Theological Education’s key goal is the provision of formal theological education at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate and graduate level. The provision of theological education is to train and develop future pastors and Christian leaders and also to be a resource to other churches in the region.
Theological Education has five language divisions – Chinese, English, Indonesian, Sinhala and Thai – to meet the needs of ICA’s different language congregations. The school’s faculty is drawn from the extensive multi-disciplinary academic strength within ICA’s staff and congregation as well as guest speakers both from Hong Kong and abroad. The core faculty from within ICA include Rev. Dr. Edmound Teo, Rev Dr. Hilda Lo Hendricks, Rev. Betty Chan, Rev. Cynthia Kwon, Rev. Fraun Chung, Rev. Osman De Alwis, Pastor Surachet Thongmun, Mr. Keith Welch, and Mrs. Naomi De Alwis.
While each language division offers programs pertaining to the needs of its congregation, the Certificate in Kingdom Ministry is offered at the Indonesian, Sinhala and Thai divisions as a three-year program to equip leaders in ministerial service with balanced biblical and practical content to help them grow in personal Christian life and gain effective skill in ministry.
The curriculum for Theological Education courses is similar to that of a standard theological college but with a Pentecostal, Missional and International emphasis.
Currently, all the Theological Education courses are offered on a part-time basis aimed at those who are holding full-time employment and at the same time want to further their Bible and theological education.
Theological Education also provides short term developmental courses and training programs for pastors and Christian leaders.
Theological Education uses course material developed by Global University (GU) for many of its courses. GU is a fully accredited non-profit Christian university in the Pentecostal tradition based out of Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Courses currently offered by Theological Education:
|• Certificate in Pastoral Ministry||English Division|
|• Christian Apologetics Course||English Division|
|• Christian Leader Ministry Certificate
|• Diploma in Theology||Indonesian Division|
|• Certificate in Kingdom Ministry||Indonesian Division