Degree Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • Overview
  • B.A. Min.
  • Grad. Cert.
  • Grad. Con. Cert.
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Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry in Mandarin is a 120-credit degree. It is designed to provide formal biblical, theological and ministerial training for those who are called to enter full time ministry.
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Graduate Certificate

Designed with the layperson in mind, these programs are formed for individuals with non-ministry degrees to further train their ministerial skills enhancing their services to their churches.
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Graduate Concentration

Graduate concentration certificates are offered in several subject areas. These graduate certificates require 15 credits and can be pursued as an individual academic award or as a concentration in a degree program.

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry in Mandarin is a 120-credit undergraduate degree. It is designed to provide formal biblical, theological and ministerial training for those who are called to enter full time ministry. All the courses offered in this program are taught in Mandarin with the aim to train the future Christian leaders to minister in a Chinese context.

Course Description

Theological Studies 神學課程Credits
BTHE101 Theology Introduction 神學概論3
BTHE103 Pentecostal Theology 五旬宗信仰神學3
BTHE102 Systematic Theology Introduction 系統神學概論3
BHIS592 Church History 教會歷史3
BHIS104 Chinese Church History 中國教會歷史3
Biblical Studies 聖經課程Credits
BBOT 508 Old Testament Introduction 舊約概論3
BBNT 509 New Testament Introduction 新約概論3
BBOT101 Pentateuch 摩西五經研究3
BBNT101 The Four Gospels 四福音書3
BBNT103 Pauline Epistles 保羅書信研究3
Ministerial Studies 事奉科目Credits
BMCC510 Homiletics 講道法3
BMCH521 Pastoral Ministries 教牧事工3
BMIS101 Missiology Introduction 宣教學概論3
BMCH 535 Church Management 教會管理學3
BMCH112 Principles of Church Growth 教會增長原則3
BMCH537 Evangelism 佈道法3
BMCH102 Spiritual Life Formation 灵命塑造3
BMCH106 Discipleship Training 門徒訓練與栽培3
12 Ministry Electives 12 個事奉科目3
General Electives 30 Credits 選修 30學分Credits
Theological, Biblical / Ministerial Courses 神學、聖經或事奉科30

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by three character references.

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent to high school diploma.

  • Those who do not have high school diploma can be admitted as special students under these conditions:

    20 years old and above with at least one year training in theological training center in China.
    25 years old and above with at least three-year full time ministry experiences.

Graduate Certificate

Designed with the layperson in mind, these programs are formed for individuals with non-ministry degrees to further train their ministerial skills enhancing their services to their churches. They may also appeal to those with an undergraduate theological background who desire a less intensive graduate program. The programs provide flexibility to pursue an individual interest.

Course Description

CoursesCredits
BIB/BNT/BOT Any Bible Course3
MCC/MCE/MCH Any Ministry Course3
THE Any Theology course3
RES 536 Research Methods I3
Electives (Any four courses)12

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

Graduate Concentration Certificate

Graduate concentration certificates are offered in several subject areas. These graduate certificates require 15 credits and can be pursued as an individual academic award or as a concentration in a degree program. However, no more than two Graduate Concentration Certificates will be awarded to the same student, and a specific course may not be applied to more than one certificate.The student must meet the general admission requirements.

Course Description

Bible School MinistryCredits
MCE 523 Educational Psychology3
MCE 524 Curriculum Theory & Development3
MCE 541 College Teaching3
MCE 637 Practicum in College Teaching3
One approved elective3
MissionsCredits
MIS 510 Perspectives in World Missions3
MIS 580 Cross-Cultural Communications3
MIS 567 Biblical Theology of Missions3
MIS 637 Practicum in Missions3
One Missions elective3
Christian EducationCredits
MCE 522 Foundations of Christian Education3
MCE 529 Discipleship Ministries in the Local Church3
MCE 638 Practicum in Christian Education3
Two Christian Education electives6
Pastoral CounsellingCredits
MCH 523 Pastoral Counseling3
MCH 624 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Counselling3
MCH 637 Practicum in Counseling3
Two Counseling electives6

