After 35 wonderful years of service, ACM has now closed. ACM thanks God for every person who has been trained and equipped for the kingdom.
In the 1980s, two Adelaide pastors on an international flight together were discussing their recent devotional reading in the Bible and when they both shared similar convictions from the same verse, they knew God was leading them in the venture of starting up a Bible College.
Right from the beginning, their heart was to see men and women trained and equipped for practical ministry with strong biblical convictions, and Adelaide College of Ministries was born.
The board of Adelaide College of Ministries have made the difficult decision to close the College at the end of 2016 due to a number of significant factors. The finances have reached a stage where it is impossible to continue without going into debt, the search for a new Principal has been unsuccessful, and student numbers have become dangerously low.
Bible College of South Australia (BCSA) has accepted all our ongoing students and has arranged for full credits by the Australian College of Theology so that none of our students will be disadvantaged by their transfer to BCSA. BCSA has had an outstanding ministry over many decades and has faithfully taught God's word and trained students for effective ministry here in Australia and overseas.
Staff members of ACM are using this transition time to listen to God and seek his guidance for direction and plans regarding future ministry opportunities.
The continuing mission of ACM is to teach the Word of God by training and equipping leaders for the Kingdom. The ACM board believes that scholarships and assistance in such a way will fulfil the wishes of the many donors and supporters we have had over the years. This Fund will be administered by godly men who have a deep commitment to the foundational principles of ACM. Further details will be available in the days ahead, but we feel confident that this is God's direction for us.
Les Crawford, will be mentoring students who have transferred to BCSA.
Thank you once again for your faithful and generous support over the life of ACM.