Distinctive of ACTS Master’s program

The MABTS degree is an intentionally integrated program for the purpose of training the kinds of leaders who are capable of initiating bibliocentric and holistic transformation in the church and society. It places emphasis on biblical and as foundational for every aspect of Christian ministry. Spiritual formation, practical ministry skills and research skills are integrated with the biblical and theological foundations required for effective ministry and leadership in the church. The MABTS program places particular emphasis in developing a vision for the Great Commission and movement- building through the development of the skills of evangelism, discipleship and equipping other leaders. 

            The graduates of the Program should be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply Scripture faithfully, constructively, and relevantly using knowledge of the Bible, exegetical skills, and contextual application.
  2. Integrate the theological framework and commitments of Evangelical Christianity into any aspect of Christian life and ministry.
  3. Apply core ministry competencies to actual ministry realities.
  4. Design ministry models that are transformative, missional, and movement oriented.
  5. Carry out an academic quality research project that integrates Scripture and theology, relevant sources of knowledge, and concrete realities in the Church and in society.
  6. Integrate specific character traits of spirituality, integrity, vision, leadership, and excellence in life and vocation.

The Masters in Divinity degree is foundational for the preparation in Christian ministry. The goal of the program is to equip leadership for the church and for transformational Christian leadership in society. It provides a sound foundation in bible, theology and ministry skills. The program seeks to develop Christian leadership that is characterize by integrity, vision, commitment to the Great Commission, and is able to initiate biblically informed movements of transformation in church and society in Africa.

The graduates of the Program should be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply Scripture faithfully, constructively, and relevantly using knowledge of the Bible, biblical languages and exegetical skills.
  2. Integrate the theological framework and commitments of Evangelical Christianity into all aspect of Christian life and ministry.
  3. Apply core ministry competencies to actual ministry realities.
  4. Design and implement ministry models that are contextually transformative, missional, and movement oriented.
  5. Produce academic research and writing that integrates Scripture and theology, relevant sources of knowledge, and concrete realities in the Church and in society.
  6. Personally develop and demonstrate biblical character traits like spirituality, integrity, vision, leadership, and excellence in lifestyle and vocation.

The Master of Arts in Leadership studies focuses on developing the student holistically as a leader, in self leadership, organizational leadership, and transformational leadership for the larger community in a global context. The program develops a theoretical framework of leadership from which the learner develops and applies leadership skills, including the training and equipping of others for leadership. Integration of faith, values, ministry skills with leadership theory and skills is applied throughout.

The graduate of this program should be able to:

  1. Think critically, are innovative and able to problem-solve;
  2. Operate from a framework of leadership theory and cultural relevance;
  3. Demonstrate competency in strategic leadership skills;
  4. Act with integrity rooted in Christian faith, appropriated in all areas of life;
  5. Prepare and equip others for ethical and skilled leadership.