George Whitefield College


George Whitefield College (GWC) is an accredited theological college based in Cape Town, South Africa, with a mission to shape minds via a classical theological education, nurture hearts devoted to service and train voices to effectively communicate the word of Christ.

Their vision is “That Africa be filled with preachers and teachers who deeply love the Lord Jesus and who have a profound understanding of Scripture, in order that Africa may increase its share in the Kingdom of God.”

The church in Africa is growing and they need trained teachers of God’s Word. Teachers who are capable of understanding, preaching and teaching the Gospel. George Whitefield College exists to provide high quality tertiary level education and training for Christian life and ministry.

To this end, the GWC program aims to deepen student understanding of the message of the Bible as a whole, to develop their capacity to relate to the many complex situations of modern life, and to minister the biblical message to a needy world. This is accomplished by educating people in the principles of Christian knowledge and related fields and by training people for Christian life and ministry with an emphasis on teaching the Word of God.

GWC offers engaging programs in theology, the core subjects being doctrine, biblical languages, church history and biblical theology. One of the distinctive features of GWC is that students live in a diverse community of 15 African nationalities.

Projects at GWC that AE Australia contributes to:

  • Bursaries for disadvantaged students (Ministry, non tax-deductible) – This project is aimed at providing educational opportunities for African students from disadvantaged backgrounds throughout Africa. Specifically, bursaries will be provided to suitable students who would otherwise be unable to pursue their studies.
  • Capacity development fund (A&D, tax-deductible) – This project is aimed at developing property to provide single student accommodation plus accommodation for married students and new dining room facilities.
  • Disadvantaged student fund (A&D, tax-deductible) – This project is aimed at providing bursaries for African students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Specifically, bursaries cover costs related to non-theological aspects of the program namely accommodation, travel, food and subsistence and non-theological courses.

GWC Impact Stories

Africa Impact

Africa Impact

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