About the Seminary
APTS is a cooperative ministry of the Assemblies of God national churches of Asia, Pacific Oceania and Assemblies of God World Missions-USA. A muti-national Board of Directors representing these various entities governs the school. The administration and faculty of APTS are also multi-national.
APTS exists to prepare ministerial leaders for the Pentecostal/Charismatic churches of the Asia Pacific region, and to serve as a resource center for assisting these churches to fulfill their biblical mandate. To this end, APTS provides advanced leadership training within the Pentecostal/ Charismatic tradition and a variety of theological, educational, and ministry services that seek to develop and enhance the effectiveness of the churches and students it serves. Specialized training is offered in theology, Bible, pastoral ministry, Christian education, Bible school ministry, evangelism, and missions.
An important goal of APTS is to conduct academically sound educational programs that are sensitive to the cultural issues and needs of the Asia Pacific region, while providing opportunities for students to learn through hands-on ministry experiences.
Word from the President
Rev. Yee Tham Wan
Jesus said we are salt and light of the world – salt to flavor the world, and light to shine into this dark world (Matt. 13-16) Just as genuine light will automatically shine. These are natural attributes for salt and light.
Isa. 60:1 is a Messianic passage and has implications for the Church today. The Church of Jesus Christ has His light and is indeed His light. We do not strive to become His light. Like the natural attributes of salt and light, disciples of Jesus Christ will shine very naturally.
We must, however, place ourselves where this light will shine most effectively. Therefore, we must ARISE to be able to shine effectively. Jesus warns us against covering our light. Instead, we should position ourselves so that we become as obvious as a city on a hill. When we ARISE & SHINE, people will see all our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven. (Matt. 5:16)
I pray that this graduating class will go boldly to dark places where the Light is most needed. Light shines brightest in the darkest places.