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We offer 2 diplomas, 3 advanced degrees, and 5 masters-level degrees in a diverse, collaborative environment. The collective range of theological perspectives creates a setting to learn, grow, and explore theological traditions and spiritual experiences in an inter-denominational setting.
Should a Seminary focus on preparing the head or the heart?
Many other seminaries think they have to choose one or the other. Some choose the head and some choose the heart.
But we think …
WHY NOT BOTH
We believe that effective ministry is through a balanced combination of knowledge and pragmatics. Consequently, we instill in our students a balanced education that sees practical vocational hands-on experience joined with academic research. Our churches require nothing less from seminary graduates.
The members of the ACTS consortium are wholeheartedly committed to the values that shape and maximize cooperation.
While ACTS is a diverse learning community, we hold a common commitment to the Bible as authority over our teaching and life. Our educational programs emphasize training the whole person and applying Scripture to our daily personal and interpersonal behavior.
ACTS is a multi-denominational consortium working inter-denominationally with one another. This helps to make ACTS a welcoming place to study. We are committed to theological education for effective, relevant ministry in the context of our sponsoring denominations and in any other context where God calls Christian women and men to serve Him.
God calls us to holiness, bringing our personal and corporate life into conformity with the mind of Christ, challenging us to love Him and serve others. ACTS expects graduate students preparing for Christian ministry to model consistently a godly lifestyle on and off campus.
Individuals who cannot with integrity embrace and uphold the biblical values and lifestyle commitments expressed in the Community Covenant are advised to seek another living-learning situation that will be more acceptable to them.
Not all students who attend ACTS belong to churches from our sponsoring denominations. Students represent a variety of traditions and points of view within the broad context of Evangelical Protestant faith. In fact, about half the student body come from denominations other than the five that support our seminaries directly. Historically our students reflect more than 50 different ecclesial groups. We believe this strengthens theological education and emulates the heart of Christ.