Only for theological institutions
Applications for 'regular' membership
Level of education programme (s)
See Appendix A of the Standards and Guidelines for ECTE Accreditation to view the ECTE Certification Framework (http://ecte.eu/qa/standards/)
Membership in the ECTE requires agreement from the institution to the ECTE's Core Values. Please write a brief written response to each of them, describing how your institution has been able to express these values so far. Some questions may not apply to organisations applying for affiliate membership.
The institution's doctrine is evangelical and Scripture based. Faculty members should be mature Christians that abide by the institution’s doctrinal position.
The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution is in good standing with evangelical community and networks with evangelical churches and organizations. Faculty and staff members should have a good standing within the national evangelical community at large, be respectable members of a church and exhibit character traits that are worthy of imitation by the student body. The institution is attentive to the needs and expectations of the community it serves. The institution works in partnership with the churches in the training of students. The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution aims at providing educational means that are fit for purpose. The teaching in the classroom is at an appropriate academic depth. The institution encourages students and faculty to achieve their intellectual potential. The institution trains students to be on-going learners.
The institution functions as a culturally appropriate learning community. The institution's community is seen as a place where spiritual formation, character and service skills are developed. The institution models cooperation by networking with other theological institutions.The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution's programmes balance quality academic, spiritual and personal formation and ministry effectiveness. The institution has a variety of learning activities that are fit to achieve varying outcomes. This balanced approach is modelled in faculty and staff that shall, wherever possible, actively participate in the life and worship of the theological institution and show personal involvement in the physical and spiritual welfare of the students and not only the intellectual and academic needs.The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution actively models and promotes servant leadership. The institution should have sound procedures for evaluating the prospective student’s commitment to Christian truth, ethics, values and community. The institution’s programme aims at training graduates who will be able to serve in changing contexts. The institution’s programme should aim at fitness for purpose, and generally should include evaluated ministry experience. The institutions offers vocational and ministerial guidance to its students and graduates.The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The activities of the institution are inspired by the intended outcomes in the lives of its alumni and the kingdom. The institution has a carefully formulated mission statement and strategic plan.The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution has procedures for internal quality assurance. The institution continually reviews its objectives, programmes, and entire operation. The institution is accurate, transparent and truthful in its public face. The institution's leadership, staff and faculty are accountable. The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution has a clear legal operation, unambiguous governance structures and joint decision making procedures. The institution's governing body is free from conflict of interest. The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution is run by an efficient administration. The institution's staff and faculty are sufficient in number and suitably qualified. The institution's staff and faculty are provided with adequate working conditions. The institution makes provision for on-going training of its staff and faculty. The institution is transparent, accountable and viable in its financial dealings.The programme has a robust component of Biblical teaching.
The institution's learning activities, objectives and structure exist in response to its specific context and the needs of its stakeholders. The institution's programme is culturally relevant and appropriately staffed by nationals. The institution fosters a Christian mind and world view that can apply theological knowledge to context.
Please attach the following to your membership application:
The mission statement of the institution or organisation
A copy of the institution's programme of study or materials describing the activities of the organisation
A copy of the institution's catalogue (institutions) or general brochures describing operations (organisations).
An acceptable letter of reference (ie. from another ECTE member institution, national Evangelical Alliance, etc.) to determine that the institution is in good standing in its local evangelical context
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