The mission of the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox
Theological School is to provide the participants with a sound Orthodox
Christian education, which prepares them to become Christian leaders who
are spiritually mature, biblically and theologically responsible,
professionally competent, intellectually astute, deeply committed to
sharing the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ and fully equipped for the
various ministries of His Church.
Through Orthodox Christian theological education, research, and scholarship, ACTS seeks to edify the Church throughout the world—directly through the preparation of bishops, priests, deacons, servants, scholars, and leaders to teach the Orthodox faith, to preach the gospel throughout the world through mission and evangelism, to serve those in need, and to heal the historic divisions of the church through inter-Orthodox and inter-religious cooperation.
Through the Grace of God, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the
blessing of the saints, the Theological School aspires to be the premier
center of Orthodox Christian scholarship, pastoral education, Orthodox
ministry and mission throughout the world. It also seeks to establish a
model for Coptic Orthodox Christian institutions abroad.
In every aspect of its life and work, ACTS is guided by the following principles: