INTERNATIONAL - PENTECOSTAL - MISSIONAL
Asia Pacific Theological Seminary is committed to education that merges a concern for academic excellence, practical ministry involvement, and effective spiritual formation.
The 5.6 hectare (10.6 acre) APTS campus is located on a quiet hillside six kilometers (3.5 miles) from the town center of Baguio City, which lies 250 km. (150 miles)north of Manila. Although situated above sea level at 1630 meters (5300 feet) it is just minutes away from schools, churches, and transportation facilities.
Referred to as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” because of the many tourists who visit the city during the summer season, Baguio City is known for its many colleges and universities, fine restaurants, shopping malls, recreational facilities, and unique local handicrafts. With its generally low crime rate and lack of social disturbances, the area provides a comfortable and secure setting for international students.
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Ministry (BBus/BMin) is a double degree which combines the best from our ministry and business programs. This is an innovative award, the first of its kind in Australia, which was created to meet the vital need of developing and supporting Christian leaders for 21st century ministry.
The structure of the BBus/BMin program is specifically designed to provide you with foundational theory and skills in both business and Christian studies. It also allows you to develop extended knowledge in two areas of specialisation: Business and Ministry. The Business Specialisation offers majors in Leadership & Management and Accounting. The Ministry Specialisation offers majors in Pastoral Ministry, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Leadership & Management, and Worship Ministry.
Primarily intended for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a non-ministry area who desire advanced theological training to enhance their service to the church. Designed with the layperson in mind, 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.
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 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.
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. They also provide a foundation for pursuing graduate studies beyond the Masters level.
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.
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.
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.
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 liberal arts majors or baccalaureate graduates of Bible colleges who desire a more thorough biblical education at the graduate level. An accelerate degree track is available for students with an appropriate undergraduate degree and sufficient ministry experience.
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 Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is a professional award intended for persons who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry. It involves advanced seminary work beyond the M.Div. degree. Its purpose is to enhance the participant’s personal growth toward 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 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.
We are committed to providing a place which is rigorous academically, challenging in practice, and invigorating spiritually, and we believe that the environment here is conducive to study, to spiritual renewal, and for preparing the tools needed for the work of ministry–a ministry that goes into a lost and dying world.
Furthermore, did you know that APTS is perhaps one of the “most-widely accredited” institutions? We are accredited with theological agencies associated with all three main branches of the Protestant Christian family: ATA (evangelical), ATESEA (liberal), and APTA (Pentecostal/Charismatic). We have also recently received recognition from CHED (Philippine Commission on Higher Education) for 5 of our main programs.
what students say
We have richly blessed with a beautiful campus, a good library, and a fine faculty. Along with these great assets, the daily awareness of His presence on campus creates the perfect atmosphere for study at APTS.