Where We Work
A former German colony that was passed on to South Africa, Namibia gained its independence in 1990. Sandwiched between the Namib desert and the Kalahari desert, Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. With around 2.5 million people, Namibia is a modern-day melting pot of ancient and modern cultures.
Namibia has a complicated past but a bright future. At independence, the country chose to switch to English as its official language, despite the majority of the population not speaking it. More than 30 years later, the younger generation in Namibia is eager to make its mark on Africa and the world.
Namibia is strongly influenced by Catholic and Lutheran traditions. More than 80% of the population claims to be Christian, but the majority are only marginally committed. The number of evangelical believers stands around 10%. Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary is the only protestant, evangelical education institution in the country where students can earn an accredited degree. In a formal context, N.E.T.S. prepares students who will be the future pastors and church leaders throughout the country. In a non-formal context, N.E.T.S. brings biblical and theological training to strategic locations throughout the country for pastors and church leaders who cannot afford seminary training or who cannot get away for a long period of training. Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary is changing the future of Namibia one life at a time today!
49.5% Ovambo, 9.2% Kavango
English, Afrikaans, German, Otjiherero, Khoekhoegowab
10% Traditional Faiths