Doctorate of Apostolic and Prophetic Studies

Apostles Theological Seminary announces the launch of its new doctoral program in apostolic and prophetic studies.
 

Apostles Theological Seminary announces the launch of its new doctoral program in apostolic and prophetic studies.

Apostles Theological Seminary (ATS) is the only theological seminary offering master and doctorate degrees in apostolic and prophetic studies. ATS follows the model of Jesus in training His original twelve apostles, equipping them to plant the New Israel and to extend the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of heaven on the earth. To accomplish this the Lord has mandated ATS to re-discover the revelation entrusted to the original apostles and with this revelation equip a new generation of Apostles and other five-fold ministers today.

With these things understood it is with joy the President and Chancellor of ATS present this new doctoral program. Consisting of 9 outstanding and unique courses, plus either a doctoral dissertation or ministry project, the doctoral program will begin on October 15, 2021. Each course will be available online and be completed over the course of two months.

Admission requirements for the doctorate in apostolic and prophetic studies degree include a completed master’s degree or its equivalent in life-learning and ministry experience.

Low Tuition and Easy Access: The tuition for each course will be $150 per credit hour. The total tuition for the doctorate degree in apostolic and prophetic studies will be $4,500. There will be an additional $25 application fee and $100 graduation fee for administrative and doctorate degree certificate costs. Apply today.

The Professor for all nine courses will be Dr. George E. Kouri, who with more than 48 years of apostolic and prophetic ministry experience in North America, India, and Africa, is widely recognized by many in the Body of Christ as an Apostolic Father and as a pioneer in the present Apostolic Reformation. Dr. Kouri is the founder and chancellor of ATS, and the presiding apostle of the Communion of Apostles and Churches (CAC), a global fellowship of apostles, five-fold ministers and churches.

Dr. James A. Bradshaw is the President of ATS and an apostle who labors closely with Apostle Dave Viljoen as a member of Apostolic Working Company. He also serves as a member of the CAC’s executive council. Dr. Bradshaw will serve as the associate professor for these courses and administrate the courses for Dr. Kouri. Dr. Bradshaw has ministered with Apostle Viljoen in the United States, the Netherlands, Kenya and South Africa.

In addition to the course syllabus with textbook reading and writing assignments, Drs. Kouri and Bradshaw will be available for three, two-hour sessions for each course with live instruction and group interaction presented through the LibertyRoomz online application.

The following will be the curriculum for the doctoral degree program of ATS:

1. God’s Requirements for an Authentic Apostolic Reformation.
 
Objective: To raise up Apostles and other five-fold ministers who understand authentic Apostolic Christianity and what it is going to take for an authentic Apostolic Reformation in the 21st Century; who understand what it is going to take to move today’s churches from the present sub-normality to where they need to be to fulfill God’s Kingdom purpose for the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of Heaven; who understand the finished work of Christ as the foundation for the present work of Christ in administrating the Kingdom of Heaven through His Church.

NOTE: Authentic Apostolic Christianity is the Christianity established by Jesus and by His original Apostles of the Lamb and by the First ascension-gift Apostles in the beginning of Messiah’s Day. An Authentic Apostolic Reformation is the recovery of Authentic Apostolic Christianity.

2. The Life and Ministry of Jesus and His Apostles


Objective: A study of the Four Gospels and the Book of Acts to understand the life and ministry of Jesus which was to fulfill the promises God made to the fathers of Israel, the shadows and types of the Old Covenant, the vision of the prophets of Israel and bring an end to the Old Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of God; and to establish the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of God in order to accomplish God’s eternal plan and purpose, to deal with the problem of evil, and to bring forth a New Creation.

A Study of the Four Gospels and the Book of Acts to understand the life and ministry of Jesus and the establishment of authentic Christianity; Jesus revealed as the Messianic King, the Chief Apostle and High Priest of the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of Heaven, the Head of His Apostolate in the Training of the Twelve and the establishment of His Apostolate as the extension and ongoing-ness of His Apostleship, the Author and Founder and Foundation of Authentic Christianity, the Reformer of the Old Covenant Administration.

