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Welcome to Global Christian Institute

“The GCI training programme was absolutely fantastic” - G.K., London


“My church is keen to host another GCI short course” - Pastor A. P.

What GCI Offers

Global Christian Institute (GCI) is a Christian education, training and resource ministry with emphasis on cutting edge training, ministerial ordination and charity registration services. We started offering training as South London Christian College in 1991. Then in 2013, we redesigned our educational ministry under the banner of Global Christian Institute. In the last 28 years, we have training over 1000 international and local students from a wide range of backgrounds and religious traditions.

We offer pastors and church leaders in the UK the possibility of having a training course running in their local church based on a negotiated needs-based bespoke design. Over the years, training courses have been held in centres and churches in Croydon, New Malden, Clapham, Grove Park, Peckham, Tottenham, Camberwell (in Spanish), Luton, Plymouth and Dublin (Ireland).

Saturday Bible School – Flagship Course

Enrol Now… Join anytime! Elim Brockley Church

Our flagship course is our once a month Saturday Bible School held at our Brockley hub in South London:
Elim Pentecostal Church, 76-78 Foxberry Road, Brockley, London SE4 2SH.

Classes are from 10am to 2pm. Due to continuing demand, we have made it possible to join on any of the monthly training days.

Our general study options include the part-time Certificate, Diploma, BTh and MTh degree programmes. However at our Brockley training hub, we offer Certificate and Diploma programmes only.

There is a very flexible monthly payment plan with fees starting from £5 per month (£50 per annum) for those not in employment to £30 per month (£300 per annum) for those in full-time employment.

Modules covered include the following:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Christian Life Christian Service Doctrine Ministry
1. Bible Survey I and II Christian Family Systematic Theology and Doctrine of God Christian Leadership
2. Pentecostal Perspectives Serving God Christology and Redemption The Five Fold Ministry
3. Soteriology The Ministry Pneumatology The Healthy Church
4. Spiritual Formation Commitment and Loyalty Church History to Reformation Paradigms of Church Growth
5. Christian Suffering Ecclesiology and Church Life Eschatology Pastoral Care
6. Spiritual Warfare Stewardship: Christians and Money Theology of Healing and Deliverance Pastoral Counselling
7. Haematology and the Moral Life Spiritual Fruit & Gifts A Biblical Theology of Missions Prophetic Ministry
8. Divine Guidance Understanding the Anointing Apologetics: Creation and Science Hermeneutics
9. Leadership and Group Dynamics Comparative Religion Homiletics
10. Creative Evangelism Kingdom of the Cults Christian Ethics
Practicum: Students on the Advanced Course will do a research or practical project each year on the following themes (details will be discussed and agreed):
PR My Spiritual Journey Church Work World Missions Church Leadership

Saturday joining/seminar dates are as follows:

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
7 Sept 2019 5 Sept 2020
5 Oct 2019 3 Oct 2020
2 Nov 2019 7 Nov 2020
7 Dec 2019 6 Dec 2020
5 Jan 2019 4 Jan 2020 2 Jan 2021
16 Feb 2019 1 Feb 2020 6 Feb 2021
2 Mar 2019 7 Mar 2020 6 Mar 2021
6 Apr 2019 4 Apr 2020 2 Apr 2021
4 May 2019 2 May 2020 1 May 2021
1 June 2019 6 June 2020 5 June 2021
6 July 2019
3 Aug 2019

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Complete Our Online Student Application Here

Ordination and Ministerial Licensing

We offer ordination and ministerial licensing to those who are genuinely called of God into Christian ministry.

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UK Charity Registration Services

As there are many new churches and ministries that struggle with the process of becoming a registered charity, with authorisation from the Charity Commission, we offer a complete service in this area.

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