New ATI-Extension (ATI-E) Program Launched in KK & Sandakan

New ATI-Extension (ATI-E) Program Launched in KK & Sandakan

The Anglican Training Institute (ATI) recently conducted its Extension programme (ATI-E) in All Saints’ Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu, and St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Sandakan. From July 5th to 8th 2018, the modules Introduction of the Bible and Basic Christianity were conducted for a total of 52 students. These modules were taught by outstanding tutors—Introduction to the Bible by Dr Brian Birkett and Rev Canon Lin Khee Vun; Basic Christianity by Dr Kim Chang Kyu and Rev Dr Lee Tak Vui. ATI would like to give a big shout-out to the hosting churches for their support to make ATI-E possible.

Institut Pelatihan Anglikan (ATI) baru-baru ini telah menjalankan program Kembangan (ATI-E) di Katedral All Saints, Kota Kinabalu dan Gereja St Michael, Sandakan. Dari 5-8 Julai 2018, modul Pengenalan Kepada Alkitab dan Asas Agama Kristian telah dijalankan untuk sejumlah 52 orang pelajar. Modul-modul ini diajar oleh tutor yang cemerlang, iaitu Dr Brian Birkett dan Rev Canon Lin Khee Vun untuk Pengenalan Kepada Alkitab; dan Dr Kim Chang Kyu dan Rev Dr Lee Tak Vui untuk Asas Agama Kristian. ATI ingin mengucap ribuan terima kasih kepada gereja-gereja yang menjadi “tuan rumah” atas sokongan mereka untuk menjayakan program ATI-E ini.


ATI 6th Graduation Service 2018

ATI 6th Graduation Service 2018

The Anglican Training Institute (ATI) celebrated its Sixth Graduation and Evening Service in All Saints’ Cathedral on 15 May 2018. Faculty and board members, students, families and friends have come together to celebrate the achievements of the graduates. Among the 34 graduates were 6 students who were awarded the Bachelor of Theology degree; 13 who received the Diploma of Theology; and 15 who received the Certificate of Theology. Special guest of honour, Archbishop of Southeast Asia, the Right Reverend Dato Ng Moon Hing, delivered the commencement sermon; followed by the conferring of earned awards. The degrees were conferred by Bishop Melter Jiki Tais.

 The occasion was also marked by the introduction of a new program, ATI Extension Program (ATI-E). ATI-E is a part-time modular theological program, offered in the evenings and weekends to accommodate students who cannot commit to residential studies. Pop-up classes will be delivered in various locations. With a minimum of 10 enrolment, ATI will organize and customize classes to a venue near you. For any inquiries, please contact the ATI Office at +6088-211225.


Practical Ministry Module Book 1 (English, Chinese and Malay) Published

Practical Ministry Modules Book 1

How do you respond to someone who asks you, ‘how do I know the will of God?’ or ‘how do I read the Bible?’ We are glad to introduce a newly published training manual which not only answers questions like the above but also covers the bulk of our practical ministry needs. This book is for both trainers and trainees. It can be used by any minister or pastor who wish to train his or her members in the church. The Practical Ministry Module is a combination of modules compiled into 5 volumes. These books contain the following modules:

Book 1

B1M01 – How to handle the Word of God

B1M02 – How to be filled with the Holy Spirit

B1M03 – How to exercise the gifts of the Spirit

B1M04 – How to pray effectively

Book 2

B2M05 – How to know the will of God

B2M06 – How to live victoriously

B2M07 – How to lead a person to Christ

B2M08 – How to follow up a new Christian

Book 3

B3M09 – How to pray for the sick

B3M10 – How to pray for deliverance

B3M11 – How to counsel effectively

B3M12 – How to demolish spiritual strongholds

Book 4

B4M13 – How to move in faith

B4M14 – How to build a Christian Family

B4M15 – How to lead the Christian life at work

B4M16 – How to manage your resources effectively

Book 5

B5M17 – How to build a strong team/How to be a leader in the church

B5M18 – How to build a strong Sunday Service

B5M19 – How to preach

B5M20 – How to lead a Home Cell Group

We are please to announce that Book 1 of the Practical Ministry Module is now published and made available for purchase. All Diocesan Certificate of Ministry level of our training is based on these modules and it is our aim that all pastors and ministers are trained to be effective in these ministry areas. So if your church has a worker who is currently trained in the School of Ministry and Mission (to be renamed Anglican Training Institute), this book will serve as the training manual for him or her. If you wish to have a trainer who can train your church members in these modules, you are welcome to contact us or send a student to our Diocesan Certificate of Ministry Programme!

We look forward to see these modules being to enable churches to be effective in ministry. You may place your order by sending us an email or call up. We are selling it at RM10 per copy if you order directly from the Training Department or Anglican Training Institute (ATI Books). If you wish to order in bulk – we are offering RM270 per every 30copies.

Graduation Service 2017

6 Bachelor, 8 Diploma and 22 Certificate of Theology students graduated on 9 May, 2017 at the 5th Graduation Ceremony and Evening Prayer held at the All Saints Cathedral.