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

Graduate Programs

  • Overview
  • M.A.I.S.
  • M.A.I.S.I.C.
  • M.A.I.E.
  • M.A.Theo.
  • M.A.Min.
  • M.Div.
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Master of Arts in
Intercultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a 36-credit graduate degree designed to enable individuals in the Asia Pacific region to develop a balanced missions philosophy for effective cross-cultural missionary service, and leadership.
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Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (Islamic Concentration)

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies-Islamic Studies Concentration is a 48-credit graduate degree designed to enable individuals in the Asia Pacific region to develop a balanced missions philosophy for effective missions in Islamic regions.
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Master of Arts in
Intercultural Education

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Education is a 36-credit graduate degree. This degree empowers students to deepen their theological knowledge and develop excellent teaching skills and methodologies for use within diverse cultural settings.
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Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology is a 48-credit graduate degree designed to provide advanced training in theological and biblical studies. This program is especially valuable for Bible school teachers and administrators, as well as those who wish to go on to doctoral studies.
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Master of Arts in Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry is a 36-credit graduate degree. It is designed to provide advanced training for those called to ministry in the local church or a related context. It may also be of value for Bible school teachers who wish to specialize in the practical ministry area.
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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program provides advanced knowledge and training in theological and ministerial studies. It is designed as a “professional” degree for baccalaureate graduates who desire a more thorough biblical education at the graduate level.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a 36-credit graduate degree, and Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies-Islamic Studies Concentration is a 48-credit graduate degree. These degrees are designed to enable individuals in the Asia Pacific region to develop a balanced missions philosophy for effective cross-cultural missionary service, and leadership. They also provide a foundation for pursuing graduate studies beyond the Masters level.

Course Description

Theological StudiesCredits
BIB 528 Hermeneutics3
THE 580 Perspectives in Pentecostalism3
THE 567 Biblical Theology of Missions3
Mission StudiesCredits
MIS 520 Applied Missionary Cultural Anthropology3
MIS 568 History of Missions3
MIS 580 Cross-Cultural Communication3
MIS 510 Perspective in World Missions (Optional)3
One Mission Course3
Research/ElectivesCredits
RES 536 Research Methods I3
RES 537 Reseach Method II - Statistics or RES 538 Research Methods II - Non-Statistics3
RES 601 Thesis/Project or Three (3) elective courses from any Theological/Ministerial3

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

  • 24 credits in Bible/Theology courses

  • 12 credits in Ministry/ Mission courses including Evangelism or Church Planting

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
(Islamic Concentration)

The  Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies-Islamic Studies Concentration is a 48-credit graduate degree designed to enable individuals in the Asia Pacific region to develop a balanced missions philosophy for effective cross-cultural missionary service, and leadership. They also provide a foundation for pursuing graduate studies beyond the Masters level.

Course Description

Theological StudiesCredits
BIB 528 Hermeneutics3
THE 580 Perspectives in Pentecostalism3
THE 567 Biblical Theology of Missions3
Mission StudiesCredits
MIS 520 Applied Missionary Cultural Anthropology3
MIS 568 History of Missions3
MIS 580 Cross-Cultural Communication3
MIS 510 Perspective in World Missions (Optional)3
One Mission Course3
Islamic StudiesCredits
MIS 559 Islam and the Gospel3
MIS 551 Approaches to Muslims3
MIS 552 Christian Ministry in Muslim Context3
MIS 553 Muslim-Christian Theological Issues3
Research/ElectivesCredits
RES 536 Research Methods I3
RES 537 Reseach Method II - Statistics or RES 538 Research Methods II - Non-Statistics3
RES 601 Thesis/Project or MIS 639 Practicum in Missions6
One Islamic course3
One general elective3

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

  • 24 credits in Bible/Theology courses

  • 12 credits in Ministry/ Mission courses including Evangelism or Church Planting

Master of Arts in Intercultural Education

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Education is a 36-credit graduate degree. This degree empowers students to deepen their theological knowledge and develop excellent teaching skills and methodologies for use within diverse cultural settings. It equips students to apply for education jobs in many different contexts.

