ATI is a local, church-based training institute that aims to prepare men and women for the ministry of the Word of God so that God’s people can be nourished by his Word and his holy name be glorified.
The only institution that will last past the end of history is the same that the Bible calls “the Bride of Christ”: the church. Thus, ATI exists to serve the church by preparing pastor-theologians to shepherd local churches by the Word of God. Our theology and curriculum are formed in conscious participation in and service of the church. God, who wishes for his name to be worshiped in all creation, is still working to spread the gospel of his Son to all the corners of the earth, to every tribe and nation, for the joy of all peoples.
ATI intentionally emphasizes this mission of God so that its pastoral graduates will bring that vision to their new congregations in Finland. It is only by his Word that man knows God, and it is God’s Word — through the prophets and apostles — by which man is to live. Therefore, we believe that Christian theology, Christian ministry, and Christian living cannot exist apart from the hearing of the Word of God. God and his Word are the primary focus of our curriculum, and will be the primary focus of our pastoral graduates.