ACTS Core Educational Values

ACTS Core Educational Values

Core values are deeply held commitments to beliefs or principles deemed vital in the formation of students for the proclamation of God’s Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide. These values flow from the mission of the seminary and find fuller expression in the seminary’s expanded statement of purpose. They are reflected in the heritage, distinctives, services, and curricula of the seminary. During a student’s time at ACTS, these values lead to a vibrant community, meaningful interactions, and significant learning experiences in a manner consistent with the unique purposes of each academic program. The seminary’s ultimate purpose is to glorify God through all its programs, services, and curricula. The following core educational values guide the seminary’s pursuit of this goal.

The Bible

ACTS values the accurate interpretation and appropriate application of all sixty-six books of the Bible, which are the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God.


ACTS values theology supported by Scripture that is consistent with the orthodox, protestant, evangelical faith and the seminary’s doctrinal convictions, and which is lived out in a variety of cultural contexts.


ACTS values contextualized, effective communication of biblical and theological truth by a variety of means for personal and corporate transformation.

Christian Spirituality  

ACTS values Spirit-empowered, personal relationships with the triune God in the context of Christian community that result in increasing Christlikeness and love for God and others.

Christian Leadership

ACTS values Christlike leadership that equips others and emphasizes humility with sacrificial service. Cultural Engagement, ACTS values relationships with diverse individuals, cultures, and ideas that result in acts of evangelism, dialogue, application, and service that are biblical, courageous, and compassionate.