Theological Training

Dr. J.J. La Poorta – Education & Training Director

In November 2007 the AFM established the Education and Training Department with the responsibility to train all members of the church including: deacons, elders, assembly leaders, youth workers and leaders, children’s ministry teachers, pastors, members for specialised ministry (e.g. missionaries), evangelists as well as in-service training of ordained pastors. The Department is dedicated to provide responsive, quality ministry education, training and development.

The Department is also compliant with all requirements of the Department of Higher Education and its relevant sub-divisions including the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), the Council for Higher Education and the Higher Education Quality Committee. The Department is committed to promoting excellence in ministry.


AFM Seminary Application Form 2018

NWU Application Form 2018

B-Status Application Form

2018 Fees Breakdown

For you to become an AFM Pastor, you need to have a matric certificate to study for the degree in theology (BTH) for 3 years at North West University at Potchefstroom. It is a distance learning BTH whereby you attend classes one Saturday per month at one of the following campuses: Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Mthatha. Find attached the following forms for the theological training you need to complete and send back via e-mail to one of the email addresses stated below.

For The applicant who only has a matric certificate and no other academic BA degree – follow these steps:

Complete both the NWU open distance learning application form and AFM seminary application form to apply for a three(3) years BTH degree:

    • Step 1: Print the AFM seminary application form.
    • Step 2: Take it to the assembly pastor and attend an interview with the members of the assembly governing body.
    • Step 3: The assembly governing body will complete their relevant section on the applicant’s AFM seminary application form. The assembly governing body will then make an appointment for the applicant to attend an interview at his/her region.
    • Step 4: After the interview the region will complete their relevant section on the applicant’s AFM seminary application form and send the form to one of the following campuses:
    • Step 5: With the regional committee’s approval, the applicant may now complete the NWU open distance learning application form and send it to one of the above mentioned email addresses. The following certified copies should be attached to the NWU application form:
      • ID or passport
      •  Study permit (if foreign national)
      • Matric certificate
      • Marriage certificate (if married).

Kindly send before the 15th of October 2018 in order to be registered for the 1st semester 2019.

For the BA Hons Degree:

This applicant is usually an ordained AFM pastor. Applicants only complete the NWU open distance learning application form and attach the following copies of certified documents with their application:

  • ID or passport
  • Study permit (if foreign national)
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Copy of Theological Degree certificate
  • Academic records.

B-Status course:

For the applicant in possession of an academic BA Degree should contact NWU direct on the attached contact details.

We offer distance learning 3 years degree and classes are held once a month on a Saturday at one of the following AFM campuses:
1. Pretoria in Sinoville
2. Durban in Pinetown
3. Cape Town in Kuilsrivier
4. Mthatha


For more information please contact:

Theological Training

Mrs. Sophia Masipa

TELEPHONE        +27 12 644 0490

FAX                           +27 12 644 0732

Important Notice:

We are aware of a growing number of false training institutions claiming to be awarding a variety of degrees. We strongly advise our members and pastors not to obtain qualifications from these Institutions, as they are not recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), or the AFM.