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Mission as Theological Education in Africa 4: Some Places of Study



In this post, I offer a list of places to study and train for ministry in Africa.  This list is certainly incomplete, and no attempt has been made to assess the various theological colleges listed.  Some Roman Catholic institutions are listed, but most are Protestant institutions. One reason for the list is to note the development of theological training on the continent where the Church is growing fastest. Some of the listed institutions are accredited or validated and some are not.  Some are questionable theologically (and may even be heretical!) or academically.  The purpose of this list is to give people a place to start investigating further within a country without offering any recommendation for where to study.  Persons interested in study may begin by googling a specific institution, examining the website of a given denomination or accrediting agency, getting recommendations from others in ministry, visiting the campus and meeting the faculty and current students, etc.  For higher education, an applicant might see what academic writing faculty members have done (not just that they have published but what they say).

This list was in part compiled with reference to the following sites, among other resources:



Some considerations when pursuing theological studies for ministry might include the following:

*Theological orthodoxy (why study anywhere else unless completing a doctorate?)
*Theological tradition (train for your theological context, but note that colleges may and often do have a broader perspective than a single denominational focus--and a broader (but solidly orthodox) student body may be a good experience)
*Personal fit (church, theology, age, gender, needs, etc.)
*Ministerial preparation (how does one prepare for ministry at this college?  Mentoring?  Field experience?  Classes?)
*Spiritual formation (how does one grow spiritually during training/study?)
*Academic studies (is the institution at the right academic level for you?)
*Faculty (do you know any of the faculty?  Do they model spirituality, ministry, academic study?)
*Accreditation/Validation (if accreditation or validation is important to you, be sure the college offers this.  While this is often important as it assures the student that the college is offering a respectable degree, be aware that accreditation often drives up the price of a degree)
*Price (check out what the degree costs are for tuition and, if appropriate, room and board)
*Place (if residential, what would it be like to spend your time of study in this region?)
*Language of study
*Graduates (what kind of graduates does the college have?  Do they stay in ministry?  In which churches/denominations?  Will you make lasting friendships in ministry by studying here?)
*Possible continuation (if you study here and are interested in further studies, will it open up opportunity to study elsewhere or will you close off options because you study here!)

