COLLEGE OF THEOLOGYEquipping Future Leaders for Ministry and Mission
The AUP College of Theology is committed to provide quality Bible-based ministerial education in training and equipping students to serve the Church and society.
To be among the leading Seventh-day Adventist undergraduate theological schools in Asia-Pacific region by 2022.
Bachelor of Arts in Theology
- Demonstrate a Christian life characterized by humility, continuous transformation and systematic engagement in Bible study that facilitate spiritual maturity.
- Exhibit a Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle consistent to its beliefs and mission.
- Demonstrate concern, respect, and compassion for the humanity whom Jesus died and lead them into the experience of salvation.
- Demonstrate balanced emotional health, wise and unselfish use of life, judgment, family and ministerial ethics.
- Exhibit active faith in God’s power and leading in the ministry, balanced by a distrust of self and respect members of the body of Christ.
- Demonstrate understanding the truth about the Godhead, the Bible as God’s word, and articulate a sound view of the relationship of Ellen G. White writings to the Bible.
- Demonstrate understanding of the distinctive Adventist beliefs for consciousness of our identity and mission.
- Demonstrate understanding the development of Adventist mission, approaches of sharing the Gospels to other Christian denominations and other world religions and its diversified cultures.
- Commit to sound biblical hermeneutical principles and assumptions and using appropriate tools for exegesis.
- Commit to preach, teach, and live out the Gospel in the light of the Great Controversy as revealed from Genesis to Revelation inviting people to respond to Christ’s gift of salvation.
- Commit to submit to the Holy Spirit who empowers, impart skills, talents, wisdom and lead to the total development of the whole person’s life.
- Lead and equip churches in becoming healthy, growing in faith, worshipping communities and involving in mission.
- Practice the biblical principles of servant leadership in ministering.
- Submit marked Bible showing the result of personal regular Bible study.
- Engage actively in congregational COT worship and ministry.
- Show mastery of the Seventh-day Adventists beliefs and values.
- Practice the principles of healthy lifestyle.
- Involve in the evangelism of COT, which is designed to enhance the training of ministerial students.
- Make a prayer list of people whom they want to lead to Jesus and encourage others to do the same.
- Engage in community service activities.
- Preach and teach sermons that encourage people to respect gender and cultural diversities.
- Design programs that promote all aspects of stewardship.
- Conduct seminars that promote emotional and mental well-being.
- Design programs to nurture positive attitude.
- Compile lectures on family life.
- Acquire knowledge and skills for appropriate way on becoming a minister.
- Design socio-spiritual and career enhancement programs.
- Practice willingness to obey the direction and decision of the church recognizing it manifestation of God’s will and guidance.
- Show mastery of the set of fundamental statements accepted by the Seventh-day Adventists as teachings of the Holy Scripture.
- Articulate a sound view of the relationship of Ellen G. White writings and the Bible.
- Explain to people in an appropriate way the distinctive beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventists, such as: State of the Dead, Sanctuary & Atonement, The Sabbath, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
- Acquire foundational knowledge of the identity and mission of the Church.
- Possess knowledge of the historical development of the Seventh-day Adventist message and mission as a Remnant Church portrayed in Bible prophecy.
- Acquire knowledge and strategies of bringing the gospel to other Christian denomination, world religions, and people of diverse cultures.
- Apply and relate appropriately the message of the Bible into diverse cultures.
- Explain the character of God in the context of the great controversy.
- Design programs to attract people to accept the gospel message.
- Identify and utilize the Spiritual gifts and other endowments from the Holy Spirit in participating the ministry and mission of the church.
- Commit to a lifelong learning for enhancing one’s profession and career.
- Design, compile, model, and nurture worship programs that would enhance participation in the missiological purpose of the church.
- Create a curriculum for church nurture, discipleship, and growth.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
- Serve as church pastors in the local churches in the field, church planters in the unreached territories in the district/conference, moral recovery program workers in government and non-government organizations, health promoters in public and private institutions, literature ministry managers/leaders, livelihood promoters and coordinators, urban ministry workers, and indigenous group program workers.
- Teach Bible courses in Adventists primary and secondary schools, values education in public schools and other private companies that promote this kind of program.
- Give chaplaincy services in the hospitals.
- Qualify to pursue graduate degrees that would equip them to become institutional leaders/managers in the church.