3. The Revelation of Jesus Christ and His Bride


Objective: A Study of the Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ in order to raise up a new generation of Apostles and other five-fold ministers who understand the present administration of the Kingdom of God and the judgement of the nations and thus equip the Saints to judge or govern the nations.

The Book of the Revelation may be the most important book in the entire canon. Without it, we won’t understand the present administration of the Kingdom of God. The Book of the Revelation is the prophecy given by Jesus to John to give to the seven churches of Asia about events that had to happen in their day to bring an end to the age of Moses and the Old Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of Heaven and to establish Messiah’s Day and the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Book of The Revelation is Jesus’ prophecy about the gathering of the remnant of Israel and God’s judgement of apostate Israel, the harlot city of Jerusalem, and the temple of abomination that took place in 70 AD.

 

This judgment is the pattern of God’s judgment of the nations today under the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of God. Unless we understand the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ that took place in 70 AD, we will not understand the present Administration of the Kingdom of God, or how Messiah’s Kingdom operates today. The Messianic judgment of the nations actually began with the judgment of Old Covenant Israel in 70 AD. That judgement was based upon Israel’s response to the Gospel of the Kingdom. According to Revelation 18 the judgement that fell upon apostate Israel was the judgment of the Apostles and the Saints. Therefore, we see the Church that Jesus is building today is the instrument of God’s Kingdom purpose to disciple the nations and fill the earth with the glory of God.

4. Prophetic Models for An Authentic Apostolic Reformation in the 21st Century

  • Part 1 – Joshua, the Reformation of Old Covenant Israel, and the Conquest of the Promised Land.

  • Part 2 – The House of David and the House of Saul, the Reformation of Old Covenant Israel, the Establishment of Zion, and the Conquest of the surrounding Nations.

  • Part 3 – The Ezra-Nehemiah Reformation of Israel; the Rebuilding of the Temple and the City of God.

  • Part 4 – Jesus the Great Reformer; The Reformation of the Old Covenant Administration and the Establishment of the New Covenant Administration of the Kingdom of God.


Objective: To raise up a new generation of Apostles and other five-fold ministers to understand how these prophetic models foreshadow the Reformation of Old Covenant Israel accomplished by Jesus the Great Reformer at the dawn of Messiah’s Day (Hebrews 9:10) and to understand the Kingdom principles that must guide the present Apostolic Reformation.

This course is based upon a study of Old Testament shadows and types while drawing upon the covenants of the promises and the vision of the prophets with fulfillment in Jesus, the Messiah. In order for prophecy to have integrity and credibility, there can only be one authentic fulfillment while there may be many historical applications. Prophecy is God writing history beforehand.

5. The Restoration and Reformation of the One Holy Apostolic Church that Jesus Christ is Building…

  • Recovering the Authentic Doctrinal Foundations.

  • Recovering the Authentic Architectural Blueprint.

  • Recovering the Authentic Governmental Order.

  • Recovering the Authentic Mandate and Mission.

  • Recovering the Authentic Structure and Organizational Principles for Unity.


Objective: To equip a new generation of Apostles and other five-fold ministers to restore the foundations and reform today’s churches, providing an alternative wineskin to the current denominationally divided and independent minded sub-normality.

6. Messiah’s Day and Properly Administrating the New Covenant in the 21st Century (We are bound by a heavenly administration and an everlasting covenant)

  • The Old Covenant Administration has been fulfilled and the New Covenant Administration has been established with statutes and ordinances that must be observed.

  • The New Covenant Administration of the Apostle and High Priest and His Fellowship of Apostles and Elders (The Lord Jesus and His Governmental Men).

  • The raising up of Authentic Apostolic Companies and Church Councils.

  • Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom with signs and wonders.

  • The Proper Administration of Statutes and Ordinances (sacraments).

  • The Lord’s Day and What Should Happen (A Liturgy for the Lord’s Day).

