Christian Leaders’ Training College is an interdenominational Bible College that provides training to young men and women of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific to be successful Christian leaders in their societies and countries. CLTC is an approved institution of higher education with accreditation from the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
CLTC staff and students represent many denominations throughout Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Staff and students are encouraged to support their own denomination during their time at the College, through regular fellowship groups. It is expected that students will gain an appreciation of the different denominational traditions represented, and will also understand more clearly the great evangelical truths of the Bible which the different churches hold in common.
CLTC has achieved institutional accreditation as an institute of Higher Education by the PNG National Higher Education and Technical Education Board through the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST).
The College is also a founding member of the Melanesian Association of Theological Schools (MATS). Previously, MATS accredited the courses offered by CLTC. Further professional validation of curriculum, programs and courses occurs through CLTC’s relationship with Laidlaw College (New Zealand) and Melbourne College of Theology (Australia).
The vision of the College is to develop churches and communities by equipping and enabling Christian leaders spiritually, intellectually, relationally and professionally for today's world, by:
1. Integrating spiritual growth, scholarship, ministry and interpersonal skills in an environment of discipleship through the teaching of the Scriptures;
2. Equipping students in mind and heart;
3. Based on a Christian world view to live and work as mature servants of Christ in their community, church and mission.
CLTC aims to produce mature disciples of Christ who are equipped for ministry and able to equip others for God's service. This means producing Christian leaders in the sense that they (i) provide a godly example, (ii) have influence over a ministry team or church, and (iii) equip others in those ministries.
Each year the College trains about two hundred students at its three campuses by providing Biblical and theological instructions.
The divine inspiration and sufficiency of Holy Scripture, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering man subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin, only through the atoning death of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and His present work of intercession.
The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him or her repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, with the eternal blessedness of the righteous and the eternal punishment of the wicked.
The one holy universal Church, which is the body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong.