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.


Theology & Ordination in Philippine Context Schedule

As promised, here is the Schedule for the TOPC Class.

"Ordination and Theology in Philippine Context"

The class will run for 10-12 months and will consist of 3 days of classes each month. Based on the Baptist Conference of the Philippines' Affirmation of Faith, the class will examine each article in light of traditional evangelical theology and look at applications and contributions in the Philippine context.

The main homework of the course is that students will be required to write and defend their own personal statement of faith.

The class will culminate in SEATS' first Theological Forum, which will also serve, if possible, as the ordination council for the candidates.

MMBC SOM completes its final class!

Last Sunday, 25 March 2012, SEATS in cooperation with Metro Manila Bible Community, completed the final course of its 10-course Certificate in Missional Ecclesiology. Congratulations to all who have successfully completed the requirements. We will be holding off graduation for a little while to allow those who require make-up classes to finish so more can graduate.

MMBC School of Mission Reaches Halfway Point

SEATS partnership with Metro Manila Bible Community (MMBC) has been life-long. SEATS was started as the College of the Shepherds by MMBC in 1986. SEATS began a School of Mission at MMBC in June 2010. Sunday, 17 July 2011, saw the half-way point in this SOM with the completion of SOM-05 Truthtelling.


Certificate of Missional Discipleship Grad!

We recently completed the live classes in our Missional Discipleship series. Students are now preparing for Grad, which will be held on 25 August 2011 in Quezon City. We are hoping to have representatives from two of our partnering organisations - Pacific Missionary Aviation and Rock Church of the Philippines - on hand as several of their people will be graduating.