Los Angeles Center
The Los Angeles Regional Center of Azusa Pacific University is located in the Koreatown district at 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200, Los Angeles, California 90010. The center offers programs sponsored by APU’s Azusa Pacific Seminary. The center also offers degrees in education and leadership, the L.A. Term, and the American Language and Culture Institute. The center is supervised by Donald Brown, Ed.D., director, and Patricia Staten, executive assistant. For more information, call (213) 252-0962 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Asian Program offers bilingual courses in English and Korean for various graduate degree programs at Azusa Pacific Seminary. This program seeks to make an eternal impact for Christ by equipping Korean pastors and lay leaders to serve as ministers, missionaries, and leaders in the Korean community throughout the world. Blending Korean culture with the principles of God’s Word, the center provides academic excellence coupled with practical ministry training. Linda Pyun, Ph.D., is coordinator of the program. For more information, call (213) 252-0962.
L.A. Theology Program
The Los Angeles theology program contextualizes the message of the Gospel and brings theology to the culturally diversified city of Los Angeles. The program prepares men and women for professional ministry in the church. The core curriculum provides students with solid training in biblical, theological, and ministerial studies. A unique feature of the program is its intentional integration of academic and experiential components. Students must engage in some form of supervised ministry during their degree programs. Azusa Pacific Seminary’s faculty bring to the program a unique combination of the highest academic credentials and extensive ministerial experience.
The goal of both the Los Angeles theology program and the M.Div. program is to help the student develop a pastoral theology for ministry in a local church or parachurch organization. The emphasis involves biblical and theological reflection on a broad spectrum of ministerial tasks and needs. Specifically, the goals of the Master of Divinity Program are to prepare graduates who:
- Understand basic principles for interpretation of Scripture and use an inductive method of Bible study.
- Understand and discuss the central themes of the Bible and expound the Scriptures.
- Utilize resources from church history and systematic theology to shape contemporary ministry.
- Understand the contributions of the Wesleyan movement and apply these to their particular tradition.
- Explicate a theory of ministry relevant to their intended ministerial vocation.
- Communicate effectively through preaching, teaching, and writing.
- Perform ministry with an appropriate professional style.
- Teach, train others to teach, and direct the teaching program of the local church.
- Experience personal and spiritual growth.
- Plan and lead worship effectively.
- Counsel people and make referrals to appropriate mental health professionals.
- Provide leadership in the administration of the local church.
- Provide leadership in addressing the church's social and cultural mandate.
- Have global awareness of the church and its ministry.
- Integrate personal and professional development through disciplined reflection on ministerial, personal, and academic experiences.