Pentecostal Theological College

Pentecostal Theological College was established in 1968. At that time the training was in local languages to pastors and other church workers. Since then, over 2000 students have graduated and are active in church ministries in Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan and Kenya.

In 1983 the college introduced a three-year diploma program in Bible and Theology. In 2011, PTC got licensed by National Coucil for Higher Education (NCHE), and also added two certi cates i.e. Certi cate in Church Ministries (CCM) and Certi cate in Church Administration and Management (CAM). In 2014, PTC opened the department of community transformation where ve diploma programmes were accredited by NCHE.


Godly Transformational Leaders changing Community.


Develop Biblical Education that engages students with life changing skills.


Since it is often values, which bring people together to accomplish a task, PTC holds on the following values:
1. We recognize the supremacy of God revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Trinity).
2. Community-Centered.
3. Teamwork & Stewardship.
4. Integrity & Accountability.
5. Professionalism & academic
6. Servant-leadership.


Our Goals

  • To Design and enhance academic quality and excellence to prepare students to use various entrepreneurial skills that impact the holistic needs of the community.
  • Building Christian Community leaders globally to reach their full God-given potential.
  • Develop and promote educational programmes to facilitate students to become change agents in the community life.
  • To foster a mentoring and coaching educational environment to promote personal and community innovation.
  • Train God-dependent leaders to be proactive critical thinker who can apply skills to improve and impact the holistic needs of the community.
  • Empower students to fulfill the great Commandment and Commission (Evangelism & Missions) in whatever role they are led through Gods direction.

Our Courses

The core course units covered are:

General church History. This unit is designed to give
an over view of history of the church from birth through Reformation (1517) to the present. An introduction of African church History with a focus in the activities of the missionaries in Africa

World Religions. The unit is a survey of the major world religions with a greater emphasis on their origin and doctrinal positions.

Christian education. The unit focuses on the development of education in the church with attentions being given to Sunday school, leadership training, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adult ministries and other related church ministries.

Communication skills. The unit is designed to help students interpret written information and apply conventional methods of communication in the English language.

The church and community. Greater focus is put on how the church can use the holistic approach to development as an effective tool to enhancing the well-being of communities’ in areas such as poverty, health, housing, and environment using the participatory evaluation approach.

Homiletics. The unit focuses on equipping students with the basic principles for effective biblical preaching.

Christian Counseling. The unit seeks to assure the students that Bible based counselling, dependent upon Biblical truths and ministry of the Holy Spirit, is superior to all other humanistic approaches to people’s needs.

Church and Worship. The unit equips the students with basic knowledge of music to help in church worship.

Pastoral Ministry. The course unit seeks to show the pastor how they may order their own life and the life of their ock so that their joint service may be most effective in extending the kingdom of God on the earth.

Apologetics. The student will be exposed to various argument that have been fronted in defence of the Christian faith.

Harm/ Soteriology. This deals with the work of Christ in bringing lost persons into fellowship with God Christology. The study of the doctrine of the person and work of Christ.

The unit looks at the church in the light of what the Bible says are event that will characterize the end of this age.

Pentateuch. This course unit is the study of ve books of the law i.e from Genesis to Deuteronomy.

Major Prophets. The course covers a detailed study of the books of Isaiah , Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel.

Bible Survey. The course seeks to introduce a panoramic view of the Old and New Testament books pointing out the major themes in both the Testaments.

Pauline Epistles. The course unit give an over view of Paul’s epistles of Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians and the prison epistles but with greater emphasis on Romans and Corinthians.

Hebrews. This is a detailed study of the book, beginning with authorship, date, purpose and destination.

Acts of the Apostles. This course unit cover the origin and spread of the Church with emphasis on the role of the Holy Spirit.

Hermeneutics. This is the study of principles and tools used in sound interpretation of the Bible.

This course is designed to introduce students to the program of Agribusiness and help them appreciate Agribusiness in today’s global economy. The course equipe students with the knowledge and skills needed for keeping good records. Students are taught about how to gather capital and recourses needed to start a business. The class will discusses agribusiness at a global level and what opportunities and risks are present in today’s global economy.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students are be able to:

  • Discuss to the opportunities and constraints in Agribusiness.
  • Describe the importance of records keeping.
  • Apply knowledge and skills for recruiting resources and capital needed for Agribusiness.
  • Discuss current issues in Agribusiness.

Child Development course is aimed at producing graduates who are equipped with theoretical and practical skills to better the well-being of children. They are able to approach children’s ministry with a passion motivated by God’s Word, professional excellence and integrity of character, so as to bring about holistic child development.

As the students undergo this programme, they move from courses focused on foundational theory to those that address accepted best practices and the skills they need to help all categories of children in the diverse communities that they are a part of.

This programme also offers opportunities to help each student mature spiritually, as well as opportunities to connect with child-focused ministries through internships throughout Uganda.

Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to:
  • Discuss the critical and major developments in children.
  • Describe how the gospel is the foundation for children ministry.
  • Articulate how the laws and policies govern children’s rights.
  • Apply skills for counselling children, and starting and sustaining projects.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in research methods for further studies in child development.

Information Technology program is designed to provide learners with foundational skills, knowledge and competencies in ICTs that enable them to install, oversee, tune, trouble- shoot and maintain computer systems and design solutions to common ICT challenges in organizations and among individual ICTs users.

It is intended to provide learners with hands-on abilities so they can be ICT support staff in an organization or to start their own ICT services to meet the pervasive need for ICT technicians as computers become a must-have and essential gadget.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Apply the concepts, theoretical, and practical skills in Information Communications Technology (ICT).
  • Pursue further studies in ICT elds.
  • Manage and maintain computer systems.
  • Utilize the skills and knowledge of ICT for self-
  • Demonstrate creativity in the development of ICT-based

This course introduces the students to different situations araising from human relationship. Use different skills and also develop human to human relationships. It educates the student about the different counselling methods and mentoring types and their relevance to a variety of situations

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Discuss the basic concepts of counseling and guidance.
  • Utilize Biblical concepts of counseling that will help listeners make wise choices.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills for ethical and professional counseling.
  • Understand that every individual has unique personality.
  • Describe normal and abnormal behavior.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in counseling persons who are seriously ill and facing death.

Social Development course is aimed at producing graduates who are equipped with theoretical and practical skills to better the well-being of the people in the community.

They will guide communities, agricultural development agencies and neighborhood organizations, provide leadership services and sustain the communal spirit for which African cultures are well known towards a planned community development in the society.

They will be able to approach the people in the community with a passion motivated by God’s Word, professional excellence and integrity of character, so as to bring about holistic social development.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate interest in community development as a generalist social work practice.
  • Discuss human diversity in the political-economic, socio-cultural, and socio-ecological forces.
  • Apply practical skills and knowledge of social development.
  • Demonstrate an attitude and professional responsibility towards community development.
  • Utilize the skills needed in evaluating the planned changes in local communities, organizations, institutions, and social action programs.