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. Students with any amount of education up to some college level courses, can enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Ministry program. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree may enrol in the Master of Ministry program. Students who have completed a Master's degree may enrol in the Doctor of Ministry degree program.
See more information here.

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.



Here is some essential information and guidelines for SEATS students throughout their academic journey.

1. Introduction to the Institution: See our About SEATS page.

2. Academic Policies: Information about academic regulations, grading systems, credit requirements, and policies related to academic integrity and plagiarism.

3. Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions. See our Academics page.

SEATS Represented at BCP's 1st Pastor's Summit in Lapu-lapu City

SEATS was happy to join in the 1st ever Baptist Conference of the Philippines Pastor's Summit, held Feb 8-9, 2023, in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. SEATS Chairman and President, Bishop Cesar Punzalan III gave a short history of BCP on the first day. On Day 2, SEATS Academic VP and Dean, Dr. Michael Fast, presented SEATS' two core teachings on Theology of Evil and the Functional Church. If you are joining us from the Summit, please take a look here.

SEATS 2023 Update:

We are excited to announce that SEATS will be conducting four (4) classes via Zoom in 2023 — one each quarter. We will be making further announcements as details are confirmed, but I can let you all know now that we will be hearing from Dr. Bong dela Fuente, Dr. Gus Anderssen, Dr. Saul Samante, and Bishop Punzalan. Bukod sa pagiging guwapo ang mga ito, mahusay din silang mag-turo. Abangan nyo!

Registration Form

Welcome to the Registration Page for SEATS.

Please find the registration form for SEATS here.

Please note that clicking this link will take you to an external Google Form.

Faculty Evaluation Form