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Mission & Objectives

Mission Statement

The purpose of AGTS is to train men and women to fulfill the mission of the church as taught in Scripture—Shaping servant leaders with knowledge, skill and passion to revitalize the church and evangelize the world in the power of the Spirit.

As a graduate-level educational institution within the evangelical and Pentecostal tradition, the seminary affirms the Bible as God’s written Word, the inspired, infallible and authoritative rule for faith and conduct. Affiliated with The General Council of the AG, the seminary’s doctrinal commitment is found in the Statement of Fundamental Truths.

Provocative Proposition

AGTS is passionate about responding to the Spirit’s call to serve the church and the world by shaping servant leaders. We do this best when we are dangerously authentic with each other and radically dependent on the Spirit. Pursuing who God has made us to be, we will search relentlessly for better ways, closer ties and eternal results. God hasn’t called us to be second rate, so we’ll trash anything that isn’t cutting it. Cooperating with God as He does powerful things among us is the part we love. We will get places together—or not at all. We love Jesus unapologetically and we trust the Spirit’s power unrepentantly. The world is our arena. Tomorrow is our best thing.


  1. To lead students to a greater knowledge of God, the redemptive work of Christ, and the baptizing power of the Holy Spirit.
  2. To perpetuate Pentecostal belief in the power of the Holy Spirit to restore God's people to New Testament models of vitality and witness.
  3. To provide an environment conducive to nurturing servant-leaders of sterling Christian character and integrity.
  4. To rigorously pursue excellence, truth, effectiveness and relevance in theological reflection and professional training.
  5. To provide culturally relevant professional skills training for pastors, missionaries, evangelists, military and institutional chaplains, teachers, counselors and others.
  6. To foster a global, multicultural missionary emphasis.
  7. To encourage constructive interaction with society in light of our knowledge of Christ.
  8. To serve as a resource for the Church universal.
  9. To use technology and distance education to educate those who are unable to attend a resident campus.

Pentecostal Distinctives

AGTS is committed to the Pentecostal dimension of Christianity as is seen in both the belief and practice of each of its faculty members and administrators as well as the nature of its degree programs and course offerings.

Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2012 4:00 PM


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