  • Teaching the Saints the Statutes of the Lord, the Foundation of Kingdom Civilization (the life and culture of heaven)


Objective: To establish the content of an Apostles’ Handbook that would be instructive of how Jesus and His Governmental Representatives administrate the Kingdom of Heaven, Disciples the Nations, builds His Church, and establishes Kingdom Civilization (The Church is the instrument for establishing Kingdom Civilization). How to Disciple Nations and How to Administrate the New Covenant and plant the One Holy Apostolic Church throughout the Earth. To reform liturgy and formulas such as found in the Book of Common Prayer. To show how Christ’s ministers administrate the Statutes and Ordinances (sacraments) of the Lord.

7. Advanced Reading in the Apostolic Fathers

Objective: To evaluate the early writings of the so-called “Apostolic Fathers” and compare their writings to the canon of the Old and New Testaments and to the True Apostolic Fathers, the Original 12 Apostles of the Lamb appointed by Jesus. This is to help students learn how to evaluate or measure Dogma and Practice throughout Church History in light of the revelation of Christ, His Messianic Kingdom and His Church as found in the Scriptures. To demonstrate the need to go back to the original source and re-discover authentic Christianity, and thus reform the status quo.

8.    Kingdom Theology: The Theology of Jesus and His Original Apostles

  • Part 1: The Controversy and Confusion (Different ideas of the Kingdom and the wrong hermeneutic of the Kingdom ).

  • Part 2: The Covenants and The Christ – The Promises of God to the Fathers of Israel and their fulfillment in Jesus the Christ.

  • Part 3: The Comforter and the Church.

  • Part 4: The Conquest of the Devil and his kingdom and the Consummation of Messiah’s Kingdom with the Resurrection of the Body and the Final Judgment on the Last Day.


Objective: To raise up a new generation of apostles and other five-fold ministers who understand, can articulate, and apply the theology of Jesus and His Original Apostles.

9. The Divine Authority of Authentic Christianity: The Apostle from Heaven unveiled!

  • A Discussion of General Revelation and Special Revelation.

  • A Discussion of Ancient Religions [Oriental, Greek (including Gnosticism), Roman (including the political organization), India, Native, Spiritism, Animism (like in Canaan with Baal worship)] - all of which are demonically inspired and subjective (there are deceptive spirits behind these delusional, false religions) vs. Special Revelation, Jesus Christ and Authentic Christianity.

  • Eastern Religions, Confucianism and Buddhism (not religions, but philosophies of life) vs. Special Revelation, Jesus Christ and Authentic Christianity.

  • Islam vs. Special Revelation, Jesus Christ and Authentic Christianity.

  • Agnosticism, Atheism, Marxism vs. Special Revelation, Jesus Christ and Authentic Apostolic Christianity.

  • The Old Testament Witness to Christ (Covenants, Shadows and Types and the Vision of the Prophets) and New Testament Christianity.

  • The Authority of the Scripture – signs and wonders following the proclamation of the Word (objective historical narrative - eye-witnessed evidence and historical progress).

  • Objective Truth vs. Subjective delusion and falsehood: Men taking pride in themselves. God’s War on the devil and his kingdom, a kingdom of darkness and delusion, a kingdom of lies. The battle is the battle for the mind, the soul. It is all about the WORD of Truth, the self-revelation of God. The Church is the witness of God responsible to testify to principalities and powers concerning the Truth of God).

  • Missiology and Syncretism.
     

Objective: To raise up a new generation of Apostles and other five-fold ministers who will provide a Comprehensive Apologetic to men and the nations for the Divine Authority of Jesus Christ and Authentic Apostolic Christianity.

10.    Dissertation or Project Course – the following are possible Dissertations or Projects:

  1. Establish a needed course for ATS for the Master’s Program.

  2. Master one of the Doctorate Courses with additional materials (such as writing a Textbook) to give instruction to such course in the ATS Doctorate Program.

  3. Other suggested ideas for dissertations/projects will be considered.


This final project will be due one year following the completion of the nine courses. If additional time is needed, it may be requested.

At the completion of this doctoral program, if you so choose you could be considered as a faculty member of ATS and help promote the purpose of this training engine for the 21st century!