Amazing Grace Theological Seminary (AGTS)

Introduction

Amazing Grace Theological Seminary (AGTS) is nondenominational evangelical theological seminary founded by God, in His will, pleasure and glory on July 1, 2013 through His faithful servants, a missionary couple, Rev. Dr. Indrajit Sanasham and his wife, Mrs. Lily Longkumer Sanasham, for fulfilling the Great Commission of the LORD Jesus Christ (Mk 16:15; Mt 28:19). At present, AGTS is holistically tremendously growing in all sides through many of God’s faithful servants such as well-wishers, faculty, staff, and students. The seminary is deeply rooted in prayers, studying and obedience of God’s Word and ministries for it is not just a theological education Center but a discipleship training Center to equip the believers of Christ and produce Christ-like Disciples .

Mission

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth (2 Tm 2:15)

Vision

Making Disciples of All Nations (Mt 28:19)

Theme

Academic Excellence (2 Tm 2:15a), Spiritual Vibrancy (Ac 1:8), and Ministerial Urgency (2 Tm 4:2)

Identity

AGTS Professors, Faculty, Staff and Students are Souls Lovers, Souls Seekers, Souls Finders, Souls Winners, and Souls Carers

Beliefs

AGTS family subscribes to the Statement of Faith of Amazing Grace Mission (AGM)

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Professors’ Profile

Rev. Dr. Paul B. Y. Cho

President: Department of Mission & Missiology

Date of Birth: 22nd October 1963

Address: UBS Pune MS India 411037

Mobile: +91 9145332689 (India) /  +8210 8685 0332 (Korea)

E-mail: bypaulcho@hotmail.com

Present Position
  • Dean of Mission Department in Union Biblical Seminary (UBS), Pune, Maharastra, INDIA
  • President of Amazing Grace Theological Seminary (AGTS), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • President of Amazing Grace Mission (AGM), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
Education
  • BTh in Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary (1987), KOREA
  • MDiv in Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary (1992), KOREA
  • MTh in Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary (Christian Ethics and Cultural Studies, 1994), KOREA
  • PhD in Asian Centre for Theological Studies and Mission (Missiology and Contextual Theology, 2005), KOREA
Work Experience
  • Assistant Pastor in Korea (1990-1994)
  • Ordained Pastor in (1994-2000)
  • Lecturer in Korean Bible Seminary, KOREA (1997-2002)
  • Professor in ACTS, Asia United Theological University, Yangpyeong, KOREA (2001-2009)
  • Professor in Union Biblical Seminary (UBS), Pune, INDIA (2006-Present)
Ministerial Calling
  • Teacher and Preacher and Pastor
Publications
  • Continuing Mission in Church (2004, Korea)
  • Mission Educations in Field (2010, Korea)
  • Mission Co-work and Relations in Korea and India (2008, Korea and India)
  • Mission in WCC (2010, Korea and India)
  • W. Carrey and Bible Translation (2018, UBS, India)
Thesis
  • Comparative Study of Christian Ethics between Rheinhold Niebuhr and B. S. Koh
Dissertation
  • Study on Indian Contextual Theology in Special Reference with Soteriology

Rev. Dr. Indrajit (Elijah) Sanasham

Director & Principal: Department of Systematic Theology

Date of Birth: January 1, 1965

Nationality: Indian

Address: Amazing Grace Mission (AGM), Seithekema- A, Dimapur- 797 112, Nagaland, INDIA

Mobile: +82 10 7542 7753

Official E-mail: directoragm1may2011@gmail.com, agtsdirector@gmail.com, principal.agts@gmail.com                      

Personal E-mail: rdisst@gmail.com

Present Position
  • Founder, and Director, Amazing Grace Mission (AGM), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • Founder, Director, and Principal, Amazing Grace Theological Seminary (AGTS), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • Founder & Pastor, Amazing Grace Church (AGC), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • Founder & Director, Amazing Grace School (AGS), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • Founder & Director, Amazing Grace Dongil School (AGDS), Karbi  Anglong, Assam, INDIA
Education
  • Class X (1976-1980), Sagang High School, Sagang, Board of Secondary Education, Manipur, INDIA
  • Pre University of Arts (PU Arts) (1986-1988), Kumbi College, Manipur University, Manipur, INDIA
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTh) (1991-1995), West Bengal Bible College (WBBC), Calcutta, West Bengal, INDIA
  • Master of Divinity (Mdiv) (1996-1998), Southern Asia Bible College (SABC), Bangalore, Karnata, INDIA
  • Master of Theology (ThM) in Systematic Theology (2002-2004), Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS), Asia United Theological University, Yangpyeong, KOREA
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Systematic Theology (2019-2022), Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS), Asia United Theological University, Yangpyeong, KOREA
Work Experience
  • Teacher (1984-1986)
  • Evangelist (1998-2001)
  • Missionary (2005-2017)
  • Pastor (2011- Present)
  • Faculty (1999-2001)
  • Professors (2005-Present)
Ministerial Calling
  • Apostle, Evangelist, Pastor, & Teachers (Eph 4:11)
Thesis
  • The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Their Operations in the Christian Ministries
Dissertation
  • The Atonement of Jesus Christ as the Ultimate Solution to the Perpetual Substitutionary Sacrificial Practices of the Meitei People in Manipur, India.

