The Global Association for Theological Accreditation (GATA) is an association launched in India in 2012 and functioning around the world. This is a Global Accrediting agency for the excellence in theological education. This assesses and accredits Bible Institutes, Colleges and Seminaries, Counselling centres, Christian and Bible universities. It is an association of affiliated institutions which shares a common purpose, interest, nature or mission. GATA serves as a platform to ensure mutual enrichment of its members. We act as a mentor to guide your institution in its pursuit of excellence. We also set benchmarks to ensure the quality of the affiliated institutions keeps on improving and reach new heights.
To promote and maintain the saving mission of Jesus for the world through systematic theological education and be the united voice for excellence in the field of biblical education.
To facilitate Christian and theological unity among all the biblical colleges across the globe.
To ensure superior quality of biblical education.
To make biblical education accessible to all.
To empower and support all biblical colleges in their endeavours for improvement.
To set the benchmark for excellence in theological education.
To ensure the responsibility, efficiency and credibility of our affiliated colleges.
To facilitate quality professional and leadership development.
Build an ever-growing community of affiliated members who are dedicated to help each other in our quest for excellence.
Our principles and actions are envisaged and carried out keeping the core values of Integrity, Respect, Empowerment and Advocacy in mind are to bring glory to Our Lord Jesus Christ through it.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and the New Testament are the Word of God and are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings. We believe that this inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of the Scriptures, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. John 17:17; Galatians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21.
We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections. Matthew 28:19–20; John 1:1-2; Acts 5:3-4; Colossians 2:9.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was eternally begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world as the substitutionary sacrifice, that His crucified body was raised from the dead, and that He ascended into heaven to appear before the Father as our High Priest, Advocate, and Mediator. Luke 1:35; Romans 9:5; 1 Corinthians 15:1–3; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:15–17; 2:9; Hebrews 4:15; 9:24; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 1:3; 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 2:2.
We believe that the Holy Spirit came in a special sense on the Day of Pentecost, indwelling every believer. In this age, the Holy Spirit carries out the ministries of restraining evil in the world; convicting people of sin, righteousness, and judgment; regenerating and indwelling all believers; baptizing them into the Body of Christ; sealing them unto the day of redemption; and empowering them for sanctification and service. we affirm that God performs miracles as He wills. John 14:16–17; 16:7–15; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:13, 28–30; Ephesians 2:20-22; 4:1-16, 30; Hebrews 2:1-4; Titus 3:5.
We believe that the dignity of man created in the image of God, his universal sinfulness, his need of repentance, redemption and justification through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen from the dead. Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9.
We believe that salvation was provided for everyone in the whole world and was accomplished solely by the finished work of Christ shedding His blood upon the cross, and no work on the part of any person can merit this salvation. Whoever believes solely in the finished work of Jesus Christ receives the new birth, becomes a partaker of the divine nature, and thus becomes a child of God John 3:16; 6:37; 10:27–30; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Ephesians 2:8–9; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 1 Peter 1:18-19, 23; 2 Peter 1:3-4.
We believe the Church universal began at Pentecost with the baptism of the Holy Spirit and consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is the Head of the Church, called His Body. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together under scriptural leadership for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, for fellowship, for the proclamation of the Gospel, and for observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Matthew 16:16–18; Acts 1:4-5; 2:42–47; 11:15-16; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 1:20–23; Philippians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 1 Timothy 3:15.
The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit enabling the Christian to witness effectively to the Gospel and to serve responsibly in the world.Mt28.16-18.
The total mission of the church to the whole man in society in the contemporary context, in obedience to God according to the Scripture.
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ to rapture the Church Age saints, followed by the tribulation period, and the visible return of Jesus Christ with His saints for His millennial reign on earth. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, in the reward and everlasting conscious blessedness of the just, and in the judgment and everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. Luke 16:19–26; John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Revelation 20:1–15; 21:1–8.
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