Theological education in the African context

ESSA’s “block-release” model

Our blended model allows students to study theology naturally

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A major obstacle to theological training in Africa is affordability and accessibility. The block-release mode allows students to keep their ministry, employment and family life intact, with as little interruption as possible.

Each course will require 1 week of presence on campus with additional 6 weeks of personal studies at home. This means that students are only required to be on campus for the week of studies, rather than the entire year. Each full course will consist of 30 hours of classes, spread out over one week.

Opened in 2007 and serving the wider church in Pietermaritzburg, the Phil & Carmena Capp Library holds approximately 15 000 theological books and journals.



Upcoming Course: Teaching as Ministry

Join us from 28 August - 1 September for this course on the ministry of teaching

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Upcoming Course: Apologetics

Join us for this exciting course about apologetics in our African context!

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