From the Principal

WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” said Lao Tzu, the famous Chinese philosopher.  As a follower of Jesus, you are already on a journey with him, as he leads you into his will and purposes, which he has prepared in advance for you [Eph 2:10, NIV]. In this journey you will be called to step into uncharted territory and unfamiliar terrain, but always remember that  “the one who calls you is faithful and he will do it” (1 Thess 5:24, NIV).

May I invite you to a new adventurous phase in your journey? 

For more than three decades, SAIACS as one of the leading theological schools in the Global South, has been in the forefront of equipping God’s people in their journey and has empowered more than a thousand Kingdom workers, spread across 23 countries, to effectively fulfill their God-given mandate. Apart from our residential programs, which include MA, MDiv, MTh and PhD, we also offer excellent online programs like MA–Biblical Studies, MA–Leadership and DMin.

At SAIACS, you will often hear two key phrases: “Missio Dei” and “integral theological education.”

Missio Dei reminds us that mission belongs to God as he is orchestrating history towards a grand climax. In this mission, God is graciously inviting his people to partner with him and others in the building of the kingdom of his son Jesus Christ. You indeed have a role to play and God wants to equip you for the task he has entrusted you.

Also, at SAIACS, we have a holistic approach to theological education which integrates the head (cognitive), heart (spiritual) and hands (missional) dimensions. We seek to develop mature Christian leaders who demonstrate a servant heart with a sharp intellect and a sanctified life that reflects Christ.

Here at SAIACS, you will benefit from the teachings of world class professors from India and overseas, aided by an excellent library with thousands of books and plenty of e-resources; you will also be spiritually nurtured through our chapel services, cell group initiatives, community celebrations, faculty/staff and peer mentoring, as well as participation in conferences like our Formations and Mission Conference.

Your missional intent and skills will be sharpened by exposure and participation in the week-end context-based learning opportunities, summer internships, mission field trips as well as interactions with cutting-edge practitioners. All this learning occurs in the environment of a caring and egalitarian community, who will walk with you on your journey.

      As the African proverb wisely states:

                “If you want to go fast, travel alone;
                If you want to go far, travel together.”

I invite you to join the family of SAIACS. Will you take the next step and enroll at SAIACS? Come! Let us travel together. We want to help you reach your God-given potential and achieve your God-ordained destiny.

Welcome to SAIACS.

Dr Prabhu Singh
Principal