'For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:'

Ecclesiastes 3:1 - ESV

ACM's season is over

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.

'what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.'

2 Timothy 2:2 - ESV

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.

Reason for closure

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.

'I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.'

2 Timothy 4:7 - ESV

The future

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.

'The Lord knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever;'

Psalm 37:18 - ESV

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.

Alternative Evangelical Colleges and Seminaries

Bible College of South Australia

Bible College of South Australia's mission is: "to transform disciples of Jesus Christ into godly, well-equipped church leaders and gospel workers in Adelaide, South Australia and beyond."

Insight for Living

Insight For Living is the Bible Teaching ministry of Charles R. Swindoll. Their 30 minute radio broadcast airs worldwide. Along with broadcasting messages from God's Word, Insight for Living also supports listeners in their personal and spiritual growth through Christian resources and services.

Insight for Living is passionate about developing godly servants who interpret the Bible accurately and are able to relate biblical truth to life and contemporary culture with clarity and relevance.

Dallas Theological Seminary

The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is: "to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide."

The Master's Seminary

The mission of The Master's Seminary is: "The Master's Seminary exists to advance the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping godly men to be pastors and trainers of pastors. This is accomplished through an educational program and environment of spiritual fellowship and relationships which emphasize unreserved commitment to the worship of God, submission to the authority of the Scriptures, a life of personal holiness, the priority of the local church, and the mission of penetrating the world with the Truth."