"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20)

Teaching and learning is central in the mission of the Church, in fact it is "the mission" of the Church. Therefore, every baptized Christian is called to teach and learn. The goal for the establishment of this Department is to offer a venue for the laity to be equipped and informed with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to actively respond to Christ's call of teaching and learning. It's a strategy that hopes to help the congregations in their quest to understand what they believe and profess as Episcopalians and as Christians in general.

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

This is a degree for those who want to become a Values/Christian Education teacher. (This will be offered for the school-year 2022-2023).

Diploma in Theology

This is meant for those who are interested as lay Eucharistic ministers, readers and preachers or for knowledge accumulation and trainings only.

Certificate in Advance Theological Studies

This is offered to those who intend to take the Canonical Examinations and eventually to the ordained ministry.

Certificate in Anglican Studies

This is for those who are interested to know more about the Anglican ethos, history, theology, liturgical practices, and Church polity.

Certificate in School Chaplaincy

This is for clergy who are interested in dynamics of school chaplaincy. (This program is in partnership with the ECP National Office).


A theological institution providing a creative and flexible model of theological education, spiritual formation, and leadership training that is accessible to all.


Easter College Department of Theological Studies is dedicated to raising, encouraging, monitoring, and nurturing students to become well-informed Christian leaders and teachers not only in their respective parishes but also in the wider Church community. The department strives for excellence in the service of Jesus Christ, under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God.


  • To equip the laity and church leaders with the necessary tools for competent leadership in a diverse, changing world.
  • To expose students to new theological concepts and relevant leadership skills that will strengthen their ability to guide, create, and support a faith community (e.g. parishes, institutions, and other forms of ministry) that is responsive to the changing landscape of Mission Work.
  • To offer non-residential but creative and sound theological education with some degree of flexibility to fit around busy lifestyles; students can design a program of study that suits their needs, interest, and schedule.
  • To provide an alternative ordination track for students/aspirants who are discerning to embrace the Ordained Ministry whether as part-time or full-time ministers.

Faculty and Staff

Allan C. Balalao

  • Director / Faculty
  • Department of Theology

Alicia T. Sibaen

  • School Chaplain / Faculty