About the Graduate Student Counselor Position
IGSL is seeking a counselor to work within their on-campus counseling program. Many students attending IGSL come from countries where they’ve been persecuted for their faith or undergone other forms of trauma. The counseling department at IGSL seeks to minister to these students and their families during their time at the seminary so that they can address these wounds before entering full-time ministry.
About International Graduate School of Leadership
At IGSL, we are passionate about producing Servant-Steward leaders through a process of balancing biblical, spiritual, and ministry skill development. We believe this requires a relational mentoring environment to catalyze personal transformation. Half of our students at IGSL are Filipino, and the other half come from nations all over Asia, including many creative access countries.
Our core educational values are captured in the acrostic LEADERS which reflect Jesus’ methods of training: instruction, modelling, experience, and environment.
By God’s grace and empowerment we have seen the results – leaders who increasingly exhibit Christ-like character, biblical values, and leadership skills needed to facilitate strategic spiritual multiplication movements in their contexts in Asia and around the world. We believe a growing network of like-minded leaders in key sectors of society will exert increasing spiritual and moral influence that God can use to transform nations.
- Population: 100,998,376 (July 2015 est.)
- Religions: Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)
- Government: Republic
- Below Poverty Line: 25.2% (2012 est.)
- Country Summary (from the World Factbook)
The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea. (Source: the World Factbook)