The Peter Achimugu College of Theology (PACT) in the large town of Ankpa in Kogi State, Nigeria, was set up to address some of the challenges facing the church in Africa today. It draws students from a wide area and reflects the diverse tribal groupings in central Nigeria. The mainly African faculty is complemented at the moment by four Mission Africa personnel.
The college offers students Certificate and Diploma courses in Ministerial Studies. It also runs Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate Diploma programmes in Theology and Christian Religious Studies/Education.
A recent refurbishment project has upgraded the facilities in the lecture rooms, students quarters, provost’s and administrative offices. Further improvements are planned. It is hoped that PACT will double the student intake over the next few years.
Well trained leaders are an essential ingredient in any healthy church. Pastors and church leaders need to have a good understanding of the Bible, doctrine and key theological issues.
The church in Africa is often faced with opposition from such diverse quarters as Animism and Islam, to sub–Christian cults and sects. Leaders must guide young Christians through the transition from these former held beliefs to a true faith in Jesus, as revealed in the Bible.
The Bible is understood very differently in Africa compared to the West, because of the differences in cultures. So it’s important that African Christians put the Gospel in its proper cultural context, making it relevant and understandable.
Bible teaching has been a priority for Mission Africa since our earliest days. After founding and running several colleges, we have now handed over the ownership of these colleges to the local church. However, we are still very active in supporting them. The three areas of ministry we are involved in are:
- Providing suitably qualified staff to teach at the colleges
- Sponsoring poor students who have proved themselves capable of academic study & qualify for our student sponsorship programme
- Assisting the colleges develop their facilities, such as buildings, boreholes, libraries and IT support
Click here to visit the PACT website: www.peterachimugucollegeoftheology.org