Evangelical Research Fellowship (ERF)


To provide a stimulating, gospel-shaped academic environment in the Reformed tradition for students who are enrolled in PhD studies at other universities, as well as for students who are enrolled in GWC’s Bachelor of Theology Honours and Masters programmes. The ERF aims to cultivate scholars toward a mature contextual understanding of the Gospel in order to enhance evangelical ministry on the African continent.


The ERF offers students the following:

World class research facilities such as the Broughton Knox library containing 60,000+ volumes

Research and preaching seminars from leading local and international scholars

One-on-one mentoring from specialist Faculty

Financial assistance

Accommodation on the GWC campus

Conversation partners with peers enrolled in the ERF


Through participation in this stimulating intellectual environment, pastors and theologians in the ERF receive an advanced-level education which better equips them as teachers and for evangelical ministry, along with producing theological literature that will shape the church in Africa. Students from the ERF generally proceed to teach at seminaries or to minister in churches in Africa.

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