East Asia School of Theology (EAST) is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International and was established as a division of Cru Asia Limited in 1992. The school is committed to providing men and women with a Christ-centered theological education and to equip them for ministry. The primary purpose is to glorify God by equipping leaders for the Great Commission in Asia. EAST has graduated over 250 Christian leaders. About 95 percent of them are actively serving in diverse mission fields in Asia, Africa, America, Australia, and Europe.
The mission of EAST is to develop and equip Christian leaders for the fulfilment of the Great Commission in East Asia and around the world. The school equips Christian leaders to be passionate spiritual multipliers committed to growing in Christ-likeness, learning and living out God’s Word, and communicating God’s Word effectively.
EAST accomplishes this mission by integrating academic training with practical ministry in a community of care and mentoring, and by emphasizing field education, internship, and classroom teaching/training.
EAST is committed to be a theological school of excellence that develops biblically grounded leaders of spiritual movements for the global harvest.
Accreditation & affiliation
EAST is accredited by the Asia Theological Association (A.T.A.) to offer the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. EAST is also accredited by the Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (A.T.E.S.E.A.) to offer the Master of Divinity Degree. In addition, EAST is a member of the International Leadership Consortium (formerly the International Schools of Theology), a network of leadership development institutions.
EAST has been awarded CaseTrust for Education for good business practices (Serial no: C.T./0388) since 8 January 2006. However, as EAST is an institution for religious studies, CaseTrust has granted EAST exemption since January 2007.