Asian Theological Seminary
PresidentRev. Dr. Timoteo D. Gener
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Asian Theological Seminary (ATS) is a theological seminary in Quezon City, Philippines.[1]

Asian Theological Seminary was started in 1969 by Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (now SEND International) missionaries, including Dr. Elliot Johnson, now Senior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. and Charles Sell, retired professor of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Asian Theological Seminary has published the journal Phronesis (ISSN 2012-4066) since 1994.[2]

As of 2005, there had been 1300 master-level graduates from the seminary.[1]

Accreditation and partnerships

ATS is accredited by the Asia Theological Association to offer graduate diplomas in Biblical Languages, Christian Education, Advanced Pastoral Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Intercultural and Urban Studies, Theological Studies, and Transformational Urban Leadership; Master of Arts degrees in Christian Education, Pastoral Counseling, Intercultural Ministry and Theology, and Transformational Urban Leadership; and Master of Divinity degrees in Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Pastoral Studies, Counseling, Intercultural and Urban Studies and Theology.[3]

In 2000 Asian Theological Seminary entered into a coalition with Carey Theological College in Vancouver and the Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry (now Bakke Graduate University) in Seattle to offer a Doctor of Ministry degree in "transformational leadership for the global urban city".[4]

ATS is also part of the Asia Graduate School of Theology, a consortium of evangelical theological seminaries established by the Asia Theological Association in 1984 to enable member seminaries to offer higher degrees.[5]



ATS programs are designed to provide biblical, theological, and ministerial foundations for ministry, with an emphasis on praxis, in order to enable students to integrate theory and practice.

Residential programs

Professional degree programs

Doctoral programs

Additionally, several of the degrees offered by Asian Theological Seminary are available as fully online programs.

Student awards and prizes

ATS gives out annual awards in recognition of excellence achieved by graduating students in a range of areas. The vocational awards include the Christian Education Award, the Church History/Missions Award, the Community Service Award, the Counseling Award, the Cross-Cultural Missions Award, the Evangelism/Church Planting Award, the Expository Preaching Award, the Pastoral David Jenning Memorial Award, and the Theological Education Award. ATS also awards an annual prize for Excellence in Preaching in honor of the acclaimed American theologian and author Frederick Buechner. In addition to these vocational awards, the Seminary also awards students with prizes in recognition of academic excellence. These include the Academic Excellence Award, the Exegetical/Biblical Studies Award, and the Faculty Award.The winner of each prize is selected by relevant faculty members.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Claydon, David (2005). A New Vision, A New Heart, A Renewed Call, Volume 3. William Carey Library. p. 190. ISBN 9780878083657. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Phronesis". Western Theological Seminary. Retrieved 15 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Asian Theological Seminary". Asia Theological Association. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  4. ^ Dewey, Gwendolyn Joy (2010). "Who I Am: A Racing Car Driver Becomes a Globetrotting Professor". Some Men Are Our Heroes: Stories by Women about the Men Who Have Greatly Influenced Their Lives. Wipf and Stock. p. 53. ISBN 9781606086285. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. ^ Ro, Bong Rin (2008). "A History of Evangelical Theological Education in Asia (ATA): 1970–1990" (PDF). Torch Trinity Journal. 11 (1): 39. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Annual Awards: Asian Theological Seminary". Asian Theological Seminary.