Alphacrucis, originally called Advance Ministry Training Centre, (AMTC) was established in 1986 to equip men and women to fulfil the call to Christian ministry both in New Zealand and overseas. In 1997 it became the National Ministry Training School for the Assemblies of God in New Zealand. In 2006 AMTC entered a partnership agreement with Southern Cross College in Sydney, Australia and in April 2009 it became Alphacrucis. Alphacrucis International College focuses on delivering Christian studies programme and is well connected in the industry and has provided Christian ministries and Christian studies programmes for a number of years. The value and relevance of the programmes are well accepted by the graduates and employers.