The purpose of Southern Asia Christian College, ever since its earliest days as the Rural Training Institute back in 1953, has been to train the local leadership of Christ’s church. The College moved to the next higher level of academic accreditation when it was granted the right to offer graduate studies to its students in 2009. The College is offering the “integrated Bachelor of Divinity” degree. It is the same as completing a B.A. in Christian Ministry and also a M.A. in Christian Ministry in a 5 year degree program. We continue to work with the Mission leadership and with the currently enrolled students as well as College alumni of the 1980’s onwards to recruit new students through recommendation by the student’s congregation and the work of the Holy Spirit.