Theological Distinctives

  • Our Ethos

    We have an evangelical ethos and pursue excellence for God’s service. We encourage Christlike service, faithful study of the Bible, excellence in reflective thinking, equal acceptance of all people, the ability to communicate contextually, accountability, respect for advanced theological education for the church, and care for the environment. We want our graduates to zealously bring the gospel into all the world and make disciples for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Our Vision

    With God’s help and our commitment to evangelical faith, our vision is to be a world-class postgraduate theological institution in South Asia, greatly serving the mission of the church of Jesus Christ globally.

  • Our Mission

    SAIACS trains Christian leaders to demonstrate Christlikeness and excellence in academics, ministry and missions by offering biblical and contextually relevant postgraduate degree programmes in a caring and egalitarian community.

  • Our Statement of Faith

    There is only one God, the creator and sustainer of all things, infinite in being, perfect in holiness and love. He exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory.

    The sixty-six canonical books of the Old and the New Testaments are inspired by God, hence infallible and entirely trustworthy. They are the ultimate authority for faith and practice.

    Human beings, created male and female in the image of God, through disobedience fell from a sinless state. This fall subjected humans to God’s wrath, and brought upon the human race the sentence of eternal death. The human race can be saved from this state only by the grace of God, through faith in the finished redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the agency of the Holy Spirit.

    The eternally pre-existent Son became incarnate, without human father, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. In Jesus of Nazareth divine and human natures were united in one person, both natures being whole, perfect and distinct. He lived a sinless life in total obedience to the will of the Father, and died on the cross as the sinner’s substitute, ransom and sacrifice, shedding his blood for the remission of sin once and for all. On the third day he rose from the dead in the body that had been laid in the tomb but which had been changed gloriously. He has ascended to the right hand of the Father, where he is our perpetual mediator and intercessor. He shall come again, personally, visibly, and in great glory as Lord and Judge to consummate the eternal plan of God. He will raise all humankind from death and judge them in righteousness. Those who are saved will enter eternal blessedness and those who are lost will experience the “second death.”

    The Holy Spirit brings individuals to repent of their sins, to entrust themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, and to experience the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and assurance of salvation. By that indwelling the believer receives light and power to live a holy life to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of the church.

    The church is the company of all who have become children of God through faith in Christ and have been knit together by the Holy Spirit into one body of which the Lord Jesus is the head. The church is given the mandate by the risen Lord Jesus Christ and is under obligation to demonstrate and proclaim the wholeness of the gospel and its implications to the whole creation.