Education & Training


  • 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 spesialised ministry (e.g. missionaries), evangelists as well as in-service training of ordained pastors.
  • The Education and Training 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, the Council for Higher Education and the Higher Education Quality Committee.    
  • The Education and Training Department is committed to promoting excellence in ministry.  


  • Through training programs and assistance to local assemblies, the Department equips members for their service in ministry, developing home-grown ministry leaders.
  • Through ministry education and integrated learning, the Department produces members for ordained ministry. Since 2009 the AFM Theological Seminary produced 98 graduates – where these graduates are representative of all the official languages of South Africa. Since 2009, the Department produced 264 ordained pastors.
  • Through training the Department equips members for spesialised ministry.
  • The Department also attends to the continuous professional development and in-service training of pastors. 2400 pastors are currently benefiting from this division.     


  • January 2008 marked the official opening of the Education and Training Department – bringing under one umbrella all previous training institutions prior to unification in 1996. 
  • In 2013 the AFM entered into agreement with the North West University of Potchefstroom Campus that allows training for ministry from a Pentecostal perspective for students from the AFM.  


Education and Training

Tel │ +27 12 644 0490
Fax │ +27 12 644 0732
E-mail │  

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 9450

Centurion 0046


PCD (Pastoral Continuous Development):    


MIL (Ministry Integrated Learning):  



AFM Seminary Application Form 2018



NWU Application Form 2018



B-Status Application Form



2018 Registration Fees



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 or


For The applicant who only has a matric certificate and no other academic BA degree should do the following:

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 April 2018 in order to be registered for the 2nd semester that will start on the 2nd of July 2018.

Any other application form received after the deadline will be considered for 2019 1st semester.

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 year degree and classes are held once a month on a Saturday at one of the following AFM campuses:

  1. Pretoria in Sinnoville
  2. Durban in Pinetown
  3. Cape Town in Kuilsrivier
  4. Mthatha 
Contact the AFM National Office
+27(12) 644 0490
+27(12) 644 0732/4
PO Box 9450, Centurion, 0046

PBO Number: 930004069

You can also send us a message using the online contact form.

AFM stands for "Apostolic Faith Mission" (in Afrikaans: "AGS - Apostoliese Geloofsending"). The AFM exists since 1908 and is the first and largest Pentecostal church in the country - with 1.4 million members in SA and currently established in 29 countries of the world. "Pentecostal" means that it is a church who believes that the Spirit of God is given to believers to live dynamic and overcoming lives. 
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