Our Offshore Programs
AC Global aims to equip Christian leaders all over the world to make a positive contribution to their local communities and the broader society.
Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Philippines
AC has a Third Party arrangement with Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS) in the Philippines, which was established in 1964. APTS is a cooperative ministry of the Assemblies of God national churches of Asia, Pacific Oceania, and the Assemblies of God World Missions-USA. APTS exists to prepare ministerial leaders for the Pentecostal and Charismatic churches of the Asia Pacific region, and to serve as a resource centre for assisting these churches to fulfil their biblical mandate.
There has been a close association between AC and APTS over many years. Both colleges are members of the Asia Pacific Theological Association (APTA) (https://apta-schools.org/), which is a cooperative fellowship of Pentecostal colleges in the Asia Pacific region, and both colleges' staff have senior positions within APTA. The APTS Press publishes the Asian Journal for Pentecostal Studies (AJPS), and AC staff have a long history of contributing to the AJPS. Therefore, a supportive relationship has been fostered through common interests and shared participation in global organisations.
Iso Kirja College, Finland
AC has a Third Party arrangement with Iso Kirja College in Finland, which was established in 1952. Iso Kirja Association has over 150 Pentecostal churches as members and Iso Kirja College is the only theological college serving the Finnish Pentecostal movement. The annual Mid-Summer Conference at Iso Kirja draws about 30 000 visitors from all over Finland and also from abroad. It is one of the biggest Christian events in Finland and probably the largest Pentecostal gathering in Europe. So, this partnership serves the goal of AC to provide quality Pentecostal higher education around the world.
As with APTS, there has been a close association between AC and Iso Kirja College over many years. Both colleges are members of the World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education (WAPTE) which is a global cooperative fellowship of Pentecostal/Charismatic theological associations and other organisations affiliated with the Pentecostal World Fellowship that provide educational services to theological and/or ministry training schools. AC President, Rev Assoc Prof Stephen Fogarty, is an Executive Committee Member of WAPTE. Therefore, a supportive relationship has been fostered through common interests and shared participation in global organisations.
AC New Zealand, Auckland
AC New Zealand (ACNZ) has a long history of delivering quality Pentecostal leadership training. In 1987, the national Assemblies of God (AOG) Bible College was opened by AOG NZ national superintendent, Ken Harrison. It was renamed Advance Ministry Training Centre (AMTC) in 1993 and accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to deliver certificate and diploma programs in ministry and theology.
In October 2006, AMTC merged with AC (formerly Southern Cross College) and relocated to its current campus. ACNZ has access to NZ Student Loans and Allowances and NZ government funding. ACNZ provides flexible study options: full time, part time, campus based and distance/online. ACNZ also has NZQA accreditations in ESOL and Business studies. ACNZ offers New Zealand accredited undergraduate courses, as well as Australian accredited postgraduate courses.