Southern Asia Leadership Institute

Equipping • Empowering • Transforming

Commencement Handshake - Southern Asia Leadership Institute

Who We Are

Southern Asia Leadership Institute is one of India’s fastest-growing leadership training and teaching institutions. The institute was established out of a missionary vision the Lord granted to its founder Dr. Abraham Mathew. SALI is committed to equipping men and women to be the next generation of Christlike, transformational leaders who will emulate Christ in every area of their lives, who will be His authentic witnesses, and who will effectively serve society in diverse spheres. We endeavor to provide wholesome education to our students as our programs are designed to equip students in areas of knowledge, character, spirituality, missions, and leadership. As an institution, we subscribe to the Full Gospel Theology where individuals from leading indigenous Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches teach and learn. SALI is unique in its vision as we believe worship is the key to missions.

The institute is under the governance of Southern Asia Leadership Religious and Charitable Trust. The Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board made up of individuals and institutional members who subscribe to SALI’s vision, with expertise in the field of education and mission, help establish institutional policies which are implemented by the Administrative Council.

The Institute, established in 2013 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, offers a wide range of courses in three different modes to equip the full-time and bi-vocational ministers, to fulfill their call. The Institute offers Masters (M. Div) focused in Christian Leadership & Management, a Bachelor’s (B.Th.), and a Diploma Program. The Bachelors and Diploma programs are accredited by the Asia Theological Association (ATA).

Our Mission & Vision

Southern Asia Leadership Institute is a higher education and leadership training center that provides biblically sound preparation to equip men and women to be the next generation of Christlike, Spirit-empowered, transformational leaders for their communities.

Southern Asia Leadership Institute envisions a generation of leaders with character, integrity, and a heart for worship, serving Jesus Christ in their communities.

Core Values

  • Biblically rooted – We commit to seek and live the truth (John 16:13)
  • Spirit-empowered – We are Spirit-led, living in the power, gifts, and fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:25)
  • Life-giving – We chose to be life-giving, building up rather than tearing down (Luke 6:37)
  • Christ-like- We are kingdom-minded, following our King, who came not to be served, but to serve (Matt 20:28)

Educational Philosophy

The educational philosophy of Southern Asia Leadership Institute (SALI) is built on the foundation of our core values and rooted in the Spiritual truth revealed in the Holy Bible and incarnate in Jesus Christ. SALI acknowledges the Holy Bible, as the authoritative Word of God, is central in the quest for knowledge. Its principles and precepts are integrated throughout SALI’s curriculum and are foundational in the school’s basic philosophy of education. SALI also recognizes that all truth, wherever it is found, is of God and all truth finds its unity in God.

SALI has identified five essential qualities that it instills in students through its general education and extracurricular activities: (1) servant leadership; (2) vision for the future; (3) moral integrity; (4) critical thinking and (5) reverence for God.