In 2010, we committed to an ongoing global partnership with Asian Christian Academy near Bangalore, India. Their multi-faceted approach to ministry is well-suited to meeting the diverse needs of people throughout the region.
While a student at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1973, Dr. Isaac John began pondering a theological institution in India with the purposes of providing postgraduate level training for Christian ministry.His vision was to tailor theological training to the Indian context. This idea he shared with his friends and classmates at the Seminary and, in 1973, a small group started to pray about India. As a result, the American Council for the Asian Christian Academy was formed in 1975.
The Council adopted several faith principles that have guided the growth of ACA. In 1976, Dr. Isaac John returned to India after completing his studies. The Asian Christian Academy was registered as a society in 1978 with Dr. John as Founder and President, Dr. Joy George as Secretary, and Richard Sackman as Treasurer.
The ministry of Asian Christian Academy is flourishing, thanks to their diverse and holistic approach to the needs of the Indian people. From providing basic medical care to sending out seminary-trained pastors, ACA is using many mediums to carry the message of Christ. Learn more about each at ACAIndia.org.
House of Joy
Home for destitute children including food, clothing, and education
Asian Christian High School
Quality K-12 education for over 1,000 students from surrounding towns and villages
Free or low-cost medical care and guidance for people of the area
Evangelical Theological Seminary
Education for leaders, pastors, and theological teachers in the Asian context with field training
Training, transportation, and facilities for the leaders of small pockets of believers in nearby villages
ACA 2015: Agriculture
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ACA 2015: Leela’s Birthday
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ACA 2015: Arrival and Church
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Go with Us
We regularly send small teams to ACA to teach, train, assist, and care for those at the school and in the surrounding region. Whatever your background — accounting, motorcycle repair, medicine, teaching, technology — you can make a lasting impact by sharing your time and skills. A trip to ACA usually lasts between ten days and three weeks. While there, you’ll experience the incredible people and culture of India. Most of all, however, you’ll see where Christ is at work in the hearts and minds of those in this beautiful country.
Give to ACA
You’ll find that a little money can go a long way in India. The needs of a child in the House of Joy orphanage, including food and a Christian education, can be met for as little as $50 per month. ACA also supports a network of church-planting pastors, sets aside scholarships for seminary students, and subsidizes the low-cost medical care at the Agape Hospital. You can specify a gift toward any of these, or simply give toward their general fund, at the ACA Donations page.
Support a Trip
When a team from our church family travels to ACA, individuals must pay for airfare and other travel necessities. Team members may also bring along supplies required for the work they will do, such as curriculum, medicine, or specialized equipment. Most of these supplies are either used up or left in India when the work is finished. Even if you aren’t able to travel to ACA personally, you can help offset these costs for those who do. Giving may be designated for “India” if you’d like to support future teams as they travel. Please contact us below if you’d like more information.
If you have a question about ACA, a desire to help, or an interest in being part of an upcoming trip… let us know!