Nassa Theological College serves the needs for Bible Training of the African Inland Churches, Tanzania (AICT). The AICT is one of the largest protestant Christian denominations in Tanzania, with over 2,000 churches, 600 ordained pastors and 2000 evangelists. It is estimated that 90% of these leaders have little to no formal training.
Until 1989 the Africa Inland Church had only two Bible Training Schools. These schools were for primary school graduates and offered a 4-year training Program. For those eligible for advanced Biblical training, the AIC (T) had to rely on colleges and institutions outside Tanzania. As the AIC (T) grew, it became obvious that the church needed its own theological college to meet the growing need for leaders able to confront the many challenges it was facing.
Many in AIC (T) began to pray that God would make it possible to start their own theological college. God answered these prayers and in January of 1989, Nassa Theological College accepted 8 students and began classes. Today NTC continues to experience God’s blessing as He continues to cause it to grow and thus equip men and women with Biblical training and skills for ministry.