Programs

Certificate & Diploma

LMC offers a 32-credit certificate and diploma in pastoral theology. Those who prove capable of further studies are then recommended for degree studies with the African Christian University.

Credit Transfer

Credits may be granted for work done at other institutions after evaluation by the college. The applicant must provide the college with an official transcript from their former institution. He may also need to provide the college with the academic catalogue, course descriptions, and class syllabi for those courses that he wishes to transfer. Students must take at least 24 credits with LMC to earn a certificate or diploma. Students wishing to transfer credits from LMC to other schools are responsible to ascertain the acceptance of credit by the receiving institution.

Distance Learning & Block Class Instruction

Pursuing a theological education while holding a job and caring for a family can be challenging. In order to accommodate students who are managing various responsibilities, LMC courses are also offered in a distance-learning format. Some courses have previously recorded audio (or video) lectures that may be received on request by students who cannot be in class. Students will also find the course syllabus, required textbooks, assignments, grading scales, and other course information on the college’s website. Students may work these courses into their own schedules under the oversight of the academic dean and their own pastor(s). This is currently taking place in Mongu (Western Province) through what is being called the Liseli Pastors Training College.

Courses are also offered in a concentrated live block class format at different times during the year. The block classes usually last five days and provide the students with opportunities to interact with the course instructor and fellow students. Some of these block classes are open to non-students and lay persons of both genders to help them increase their knowledge of the word of God.

 


Our Core Programme

Our core programme is a traditional theological curriculum designed for men who are preparing to serve as pastors, Bible teachers, church-planters, or foreign missionaries. LMC seeks to provide the student with a thorough theological education. To this end we offer training in exegetical, historical, systematic, and pastoral theology. Moreover, LMC has designed its curriculum so that those wishing to pursue degree studies can increase the minimum 86-credit requirement to as much as 107 credits by taking the 3-credit version of certain 2-credit courses as well as electives. The student must complete the program within 5 years from the time of his enrolment.

Biblical and Exegetical Theology

BET1 – Introduction to Biblical Theology

BET2 – Interpretation of Scripture

BET3 – Pentateuch

BET4 – Gospel and Acts

BET6 – Historical Books

BET7 – New Testament Epistles

BET8 – Prophets

BET9 –Psalms and Wisdom Literature

 

Biblical Language Studies

BLS1 – New Testament Greek 1

BLS3 – Old Testament Hebrews 1

BLS6 – Old Testament Exegesis

 

Church History

CH1 – Christianity in Africa

CH2 – Early Church

CH3 – Reformation and Puritans

CH4 – Medieval Church

CH5 – Modern Church History

CH6 – History of the Baptists

 

Pastoral and Practical Studies

PP1 – Christian Ethics

PP2 – Call & Character of the Man of the God

PP3 – Introduction to the Christian Worldview

PP4 – Sermon Preparation and preaching

PP5 – Discipleship & Spiritual Formation

PP6 – Pictorial visit, Counselling & oversight

PP7 – Sermon preparation & Preaching

PP8 – Government & Administration of the Church

PP9 – Evangelism, Church Planting & Missions

PP10 – Pastoral issues in the African Context

PP11 – HIV/AIDS in the Church

 

Systematic Theology

ST1 – Foundations for Theological Studies

ST2 – Introduction to Theology

ST3 – Doctrine of God & the Word

ST4 – Doctrine of Christ & Salvation

ST5 – Doctrine of the Church

ST6 – Doctrine of the Holy Spirit & Christian Life

ST7 – Doctrine of the Last Things

ST8 – Legalism, Lawlessness & the Gospel of Grace

 

Critical Thinking

CT1 – Critical Thinking

 


Course Descriptions

Pastoral & Practical Theology

PP1 – Christian Ethics

 A systematic and practical study…

 

PP2 – Call and Character of the Man of God

A systematic and practical study of the Christian’s vocation in general as well as what elements constitute a formal “call” to pastoral ministry, church-planting, or missionary labour. A thematic and practical study of biblical principles and guidelines for spiritual formation and personal godliness. Includes readings in Christian devotional classics (2 credits).

 

PP3 – Introduction to the Christian Worldview  

A systematic and practical study…

 

PP4 – Sermon Preparation and Preaching

A systematic and practical study regarding the nature and method of preparing and delivering sermons and lectures. Includes an analysis of types of sermons (expositional, topical, redemptive historical) and a consideration of the importance of the Holy Spirit and prayer in connection with the ministry of the Word (2 credits).

 

PP5 – Discipleship & Spiritual Formation 

A systematic and practical study…

 

PP6 – Pastoral Visitation, Counselling and Oversight

A systematic and practical study of the theology, principles, and methodology of biblical counselling in the context of pastoral work (2 credits).

 

PP8 – Government and Administration of the Church

A systematic and practical study regarding the nature and methodologies of pastoral ministry in the church. Includes an analysis of the pastor’s role as leader, administrator, shepherd, counselor, and trainer, as well as his relationship to his fellow-elders, deacons, and other church staff (2 credits).

 

PP9 – Evangelism, Church Planting and Missions

A systematic and practical study of the theology and practice of biblical evangelism and missions. Includes an analysis of evangelistic outreach in the contexts of an established local church, a new church-plant, and foreign missions (2 credits).

 


Academic Standards

LMC is committed to maintaining high academic standards. Therefore, no student will be considered to have completed a program successfully who does not achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. No individual quiz, book review, project, or paper will be accepted that does not achieve a letter grade of C or higher. No final exam will be accepted that does not achieve a letter grade of B- or higher. The grading scale shall be as follows:

Letter Grade    Numeric Grade    Quality Points

A                         96-100                 4.00

A–                       91-95                   4.00

B+                       88-90                   3.00

B                          85-87                   3.00

B–                        81-84                   3.00

C+                       78-80                   2.00

C                          75-77                   2.00

Students graduating with a high grade point average (GPA) will qualify for the graduate standing of “honours.” LMC assigns the following honours to students who earn the corresponding GPA:

  • Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.90 and above)
  • Magna Cum Laude (GPA between 3.75 and 3.89)
  • Cum Laude (GPA between 3.50 and 3.74)