CLTC 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The Christian Leaders’ Training College of Papua New Guinea Inc., an accredited institution of Higher Education and a Good Corporate Citizen, is a servant of the churches of Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific inspiring men and women for Christian ministry and leadership based upon biblical values. This it does through its three campuses at Banz in the Highlands, Port Moresby and Lae. It is interdenominational and attracts students from all provinces in Papua New Guinea and many Pacific island nations.
The College offers Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor and Master courses in ministry and biblical values as well as Distance Theological courses. These programs are designed to meet the needs of the Melanesian churches throughout Papua New Guinea and the wider Pacific region with key emphasis on emerging leaders. Students are trained as leaders to take the gospel back to their communities in word and action.
In 2015 the Christian Leaders’ Training College is celebrating its 50th anniversary. From the first group of nineteen students in 1965, the College has grown to the point where nearly two hundred students attend classes each year and over one thousand study through distance education. In its fifty years the College has graduated over two thousand students who have become community leaders, politicians, faithful pastors, church leaders and many service occupations.
With God’s help and direction, the College looks ahead to continue its calling to inspire the teaching of future generations of students as Christian leaders of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region.
Dr Gilbert J McArthur (1920-1994), Founding Principal of CLTC and Principal 1963 to 1970 with Jezreel Filoa, first student leader. A great man of God, Dr McArthur was asked to be Principal designate even before the site of the College was determined. He had the difficult task of establishing the College and setting the foundations of the work and the training to come.
The first nineteen students at the Christian Leaders’ Training College. The first students began studies at CLTC in 1965, were selected by their churches to study at the newly established Bible College.
A recent graduation
In its fifty years over 2,000 men and women have graduated in Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor and Master programs in ministry and biblical values. The guest speaker at a recent graduation was Sir Paulias Matane the then Governor General of Papua New Guinea
The Christian Leaders’ Training College as seen from the air today in the Wahgi Valley in the Highlands of PNG. This complex has classrooms, library, offices, staff and student accommodation and support programs in day old meat chickens, eggs, cattle and rice made necessary because CLTC receives no other funds except student fees and donations.
K1.35 - Scene from “Vision Hill” 1965.
Within only nine months of obtaining the site in 1964 the College had commenced lectures. The huge task of draining the swamp where the College was being built and the construction of buildings, roads and infrastructure were miraculously done under the guidance of God and the sweat of many faithful men and women from PNG, Australia and New Zealand.
K1.35 - Scene from “Vision Hill” 2015
Today the College has changed in appearance where over 600 men women and children study and work to fulfil the vision of the early planners of the College.
K6.20 - Christian Leaders’ Training College, Port Moresby Campus
The Port Moresby campus outreaches to a different group of people living in the Capital city of the nation.
K8.95 - Christian Leaders’ Training College, Lae Campus
The Lae campus reaches out to those in this large city and its environs.
MINIATURE SOUVENIR SHEET
K10.00 - A recent graduation
In its fifty years over 2,000 men and women have graduated in Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor and Master programs in ministry and biblical values. The guest speaker at a recent graduation was Sir Paulias Matane the then Governor General of Papua New Guinea.