has studying theology impacted your life outside of college?
I would say that studying Theology made me feel more aware of the goodness of God in my life. The purpose of God in me started to shine as every day I do not think of my life alone, I always think about the nations of the world and the communities, just to love everyone and pray for them.
I am now able to freely share and spread the Gospel with confidence and my relationship with God is daily bread never running out.
How has theology impacted your practice: Church, Ministry, Work, Placements?
I have learned how to adopt different cultures, to be part of multi-national communities and because of theology, I don’t feel like a stranger in any organisation that I am present in such as placement, church and work.
How do you see Theology shaping your life after graduating from NTC?
I strongly believe that I would like to stay closer to the community of God wherever God will lead me. And Theology is not a thing you have and you lock away, it is like something that is stored inside of you and is applicable in your daily routine whether you know it or don’t.
How has studying theology impacted your faith, knowledge and relationship with God?
Through Theology, I am now able to freely share and spread the Gospel with confidence and my relationship with God is daily bread never running out.
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