Established in the year 1951, Southern Asia Bible College has continued to serve the sub-continent in preparing pastors, evangelists, teachers, community workers and Christian leaders for the past 63 years. More than 3000 men and women have passed through the portals of this institution and are fulfilling various responsibilities in serving the Church in Southern Asia. Today more than 300 students are preparing themselves to fulfil the call of God in their lives through the ministry of SABC.
SABC is an integral part of the world-wide fellowship of the Assemblies of God. and its premier theological institution for the region of Southern Asia. It is also an active member of Assemblies of God Association for Theological Education in Southern Asia (AGATESA) an organization of more than 50 AG institutions in the region.
The SABC campus is situated in the northern part of the city of Bangalore, India. The present 20 acre campus includes all the facilities of the college, hostels for both men and ladies, quarters for the faculty and staff etc.
SABC has been member of the Asia Theological Association since its founding and the has its theological degrees accredited by ATA.
SABC’s mission is to develop leaders for the transforming ministry of the Church in Southern Asia through quality theological education with a Pentecostal emphasis.
To fulfil its mission, SABC has formulated the following aims and objectives:
|1.||To build and strengthen Christian character and commitment by emphasizing personal and community spiritual disciplines essential to the educational process.|
|2.||To provide Christ-centred and biblically – oriented graduate studies that is designed to enrich students with a well thought out faith which will speak with integrity to our present pluralistic society.|
|3.||To impart social attitudes and skills that will enable students to understand and relate effectively in a multi-faceted community.|
|4.||To motivate and train students to advance the growth and mission of the church by providing regular and meaningful ministerial opportunities.|
|5.||To provide and facilitate activities for the physical well being of the student as an integral part of our interest in the development of the whole person.|