Course Description

Theological StudiesCredits
BIB 528 Hermeneutics3
THE 580 Perspectives in Pentecostalism3
THE 567 Biblical Theology of Missions3
Educational CoreCredits
MCE 524 Curriculum Theory and Development3
MCE 541 College Teaching or MCE 590B Creative Teaching with Interactive Aids3
MCE 523 Educational Psychology3
Intercultural Studies CoreCredits
MCE (MIS) 527 Intercultural Education3
MCC (MIS) 580 Cross-Cultural Communications3
Research/ElectivesCredits
RES 536 Research Methods I3
RES 537 Reseach Method II - Statistics or RES 538 Research Methods II - Non-Statistics3
RES 601 Thesis/Project or *Three (3 ) elective courses from any Theological, Ministerial, Education6

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

  • 24 credits in Bible/Theology courses

  • 12 credits in Ministry/ Mission courses including Evangelism or Church Planting

Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology is a 48-credit graduate degree designed to provide advanced training in theological and biblical studies. This program is especially valuable for Bible school teachers and administrators, as well as those who wish to go on to doctoral studies.

Course Description

General CoreCredits
BIB 528 Hermeneutics3
BOT 508 Old Testament Introduction** or BNT 509 New Testament Introduction**3
MCH 510 Foundations for Ministry or MCH 522 Foundations for Christian Education or MCE 541 College Teaching3
Theological CoreCredits
BOT 610 Old Testament Theology** or BNT 611 New Testament Theology**3
THE 580 Perspectives in Pentecostalism3
THE 530 Systematic Theology I or 531 Systematic Theology II3
One Theology Course3
Church History/Historical TheologyCredits
Choose any HIS3
Research/ElectivesCredits
RES 536 Research Methods I3
RES 537 Reseach Method II - Statistics or RES 538 Research Methods II - Non-Statistics3
*Three (3 ) elective courses from any Bible, History, Pentecostal Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Education, and/or Counseling9
Old Testament ConcentrationCredits
BHE 510 Hebrew III3
BGR Any Exegesis3
Any two Old Testament courses6
New Testament ConcentrationCredits
BGR 510 Greek III3
BHE Any Exegesis3
Any two New Testament courses6
Theology ConcentrationCredits
THE 530 Systematic Theology I or THE 531 Systematic Theology II3
Any three Theology courses9

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

  • 24 credits in Bible/Theology courses

  • 12 credits in Ministry/ Mission courses including Evangelism or Church Planting

Master of Arts in Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry is a 36-credit graduate degree. It is designed to provide advanced training for those called to ministry in the local church or a related context. It may also be of value for Bible school teachers who wish to specialize in the practical ministry area.

Course Description

Theological StudiesCredits
BIB 528 Hermeneutics3
THE 580 Perspectives in Pentecostalism3
THE 570 Asian Theological Issues3
Ministerial StudiesCredits
MCH 510 Foundations for Ministry or MCH 590Q Spiritual Formation or MCH 598 Holy Spirit and Ministry3
MCH 523 Pastoral Counseling3
MCH 530 Foundations of Leadership and Management3
MIS 510 Perspective in World Missions3
One Ministry Elective3
Research/ElectivesCredits
RES 536 Research Methods I3
RES 537 Reseach Method II - Statistics or RES 538 Research Methods II - Non-Statistics3
RES 601 Thesis/Project or *Three (3 ) elective courses from any Theological, Ministerial courses9

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

  • 24 credits in Bible/Theology courses

  • 12 credits in Ministry/ Mission courses including Evangelism or Church Planting

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program provides advanced knowledge and training in theological and ministerial studies. It is designed as a “professional” degree for baccalaureate graduates with non-Bible college majors or baccalaureate graduates of Bible colleges who desire a more thorough biblical education at the graduate level. An accelerated degree track is available for students with an appropriate undergraduate degree and sufficient ministry experience. The faculty will review first year M.Div. students after completion of approximately 21 credits to determine their continuance in the degree program.

