GWC’s Commitment to Theological Education in Africa

In 2023, the GWC board adopted a fresh iteration of the GWC strategic vision, which will be in effect for the next five years. Below is a bulleted summary of the seven pillars of that vision, with the overall focus being to build up theological education in Africa.

As I’ve said, this vision and plan has seven pillars. These can be arranged into three broad areas: leadership development, educational reach, and internal cohesion. Below, I’ll say a little about each pillar, which is located under their appropriate headers.

Leadership Development

Faculty: GWC aims to continue building a faculty team that seeks its theological unity in Reformed and Evangelical belief, shaped by the deep conviction that there is no other source of God’s revelation outside of the Bible.
Graduates: The goal is to equip future leaders with the ability to interpret and apply Scripture effectively within the context of 21st-century Africa, remaining faithful to Evangelical doctrine while addressing contemporary needs.

Educational Reach

Collaboration: GWC seeks to partner with individuals and organisations committed to strengthening and sustaining theological education across Africa.
Online Expansion: Our strategy emphasises expanding GWC’s reach by offering online courses and making theological education more accessible across Africa.
Thought Leadership: GWC aspires to be a leading voice on theological issues and contribute to critical conversations within the African church, including matters of theological pedagogy.

Internal Cohesion

Harnessing Technology: GWC recognises the power of technology to streamline administration and enrich student learning, but at the same time, wishes to preserve the value of time-honoured teaching practices.

Vibrant College Community: We aspire to build a strong, united college community that includes faculty, staff, and students. This fosters collaboration and a shared sense of purpose.

By focusing on these three broad areas in fresh ways, GWC seeks to continue playing a significant role in equipping future generations of African Christian leaders and shaping theological education for the continent’s varied contexts.

by Rev. Dr Mark Dickson
(GWC Principal)