The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), established Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary in further contribution to her pioneering ventures in formal and theological education in Nigeria. It is a learning and research centre for sound and orthodox Theology for Anglicans in particular and all Christians in general. The project began in 2009 with a Language School where postulants in all Nigerian Anglican Seminaries are trained for one year, on the three major Nigerian languages. This is to facilitate their ministry capability in major areas of the country.
The initial rationale behind the establishment of the Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary is to foster the integration of the Church and to break down the language/ethnic/tribal barriers that have hitherto impeded the ideal operations of the national Church. The effort later made to enlarge the vision by the establishment of a theological centre of excellence in accordance with the expressed desires of the orthodox fathers of the Church globally, as in Resolutions of the 2004 All African Anglican Bishops Conference (AABC-Lagos), The 2008 Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON-Jerusalem) and the 2008 General Synod of the Church of Nigeria.
The Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary operates the following Centres:
Centre for Advanced Theological Studies
Centre for Anglican Communion Studies
Centre for Languages and Ministerial Studies
Centre for Mission Studies
Centre for Leadership and Management Studies
Centre for Church Music
Centre for Distance Learning
Centre for Youth Ministry and
Centre for Christian Counselling
It offers these programmes variously at Certificate, Diploma and Postgraduate Degree levels (PGD.Th., M. Missions, M.Div., M.Th., D.Min. and Ph.D). The ultimate aim is to equip people for effective ministry, holy living and sound faith.
The Seminary also caters for training and retraining of Bishops, Bishops Wives, Clergy and the Laity. It draws upon the best Theologians/Scholars from among its Bishops, Clergy and Laity. A faculty have 14 Professors and 42 Doctorate degree teach the various courses. It is a centre for sound Theology based upon the Authority of Scripture, the Lordship of Jesus Christ, biblical ethics and conservative dogma consistent with evangelical mission of the Church in a world beset by secular revisionism and in need of positive spirituality.
The Crowther Seminary is open to students of all church denominations from all over the world. It has since its establishment trained more than 1,800 ministers belonging to various denominations. It operates with a rich faculty of world class scholars drawn from various backgrounds with sound theological training.
The Seminary is located on the site of the historic ‘Abeokuta Grammar School’, an old CMS educational institution belonging to the Anglican Church of Nigeria. It has good study environment, residential accommodation for students and modern facilities. All its residential accommodation for students are fully air-conditioned, with standard facilities of a three-star hostel. The campus enjoys free wireless internet service for all staff, students and guests.
You are welcome in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Written by Administrator Saturday, 10 August 2013 15:52
Crowther Graduate Theological Seminary
P.M.B 2233, Sapon