Course Description

Biblical LanguagesCredits
BGR 508 Greek I or BHE 508 Hebrew I3
BGR 509 Greek I or BHE 509 Hebrew II3
BGR 510 Greek I or BHE 510 Hebrew III3
BGR Greek Exegesis or BHE Hebrew Exegesis3
Biblical StudiesCredits
BIB 528 Hermeneutics3
BOT 508 Introduction to Old Testament3
BNT 509 Introduction to New Testament3
Any BTH Course3
Theology and PhilosophyCredits
THE 530 Systematic Theology I3
THE 531 Systematic Theology II3
THE 580 Perspectives in Pentecostalism3
HIS 628 Asian Church History or PEN 598 Issues in Asian Pentecostalism or THE 570 Asian Theological Issues3
Church HistoryCredits
HIS 592 World Church History I or HIS 593 World Church History II3
MissionsCredits
MIS 510 Perspectives in World Missions3
Ministerial StudiesCredits
MCC 510 Homiletics3
MCH 510 Foundations for Ministry or MCH 590Q Spiritual Formation or MCH 598 Holy Spirit and Ministry3
MCH 521 Pastoral Counseling3
MCH 530 Foundations of Leadership and Management3
1 Ministry Elective3
Research / Field EducationCredits
RES 536 Research Methods 13
FED 700 Field Education6
General ElectivesCredits
Any Course Concentration (Refer below)15
ConcentrationCredits
A. Biblical Studies (5 of any BIB, BGR, BHE, BAR, BOT, BNT courses)15
B. Theology (5 of any THE courses)15
C. Missions (5 of any MIS courses)15
D. Ministry (5 of any MCC, MCE, MCH courses)15

Admission Requirements

  • Be a born-again Christian displaying evidence of good moral character and dedicated Christian life and be in sympathy with the doctrinal statement of APTS.

  • Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry.

  • Be recommended by five character references.

  • Hold any bachelor's degree.

  • At least 36 credits must be completed in residence, including 18 of the last 36; the other 18 may be completed at any time during the program.

  • Twelve of the last 15 credits must be taken with APTS, residence or extension.

Post-Graduate Programs

  • Overview
  • M.Th.
  • D.Min.
  • Ph.D.
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Master in Theology

The Master of Theology (M.Th.) is a graduate level program designed to provide quality education and training. The program aims to prepare potential scholars and qualified Christian workers for teaching positions, pursing higher level studies, and for engaging in reflective research, particularly in the student’s own context.
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Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is intended for persons who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry. The main purpose is to enhance the participant’s personal growth towards maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry. The program focuses on issues facing Pentecostal & Charismatic ministries in Asia today.
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Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a graduate level program designed to provide quality education and training in interest areas of the candidate’s current ministry or future ministry goals. The program aims to enhance the candidate’s personal growth toward maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry.

Master of Theology

The Master of Theology (M.Th.) is a graduate level program designed to provide quality education and training. The program aims to prepare potential scholars and qualified Christian workers for teaching positions in seminaries and Bible Colleges, for pursing higher level studies, and for engaging in reflective research, particularly in the student’s own context. Therefore it is academic in orientation, offering students an opportunity for serious and sustained academic engagement while continuing to carry out their normal responsibilities. 

The requirements of the M.Th. include four independent, tutorial type papers (six credits each), one of which must be in the area of Pentecostal/Charismatic Studies and the writing of a thesis (12 credits). The thesis must be reflective and critical quality writing, researched and documented according to the guidelines. Students can study part-time taking the tutorial-type papers over a two-year period, and writing the thesis in the third year. They must come to the APTS campus for eight weeks of each year in which they are enrolled in the program. There is also a full-time option, for which students can live on campus for a year or more and concentrate on their research full-time.

