As we have been commissioned by the prophet of old, we now set our hand to write the vision of International College of Bible Theology, so that: "He that runs may read it, the vision having been clearly written and made plain" Habakkuk 2:2.
American Mission Team's educational arms, International College of Bible Theology and Midwest Seminary of Bible Theology are commissioned to teach the ordinances and laws of God so that the people of God can clearly see the way they should live and the work they must do to build up the Kingdom of God.
In 1990, Brother Tom and Sister Verda Thompson were traveling and meeting with pastors in various locations from Califronia to Illinois, discussing the possibility of affiliate schools and the needs of local churches. At the time, Sister Verda was working with Golden Grain Bible College, located in California. During their trip, the Lord gave Brother Tom the name for AMT. The Lord spoke to Brother Tom and said that he and Sister Verda were American Missionaries. When Brother and Sister Thompson returned to California, they met with Sister Mary Carr about the new ministry.
Dr. Verda Thompson
Dr. Tom Thompson
Dr. Koroseta Letoa, Th.D, CEd.D, D.D, Ph.D
In the fall of 1990, the first classes for King's Word Bible College opened in Norris City, Illinois with 18 students. The classes were held at Crossroads Bible Church. Two affiliate schools opened in Paducah, Kentucky and Sikeston, Missouri that year.
In the spring of 1991, the first AMT board was formed. Legal papers were filed for American Mission Teams Evangelistic Organization in the state of Illinois and the filing of a 501 (c) (3) with the federal government were formally approved.
AMT began licensing several individuals for the work of the Gospel ministry in 1991. A licensing and ordination service became a part of each AMT conference.
AMT has launched many world-wide ministries. AMT now has over 60 Bible Colleges and affiliates in 19 States in the U.S.A. and affiliate schools and members in more than 100 nations of the world.
To build up the Body of Christ by networking with churches large and small, international as well as local ministries. This networking is to access seasoned leadership ministries to the small, local Church, to encourage unity and fellowship among pastors, Church leadership and para-church groups through active service.
To go with the lifeline of the Gospel, to educate with love, integrity, and without compromise.
To cross the cultural, racial, and denominational lines for unity, fellowship, networking, and progress. To have an open door through I.C.B.T to all who desire to join with us in a common goal and for the highest good. To proclaim one cross for all cultures, races, denominations, and peoples.
To go wherever there is a need, to rich or poor, to majorities or minorities, to large or small churches, to free or bound, to go where many fail to go and to meet the needs before us.
To make available opportunities to those called to minister and to expand their horizons through new associations and experiences. To aid new and/or younger ministers fulfilling God's call on their lives.
God has charged us with propagating the Gospel to poor people, minorities, and small churches where many fail to go. This education is through foundational schools that teach the basics of Christianity as well as correspondence schooling for those seeking more in-depth levels in Christian teachings.
To bring opportunity to students by making available to them teachings and information for practical application and beyond traditional confines.
To cause each person we associate with to catch a vision, to dream yet another dream, and to keep their eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith.
To encourage each person to move out of his comfort zone, to be all he can be for Christ and to fulfill that call upon his life. To encourage each one to pursue his purpose, live up to his potential, and produce the fruit of the Spirit.