Asian American Ministry Program


The mission of Seattle Pacific Seminary’s Asian American Ministry Program is to equip Asian Americans and a new generation of leaders to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in the 21st century. We do this for students and the church through the Seminary’s unique model of scholarship, spiritual edification, and service we call “Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate®.” This co-curricular program works in conjunction with the Seminary courses offered toward two degrees: the Master of Arts (MA) and the Master of Divinity (MDiv).



SPS courses will equip you to think about your witness to the gospel within the modern world and within the cultural location of Asian Americans.

Cross-Cultural Immersion Experiences

Cross Cultural

Through immersion experiences in Asia, you'll reflect on issues in Asian and Asian American history, culture, spirituality, and missional practices.

Regional Conferences and Gatherings


The program hosts gatherings for pastors and lay leaders designed to equip the church to proclaim and embody the gospel in the 21st century.

Mentors and Contextual Education


You will be mentored by leaders who support your vocational discernment and challenge you to contribute to the flourishing of the gospel in church and society.

Latest News

New Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry Degree

The Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry (MA-AAM) degree program focuses on the classical theological disciplines of Scripture, church history, theology, and ethics. It reflects Seattle Pacific University’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. If you select the MA-AAM degree, you will combine a core study of general theology with specialized study in race, culture, psychology, Asian American context, and Christian reconciliation. 

New AAMP Church Partnership Course: “Racial Reconciliation and the Church”

On March 26-April 23, every Thursday evening from 7-9pm, the Asian American Ministry Program (AAMP) of Seattle Pacific Seminary (SPS) hosted a Church Partnership Course at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship.  The course welcomed over thirty church leaders from various churches in Bellevue and Seattle.  It provided an important opportunity for Asian American Christian leaders to understand the historical and contemporary reality of systemic racism and the biblical call to racial reconciliation.

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What Does It Mean To Be Asian American?

Video of Seattle Pacific University (SPU) Asian Pacific American (APA) undergraduate students, seminary students, faculty and staff developed for SPU's APA Heritage Month Chapel service on May 5, 2015.