As part of our dedication in molding leaders out of our students. The school prepares a series of spiritual enriching events and fun-filled activities throughout the year. By balancing both academic and extracurricular events, students get to feed their mind and have the needed rest from their schedules.
New Students Welcome Night
An event that occurs at the beginning of every trimester is the “New Students Welcome Night”. An event faculties, missionaries as well as the APTS community look forward to. The event is celebrated over a hearty dinner followed by an introduction, games, and a prayer toward the new students. The objective of the event is to bond with the new students and have them feel the warmth of being a part of a large family.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Spiritual Emphasis week takes place during the first trimester of the school year. Students and guest are encouraged to gather together for a spirit filled journey of refreshment and of spiritual renewal. The event features a 3 day revival lecture from guest speakers from all over the world.
Missions Convention Week
Missions Convention is one of the highlights of the second semester as it culminates with International Night. Special speakers are invited to provide a current perspective on missions to serve as a reminder of the pressing urgency of living out the Great Commission. The event lasts for a whole week with speakers coming from all over the world.
Missions Conventions week is not completed without the International Night, which sees the end of the Missions Convention week. The International Night signifies the official closing of a week filled of spiritual awakening, encouragement and renewed focus. As the curtain closes, the APTS community and visitors feast and celebrate with entertaining performances, great company, and cuisines from all over the world.
APTS regularly conducts two lectureship series: The William Menzies Annual Lectureship and the Occasional Pentecostal Lectureship.
William Menzies Annual Lectureship is an important academic event in the school year, normally taking place in January. Noted scholars present lectures on a variety of current topics in theology, biblical studies, missions, and ministry.
Past lecturers include Roger Stronstad (Western Pentecostal Bible College, Canada), Stanley Horton (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, USA), Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA), Russell Spittler (Fuller Theological Seminary, USA), Andrew Walls (University of Edinburgh, UK), Rikki E. Watts (Regent College, Canada), Simon Chan (Trinity College, Singapore), Leslie Allen (Fuller Theological Seminary, USA), Delbert Tarr (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, USA), Paul Pierson (Fuller Theological Seminary, USA), Vinay Samuel (Oxford Center for Missions Studies, UK), Judith Lingenfelter (Biola University, USA), Peter Kuzmicc (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA/Croatia), Allan Anderson (University of Birmingham, UK), Amos Yong (Regent University, USA), Benny Aker (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, USA), Craig Keener (Palmer Theological Seminary, USA), I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen), Keith Warrington (Regents Theological College, UK), Glen Menzies (North Central University, USA), Robert Menzies (North Asia), Douglas Petersen (Vanguard University, USA), Tim Bulkeley (University of Auckland, New Zealand), Al Tizon (Graduate Theological Union, USA), Donald Hagner (Fuller Theological Seminary, USA), Waldemar Kowalski (OCMS, Oxford) and Cecil. M. Robeck (Fuller Theological Seminary, USA).
The Occasional Pentecostal Lecture Series provides a forum for the presentation of major Pentecostal traditions by experts. Past speakers include Vinson Synan (Regent University, USA) on a general overview of American Pentecostalism; Mathew Clark (Apostolic Faith Mission College, South Africa) on South African Pentecostalism; Jean-Daniel Plüss (Switzerland) on European Pentecostalism; William Menzies (APTS) on the non-Wesleyan background of American Pentecostalism; David Daniels (McCormick Seminary, USA) on Black Pentecostalism; Frank Macchia (Vanguard University, USA) on Issues in Pentecostal Theology; A.C. George (Southern Asia Bible College, India) on Indian Pentecostalism; Peter Hocken (Mother of God Community, USA) on the Roman Catholic Charismatic Movement; David Reed (Wycliffe College, Canada) on Oneness Pentecostalism; Greg Miller (Malone University, USA) on Charismata in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods; and Martin Mittlestadt (Evangel University, USA) on Reading Luke-Acts in the Pentecostal Tradition; Dr. Cherly Bridges Johns(USA) on The Bible for a New Generation; Dr. Ben Witherington (UK) on the Importance of Character and Biblical Theology.
Annual School Outing
One of many traditions at APTS is the All School Outing held every third trimester.
Students, families, missionaries, and faculty get to experience fun and games outside of APTS. This year was no exception. The APTS Community packed up for the day’s events, which also welcomed new students that enrolled in the third trimester.
Traditionally known as Agape Night, Layla Ahev is the Hebrew translation of a Night of Love. This night is celebrated around Valentines day every year.
The APTS community gathered for an evening of reminiscing of Gods love for each other. A panel of specialists in the field of Love shared their life and personal stories as well as answer questions from students and from those present.