The Andersonville Theological Seminary Philosophy
ATS believes that actively serving God in the field is of greatest importance. To this end, we have developed a program of study that allows pastors, teachers, and counselors to earn their seminary degree from their own homes while continuing to actively serve in the field.
Our program, however, always has been grounded upon the firm belief that in order to be beneficial to active Christians it must be centered upon the actual study of the Scriptures as God’s holy and infallible word. ATS, therefore, has placed a great emphasis on exegetical and expositional Bible courses in all of its programs, often requiring students to learn verse-by-verse as they progress through key books of both the Old and New Testaments.
Further, ATS holds that students must be properly and practically tested in each course to ensure proper training of each student in our programs. Such testing frequently includes multiple testing formats, requiring students to illustrate their comprehension of course lectures, required readings, and Bible passages. And, above all else, ATS always has required that the program be practical to real ministry in service to Christ. Every course, therefore, offered by ATS, whether Greek or Pastoral Counseling, has passed the scrutiny of the ATS faculty, having been deemed as essential for thorough and complete training for service to God.