Alliance News Feed – Dr. Timothy Meier, ATS Alumnus of the Year for Service to the Kingdom of God

Dr. Tim Meier, C&MA vice president for Development, was presented with the Alumnus of the Year Award for outstanding service to the Kingdom of God during Alliance General Council at the ATS Alumni & Friends Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 29. The graduate of Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) earned his master of divinity in 2006 and his doctor of ministry with a concentration in Christian leadership in the global context in 2017. He is the former director of Envision, a branch of Alliance Missions that identifies and develops missional leaders through short-term missions experiences and innovative ministry strategies.

Recipients of this award must be ATS graduates and exemplify one or more of the institutional core values of being academically excellent, globally engaged, intentionally diverse, personally transforming, and socially relevant. Criteria for receiving this award are a minimum of 10 years of service, exceptional achievement, and significant contributions in the area of Christian ministry. This award is usually presented at special Alumni Chapels or at Alliance General Council.

Tim (center), flanked by then-Envision peers Kong and Paphoua Hang (left), Sarah Bourns (3rd from right), Jen Schepens (2nd from right), and Tim’s wife, Rachel Meier (right), receives his doctoral degree at the Nyack/ATS graduation in May, 2017. Paphoua and Jen also received their masters of divinity degrees at the graduation ceremony.

From a makeshift classroom on the back of a Broadway stage to today’s online degree programs, extraordinary men and women have chosen to make Nyack and ATS their alma mater. While these institutions’ environments and platforms may have changed, one thing has not—their commitment to Christian higher education and to “inspire students in their spiritual, intellectual and social formation, preparing them for lives of service to Christ and His Church and to society in a way that reflects the Kingdom of God and its ethnic diversity.”

Nyack/ATS graduates go beyond the comfort zone of the familiar and continue to serve Jesus throughout this nation and around the globe.

Source: Alliance News Feed – Dr. Timothy Meier, ATS Alumnus of the Year for Service to the Kingdom of God

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