About Us

About APNTS

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, a graduate school in the Wesleyan tradition, exists to prepare men and women for Christlike leadership and excellence in ministry. Founded in 1983 as the regional center for graduate ministerial education on the Asia-Pacific region of the Church of the Nazarene, APNTS welcomes students from a variety of denominational backgrounds and affiliations who seek to reflect deeply upon Christian faith and life, develop strongly the competencies necessary for effective and fruitful practices of ministry, and share creatively and dynamically the message of transformation in Christ through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

With our vision of bridging cultures for Christ, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary equips each new generation of leaders to disseminate the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Asia, the Pacific, and the world. APNTS is committed to a holistic faith community where a diversity of cultures is celebrated, gender equality in leadership and opportunity is embraced, a character is lived out through ethical choices, faithful stewardship, and a compassionate lifestyle, and worship includes the spiritual, academic, and social life of students, faculty, and staff. As graduates, APNTS alumni are challenged to contextually embody faith in Christ as servant leaders in their vocational pursuits, in their homes and churches, and in their personal relationships.

The Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary Repository contains scholarly materials created and produced by a broad range of scholars: seminary faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The materials encompass a broad scope of scholarly output that take many forms: articles, audio files, conference proceedings, data files, musical scores, performances, posters, presentations, research papers (published and unpublished), slide presentations, theses and dissertations, and video files. As access is provided through the Internet, researchers and scholars from anywhere in the world may access the materials contained within the APNTS Repository. In this way, the Repository is designed to: (1) increase discovery of research by allowing indexing by Google and other major Internet search engines, (2) make important research and historical items available to a wider audience, and (3) help assure the long-term preservation of the seminary’s scholarship. Finally, the APNTS Repository adheres to the principles of open access publishing, in which the materials it contains are freely available to any interested researcher, scholar, or other party.