The Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) is the graduate school for the Church of the Nazarene in the Asia-Pacific Region, serving the South Asia field of the Eurasia Region of the Church of the Nazarene. APNTS seeks to prepare men and women for ministries through the development of both personal and professional attitudes and skills so as to enable analytical reflection upon Christian faith and life, and through the development of competencies in the practice of ministry. APNTS is based in Metro Manila in the Philippines.
- Visit APNTS online
HCD PROGRAM OFFERED
Ph.D. in Holistic Child Development - This is a unique partnership program offered by APNTS with Asia Graduate School of Theology – Philippines and Compassion International. It is a multi-year, inter-disciplinary, research-oriented degree that builds on an earned master's degree. Graduates of the Ph.D. in HCD will be prepared to teach, to lead specialized ministries for children, and to engage in intensive and original research. It is intended for those who are or will be high-level practitioners and for those who are leaders or administrators of ministries with children.
MA(RE) in Holistic Child Development - The Master of Arts in Religious Education in Holistic Child Development is a unique partnership between APNTS and Compassion International. It is envisioned to emphasize the biblical, theological, ecclesiastical, contextual, ministerial and missiological dimensions as the bases of HCD in its curriculum and in the teaching and learning process. Graduates of this program qualify to teach at the undergraduate level of instruction, to act as advocates, spokespersons, leaders, managers, and facilitators to ministering with and through children both inside and outside the church. It is intended for those who engage in quality and original research in a specific academic discipline, for church leaders who believe in the importance of children both in the local context and the global scheme, and for those who are advocates and practitioners on behalf of children at risk.
- Download Program Description