Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA)

Training pastors to study, practice, and teach God’s Word


Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA) exists to exalt Christ and strengthen His church in Africa by training pastors in preaching and ministry.

Unswerving Commitment to Preaching the Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, sufficient Word of God (2 Tim 3:16-17). Therefore, learning to accurately interpret and faithfully proclaim the Biblical text is central to our training.

Learning that Impacts Living

Pastoral ministry requires more than academic excellence. Those who desire to devote their lives to ministry must not simply know the Scriptures, but also live them (l Tim 4:16). Hence we seek to cultivate holiness, self-sacrifice, and other Christ-like character qualities in our students’ lives.

Prioritizing the Local Church

God has given pastors to the church to equip the saints for the work of the ministry and to build up the body of Christ (Eph 4:11-12). Consequently, our curriculum requires students to complete practical ministry assignments in their churches. Our prayer is that our graduates would be dedicated servant leaders of the local church.

Pastors Training Pastors

Our teaching faculty is composed of pastors, bringing years of fruitful ministry experience and proven spiritual leadership in a church context to the classroom environment. As they pass an what they have learned to our students, we hope that they will in turn pass on these things to other faithful men (2 Tim 2:22).

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Certificate in Expository Preaching
(Beginning Aug 2014)

The Certificate of Expository Preaching is a one year program for those preparing for or currently in pastoral ministry. It provides fundamental instruction in studying and preaching the English text of the Holy Scriptures as well as pastoral ministry.

Master of Divinity
(Beginning Aug 2015)

The Master of Divinity curriculum provides a three-year, graduate level education for those preparing for or currently in pastoral ministry.

This program offers comprehensive instruction in the original biblical languages and exegesis, systematic theology, homiletics, and pastoral ministry.

All applicants will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of English since all classes and assignments will be in English.


Semesters consist of four modules. In a given module, students attend eight days of class over a ten-day period, during which time they receive a full month’s worth of lectures. The remainder of the month is spent at home, where students complete assignments and ore required to have ongoing, ministry involvement with their local church.

This flexible format provides opportunity for practical application of classroom learning and allows students to continue in their current ministry roles without having to be away from their church for more than one Sunday a month.


Through the generosity of donors, CAPA is able to offer the highest level of ministry preparation while maintaining low tuition rates. Tuition charges cover only a fraction of the normal operating expenses. The latest tuition rates and fees can be viewed at www.capamalawi.org