The principal, the Revd. Canon Lin Khee Vun presented the graduating students to the the Diocesan Bishop, the Right Revd. Melter Tais. The Bishop subsequently conferred the earned awards to the graduating students.


Opening and Graduation Service 2015

The Opening and Graduation Service for 2015 took place on 15 January, 2015 at Hosanna Hall, All Saints Cathedral. A last batch of 9 students graduated with the Diocesan Certificate of Ministry (DCM), which has since been upgraded into Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th). The Vicar General, the Rt. Revd. Melter Tais gave a commissioning sermon, while the Principal, the Revd. Canon Lin Khee Vun presented his annual address on the progress of ATI.

Welcoming New Faculty

Welcoming New Faculty

Anglican Training Institute (ATI) is delighted to welcome these new faculty members to its ranks.


Dr Kim Chang-Kyu earned his PhD in Theological Studies from Trinity College, University of Bristol. He also holds a BA in Theological Studies (Trinity College) and BEng/Bus (Hansung University).Prior to joining ATI, he was a Senior Lecturer at Msalato Theological College, Tanzania. During his tenure in Msalato Theological College, he has served as the Head of Theology.He is married to Lee So-Ra and they serve together in teaching and missions.

His published works include Balthasar Hubmaier’s Doctrine of Salvation in Dynamic and Relational Perspective (Pickwick Publications, USA) and a review on H. Wayne Walker Pipkin, Scholar, Pastor, Martyr: The Life and Ministry of Balthasar Hubmaier (ca. 1480-1528) – Baptist Quarterly Review Vol. 43, No. 3, July 2009 (International Baptist Theological Seminary of the European Baptist Federation, o.p.s. 2008).


Lee So-Ra received her MA in Theological Studies from Trinity College, University of Bristol with a dissertation entitled “The Contribution of 1 Corinthians to Paul’s Understanding of Leadership”. She also holds a Diploma in Higher Education in Theological Studies (Trinity College) and BA in Education (Ewha Womans University).Prior to joining ATI, she taught Applied Theology at Msalato Theological College, Tanzania.She is married to Dr. Kim Chang-Kyu.

Publication: Significance and Implications of Paul’s Concept of Leadership for the Korean Church Today, Transformation, Vol. 28, No. 2, April 2011 (SAGE Publications, UK)


Anglican Training Institute (ATI) Introduces New Curriculum

Anglican Training Institute (ATI) Introduces New Curriculum

On behalf of the board and, especially the Curriculum Review Committee, I am happy to introduce the newly revised curriculum of ATI. The highlight for this curriculum is the introduction of the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) programme. The B.Th will take 1-2 years to complete but it is built on top of another 2-4 years of studies in the Certificate of Theology (C.Th) and Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th) programmes.


We took time and made careful consideration as we designed the new curriculum. On one hand, we took note of the level of the Malaysian secondary school standard. On the other hand, we are determined to ensure that our proposed Bachelor programme maintains high academic rigor. More importantly, we are aware of our main mission – to train future pastors and priests who are powerful in preaching, passionate in worship and prepared for evangelism and mission. Learning from the newly revamped M.Div programme in Fuller Theological Seminary, we took the same direction by designing a curriculum which enables us to first train faithful Christians, and then fruitful ministers. Hence, the certificate level sees the emphasis on living out faith in ministry and leadership, while subjects that focus more on leadership – including academic leadership – are introduced at the later stages.


Meanwhile, we noticed that due to our commitment to high standard, many were left out from our training. Our entry requirements and the entry examination are set at a standard too high that they have become a hindrance for many. After much consideration, we have decided to make our certificate level training more attainable and approachable by setting its entry requirements to be on par with the Malaysian standard. We have also decided to remove the entry examination, believing that by widening the entry, more could come and be trained. However, this does not mean we are compromising on our standard. In fact, academic rigor is strengthened in the new curriculum through a new qualification system, which is designed to allow students to learn and be assessed more effectively through the three stages – certificate, diploma and degree. Students now must obtain at least grade ‘B’ in average at their certificate level in order to progress to the diploma level; and the same applies for eligibility for the Bachelor degree level.


As an Anglican training institute, we are proud to offer courses which were developed within the Anglican family. The Moore College external modules (previously, ThC) and the Practical Ministry Modules developed jointly by the Anglican Sabah and Singapore diocese continue to form the basic structure of our training.


Church members are encouraged to enrol for modules at this level. This will enable them to be equipped for ministry. Besides earning credits, they can mix and match modules as they like.


Rev Canon Lin Khee-Vun, Principal


Special thanks to the Curriculum Review Committee: Rev. Dr. Lim Kar-Yong (MBS, STM, ATI), Ps. Dr. Judy Berinai (STS, ATI), Dr. Kim Chang-Kyu (ATI), Mrs. Sora Kim (ATI) and Mr. Daniel Chong (Sunway University). Rev. Canon Lidis Singkung, Rev. Canon Yong Thiam Choy, Rev. Canon Lin Khee-Vun and Ps. Lydia Chang.