Admission Requirements

  • M.Div. (or M.Div equivalent) which must include a biblical language to exegesis level, with a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

  • English Proficiency: TOEFL or APTS English Proficiency Test score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.5-7.0.

  • Equivalency is through life experience for mature ministers (over 40) - pastoring, Bible School teaching, etc. Syllabi and ministry explanations must be submitted and verification letters are required.

  • A brief autobiography

  • Brief essay answering questions about personal orientation, vocational objectives, and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses;

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is intended for persons who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry. It is advanced seminary work beyond the M.Div. degree. The main purpose is to enhance the participant’s personal growth towards maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry. The D.Min. program is committed to maintaining high academic standards and to building ministry on a solid biblical and theological foundation. The APTS D.Min. program focuses on Pentecostal/Charismatic ministries. It deals with the issues facing Pentecostal/Charismatic ministries in Asia today. Its three-year program consists of two years of course work (in modules) and a one-year research writing project while continuing with one’s full-time ministry. Participants need to come to the Baguio campus twice (four weeks each) a year for two years to complete their course work, and for at least six weeks during the research writing year. The D.Min. program requires a total of 30 credit hours: five core courses, three electives, a final research project and a comprehensive exam. The maximum time for completing the program is five years.

Course Description

Core CoursesCredits
DMN 811 Pentecostal Spirituality and Ministry3
DMN 822 Contemporary Asian Pentecostal/Charismatic Issues3
DMN 855 Leadership in the 21st Century3
DMN 877 Contemporary Trends & Issues in Pentecostal Missions3
DMN 888 Research Project Seminar3
Ministerial Studies (Select 3 Courses)Credits
DMN 814 Issues in Church Planting and Development3
DMN 817 Ministry and Money: Developing Stewards and Raising Fund3
DMN 818 Ethics and Leadership & Ministry Practice3
DMN 825 Pentecostal Ministry in Animistic Contexts3
DMN 833 Advanced Pentecostal/Charismatic Preaching3
DMN 844 Pastoral Care and Counseling3
DMN 867 Educational and Discipleship Ministries of the Church3
DMN 870 Technology in Communication3
DMN 871 College Teaching3
Intercultural Studies CoreCredits
MCE (MIS) 527 Intercultural Education3
MCC (MIS) 580 Cross-Cultural Communications3
Research ProjectCredits
DMN 899 Research Project6

Admission Requirements

  • M.Div. (or M.Div equivalent) which must include a biblical language to exegesis level, with a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

  • English Proficiency: TOEFL or APTS English Proficiency Test score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.5-7.0.

  • Equivalency is through life experience for mature ministers (over 40) - pastoring, Bible School teaching, etc. Syllabi and ministry explanations must be submitted and verification letters are required.

  • A brief autobiography.

  • Brief essay answering questions about personal orientation, vocational objectives, and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses.

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD is a graduate level program designed to provide quality education and training in interest areas of the candidate’s current ministry or future ministry goals. The candidate demonstrates the ability to conduct independent research and organize the data on his or her own initiative. The program aims to enhance the candidate’s personal growth toward maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry and to prepare gifted scholars and qualified ministers for teaching positions in seminaries and Bible colleges in Asia Pacific region. 

The PhD is the highest academic degree offered by APTS and is intended for individuals who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry. The PhD program is structured as a research-based program. The applicant has a choice to do research in the fields of Education, Missions, Counseling, Theology or Biblical Studies; and write a dissertation. The duration is a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years to complete the dissertation without leaving the ministry. The program consists of research seminars, comprehensive exam, dissertation, and oral defense (three credit hours).

