In harmony with the statements of philosophy and mission, the objectives of the Seminary are: Spiritual:
To give the fullest opportunity for the student to arrive at a personal and intelligent understanding of the Gospel, to emphasize the relevance of Christianity in the modern Southern Asian context, to encourage students to develop a distinctly Christian philosophy of life as the basis for the solution of both personal and social problems, and to prepare responsible Christian citizens with high moral principles who will readily identify themselves with a redemptive approach to the world's needs including service to the Seventh-day Adventist church and the community at large. Intellectual:
To be a Christian academic community whose members engage in a common pursuit of truth, to provide students with an introduction to a number of academic disciplines and a specialized training in one, to develop individual and creative thought, to help students to acquire an attitude of open-mindedness in considering controversial questions, to develop in students a continuing intellectual curiosity based on critical thinking, and to help students express their thoughts clearly and cogently. Ethical:
To endeavour to lead students to an acceptance and practice of Christian concepts of ethics and morality, to develop tolerance of the rights and opinions of others, to demonstrate gentleness and humility, and to manifest dependability of character. Social:
To nurture acceptance of the social obligations of a Christian philosophy of life, to encourage the development of a well-balanced personality through social interaction, and to inspire an appreciation and consistent practice of the graces and principles governing the behaviour of Christian men and women. Aesthetic:
To develop an appreciation for that which is elevating and beautiful as revealed through God's handiwork and the best in the fine arts, and to nurture the creative talent of the student. Civic:
To stimulate in the students the intelligent observation of world affairs, and to develop among students a sincere love for their country and a willingness to accept the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, and to encourage a spirit of service to the communities of which the graduates will become a part. Physical:
To encourage attitudes and practices which develop physical fitness and mental health. Vocational:
To provide opportunity for work experience and vocational training as an integral part of the total educational experience in order to teach the student that labour is God-given, dignified, and an aid to character development as well as a means of financial support.
The Mission of Pakistan Adventist Seminary is to TEACH: TRAIN: for this life and life eternal. ENABLE: advancement through wholistic education. ACQUAINT: with professional abilities and practical Christianity. CHALLENGE: faithfulness to Christ and His Church. HELP: to discover and develop skills and talents.
Standards for Christian Behavior at the Seminary
Students are expected to abstain from:
the use of alcohol, pan, niswar and tobacco, or any other form of substance abuse;
immoral, dishonest or deceptive practices of any kind;
cheating in class work, assignments or examinations;
indecent behaviour and the use of profane language;
fighting, slapping, kicking and verbal abuse;
the reading of pornographic or other questionable literature;
attending cinemas and other entertainment not consistent with SDA standards;
the wearing of jewellery or the obvious use of make-up and fingernail polish;
the use of unbecoming attire;
private meetings with the opposite sex;
promoting atheism or any other non-Christian beliefs and philosophies.
The Seminary does not knowingly admit or retain those who offend in these practices. Students are expected to dress modestly, healthfully and simply. Extremes should be avoided and mature Christian principles must be considered in the selection of appropriate clothing for various activities. While the wearing of jewellery and unnecessary ornamentation is unacceptable, simple wedding rings are permitted in the cases of married couples that wish to use them.