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Our Mission

What Does ACTEA Do?

The central purpose of ACTEA is to assist theological schools in Africa in their quest for excellence and renewal. ACTEA seeks to achieve this in three primary ways: 

  • Promoting quality theological training through institutional reviews and academic recognition (accreditation).
  • Providing institutional support services and capacity-building forums for leaders and faculty of theological institutions.
  • Facilitating networking and cooperation among Africa’s theological institutions.

Vision and Mission Statements

Vision Statement:

“A Trusted Association of Theological Institutions in Africa”.



“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”.

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.