Dumisani Theological Institute began as a Presbyterian and Reformed college for the training of pastors from those churches. However, in the past 15 years students from at least 15 denominations have received training there. In fact the college has been accepted by almost all church groupings in the Eastern Cape in South Africa and numbers have grown steadily to around 50.
Dumisani represents a wonderful opportunity for strategic mission support in the developing world. The churches of the Eastern Cape desperately need pastors who are well grounded in the Scriptures and in basic Biblical doctrine. Theological education has almost disappeared from the province. Several colleges have closed or are struggling and Dumisani is strategically placed to grow and to meet the challenge. The Free Church helps fund the salary of Rev Dr Jack Whytock, who is Acting Principal. Dr Whytock is a Free Church minister from Prince Edward Island in Canada. For more information check about the Dumisani website by clicking here, or download the latest newsletter (September 2016) by clicking here.
The Free Church also continues to provide a small grant to the Free Church of Southern Africa.