Justo Mwale University (formerly Justo Mwale Theological University College) is located in Lusaka and was established in 1929. The university offers the following programs: Master of Theology; Bachelor of Theology; short courses in Children's Ministry; Certificates in Christian Mission; and more. Its academic standards are recognised internationally. The university has a Booth centre which was built in 1999-2000 and has a conference hall equipped with a piano, TV and WIFI facilities. The centre can accommodate 23 guests on a shared basis.
The university college aims to provide quality, contextual and holistic theological education from a biblical, reformed and Presbyterian perspective for Christian men and women. The training offered at Justo Mwale University covers the academic, vocational and spiritual sides of congregational ministry.
Well established university college
Aims to provide quality, contextual and holistic theological education
Highly qualified full-time lecturers with at least a master's or doctoral degree
The university has a team of highly qualified full-time lecturers with at least a master’s or doctoral degree from recognised and well known international institutions. Justo Mwale University also uses guest and aide lecturers from both local and outside who are specialists in their fields of teaching.
The university offers the following programmes:
Short course in children's ministry
This course is designed for Sunday school teachers and people that are involved in children’s ministry. The course is offered on a regular basis as part of the Christian mission programme and not as a stand alone course.
Short course in basic community mobilisation and development
This course is tailored for people in leadership positions who need the skill to start development in their communities, and manage developmental projects.
Certificate in Christian stewardship and sustainability
The course is designed for practicing evangelists and ministers in poor congregations who cannot fully support their minister. The course provides life skills and teaches ministers how to earn an extra income so that they are less dependent on the congregations they are serving. The university gives priority to evangelists and ministers in rural or peri-urban areas.
Certificate in Christian mission
Designed for prospective evangelists and church planters with at least a grade nine certificate.
Certificate in Women's ministry
Designed for wives of ministers and prospective ministers who want to improve their educational background in order to assist their spouses in congregational ministry.
Master of theology: ‘Biblical theology and hermeneutics’
Targeted for ministers or pastors and graduated theological students who intend to improve their understanding and skills in Biblical interpretation for their ministry, and for possible future doctoral studies in Old or New Testament.
Bachelor of theology
The course equips pastors or ministers of churches for a holistic ministry within the context of Zambia and neighbouring countries. Emphasis is on academic brilliance, spiritual formation and vocational vision.
With more than 16,000 volumes, the university college has one of the best equipped theological libraries in the country. Justo Mwale University aims to provide resources of quality and sufficient quantity that will support the academic programs offered by the college.