Name of the seminary is Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), South West Synod (SWS), Arba Minch Seminary (AMS). Arba Minch Seminary is located in the city of Arba Minch, in Gamo Gofa zone, 505 kilometers from Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia and 276 kilometers from Hawassa the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR).
Arba Minch Seminary is one of the institutions of South West Synod. The synod is situated in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. It has been working in Gamo Gofa, South Omo, Segen People’s and Wolayta Zones and Basketo Special Woreda (SW) of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS).
The seminary aims to serve the synod and its congregations and other denominations in the mentioned areas.