sends out the Lollards
Welcome to John Wycliffe Theological College
in association with North-West University
"Life in the Spirit" Conference
Dr Mark Jones (PhD, Leiden Universiteit) has been the Minister at Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver Canada since 2007. He has been a guest lecturer at John Wycliffe Theological College for the past several years. He is also a Research Associate in the Faculty of Theology at University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
He has authored numerous books, and most recently the highly acclaimed Knowing Christ – for more information, and to see an interveiw between J.I. Packer and Mark please click here. Mark is married to Barb and they have four children. To read blog posts by Mark Jones click here and to see Mark's published books, click here here.
John Wycliffe Theological College is named after the man rightly hailed as the "Morning Star of the Reformation." Over 600 years ago, Wycliffe fought tenaciously for the truth and authority of the Word of God and trained his "Lollards" to do the same. This derogatory title given to Wycliffe's followers may have signified "mumblers" or "seed sowers." The latter aptly describes the activity of preachers faithfully proclaiming the truth wherever they go.
We share Wycliffe's burden for "scattering the seed of God's Word" by proclaiming the truth and resisting error. Issues similar to those he faced urgently confront us today, which is why this college was established. We strive to prepare men to preach the precious gospel of salvation wherever God calls them. Combining the above burden and the truth of 2 Tim 2:1-15, the motto of our college is "Training faithful men to scatter the seed of God's Word."
Training Men for the Gospel Ministry
our calling since 1998
Men from any church background may apply. Our aim is to provide training for Christian men who have a discernible call from God to the pastoral ministry.
Our task is focused and exclusive. We neither provide general Christian education, nor view theological study as an end in itself. Rather, we are engaged in specialized theological disciplines, which equip men to accurately understand, powerfully preach, and pastorally apply the Word of God to his people. Therefore, all courses are relevant to pastoral ministry.
Our labours are spiritual and academic. Only men who deeply love the Lord and his people can effectively teach theology at the College. This devotion must be a priority, along with an expert knowledge of God's truth and the ability to communicate it. Students must develop similarly in these areas, which are intimately connected to the qualifications for the ministry (See 1 Tim 3:1-7).