PRTS and Mukhanyo Theological College (South Africa) Forge Strategic Partnership for Master’s Program
PRESS RELEASE: PRTS and Mukhanyo Theological College (South Africa) forge strategic partnership for Master’s Program
For immediate release: October 5, 2020 Grand Rapids, MI / KwaMhlanga, South Africa
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (“PRTS”) and Mukhanyo Theological College (“MTC”) today announced a strategic partnership for the establishment of a collaborative Master’s Program. This strategic partnership exemplifies our collective vision of the strengthening and sharing of resources in the service of the church. Students of MTC can continue and complete their studies at MTC and PRTS with an accredited ThM degree.
Joel R. Beeke, President of PRTS, comments, “We trust that, by God’s grace, this newly established cooperative Master’s program, which stresses both solid Reformed academic training and vital piety, will serve the church and the academy in unprecedented ways, strengthening the academic and church community in South Africa.”
Brian A. DeVries, Principal of MTC, says: “Our hope in this partnership is that, by God’s grace and for His glory, we will further equip the church leaders He is raising up in Africa.We hope to foster a new generation of pastors and teachers who will faithfully serve the church in Southern Africa and defend it against false teaching.”
Mukhanyo Theological College (www.mukhanyo.ac.za) was founded in 1993 to formally train pastors and other Christians for ministry in Africa. The college has 30 lecturers with more than 1,100 students presently studying theology, in both contact and distance programs, at various levels: church-based training, accredited diploma and bachelor qualifications, and a research honours degree.
Founded in 1995, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (www.prts.edu) is an accredited educational institution for granting the MA, MDiv, ThM, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, Reformed, experiential, and practical ministry. The seminary numbers close to 200 students, has ten professors, five affiliated campuses (Cairo, London, Saõ Paulo, Taipei, and Pretoria), twenty globally renowned scholars as adjunct faculty, and a support staff of fourteen.