Christ Seminary strives to exalt Christ and strengthen His Church in Southern Africa through the training up of skillful shepherds who are able to study, live out and communicate God’s Word (Ezra 7:10; 2 Tim. 2:2; 3:15; 4:2). That is to say that Christ Seminary exists to serve and assist local churches and not just be an independent academic institution where men come to merely get knowledge and qualifications. We believe that pastoral training can best be done through an in-service, church-based program which combines rigorous studies with local church involvement.
Christ Seminary's classes are modular where students attend classes for 10 days each month. After each session, students return to their homes and churches to complete assignments and to serve. Christ Seminary lecturers visit students and give input into their ministries.
Furthermore, Christ Seminary realizes our students’ crucial need for living models of biblical ministry, so we seek to provide this in every way possible through the lecturers’ own lives and homes; in assisting area churches to become biblical models; etc.).
Only this kind of integrated, thorough training will produce the shepherds so badly needed in our churches. Only then will the church in Africa become strong and stable, grounded on rock-solid biblical truth.