Theological education has been described as a catalyst that ignites pastors’ minds to discharge their duties with relative ease, joy and efficiency.
The observations were made last Saturday in Zomba when Eschol Theological College, in conjunction with Mints International Seminary, graduated 19 students who have completed ministerial studies at the college.
According to Mints International English director Julius Zugg, 17 students graduated with bachelor’s degrees, one with a master’s and the other with a doctorate.
Zugg said education enables church leaders to be acquainted with the scriptures and various doctrines that in turn empower them to impact the world with the gospel and rebuke false teachings.
“We have taught these graduands to be a blessing to their churches and we are optimistic that they will take the gospel to the ends of the world,” said Zugg.
One of the graduands, Joster Jumbe who graduated with a doctorate degree, defined education as an asset for pastors who care for their calling.
He cited that education among church leaders began in the Old Testament days until the time of Christ Jesus when He spent His time drilling His disciples in ministry.
Jumbe has written five books namely Church History of Malawi, African Church History, Mints Education by Extension in Malawi, Issues for African Leaders in the 21st Century AD and the Book of Jonah.
“May church leaders invest their resources and time in education as it is vital for the development of their own churches and society,” said Jumbe.