Mrs. Lily Longkumer Sanasham

Treasurer: Department of Missiology

Date of Birth: December 11, 1981 

Nationality: Indian

Address: Amazing Grace Mission (AGM), Seithekema- A, Dimapur- 797 112, Nagaland, INDIA

Mobile: +91 88373 07058

E-mail: lilysanasham53@gmail.com

Present Position
  • Co-founder &Treasurer, Amazing Grace Mission (AGM), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • Co-founder & Treasurer Amazing Grace Theological Seminary (AGTS), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • Co-founder & Administrator, Amazing Grace School (AGS), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • Co-founder & Administrator, Amazing Grace Dongil School (AGDS), Karbi  Anglong, Assam, INDIA
Education
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTh) (2002), Chil Chil Bible College, Kanglatongbi, Manipur, INDIA
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) (2005), Eastern Bible College (EBC), Dimapur, Nagaland, INDIA
  • International Teaching Diploma (2018)
  • Master of Theology (ThM) in Missiology (Candidate), ACTS), Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA
Work Experience
  • Lecturer (2005-2006)
  • Faculty (2013-17)
  • Administrator & Treasurer (2013-Present)
Ministerial Calling
  • Teaching & Counselling (Eph 4:11)

Ms. Temjensangla I. Jamir

DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIONS
DEAN OF ACADEMICS

Date of Birth: 15 May, 1990 

Nationality: Indian

Address: Full Nagarjan
Dimapur- Nagaland

Mobile: +91-7005973280

E-mail: sangjamir5032@gmail.com

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • Master of Theology (Religion), Aizawl Theological College – 2019
  • Bachelor of Divinity (B.D), Calcutta Bible Seminary – 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts – 2013
  • HSSLC – 2010
  • HSLC – 2008
PRESENT POSITION
  • Lecturer (2019 – Present) Amazing Grace Theological Seminary, Seithekema A, Dimapur- Nagaland
Ministerial Calling
  • Teaching
Thesis
  • Discerning the Significance of Feminine Divine Power in Hinduism and the Significance of the Understanding of Motherhood in Christianity

Ms. Paudonwiliu

REGISTRAR
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • Master of Theology (M.Th) in Communication, Clark Theological College, Mokokchung, Nagaland, 2020
  • Bachelor of Divinity (BD), Clark Theological College, Mokokchung, Nagaland, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Patkai Christian College, Chumukedima Nagaland, 2013
  • HSSLC, St. Stephen Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, 2010
  • HSLC, Baptist High School Tening, 2008
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Warden, Dimapur (2017-2018)
  • Lecturer in AGTS (2020 – Till Date)
PRESENT POSITION
  • Lecturer, Amazing Grace Theological Seminary, Setheikema “A” Dimapur, Nagaland

Ministerial Calling
  • Teaching Ministry, Youth Ministry & Missionary
research area
  • Text Messaging and Its Effects on the Behavior of Youth in Peren District, Nagaland
  • Child Abuse with Special Reference to the Liangmai Naga Community in Tening Town: A Ministerial Response

Ms. Diamond Marwein

DEPARTMENT OF OLD TESTAMENT
DEAN OF BEAUTIFICATION
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • Class X, Mairang Presbyterian Higher Secondary School MBOSE, Meghalaya, India (1989 – 2002)
  • Class XII, Mairang Presbyterian Higher Secondary School MBOSE, Meghalaya, India (2002 – 2004)
  • Bachelor of Divinity (B.D), John Robert Theological Seminary, Shillong, India (2004 – 2010)
  • Master of Theology (M.Th in OT), Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India (2015-2017)
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Counsellor (2010-2015)
  • Lecture in SACC, Chennai (2017-2019)
  • Lecture in MITS, Nagpur (2019-2020)
  • Lecturer in AGTS (2020- Till date)
PRESENT POSITION
  • Lecturer in Amazing Grace Theological Seminary, Dimapur, Nagaland, India.

Ministerial Calling
  • Counsellor and Teacher
Thesis
  • Exile from the Perspective of the Unexiled Poor People Left in Judah.

