GGM's Indian Theological Seminary is a mission-minded institution with an emphasis on holistic theological education, practical ministry exposure and spiritual life. ITS is committed to preparing India's next generation of missionaries, pastors, scholars, and theological educators.
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GGM's Indian Theological Seminary is affiliated with the Senate of Serampore College for B.Th.
& accredited to Asia Theological Association for M.Div.
Our Alumni meet annually to renew friendships and learn where God's unfolding plan has led former students. ITS alumni serve as pastors, missionaries, theological educators and leaders in ministries throughout India. Many ITS graduates continue their theological education with higher studies.
Students participate in morning and evening family prayer, community fellowship on Sunday evenings, fasting prayer every first Saturday of the month and spiritual life conferences. At the monthly 24 hours chain prayer, the GGM community prays for the mission's blessings and needs. Friday chapel service is Mission Day and each month a mission leader speaks in Chapel service and the faculty and students pray for the speaker and his/her ministry and ministries worldwide.
Students seeking scholarships are welcome to apply. Work-aid scholarships reduce annual fees based on time worked. Merit scholarships require an overall grade average of 65% and students are eligible after successful completion of one academic year. Church Scholarships are for students willing to work for Gilgal Gospel Mission after course completion. Scholarships are granted for one year and renewed based on student performance.
Resources and Facilities
The seminary has various facilities for the benefit and use of the entire community. The Library is computerized and equipped with around 10,000 biblical, theological and missiological books from the different branches of study. The computer lab aids the community in online research.
Practical Work and Church Planting
Students are pioneers in Gilgal Gospel Mission's church planting centers to reach the unevangelized with the gospel as they visit rural villages on weekends. Students establish a congregation in their assigned village before graduation and complete a one month practical ministry internship assigned by ITS each summer. Students and faculty also participate in annual Gospel Campaigns (camps at rural villages).
Certificate of Theology (C.Th.)
This certificate program is intended for students interested in gaining a basic knowledge of the Bible and Theology. The duration of this program is 1 year and can be used as a stepping stone to the B.Th. program.
Certificate in Christian Ministry (C.CM.)
The certificate in Christian Ministry is intended for laypersons interested in attaining basic ministerial training for Church-based ministries. The duration of this program is 4 months (January-April).
Sports and athletic games are played on campus and students play intercollegiate sports with other seminaries. Talent Night displays singing, dancing and theatrical talents of students. Students also participate in all community programs. Noteworthy occasions celebrated by the community are: Thanksgiving Harvest Festival, Christmas party, Christmas carols, Sports day and Graduation.
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Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) affiliated by the Senate of Serampore College (University)
The B.Th. program is ideal for students who have passed SSC examinations (i.e. 10th pass) and have been engaged in two years of ministry or have completed two years of other ministerial training such as certificate or diploma programs. The duration of the program is 3 years.
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) accredited by Asia Theological Association
The M.Div. program is for students seeking to attain a post-graduate degree in theological studies. The duration of the program is 2 years for students with an ATA B.Th and it is 3 years for students with a secular undergraduate (B.A/BSc.) degree.