Unqualified List of (Some) Places to Train for Ministry in Africa

Angola
Igreja Evangelica Reformada de Angola - IERA, Instituto Biblico de Kinkuni – IBK, Luanda
Angola
Instituto Biblico et de Missiologia de Angola, Luanda
Angola
Igreja Evangelica Reformada de Angola - IERA, Instituto Biblico de Kinkuni – IBK, Luanda
Benin -fr
Institut Protestant de Theologie, Porto Novo
Burundi
Bujumbura Christian University, Bujumbura (Anglican)
Burundi
Diocese of Makamba, Makamba (Anglican)
Burundi
Matana Theological Institute (Anglican)
Burundi
Institut Theologique de Matana, Bujumbura (Anglican)
Cameroon
Faculté de Théologie Évangélique du Cameroun
Cameroun
UEEC
Cen.Afr. Rep.-fr
Faculte de Theologie Evangelique de Bangui (FATEB), Bangui
Cen.Afr. Rep.-fr
Ecole de Theologie Evangelique de Bangui
Cen.Afr. Rep.-fr
Bibliotheque FATEB, Bangui
Congo -fr
Faculte de Theologie Protestante de Brazzaville
Dem Rep of Congo -fr
Université Chrétienne de Kinshasa
Dem. Rep of Congo -fr
Université Protestante au Congo, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. du Congo-fr
Institut Saint Eugene de Mazenod (ISEM) / Institut Africain des Sciences de la Mission, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. du Congo-fr
Faculte de Theologie Kimbanguiste, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. du Congo-fr
Université Protestante de Kimpese; Communauté Baptiste du Congo Ouest
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Campus pour Christ au Congo, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Institut Superieur de Theologie et de Developpement Communautaire Yakusu, Kisangani
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Universite Chretienne de Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Ecole du Ministere Feu Devorant ACCJ, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Institut Superieur Theologique pour la Croissance de l'Eglise, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Centre d'Information et d'Animation Missionnaire, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Institut Superieur de Theologie Evangelique de la Mission, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Universite Adventiste Delhove, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Centre Universitaire de Missiologie, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Institut Supérieur Théologique Anglican (ISThA), Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Facultes Catholiques de Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Institut Superieur de Theologie et de Leadership, Bumba, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Centre Barnabas Kisangani, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Communaute Nations du Christ en Afrique, Kisangani
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Institut Superieur Theologique Booth, Kinshasa
Dem. Rep. Of the Congo -fr
Institut Facultaire des Assemblees de Dieu du Congo, Kinshasa
Congo/
Kenya
Universite Shalom de Bunia, Nairobi
Congo/
Uganda
The Anglican Theological College of Congo (Anglican University of Congo), Kampala
Egypt
Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo
Ethiopia
Maserete Kristos College
Ethiopia
Shiloh Bible College
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa Bible College
Ethiopia
Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST)
Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Theological College
Ethiopia
Capuchin Franciscan Institute of Philosophy and Theology
Ethiopia
Mekane Yesus Seminary
Ethiopia
Evangelical Theological College (ETC) Kale Heywet
Ethiopia
Kale Heywet Ministry Training College – Hosanna
Ethiopia
Institute of Ethiopian Studies
Ethiopia
Ethiopian Full Gospel Theological Seminary
Ethiopia
Pentecostal Theological College
Ghana
St. Nicholas Seminary, Cape Coast (Anglican)
Ghana
Presbyterian Evangelistic, Inc., Dansoman-Accra
Ghana
Valley View University, Oyibi, Accra
Ghana
Trinity Theological Seminary, Accra
Ghana
Pentecost University College, Accra
Ghana
Ghana Christian College & Seminary, Accra
Ghana
Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Central University College, Accra
Ghana
Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Center for Mission Research and Applied Theoloogy, Akropong-Akuapem
Ghana
Good News Theological College and Seminary, Accra
Ghana
Maranatha Bible College, Accra
Kenya
KAG East University, Nairobi (Pentecostal)
Kenya
Kima International School of Theology, Maseno
Kenya
St. Paul's Theological College – Kapsabet
Kenya
Saint Paul's United Theological College, Limuru (Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist)
Kenya
Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Moi University, Eldoret
Kenya
Pan African Christian College, Nairobi
Kenya
Kenyatta University Religious Studies Department, Nairobi
Kenya
Daystar University, Athi River and Nairobi
Kenya
University of Nairobi Religious Studies Department, Nairobi
Kenya
Moffat Bible College, Kijabe
Kenya
Praise Center Kenya, Kisii
Kenya
Dept. of Kiswahili and other African Languages, Moi University, Eldoret
Kenya
Seventh-Day Adventist East-Central Africa Division, Nairobi
Kenya
International Leadership University (formerly Nairobi International School of Theology), Nairobi
Kenya
Diocese of Mumias, Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK)
Kenya
Beree Theological College, Makuru
Kenya
Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Africa International University, Karen (Nairobi)
Kenya
East Africa Bible Training Centre
Kenya
Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi
Kenya
Scott Christian University, Machakos
Kenya
Africa Theological Seminary (formerly International Christian Minisries Seminary), Kitale
Kenya
Friends Theological College,Tiriki
Lesotho
National University of Lesotho, Department of Theology, Maseru
Liberia
Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary, Monrovia
Liberia
Department of Theology, Cuttington University / Seth C. Edwards Memorial  Theological Seminary, Monrovia (Anglican)
