Welcome to Schools of Mission

SEATS Grad 2019

SEATS is the South East Asian Theological Schools, Inc. (formerly College of the Shepherds), a pastoral-training school established in 1986 for the purpose of preparing church leaders for effective ministry in the Philippines. It works primarily with churches affiliated with the Baptist Conference of the Philippines, International, but is open to all churches in need of training. SEATS is a member of the International Council for Higher Education.

SEATS envisions a church that is functional. SEATS’ mission is to help churches develop functionality through theological education.

Schools of Mission are the primary way SEATS conducts its church-equipping ministry. SOMs are held in partnership with local churches in various parts of South East Asia.

SEATS currently offers programs at three levels:

Diploma of Ministry in Missional Ecclesiology
Master of Ministry in Missional Ecclesiology

Doctor of Ministry in Missional Ecclesiology.

Pre-COVID-19, SEATS conducted on-site classes in the Philippines (in Ortigas, Pasig City; in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur; and in Burias, Masbate), in Thailand, and in Denver, USA. The new pandemic-related requirements saw SEATS begin classes via Zoom in May 2020. Since then our course offerings and constituency has been expanded to include Filipinos in the Philippines, Thailand, the USA, and Canada.


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SEATS Zoom Classes Schedule 2020

SEATS has been conducting classes on Zoom since May 2020. Here is the latest schedule (subject to change).

SEATS Zoom Class DMin 303 Missional Ecclesiology: Frameworks for Functional Churches in Society.

Get ready for our next SEATS Zoom class!

DMin 303 Missional Ecclesiology: Frameworks for Functional Churches in Society. Theme: “Church Scattered: Helping Develop Functional Churches for a New Normal”

Professor: Michael Fast, Ph.D.
Dates: August 3, 5, 7, & 17, 19, 21

This class is for the combined SEATS MMin & DMin Students.