St. Andrews Theological
College and Seminary
ICM Church Compound, Opp. ASR Stadium, Eluru – 534005,
Andhra Pfadesh, South India
“For the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ..” – Rev 1:9(b)
College is Affiliated to LATIMER HALL SCHOOL OF DIVINITY,
of the Anglican Orthodox Church, USA.
This College is not a new one, but
it is dated 1915. The ICM Church maintained a Theological College during
1915-55 at Bhogolu Parish in a 25 acre Mango Garden and unfortunately it was
closed due to financial constrains in 1955.
We have considered the dire need for a theological College for training of youth for the Ministry and for the Order of the Church, we have re-started the College at ELURU in the Diocesan head quarters for the time being and have plans to shift to the previous 25 acre Mango Garden after constructing proper structures.
Now the College offers THREE year
B.Th ( Bachelor of Theology ) for Secondary School
Certificate holders and
2 years B.Th (Bachelor of Theology ) for Graduates.
A 2 year M.Th ( Master of Theology ) - Distance Mode
The Most Revd.Dr.JERRY L. OGLES, D.D.,
The Primate :
Anglican Orthodox Church Worldwide Communion
The Rt.Revd.Dr.Joshua Raj
PrincipalThe Most Revd. Dr. JOHN SDR Nakka,
Co-Coordinator / Registrar : Revd.D.Yobu, B.Th.,
Librarian : Mr.P.Suresh, BA.,BEd.,B.Li.Sc.,
Office Superintendent : Ms.Ratna Kumari,B.Sc.,
This College is providing instruction to many more youth belongs to different churches as this is only the College run by a traditional Church ( Non-Roman Catholic ) throughout 7 districts of the north coastal region of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Christian Theological College run in unity by the traditional Protestant Churches is at SECUNDERABAD which is about 400 Kms. away from ELURU. So this College has its IMPORTANCE in the region.
At present, The College has temporary structures. We have to raise funds for the construction of permanent structures with an estimated cost of US $ 15,000. The Library is also not adequate and it needs US $ 1000 at least for the development. The infrastructure is also to be provided adequately and needs at least US $ 1000.
The Church is funded previously by the Anglican families of the founders ( the PAYNTERS and GREETS )headquartered at Sri Lanka but they became so old and left to England and gave us autonomy to live on our own.
Though the Church has its limited funds
for running the College, still it needs US $ 400/- per month (recurring
expenditure ) to function the Theological College.
Hence we humbly request the Church bodies and inspired individuals to assist this Church for the above viable project.
Your prayerful loving gifts and donations may be drawn on
INDIA CHRISTIAN MISSION
CHURCH and sent to :
The Most Revd. Dr. JOHN SDR NAKKA,
Bishops House, ICM Church Compound,
ELURU-534005, Andhra Pradesh, South India.
The School Education Program
The India Christian Mission in Andhra Pradesh is running 28 primary schools and 02 secondary schools which are fully recognised and partly aided by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Rural village children are educated form Standard 1 (age 5 years) onwards. Many of theses children face two problems: inadequate diet and poor educational facilities (ICM schools were built over 90 years ago and do not receive any government aid to rebuild or renovate).
With dedicated funding, we can hire more teachers and subsidize educational materials. At present, through a government grant, all children receive lunch. We hope that God will lead you to support in the following ways:
For the students of our 30 schools, we have to provide them with Note Books, pens / pencils, uniforms and play articles apart from Teaching Learning materials for the teaching staff. It costs about US $ 6.80 for each student ( excludes uniforms ). We have about 2,400 students in all.. We can choose some schools atleast for one budget year if we could not assist all the students every year.
The Children speaks.............
I am Lanka Suresh, son of Sri.Adinarayana and Parvathy of Hanuman Junction village of BapulapaduMandal. I have one younger sister and brother. We are all studying in the ICM Schools right from L.K.G., Now I am in 9 th Class in ICM Jubilee High School, Hanuman Junction.
Ours is a poor hindu religious family but due to free education, we could be able to study. We have no bar to study though the School is being run by the Christian Church. The Bishop and the other officers are very kind enough with us.I am very much interested to studying higher education.
I am Neelapu Beaulah, daughter of John Babu and Paramjyothi, a poor agricultural labourer, resident of Hanuman Junction. I have a younger sister, studying 8 th class in the same school. We both were educated in the ICM Jubilee primary school in Hanuman Junction.
I am a student of 9 th Class of ICM
Jubilee High School, Hanuman Junction.
I am getting free education from the
school. The management is very keen about our studies. We have evening tuition
classes also for free of cost. Many number of poor students are
studying and getting better education than the other corporate paid schools
around Hanuman Junction. I will study well by utilizing the services of our
school and help my parents also in future.
Any single donation amount is helpful and gratefully
See the Contact Us page for addresses. All donations
can be sent to :
(a) The AOC head office, checks payable to Anglican Orthodox Church, and designated for South Asia Mission- ICM Children (tax receipts available)
(b) Directly to the India Christian Mission Church, Bishop John - firstname.lastname@example.org.