Madagascar -fr
Eklesia Episkopaly Malagasy (Toamasina Diocese, Madagascar)
Madagascar
St. Paul’s Theological College (Anglican)
Malawi
Chancellor College, University of Malawi Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Zomba
Malawi
Saint Joseph's Theological Institute
Malawi
Evangelical Bible College of Malawi, Blanyre
Malawi
Zomba Theological College, Zomba
Malawi
Nkhoma Institute for Continuing Theological Training (NIFCOTT), Nkhoma
Malawi
Zambezi School of Ministry, Blantyre
Malawi
Ntcheu School of Theology, Ntcheu
Malawi
Baptist Theological Seminary of Malawi, Lilongwe
Mozambique
Mais que uma Milha Profunda em Moçambique (distance tertiary theological education), Maputo
Mozambique
Fraternidade Teologica Africana (ATF Lusophone Network), Maputo
Namibia
Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary, Windhoek
Namibia
St. Charles Lwanga Seminary (Roman Catholic), Windhoek
Namibia
Namibian Research Institute, Windhoek
Nigeria
Ezekiel College of Theology (Anglican), Edo State
Nigeria
Virginia College of Theology (Anglican), Akure
Nigeria
University of Ilorin, Department of Religion, Ilorin
Nigeria
Christian Faith Theological Seminary, Ikeja
Nigeria
University of Ibadan, Department of Religious Studies, Ibadan
Nigeria
Christ Command Gospel Ministries (CCGM), Lagos
Nigeria
Catholic Diocese of Warri and Diocese of Benin City
Nigeria
Theological College of Northern Nigeria, Bukuru
Nigeria
Millions for Christ Theological Missionary Institute
Nigeria
University of Port Harcourt, University of Religious Studies, Port Harcourt
Nigeria
Jordan Institute of Missions and Ministerial Acts (Jimma), Lagos
Nigeria
Life Theological Seminary, Ikorodu
Nigeria
Makers of African Christianity, Aba, Abia State
Nigeria
Missionaries' Assembly International Seminary, Akwa,Ibom State
Nigeria
Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso
Nigeria
Missions Network Ministries International, Lagos
Nigeria
Christ International Divinity College (CINDICO)
Nigeria
Federal University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar, Cross River State
Nigeria
University of Jos, Department of Religious Studies, Jos
Nigeria
Diocese of Gombe (?) (Anglican Communion), Gombe
Nigeria
Babcock University, Lagos
Nigeria
Makurdi Diocese (Anglican Communion), Makurdi
Nigeria
Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA), Jos
Nigeria
Pan African Christian Theological University, Inc., Garki, Abuja
Nigeria
United Missionary Church of Africa, Ilorin
Rwanda -fr
TEE, la Province de l'Eglise Episcopale au Rwanda, Kigali
Rwanda
Africa College of Theology, Kigali
Siera Leone
The Evangelical College of Theology, Freetown
South Africa
George Whitfield College, Muizenberg, Western Cape
South Africa
Bible Institute of South Africa, Kalk Bay, Western Cape
South Africa
Union Bible Institute, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal
South Africa
Global School of Theology and Cape Theological Seminary (formerly Cape College of Theology), Milnerton, Western Cape (Assemblies of God)
South Africa
South Africa School of Theology (online)
South Africa
Evangelical Seminary of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg
South Africa
University of Pretoria, Department of Church History
South Africa
Africa School of Missions, White River
South Africa
Africa Bible College, Tzaneen
South Africa
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria
South Africa
University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
South Africa
College of the Transfiguration, Grahamstown
South Africa
Cape Town Diocesan Seminary, St. Francis Xavier, Cape Town
South Africa
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, School of Theology, Scottsville
South Africa
Shofar Institute (formerly Stellenbosch Theological Institute), Franschhoek, Western Cape
South Africa
University of Free State Faculty of Theology
South Africa
Cape Town Baptist Seminary, Cape Town
Sudan
Shukai Bible Training Institute
Sudan
Bishop Allison Theological College
Swaziland
African Christian College
Tanzania
Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Morogoro
Tanzania
Teofilo Kisanji University
Tanzania
AICT Mission and Evangelism Department
Tanzania
Morogoro Bible College, Morogoro
Tanzania
Teofilo Kisanji University, Mbeya
Tanzania
St. Mark's Theological College, Dar-es-Salaam
Tanzania
St. Philip’s Theological College, Kongwa (Anglican)
Togo -fr
Tyrannos and Revhenda Christian Ministries (Fondation Tyrrannus), Lome
Togo -fr
West Africa Advanced School of Theology (WAAST), Lome (Assemblies of God)
Uganda
Bishop Balya College, Kisembo (Anglican)
Uganda
Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology—Uganda Christian University, Mukono (Anglican)
Uganda
Kampala Evangelical School of Theology, Kampala
Uganda
Bugema University Theology Department, Kampala
Uganda
Centre of African Christian Studies, Kampala
Uganda
Katigondo National Seminary, Masaka
Uganda
Archbishop Janani Luwum Theological College, Faithful Servant, Gulu
Uganda
Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Mukono
Uganda
Ndejje University
Zambia
University of Zambia, School of Education, Religious Section, Lusaka
Zambia
Evangelical University (formerly T
Zambia
Brethren in Christ Church, Sikalongo Bible Institute, Choma
Zambia
The United Church of Zambia Theological College, Kitwe
Zambia
Evangelical University (formerly Theological College of Central Africa (TCCA)), Ndola
Zambia
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Seminary, Kitwe
Zambia
Jesuits Education Institute, John Chula House, Lusaka
Zambia
Justo Mwale Theological College, Lusaka
Zambia
Baptist Theological Seminary of Zambia, Lusaka
Zimbabwe
Masvingo State University
Zimbabwe
Rusitu Bible College, Rusitu, Chimanimani
Zimbabwe
Wesley Bible College, Masvingo
Zimbabwe
Wadzania Training College, Harare
Zimbabwe
University of Zimbabwe, Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy, Harare
Zimbabwe
Theological College of Zimbabwe