Zacheo Lotha

Dean of Library: Department of the New Testament
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • HSLC Board of Secondary Education, (2010).
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.TH), EASTERN BIBLE COLLEGE, Dimapur Nagaland, (2012-2015).
  • Master of Divinity (M.DIV), EBENEZER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, Vengoor, Kerala (2015-17).
  • Master of Theology (M.TH) in New Testament, EBENEZER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, Vengoor, Kerala (2018-2020).
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Lecturer at ETS, College Vengoor, Kerala, (2019-20).
  • Teacher at BGM Mission English School, UTTAR PRADESH. (2016).
  • Teacher at ADB English School, BIHAR.
PROFESSION
  • Lecturer, Amazing Grace Theological Seminary, Setheikema “A” Dimapur, Nagaland

Ministerial Calling
  • Apostle, Counsellor & Teaching Ministry
Thesis
  • Thatcherite and Philanthropic Characters in the Parable of Good Samaritan: A Scio-Narrative Analysis of Luke 10:25-37 and Its Implication to the Christian in Nagaland.

Khekto Chishi

Counselling
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • HSLC (2009) NTHSS Dimapur
  • HSSLC (2011) Baptist College Kohima
  • B.Th. (2016) SBC Dimapur
  • M.Div. (2018) SBC Dimapur
  • M.Th (2020) IBTS Kottayam
PROFESSION
  • Lecturer cum work Supervisor at AGTS

Ministerial Calling
  • Teaching & Counsellor
Thesis
  • ‘A Study on the Impact of the Growing Trend of Metal Music among The Adolescents’
publications
  • The Post-Modern Cultures and the Millennials: The Urgency of Proclaiming Christ to the Post Modern Millennials

Mary Elizabeth Kothuri

Missiology
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering (EEE) – Intellectual Engineering College, JNTU, Anantapur -2010-2014 – (First Division)
  • Master of Divinity -M. Div – Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore – 2014-2017 – (3.2/4.0 G.P.A.)
  • Master of Theology M.Th – South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore – 2019-2021 – (A-) 
PROFESSION
  • Lecturer at AGTS

Ministerial Calling
  • Teaching
Master of Theology Thesis
  • Dalit Christian Women at Crossroads: A Phenomenological Study on Dual Religious Identity in Inavolu Mandal, Warangal District of Telangana.

Kesinga Rengma

Systematic Theology
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • Master of Theology (M.Th) in Systematic Theology, BBBCS, Bangalore, 2021
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div), CBC, Calcutta, 2013
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th), GCC, Dimapur, 2011
  • Grade-5 Music Theory, GCC, ABRSM, London, 2010
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Founder, President, Rengma Christian Koinonia, Bangalore, 2017
  • President, Western Rengma Baptist Association-Youth Department, 2014-2015
  • Lecturer Cum Registrar, Amazing Grace Theological Seminary, 2014-2015
  • Lecturer, Miracle Theological College, 2014
  • Sunday School Teacher, Lolashongnyu Baptist Church, 2003-2007
  • Youth Director, Lolashongnyu Baptist Church, 2007
  • Teacher, Kor-In School, Kolar, Karnataka, 2015-2019
  • Youth Interns, Carey Baptist Church, Calcutta, 2013
PROFESSION
  • Lecturer, Amazing Grace Theological Seminary, Seithekema-A, Dimapur-Nagaland

Ministerial Calling
  • Teaching
Thesis
  • A Study of Paul’s Theology on Believers’ Union with Christ in Contrast to Ecclesiastical Union

Vini Muru

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • Class X, Mount Hermon School Kohima, Nagaland (2009)
  • Class XII, Paul Higher Secondary School, Dimapur (2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts (English), SD Jain Girls College, Dimapur (2014)
  • Bachelor of Divinity (B.D), Eastern Theological College, Jorhat (2019)
  • Master of Theology (Department of History), Eastern Theological College, Jorhat (2021)
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Teacher in Govt. High School, Xamunuboto: Satakha
  • Worship Leader in Glocal Mission, Dimapur
PROFESSION
  • Lecturer in Amazing Grace Theological Seminary, Dimapur, Nagaland, India.

Ministerial Calling
  • Teaching
RESEARCH AREAS
  • BD. Dissertation: Family Bonding: Parent Child Relationship.
  • M.TH. Dissertation: A Historical Analysis on the Coming and Growth of Christianity and Its Impact on Society in Satakha Town.

our Programs

Amazing Grace Theological Seminary (AGTS) offers the following residential/day scholar/distance programs that every servant of God who has desire to serve God in His mission and ministries can apply and do the admission.

