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The Academic Catalog of Evangelical Theological Seminary:
A school of Asian Christian Academy of India (Accredited by Asia Theological Association-ATA)
A Word from the President
Thank you for considering Evangelical Theological Seminary for your theological training. ETS is the backbone of the society of Asian Christian Academy. While students at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dr. Isaac John and myself discussed the possibility of starting a world class theological institution in India with the same doctrinal position and academic standards. We also wanted to train leaders, pastors and theological teachers in the Asian context with in-the-field training. Our aim is to help our graduates with 100% placement in influential and vital ministry positions and to support pioneering church plants in India and neighboring countries. Some of the salient features of the seminary are:-
A world-class campus set up
The campus of Evangelical Theological Seminary is located in Hosur, just 40 kms. from Bengaluru (new name for Bangalore), one of the fastest growing and modern cities of India. The spacious campus of 46 acres has residential facilities for all students, their families, faculty and their families, a CBSE school, a medical clinic, a children’s hostel and a department store. The location is within Tamilnadu, a government that is friendlier to Christian institutions.
Opportunities for in-the-field training
ETS Students get ample opportunities for practical training in evangelism and church planting during the period of study both by working with our church planters in the area and by a once-a- year two week program working with our stations across India and Nepal. Senior students are assigned for Pastoral internships in churches surrounding the campus as well as in Bangalore. With around 2000 children (at the school) and two children’s hostels on campus, the students who like to work in children’s ministries are provided with every-day opportunities. Some of the students’ wives work as teachers in school, nurses, and doctors in clinic and also in the hostels as warden. There are ample job opportunities also on campus for work scholarship.
High Academic Standard
ETS is catering to serious students of theology. Our curriculum is one of the most comprehensive ones in Asia. The standard of the school is the success of our alumni in the ministry and the acceptance they enjoy in the evangelical circles across India, Myanmar and Nepal. ACA’s Masters Program is fully accredited by the Asia Theological Association (ATA) since 2011.
A Clear Doctrinal Statement
While most of the evangelical theological institutions have a very concise doctrinal statement, ETS has a detailed doctrinal statement consisting of 21 articles. The purpose is to be clear in what we believe and teach. Though we accept students from denominations that do not adhere fully to our position, we are committed to teach and defend our position.
Resident and visiting faculty
ETS has a well qualified and experienced resident faculty who are committed to the doctrinal position of ACA. They are augmented by visiting professors with a wide range of educational and ministerial qualifications and leaders in their respective fields. The students are benefited from both consistent teaching of the resident faculty and rich experience of the visiting faculty. Mostly, the elective courses are taught by visiting faculty.
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Wishing you God’s best as you seek to serve Him,
Dr. Joy M. George