Welcome to the AFM Theological College.
An accredited and registered, online institution, equipping leaders through Christ-Centered Higher Education.
Rev. Frank Chikane
Message From the Principal
Why study theology at AFMTC?
To fulfil our mission and goals, AFMTC as an outcomes based institution provides practical, market related theological training to students of all population groups for a dynamic future in the 21st century. Students at AFMTC are exposed to professional training and will be an asset to the humanities sector in South Africa. To realise its vision and mission, AFMTC strives to offer the students the opportunity to enrol for a registered and accredited degree programme in theology delivered by well qualified and educated staff to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the skills to enable them to obtain work within Christian ministry and related fields.
Our mission is to present biblically based, Pentecostal theological education by means of intramural classes, open distance education, on a national and international level, in order to equip believers for Kingdom ministry. AFMTC will establish these outcomes by:
A three-fold focus on academic, vocational and professional initiatives, in partnership with other like-minded organizations.
Discovering the centrality of Christ as it finds expression within all of reality.
The holistic processes of education, training, and development for individuals through various mechanisms and methodologies.
People of influence who know God, love people and impact their world.
Transformed Cities / Communities
Geographical spaces were eight spheres of society – i.e. (a) church, (b) education, (c) business, (d) social society, (e) media, (f) government, (g) arts, and (h) sport are being transformed by City Changers.
The philosophy of AFMTC is twofold, i.e. (a) Reproduction, and (b) a Christ-centred, Trinitarian worldview.
“The things that you have heard from me among many witnesses; commit and transfer these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also…” 2 Timothy 2:2
As a training institute, we see ourselves in a supporting role towards leaders from all spheres of society, who believe in the principle of reproducing the next generation of godly leaders. In Paul’s instructions toward Timothy, he already established the consideration of not only involving two generations (the two of them), but a further two generation after them. Consequently, our students are entrusted to these leaders, while AFMTC takes responsibility for the process on their behalf.
Christ-Centered, Trinitarian Worldview
“For this cause also, from the day in which we heard, we do not cease praying on your behalf; and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding…” Colossians 1:9
Though AFMTC predominantly seeks the establishment of new skills and the enrichment of a student’s/participant’s competence; AFMTC’s approach towards this outcome is founded on an understanding of a trichotomous worldview, consisting of the (a) eternal, (b) internal and (c) external realities; as viewed through a Christ-centered lens of life and creation.
Spiritual Understanding (Suniemi)
Meaning – To establish and to analyse and synthesize
- Separate mentally or distinguish.
- Bring or set together.
- Know, to come to know, attend, consider.
Meaning – To fill the house; to furnish
- It indicates a relation between the person “knowing” and the object known.
- What is “known” is of value or importance to the one who knows.
Wisdom (Sophia / Phronesis)
Meaning – To build, and the fear of the Lord
- Sophia is the insight into the true nature of things (theory).
- Phronesis is the ability to discern modes of action with a view to their results.