Veritas College Malawi began its work in 1999 to make Bible and leadership training accessible to church leaders and members for whom residential Bible college training is out of reach. Since then, several thousand members in city churches and rural communities have been trained by a network of local facilitators from different churches and denominations.
What people say about our training
"I once was just a church goer with little knowledge of the Word of God. This changed when I was born again and now I want others to know what I have gained from knowing God. This is what motivates me to teach God's Word and because the participants are eager to learn. Moreover, I grow spiritually when I prepare for the lessons and Jesus says that the workers are few, and so I must help. I enjoy seeing participants grow in their understanding of the truth and learn to share it with others. This motivates me to equip others with God's Word. Veritas has also helped us holistically as we have learned to budget, save and use our money productively through the Village Savings and Loans programme"
Training in Malawi Nationally Valued
The Veritas training is highly valued in Malawi, as indicated by this report in the Malawian national Sunday paper.
The Reverend James Mingu, moderator of the Zomba congregation in the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, spoke at the graduation ceremony of Veritas participants in Zomba. He said "These graduates will be given the pulpit to propagate the seed of salvation within and outside the church".
Chairperson for the graduating class Justice Mdeche said "We are equipped to preach Christ Jesus to the ends of the world with prudence".
On 28th August 2022, 71 participants graduated at the St Michaels and all Angels congregation of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Blantyre. The Rev Edna Navaya, the moderator of the Blantyre Synod, spoke and commissioned all the participants to go and preach the truth. She said there is no time for stories and fables in the Blantyre Synod. She encouraged everyone to preach the biblical message faithfully.