Accreditations:

  • National Association of Theological Accreditation (NATA)
  • Asia Theological Association (ATA) (Membership)
program details
1. Certificate of Theology (CTh) - duration: 2 Years
Accreditation
  • NATA
Eligibility
  • New Birth, and Call of God for a Christian Ministry

Education
  • Class VIII Passed and Competence in English

Requirements (Xerox copies)
  • Original Certificate
  • Marksheet
  • Baptism Certificate
  • Own Pastor’s Recommendation
  • Personal Testimony
  • and Three Passport Photos

All original documents for the requirements above must be shown at the time of admission.

Study
  • Residential / Day Scholar
2. Diploma in Theology (DipTh) - duration: 2 Years
Accreditation
  • NATA & ATA (Membership)

Eligibility
  • New Birth, and Call of God for a Christian Ministry

Education
  • Class X Passed and Competence in English

Requirements (Xerox copies)
  • Original/Provisional Certificate
  • Marksheet
  • Baptism Certificate
  • Own Pastor’s Recommendation
  • Personal Testimony
  • and Three Passport Photos

All original documents for the requirements above must be shown at the time of admission.

Study
  • Residential / Day Scholar
3. Bachelor of Theology (BTh) - duration: 3 Years
Accreditation
  • NATA & ATA (Membership)

Eligibility
  • New Birth, and Call of God for a Christian Ministry

Education
  • Class XII / 10+2 / DiphTh (“B” Grade, NATA / ATA) Passed and Competence in English

Requirements (Xerox copies)
  • Original Certificates, and Marksheets (Class X and XII/10+2/DipTh)
  • Baptism Certificate
  • Own Pastor’s Recommendation
  • Personal Testimony
  • and Three Passport Photos

All original documents for the requirements above must be shown at the time of admission.

Study
  • Residential / Day Scholar
4. Master of Divinity (MDiv) - duration: 3 Years
Accreditation
  • NATA & ATA (Membership)

Eligibility
  • New Birth, and Call of God for a Christian Ministry (Being in a Christian Ministry, if applying for Distance Program)

Education
  • Any Secular Degree / BTh (Bellow “B” Grade, NATA  / ATA / Serampore) Passed and Competence in English

Requirements (Xerox copies)
  • Original Certificates and  Marksheets (Class X, XII/10+2/DipTh and any Degree/BTh), (a Certificate for being in a Christian Ministry, if applying for distance program)
  • Baptism Certificate, Own Pastor’s Recommendation
  • Personal Testimony
  • and Three Passport Photos

All original documents for the requirements above must be shown at the time of admission.

Study
  • Residential / Day Scholar / Distance
5. Master of Divinity (MDiv) - duration: 2 Years
Accreditation
  • NATA & ATA (Membership)

Eligibility
  • New Birth, and Call of God for a Christian Ministry (Being in a Christian Ministry, if applying for Distance Program)

Education
  • Any Secular Degree / BTh (Bellow “B” Grade, NATA / ATA / Serampore) Passed and Competence in English

Requirements (Xerox copies)
  • Original Certificates and  Marksheets (Class X, XII/10+2/DipTh and any Degree/BTh), (a Certificate for being in a Christian Ministry, if applying for distance program)
  • Baptism Certificate, Own Pastor’s Recommendation
  • Personal Testimony
  • and Three Passport Photos

All original documents for the requirements above must be shown at the time of admission.

Study
  • Residential / Day Scholar / Distance
6. Master of Theology (ThM) in Systematic Theology/Missiology - duration: 2 Years
Accreditation
  • ATA (Applying)
Eligibility
  • New Birth, and Call of God for a Christian Ministry and being in a Christian Ministry

Education
  • Any Secular Degree / BTh (Bellow “B” Grade, NATA / ATA/ Serampore) Passed and Competence in English
Requirements (Xerox copies)
  • Original Certificates and  Marksheets (Class X, XII/10+2/DipTh and any Degree/BTh), a Certificate for being in a Christian Ministry
  • Baptism Certificate, Own Pastor’s Recommendation
  • Personal Testimony
  • and Three Passport Photos

All original documents for the requirements above must be shown at the time of admission.

Study
  • Distance

Admissions

Amazing Grace Theological Seminary (AGTS) has no discrimination among races, tribes, communities, people groups, etc. and also among men and women as far as God’s Salvation and calling upon His people for His ministries are concerned. All men and women are treated equally as far as God’s image in each individual, His salvation and ministerial calling upon individuals are concerned. We train God’s called both men and women irrespective of their ages between fourteen to seventy years and educational qualifications between secular eight standard to any degree and theological programs from Certificate of Theology (CTh) to Master of Theology (MTh). Anyone who has the salvation experience and call of God for His ministries can apply for admission.

How to Apply:

  1. Download Admission form.
  2. Fill the necessary details.
  3. Attach required documents.
  4. and submit to us in person in the admission office of AGTS.

or scan and mail us to (principal.agts@gmail.com)

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