Kampala Evangelical School of Theology | KEST

Kampala Evangelical School of Theology | KEST is accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education to offer certificate and diploma level training. Kampala Evangelical School is also a correspondent member of the Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) and affiliated with Ndejje University to offer degree level training.

Kampala Evangelical School of Theology mission is to prepare and equip men and women for effective ministry and service in Church and in society.

Vision: Kampala Evangelical School of Theology vision is to be a Church that is Christ-like in its character, work and witness, land a society that is influenced by the values of the gospel.

Programs: Kampala Evangelical School of Theology offers different programs that include the following;

Degree Programs: Pastoral Studies, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Mission and Intercultural Studies, Children and Youth Ministry.

Diploma Programs: Pastoral Studies, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Mission and Intercultural Studies, Children and Youth Ministry.

Certificate courses: Kampala Evangelical School of Theology offers Certificate Courses and short Courses which include short intensive courses that last for varying periods of time, (1 day to 2 weeks). These courses cover issues that are important for all Christians, whether in full-time Christian ministry or professionals in the marketplace. The course facilitators include the Kampala Evangelical School of Theology faculty and other experts in the various fields. Some of the courses covered include: Financial Intelligence, Management, Biblical Stewardship, and Preaching for Change, Foundations of Biblical Counseling, Premarital and Marital Counseling, How Children Learn Best, Communicating for Change, AIDS & the Church and Facing Islam.

Admission Procedure: Admission into the Kampala Evangelical School of Theology programs is done twice a year, at the beginning of every semester. Applications for the 1st semester should reach the Registrar’s office not later than July 1st, and applications for the 2nd semester not later than January 15th. Applications for a specific semester, received after the deadline, will be considered for the subsequent semester.

Admission Requirements: O-Level certificate with at least five passes for certificate level, A-Level certificate or equivalents with at least one principle pass for Diploma level, A-Level certificate with two principles or a post-high school diploma for degree level. Full admission requirements for each of their programmes can be given to the applicant at his/her request from the Registrar when requesting an application form.

History: What Uganda (and indeed Africa as a whole) urgently needs are leaders who will apply the gospel both to Africa’s spiritual hunger and to its physical, social, political and economic realities. Consequently, a group of Christian leaders in 1989 founded Kampala Evangelical School of Theology to equip pastors and leaders to meet these needs. Initially, this involved a non-formal training programme in various hired halls. In September 2001, however, Kampala Evangelical School of Theology launched its full-time programme, with full-time faculty and students on its own campus situated near Makerere University, which is where we are still based.

In contrast to a globally pervasive ‘Afro-pessimism’, they at Kampala Evangelical School of Theology believe that the spread of the gospel on the African continent is the single most compelling ground of hope for the transformation of African society. Kampala Evangelical School’s aim is to play a significant part in this transformation.

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