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Asia Theological
Association India

The Asia Theological Association was founded in 1970 to promote evangelical theological education and training for ministry of the whole people of God. In 1978 evaluation and accreditation services were begun to member institutions. Since then its member institutions have grown and matured and taken on an authentic Asian image, and the services of evaluation and accreditation too have come a long way.

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Overview of ATA

The Asia Theological Association was founded in 1970 to promote evangelical theological education and training for the ministry of the whole people of God. In 1978 evaluation and accreditation services were begun for member institutions. Since then its member institutions have grown and matured and taken on an authentic Asian image, and the services of evaluation and accreditation too have come a long way.

What Others say

Dr. Jaison Thomas
    Dr. Jaison Thomas

    South Asia Regional Director, Overseas Council

    ATA affirms the uniqueness of the mission, vision and legacy of each of its member schools and upholds evangelical faith, contextually relevant educational modes and innovative learning approaches. ATA India is resolutely addressing the contextual needs and challenges in training in India through ongoing research, publications, consultations and strategic collaborations. Aiming to serve the church by building healthy leaders, ATA-India motivates and assists the schools to be responsive to the multi-faceted ministry needs of the church. This focus has made ATA an influential servant catalyst for transformative theological education in the country and the broader theological landscape across South Asia. Overseas Council is privileged to partner with ATA in the ministry of equipping Christ-like leaders to fulfill the Missio-Dei in this century.

    Dr Richard Howell
      Dr Richard Howell

      Principal, Caleb Institute, Delhi

      At Caleb Institute, we are grateful for the accreditation from Asia Theological Association. In my theological journey worldwide, I have observed some theological faculty boast of being free thinkers; they deny the ontological reality of the church and consider the Bible only as a contextual book. ATA allows the construction of contextually relevant and biblically faithful syllabi, and it emphasizes spiritual formation of the students to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God in word and deed.

      Dr Joshua Lorin
        Dr Joshua Lorin

        Principal, Oriental Theological Seminary, Dimapur

        Our association with ATA is barely five years old, but as short a span as it may be, we have experienced remarkable breakthroughs on many fronts. We feel that this is only the beginning and are enthusiastic to experience more of the exception from ATA. Grounded in the evangelical tradition, and with her resolute emphasis on quality, holistic, and contextually relevant theological education, ATA in my opinion, has become a game-changer, and we are inheritors of this providence. We cannot conceive of an alternative! The accreditation received through ATA has challenged and empowered OTS to become a paragon of holistic theological education in India and beyond. Consequently, new horizons have been established and accomplished at OTS making her distinct and authentic in her visions and convictions. Unmistakably stating, one notable prowess of ATA India is her investment in networks and partnerships with global theological resources for the sake of her member schools. Without visionary ATA India leadership, we will not be where we are today. Thank God Almighty for ATA India!

        Our Core

        Five Pillars of ATA India:

        ATA India is dedicated to promoting excellence in theological education by accrediting member institutions. Our rigorous accreditation process, guided by our 2021 accreditation manual, seeks to empower individual institutions to enhance the quality of their theological education towards global educational standards.

        ATA India is dedicated to promoting excellence in theological education byaccrediting member institutions. Our rigorous accreditation process, guided by our 2021 accreditation manual, seeks to empower individual institutions to enhance the ATA India endeavours to equip the faculty and staff of our institutions with the necessary skills and knowledge to strengthen theological education in the region.This will include training in academic, spiritual, character, and ministerial development, as well as administration, leadership, extension education, and online learning.

        ATA India aims to regularly host regional theological consultations to actively engage with theological, societal, and ecclesiastical issues, including theological education.These consultations serve as a platform for our faculty and leadership to contribute scholarly papers and stay abreast of emerging trends in theology and theological education.

        ATA India should be actively involved in regional publication. ATA India intends to publish about 30 regional textbooks with the assistance of Theological Book Trust under the guidance of our Publication Committee. In addition to giving our students access to good, contextual content, this initiative will provide opportunities for our faculty to write and contribute to scholarship.

        ATA India is committed to forging partnerships with organizations and institutions to facilitate research opportunities for our faculty in the areas of ministries (church), society, and theological education. This should enable the institutions, churches and mission organizations on understanding our current state of affairs, and to effectively devise plans on strengthening the various ministries in the region.

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        Why Choose ATA?

        The Asia Theological Association was founded in 1970 to promote evangelical theological education and training for the ministry of the whole people of God. In 1978 evaluation and accreditation services were begun for member institutions. Since then its member institutions have grown and matured and taken on an authentic Asian image, and the services of evaluation and accreditation too have come a long way.

        ATA International is an Intermediate Member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)www.apqn.org

        ATA International is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group – www.chea.org

        A NETWORK OF 380 THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS FROM 32 NATIONS

        We Are One Of The Largest Theological Accreditation Councils in Asia

        Envisioning  member institutions serving the Asian church so that people of God fulfill God’s global mission within diverse Asian cultures

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