“Pursuing Ministerial Excellence”


The First United Pentecostal Church International (FUPCI) in Nigeria is a Global Association of Theological Studies (GATS) membership nation.   Ministerial Training Centre (MTC) complies with all the GATS requirements and qualifications for teachers and curriculum.

Comprehensive Objectives

Our comprehensive objectives (expected results) include:

Preserving the Message. Nurture a faith community and a center of life-long learning to preserve apostolic doctrine for generations to come (2 Timothy 2:2; Philippians 3:1; 2 John 1-2). Equip ministers to continue steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 2:1); and to defend it within their cultural context (Jude 3; 1 Peter 3:15).

Providing the Methods. Explore the needs of a diverse and ever-changing society, and develop innovative print and non-print training and learning resources that are relevant to our cross-cultural environment. At the same time such resources remain biblical; faithful to God’s Word.

Producing the Ministry. Prepare Spirit-filled, Spirit-empowered, and Spirit-directed students for excellence in apostolic ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Propagating the Mission. Train and motivate students to possess a vision for, and participation in, global evangelism—preaching and teaching the whole Gospel to the whole world (Proverbs 29:18; Luke 24:47). Cultivate leadership development to facilitate, and sustain the harvest the Lord continues to give His Church.


Why join us?

1) Being involved in a global training program, rather than merely a local, national, or regional program.

2) Being connected globally to other students in the GATS program.

3) The GATS student’s Certificate/Diploma/ Degree is recognized (and understood) in other nations.

4) In some nations, this Certificate/Diploma/ Degree qualifies GATS students to teach religion in public schools in that particular nation.

5) For most students, the GATS program is the most economical avenue for receiving a Certificate /Diploma/Degree in Theological Studies.

6) Through the GATS distance education program students can have access to training when a Bible school is not available in your area, or where distance or responsibilities prevent them from attending a centralized, residential, or full-time school.   

PLEASE NOTE:  The distance education program is still in the development stage.


Any questions?

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