We welcome you to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, (GELTS), Ndu. We are an establishment of the Cameroon Baptist Convention, located in Ndu within the North-West Region of Cameroon. Founded in 1947, GELTS features a standing tradition of commitment to the inerrancy and absolute authority of Scripture because the infallible Word of God. We believe that God uses His Word for the salvation and sanctification of mankind. As such, we are committed to training Bible-saturated, Christ-centered, and Spirit-filled Bible expositors who will honour Jesus by faithfully preaching and living out His word. GELTS is one among the outstanding theological institutions in Cameroon, accredited with the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) at the Affiliate level. That therefore means GELTS has international recognition.
Certificates obtained at GELTS are going to be recognized by accredited theological institutions round the world. Our programs provide the simplest of theological education which will stand all the context based challenges of ministry and life. we provide programs from the Certificate of Women’s Ministries Department to the Masters level. we provide specializations in Bible and Theology; Pastoral Care and Counseling; Evangelism and Missions; and Bible Translation and Linguistics because the Bachelor’s level. Our Master’s program is split into two streams: The Master of Divinity Program (3 years) for those that obtain their bachelor’s degree from secular university; and Master of Arts Program (2 years) for those that obtain their bachelor’s degree from a theological institution. We are committed to spiritual and academic excellence and equally committed to make sure that the accreditation standards are stringently respected. GELTS benefits from strong partnerships with a number of the seminaries in Africa and North America, e.g. the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso, Nigeria and Sioux Falls Seminary within the us of America just to say a couple of.
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GELTS, because it is usually called today, started in 1947 in Belo. Missionaries from the North American Baptist denomination were organizing churches at the time and saw the necessity to coach pastors to serve in these churches. So GELTS was established. the primary student body was comprised of fourteen part-time students. Rev. Don S. Ganstom was appointed because the first principal-teacher, assisted by Rev. Stephen N. Nteff and Mrs. Lois Ahrens. Clearly from the start the hand of the Lord was upon this educational enterprise.
The scholar body continued to grow steadily. After three years of existence, GELTS moved to Mbem in 1950. the scholar body continued to grow to twenty-eight students. the expansion of the varsity also made imperative the appointment of part-time teachers. Missionaries took turns to travel to Mbem and teach for a month or more. In 1954 after considering many things, including future expansion, the varsity was moved to Ndu with 41 students. because the school expanded its programs, dormitories and staff quarters were constructed. During the time of 1954-1959 classes were held in temporary buildings.
GELTS Affirmation of Faith
1. The Scripture
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. it's an ideal treasure of God’s instruction. it's God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and is and can remain to the top of the planet, the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and non secular opinions should be tried.
We believe that the Bible is that the inerrant Word of God and may be a testimony to Christ, who is that the focus of divine revelation. Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11, 89,105,140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Romans 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21
There is only one true and living God, who is an