Our Mission:

I - What Does ACTEA Do?

 Since its inception, ACTEA offers services categorized into two areas: academic accreditation and support and networking.

In its accreditation services, ACTEA offers academic accreditation at the post-graduate, the post-secondary, and the secondary levels, in order to stimulate the improvement and standardization of such programmes, and in order to secure academic recognition for such programmes wherever possible.

In its support and networking services, ACTEA serves as a medium for the promotion of inter-institutional and inter-continental collaborations and offering of capacity-building workshops and resources. 

 ACTEA continues to serve theological institutions in Africa, by operating in ways that it is answerable to its constituency.  In this regard, ACTEA serves as a mentoring body and an internal, constructive catalyst for the strengthening and renewal of its institutions.  It is fully owned by its key stakeholders - the African churches and their theological institutions.   

Further, ACTEA is committed to the renewal of theological education in Africa. To that end ACTEA has endorsed the ICETE Manifesto on the renewal of Evangelical Theological Education, and through its various programmes and standards seeks to promote the affirmations of that document for the development of theological education in Africa.

II - Vision and Mission Statements

Vision Statement: "A Trusted Association of Theological Institutions in Africa".

Motto: "Serving theological education in Africa for excellence and renewal"

Mission Statement: “To Strengthen Member Institutions in offering quality Theological Programs through Accreditation, Networking and Support Services”.

II- Our Core Values 

The Association is committed to nurturing its activities, operations and programs by embracing the following core values that are anchored by Christian values and principles, namely:

  1. Christ-centered and mission-driven: Grounded in evangelical ethos; focused on interdenominational and ecumenical perspectives; mission/evangelical driven.
  2. Leadership development: Focus on nurturing and empowering leaders and disciples
  3. Globalization and Networking: Remain relevant, aware of and engaging to global trends, while engaging and partnering with like-minded entities
  4. Unity in Diversity: Being sensitive to and inclusive of different and unique denominational and contextual perspectives in diverse countries. This includes gender sensitivity for inclusivity and greater impact
  5. Excellence based on Biblical-orientation: Quest for quality within organization and among member institutions, shaped by God’s Word.
  6. Sustainability: Strive for self-sustainability for the organization and member institutions