International Institute of Theological Studies
International prayer and Fellowship Association of USA was formed by Dr.Victor Rosado in 1990 and coinciding with that Prof.Lakshman Madurasinghe established the International Institute of Theological Studies- IITS- USA as an Institute for teaching basic Theology, practical Christianity and Counselling principles to those engaged in ministry and to a wider audience of Christian Professionals worldwide. The Institute had the benefit of many visiting faculty members during this period including Dr.Paul.
Its Gulf branch was formed to educate ,train and equip Christian leaders employed in the Gulf and was affiliated to selected inter denominational seminaries in USA. and accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges , Florida. Initially it trained around 200 committed persons in UAE , Bahrain and Qatar and thereafter its pioneering work continued under its affiliated School, The School of Ministry operating under Dubai City Church which imparted various programmes of study to an average of 200 persons per year. Currently the Dubai City Church is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Provide basic training and continuing education opportunities for ministers, Bible teachers, and Christian workers. This task is achieved with a positive commitment to the Bible as the final authority in all matters.
Whether a student is pursuing a degree or taking courses for personal and spiritual growth, the goals of the Institute are that each student will:
Acquire knowledge of a Christian worldview based on sound doctrine as found in the Word of God.
- Cultivate the intellectual disciplines that will enable the student to learn the historical evidences of Christian faith and a consistent hermeneutic in order to be competent interpreters of God’s Word.
- Develop skills to be effective preachers, teachers, and other leaders in the local and universal Church.
- Experience personal growth in Christian character, fellowship, and service.
- Gain an understanding of the principles of the Restoration Movement that will expand the student’s love for Christ’s church in the world.