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Providing Christian children’s workers with a practical and theological foundation for a lifetime of service to Africa’s children.

We aim to offer a programme that can suit  your stage of life, your time commitments, and your level of education.

Bishop Frank Retief, former Presiding Bishop of CESA has been an integral part of developing the Children’s Ministry Track at GWC. He outlines seven reasons underpinning the importance of Children’s ministry for the church.

The Children’s Ministry study options are uniquely designed to afford candidates the opportunity to integrate knowledge of the Christian faith with essential skills to minister and lead Children’s Work programmes in Churches or public benefit organisations and to contribute to the development and transformation of the broader society.

See our Children’s Ministry brochure.

Study Options:

Higher Certificate in Theology
HCert (Theology)

Duration: 1 year full-time (part-time options available)

For: Sunday School teachers, gap-year students, parents, grandparents, anyone entering a child-orientated profession.

If you can only afford to set aside one year, and want to be better equipped to teach the Bible to children, then this option is deal for you.

HCert Children’s Track Programme Modules

Higher Certificate in Theology + Bachelor of Theology
HCert (Theology) + BTh

Duration: 4 years full-time

For: Pastors & leaders of Children’s and Youth Ministry.

This structure suits those who seek a bridging-year to the BTh, and who have a long-term intention to do Children’s Ministry. The advantage of this option is that your first year of the BTh will have a lighter workload.

BTh Programme

Bachelor of Theology + Higher Certificate in Theology
BTh + HCert (Theology)

Duration: 3 years full-time + 1 year part-time

For: Pastors & leaders of Children’s and Youth Ministry.

Having covered the theological modules of the HCert in your BTh, you will study only the Children’s Ministry modules in the fourth year.(HCert Children’s Track Programme Modules) You have the option to work and study in your fourth year.

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For information relating to the Prospectus and fees of our  programmes, please click on the items below.

Undergraduate Prospectus 2016

General Regulations

Fees 2016

Budget Tables 2015

How to Apply

 Entrance Requirements