School of Theology

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Theology of Perez University College, Winneba. The School of Theology (SOT) is the premier School of Perez University College. It started in 2001 at Adenta in Accra, as Pan African Theological Seminary. The name was later changed to School of Theology in 2005, when it re-located at Winneba. The School is affiliated to Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, one of the best theological institution in sub-Saharan African. Since 2001, the School has trained pastors and personnel for the church in African and beyond. We have graduated students from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Gabon, Cote D’ivoire, and Equatorial Guinea among others. The goal of SOT is to train and produce pastors and leaders/workers who are competent to lead and serve the church, para-church organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other faith-based organizations.

The School of Theology is a congenial place to develop pastoral traits, and intellectual sophistication for serious work in the church and society. We take the pastoral formation and psychology of each student a critical essential of the School. In that regard, we create one of the best centres for learning, teaching, and research work for our students and faculty. We emphasize small-class size to improve student-lecturer relationship. One of the distinctive feature of SOT is experience and formation. SOT is unflinchingly nursing the desire to have a relationship with you. I invite you to consider SOT the preferred School for your ministerial/pastoral training aspirations, and to review our page periodically to familiarize yourself with current developments and opportunities in SOT.

About Perez University School of Theology

Perez University College aims at training students to be capable of critical and creative thinking with a sound biblical view of the world. Students are exposed to the utmost glassy of scholarship and fortified as leaders of honesty who are able to spearhead Christian spirituality, social, political, and economic transformation in Ghana, and any part of the world.

The School of Theology (SOT) is affiliated to Trinity Theological Seminary (TTS), Legon. SOT exists to train men and women who felt called by God to serve in the church and society as an ambassador of Jesus Christ. SOT prepares its students to be critical, entrepreneurial, and ingenious thinkers who will not compromise on ethical, ministerial, and professional principles. Theological students are trained to be Christ-like in thinking and to be solutions to the challenges of society.

The School of Theology runs three degree programmes and a Certificate in Ministry programme

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral care and Counselling with Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Church Administration
  • Certificate in Ministry

Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies

The BA Biblical Studies Programme is to produce pastors and church leaders/workers who are competent to lead and serve the Church and para-church organizations or pursue further studies in biblical studies or theology.

The objectives of the BA Biblical Studies are to train and equip candidates with the following competencies and behaviours.

  • The ability to interpret the biblical texts using the original language in a manner that is congruent with the biblical truth.
  • The exhibition of ministerial competence in the intellectual and pastoral dimensions of the Faith in a way which is integrated with personal experience, knowledge and social context.
  • Relevant skills and techniques to proclaim biblical truth in various preaching and teaching contexts and thus rightly divide the word of truth.
  • The creation of action plans to impact personal, familial or ecclesiastical life through sound interpretation of Scripture.
  • The ability to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.
  • The ability to exhibit Christian attitude and behaviours the discharge of duties and responsibilities.

Bachelor of Arts Pastoral care and Counselling

The value of pastoral care and counselling in improving the wellbeing and quality of life is increasingly recognised. Many people in our churches and society who are faced with increasing challenging problems from everyday worries to serious mental health, relational and decision-making issues need care and counseling to cope. Thus the BA degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling with psychology is a timely response to the increasing number of hurting, distressed and depressed people in our churches and beyond, who need to be helped through counselling and pastoral care to spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wholeness.

Pastoral care and counselling with psychology is the discipline of pastoral and Christian leaders caring for persons in either physical or emotional crisis or are facing the complexities of life. Thus the aim of this programme is to equip and empower persons who have the passion for pastoral care and feel called to the ministry of offering emotional support and counselling, and in particular, Church leaders who are strategically placed to counsel and give support as an integral part of their ministry.

Bachelor of Arts Church Administration

Leadership is a great need in the church. The BA Church Administration Programme is a creative response to the management and administrative leadership needs of the church. The rationale of the BA Church Administration programme is to equip pastors and church leaders with the relevant knowledge and skills in church leadership, management and administration. Therefore, the rationale of the programme is to produce pastor-administrators for the church.

The aim of the church Administration Programme is to prepare personnel to occupy higher leadership positions in the management of the church. The programme seeks to provide a Bible-based knowledge and skills for those who desire to serve in the management and administration of the church.

The objectives of the BA Church Administration Programme are to train and equip candidates with the following competencies and behaviours.

  • The ability to manage the activities and work of the church as church administrator.
  • Relevant biblical and theological foundations to pursue graduate studies in Church Administration/or Theology.
  • Knowledge and skills required for the efficient management of the resources of the church.
  • The ability to provide directions in strategic thinking and organizational initiative for the development and growth of the church.
  • Knowledge and skills in the deployment of the human and material resources of the Church.
  • The ability and techniques to manage the finances of the church based on biblical principles.
  • The ability and skills needed in the efficient management of the relationship between the Church and its environment (e.g. government, other denominations and churches, the public).

Certificate in Ministry

Leadership is a great need in the church. The Certificate in Ministry Programme is a timely response to the leadership needs of the church. The programme is to equip lay-pastors, and church leaders with the relevant knowledge and skills in church and ministry leadership. Therefore, the rationale of the programme is to produce ministry leaders for the church.

The aim of the Certificate in Ministry Programme is to prepare personnel to occupy leadership positions of the ministries of the church. The programme seeks to provide a Bible-based knowledge and skills for those who desire to serve in a leadership capacity of the church. The objectives of the Certificate in Ministry Programme are to train and equip candidates with the following competencies and behaviours.

  • The ability to manage the activities and work of the Church as Christian leaders and Pastors.
  • Relevant biblical and theological foundations to pursue a diploma programme in ministry, and BA in Theology.
  • The ability to provide directions in strategic thinking and organizational initiative for the development and growth of the church.
  • Knowledge and skills in the deployment of the human and material resources of the Church.
  • Ability to lead the ministries of the church such as women’s group, men’s group, prayer team, evangelism team etc.