Lenten studies for 2021

Our Lenten studies for 2021 are based on an amplified and paraphrased version of the Lord’s Prayer that is written by Dr Patrick Sookhdeo of Barnabas Fund and the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life: The Prayer is divided into seven petitions and the seven Lenten studies willstudy and reflect on each petition. There […]

Macedonian Call for Pauls with PG degrees

One of COVID-19’s fringe benefits is that theological schools and networks in Africa have begun to work more closely together and help one another – now more than ever before. NetACT (https://netact.org.za/wordpress/), was originally created with the primary aim of making theological schools (which originated from Dutch Reformed Church missionary work in Africa) work better […]


The ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos (usually called JETS) in Nigeria is wholly owned and operated by the Evangelical Church Winning All. They are one of NetACT’s (https://netact.org.za/wordpress/) members. In the early 1970s the need arose in ECWA to start a theological institution with the distinctive purpose of meeting the contextual needs of both the church […]

China’s growing influence in Africa

During NetACT’s forthcoming regional workshops, we would like to discuss the growing influence of China, and especially the way in which China applies a form of neo-colonialism in Africa. In preparation for these discussions, you can read the following information: The following videos can also be watched Chinese Colonialism in Ethiopia Ten biggest debtors to […]

Online Theological Training Workshop

Two of NetACT’s associate members, the *Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life ( https://www.ocrpl.org/ ) and the Barnabas Fund (ttps://barnabasfund.org/ ) invited 200 members of NetACT to attend a free zoom-workshop from 27 to 29 July on Online Theological Education – a unique opportunity! On the 27th of July 500 plus people registered for […]

NetACT’s African Public Theology

We are thrilled to introduce to you NetACT’s (https://netact.org.za/wordpress/) latest book, African Public Theology. Africa needs leaders and Christians from every walk of life to rediscover their identity and purpose in all spheres of society. African Public Theology sounds a clarion call to accomplish this vital task. God created all humans equally, intending for us […]

COVID-19 locks down theological education in Africa

By Jurgens Hendriks Over the past couple of days, I have helped 42 theological schools across Africa in applying for assistance from Barnabas Fund. On Friday, May 8th I received an urgent, heart-wrenching email from the principal of one such school in Luanda, Angola: “Have you heard anything yet, brother? We are running out of […]

University’s Malawi Partnership Celebrates First Graduates

Thirteen students from Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe graduated in MTh Ministry Studies at a colourful ceremony on February 7. The ceremony took place in Zomba, Malawi, and was attended by the Rev Prof Andrew Clarke and the Rev Dr Ken Jeffrey, of the Centre for Ministry Studies at Aberdeen University. http://bit.ly/2SJefMe