Welcome to Justo Mwale
Reverend Justo Mwale was the first Zambian to be pastor in the Reformed Church in Zambia (from 1929). Since the church’s theological training moved to Lusaka in the seventies, the College has opened its doors to other churches, brought the academic standards and accreditation to an internationally accepted level, contextualised the curriculum, expanded its infrastructure and built relationships with a multitude of similar institutions, churches and individuals. In 2008 the Zambian Ministry of Education awarded the College university status.
The end of the year is a time to look back, and that is what we do in the Newsletter. Do you want to read more about the successfull ATISCA conference that Justo Mwale hosted? Or about the yearly sports festival? Or about the many other things that happened at Justo Mwale Theological University College in 2013? You can download our newsletter here.
Friday 21 June was a festive occasion when, for the seventh group of newcomer students, book baskets were handed out.
Justo Mwale held its 25th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 4, in the campus quadrangle. The ceremony, as usual, was a happy and festive occasion - as can be seen in the pictures in our Photo Gallery. Nineteen students graduated from the BTh program and are now all serving in congregations through Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.
This was the first occasion to have graduates from the Masters Program in Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics. Eight pastors graduated from the program.
Nine students received a Certificate in Women’s Ministry, and another received a Certificate of Attendance in the same program. Nineteen received a Certificate in Stewardship and Sustainability through the Booth Centre’s training program.
The prosperity gospel is very influential and highly debated in Zambia. The lecturers at Justo Mwale Theological University College, together with Prof. Lovemore Togarasei from the University of Botswana, have written an insightful book, which provides an analysis from different perspectives on this interesting topic. The book, In Search of Health and Wealth: The Prosperity Gospel in African, Reformed Perspective, will be presented at the Graduation ceremony of JMTUC on May 4th.