Course Description

Core CoursesCredits
Comprehensive Exam9
PHD 901 Research Methodology Seminars3
PHD 902 Guidelines for Theologizing in Asia/Pacific Seminar3
PHD 903 Dissertation12
PHD 904 Oral Defense9

Admission Requirements

  • M.Div. (or M.Div equivalent) which must include a biblical language to exegesis level, with a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

  • English Proficiency: TOEFL or APTS English Proficiency Test score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.5-7.0.

  • Equivalency is through life experience for mature ministers (over 40) - pastoring, Bible School teaching, etc. Syllabi and ministry explanations must be submitted and verification letters are required.

  • Minimum of five years active full-time teaching or ministry experience or Or, with M.Th. with a GPA of 3.3 (B+) and must have a minimum of three years of full-time teaching or ministry experience.

  • Proficiency in Hebrew, Greek or any other language as required by the field of study.

Summer Programs

  • Overview
  • I.I.S.
  • M.T.I.
  • C.L.W.T.P.
  • I.C.A.P.S.
  • A.I.M.M.
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IIS

Conducted for six weeks each year from April through May in cooperation with Global Initiatives and the Center for Ministry to Muslims (CMM) in the USA. Instructors are outstanding Islamic scholars and missionaries from around the world.
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Missionary Training Institute

This six-week program is offered from April to May and is intended to train Asians for missionary ministry. The program combines classroom instruction and hands-on practical experiences. The multi-cultural make-up of the student body enhances the cross-cultural aspect of the training.
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China Leaders and Workers Training Program (CLWTP)

This program is APTS’ partnership with the Chinese Church that features 3 weeks of intensive training to develop leadership for China. The programs allows 20 student and 70 leaders to study at APTS under a special scholarship.
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Institue of Church Action on Poverty Studies (ICAPS)

The Institute of Church Action on Poverty Studies is a one-week intensive training that empowers community development workers, NGOs, and church approach of ministry toward the transformation of individual and communities.
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Asian Institute of Media Ministries (AIMM)

AIMM offers 3 different 5-day training programs that can help enhance your ministry through the use of media. The goal of AIMM is to raise our vision, to learn practical 21st-century techniques to expand your mission or local church reach, to provide practical training, and to raise up a new generation of workers who will tell His story with excellence.
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Impact Ministries

APTS believes that seminary education should involve more than intellectual and academic achievement and that it should also equip the minister with experiences to develop practical ministry skills and foster a commitment to compassion and service.

IIS

Conducted for six weeks each year from April through May in cooperation with Global Initiatives and the Center for Ministry to Muslims (CMM) in the USA. Instructors are outstanding Islamic scholars and missionaries from around the world.  Up to nine graduate credits may be obtained with APTS or students may opt to receive a transcript referencing courses at the undergraduate level for presentation to their own school.

Missionary Training Program

This six-week program is offered from April to May and is intended to train Asians for missionary ministry. The program combines classroom instruction and hands-on practical experiences. The multi-cultural make-up of the student body enhances the cross-cultural aspect of the training. Up to nine credits may be obtained with APTS or students may opt to receive a transcript referencing courses at the undergraduate level for presentation to their own school.

China Leaders & Workers Training Program

This program is APTS’ partnership with the Chinese Church to develop leadership for China. An agreement/deal was made between the Chinese Big five Families and the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary to allow 20 masteral students and 70 leaders (who do not qualify for masteral studies) to study as APTS under a special scholarshipping scheme.

Institute of Church Action on Poverty Studies

The Institute of Church Action on Poverty Studies is a one-week intensive training that provides biblical foundations, contextual models, and innovative approaches and skills on how to address the multi-images of poverty and the empowerment of local churches towards the building of a just and caring society.  ICAPS is a training program that empowers community development workers, NGOs, and church approach of ministry toward the transformation of individual and communities.

Asia Institute of Media Ministries

AIMM offers 3 different 5-day training programs that can help enhance your ministry through the use of media. The goal of AIMM is to raise our vision, to learn practical 21st-century techniques to expand your mission or local church reach, to provide practical training, and to raise up a new generation of workers who will tell His story with excellence. 

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