LEADERSHIP IN THE SEMINARY
Seminarians must acquire the “skills for effective pastoral leadership. The priest is more a shepherd than a leader, even in in ecclesial documents this ability to be a leader is essential for every seminarian. The priestly formation which is mainly based on the four pillars of formation gives us hints about leadership in these pillars; human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation.
Human Formation. Under this pillar the Church connects leadership to obedience. Official teaching offers an inherent critique of any kind of leadership that is not obedient to the spirit of Christ.
Spiritual Formation. This pillar upholds the teaching that priestly power does not grant the priest an automatic right to be obeyed, but rather branches from his integration of the servant-mission of Christ.
Intellectual Formation. Philosophical and theological knowledge acquired in the seminary, even the core courses in the pre-theology curriculum can help us explore the bases of leadership.
Pastoral Formation. Seminarians reflect on their experiences of leadership in courses guided by the pastoral department, and seminarian interns gain an experience by helping parish priests to lead a group of the faithful people of God.
By drawing out the hints about leadership within all four of the pillars of formation. The seminary also boosts the seminarian’s capacity to form priestly leaders, hence Seminarians while in the seminary also choose leaders among themselves.
With this background we are glad to announce to you that, the students of St. John Vianney Seminary had successfully elected into office the new Student Council on 7th October 2016. The following are the members of the incumbent Student Council:
Master of Ceremonies:
Deputy Academic Rep:
BY: KAFULA DOMINIC