The mission of the Antioch School is to support church-based theological education by providing academic degree programs utilizing in-service leadership development for ministry in church-based contexts.
The vision of the Antioch School is to support the tremendous spontaneous expansion of the Church in the twenty-first century through theological education done in the context of church ministry, which maintains high levels of achievement in character, skills, and knowledge.
Church-planting movements are exploding all around the world in a manner similar to what was known in the Early Church as "the Antioch Tradition." Anyone paying attention to the state of the Church in the West over the past decade sees that something fresh is occurring. Groups are calling for and constructing new forms of mission and church. Traditional models are no longer seriously meeting the need to grow and equip the Church for effect in its own culture and mission to the world. Renewal is largely unsuccessful. A new generation of churches is needed. The Antioch Initiative will significantly contribute to this new generation and play a lead role in the planting of churches in North America in the way of Christ and His Apostles.