Who we are

“Our Mission is to train dedicated Christian leaders, in an urban setting, for the Church-in- Mission by providing quality tertiary education that is Evangelical, Holistic and Contextual.”

The Evangelical Seminary of Southern Africa (ESSA) is a committed evangelical institution of Higher Education in South Africa. Our focus is to equip men and women with tools and attitudes needed to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in church, ministry and life. We are evangelical, multi-racial, multi-denominational, non-sexist, contextual and academically credible at tertiary level.

ESSA is a Non-Profit Company, registered with the company number 2003/013904/08 and the NPO number 028-807-NPO.

The Evangelical Seminary of Southern Africa is also a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) duly registered with the Department of Higher Education and training (DHET) with the registration Certificate No 2019/HE08/004.

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