The Tica Family: International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL)

IGSL is an accredited graduated level school in Quezon City (near Manila), Philippines with a mission to help build leaders for movements of transformation in Asia and other parts of the world.

Mission: The mission of IGSL is to develop servant-steward leaders for key sectors of society.

Vision: IGSL envisions a growing network of Christ-like leaders building spiritual movements, exerting moral influence and transforming nations for the glory of God.


Core Values:

L-ife and Character transformation

E-xposition of God’s Word

A-pplication to ministry

D-emonstration by faculty

E-xposure to a world vision

R-elationship building

S-ervant-steward leadership

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Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Master of Divinity

DMin in Transformational Leadership

PhD in Peace Studies

Other Programs

Partners In Ministry Certificate Program (PIM)

Partners In Ministry Extension Certificate Program  (PIMEx)

Foundations for Christian Leadership (FCL)

Institute of Leadership Studies (ILS)
In addition to our degree-program students, over 1,000 students take part in modular classes offered in various Asian countries, non-formal pastoral training through Foundations for Christian Leadership, and special community seminars in the greater Manila area.

Multicultural Faculty

The faculty members are from different cultural backgrounds. They are models of servant-steward leadership who are committed to helping students attain their maximum potential, and to developing them to become leaders and change-agents in their nations. They raise their own financial support for the privilege of training and discipling students. Faculty, staff, and students are involved in ministries with churches and mission organizations.

Enrolled Students in Resident Programs

(AY 2018-2019)

216 students from 23 different countries


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Over 1,300 graduates since 1984 serving in more than 40 countries, mostly in countries that are least reached by the gospel; 97% remain in full-time ministry.


Asia Theological Association

Association for Theological Education in South East Asia

International Council for Higher Education

Philippine Council for NGO Certification as a donee institution

Program Recognized by: Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Endorsed by: Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches

Authorized by: Bureau of Immigration, Philippines, to accept foreign students

Member of: Asia Graduate School of Theology Consortium; Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities; and International Leadership Consortium

Nimrod FamilyGod has placed us in a strategic position at the threshold of a great spiritual harvest. Thank you for praying for us as we serve the Lord at IGSL. Thank you also for praying for how the Lord might lead you to be our partner in the ministry of discipling servant-steward leaders to reach Asia and beyond for Christ.

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