2018 marks the 20th year of our ministry of training and equipping. The vision first began with the need to equip people in the workplace and marketplace for the manifold ministries of Christ in the church and to the world. It used to be that anyone who was interested in theological or biblical studies to equip oneself, had limited access to formal study opportunities, if they did not have the call to full-time vocational ministry.
The founder, the late Rev Derek Tan together with our Chancellor, Rev Dr Henry Pillai saw the need for another paradigm of discipling Christians in the Word. Thus, this ministry was birthed. Even as the world has changed much over the past 20 years and while we seek to stay relevant in the methods and content, Truth will never change. Scriptural Truth and its application will be at the forefront of our curriculum.
For AOIC’s 20th year and beyond, we remain committed to these three integrated themes of Igniting Passion, Empowering Leaders and Transforming Lives to fulfill the mission and mandate of our ministry.