Who We are Good News Theological Seminary is an interdenominational institution of higher learning founded in 1971. It provides biblical, theological and pastoral education primarily to leaders of African Instituted Churches (AICs). These are churches established, funded, spread, led, and administered by Africans. Other Christians who are not from AICs also benefit from the educational programs of the seminary.
The vision of the seminary is described by its core values – Wisdom, Spirituality and Diligence. Students are trained to:
take on the spirit of wisdom in their daily ministries, thereby expanding and enriching their spirituality;
to work hard, whether under pleasant or unpleasant circumstances;
to study and interpret the Word of God in its totality;
to evangelize in a multi-cultural and global oriented world;
to acknowledge the Lordship and vicarious death of Jesus Christ as fundamental to finding answers to the multi-faceted challenges of the world;
to understand that being filled with the Holy Spirit is essential for effective, relevant and practical ministry.
The Mission statement – to provide sound Christ-centred education to the Church and Society, fully equipping both men and women with character, knowledge and skills for servant leadership in the African context. We invite church leaders and prospective students to explore this website and possibly enroll.
GOVERNANCE, SPONSORSHIP, AFFILIATIONS, RECOGNITIONS & ACCREDITATION Accreditation Good News Theological Seminary has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education, Republic of Ghana since 2008. The Bachelor of Theology and Diploma in Pastoral Ministries programmes are also accredited. Governing Council The Seminary is governed by a Governing Council made up of Christian lay men and women and ministers drawn from the supporting Churches and friends of the College/Seminary. Sponsorship The Seminary is sponsored by church bodies and associations, as well as individual Christians, who share the Mission and Vision of the seminary. The school is always happy to add to the numbers of those who want to help serve the church through this special ministry. Affiliation/Membership GNTCS is affiliated to the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture (ACI) at Akropong-Akwapim, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The ACI ensures the quality of academic programmes of GNTCS, employees and the academic entry qualifications of students. Diplomas and Degrees are awarded by the ACI. The seminary is a member of West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI), The Conference of African Theological Institutions (CATI), Ghana Association of Theological Education by Extension (GATEE) and the All African Association of Theological Education by Extension (AAATEE). Recognition The seminary is recognized by many African Instituted Churches and other ecumenical bodies such as, The Council of African Independent Churches in Ghana (CAICG) and the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC).