About the Seminary

Goals & Doctrine

The goals of APTS are to:

  • 1. Provide an institution of learning for the Assemblies of God, while admitting non-Assemblies of God
  • students who are in harmony with the purposes and values of the school.
  • 2. Implement a Christ-centered, biblically oriented curriculum that recognizes the Bible as the infallible
  • and authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
  • 3. Conduct a program designed to enrich the learning experiences of all students and promote their
  • effectiveness in ministry, including both those with a strong background in Bible and ministry and those
  • with a secular education.
  • 4. Provide a program of studies within the Pentecostal tradition of the Assemblies of God, giving
  • emphasis to the person and work of the Holy Spirit in life and ministry.
  • 5. Establish a curriculum designed to assist students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • necessary for Christian leadership and that also encourages a spirit of inquiry and develops the student’s
  • skills in research.
  • 6. Maintain an environment, provide activities, and offer guidance conducive to the development of the
  • spiritual life and character of students as servants of God.
  • 7. Offer specialized ministry programs of continuing education for Christian service.
  • 8. Conduct cross-cultural, missiological training in evangelism, church planting and nurturing, and
  • community development that is consistent with a spirit of obedience to our Lord’s Great Commission “to
  • make disciples of all people” (Matt. 18:19-20).

Doctrinal Statement

APTS subscribes to the Statement of Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God. The full statement is found in the APTS constitution. The following is a summary.

We believe:
  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the infallible rule of faith and conduct for all people.
  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in
  • His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of
  • the Father, and in His personal future return to earth to rule for a thousand years.
  • • All humans have sinned and the consequence of that sin is death.
  • • The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the cleansing
  • power of the blood of Christ.
  • • Regeneration is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  • • By Christ’s atoning death on the cross, healing for the human body is available in answer to
  • faith and prayer.
  • • The baptism in the Holy Spirit may be received by all believers for effective life and service.
  • • The indwelling sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit enables the Christian to live a holy life.
  • • In the rapture of the Church at Christ’s return to this earth–this is the blessed and living hope of
  • all believers.
  • •The bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost leads to everlasting life and to everlasting
  • punishment, respectively.