CMTCS offers competitively priced degree programs.
Despite its humble beginnings in 2006, the school has grown to have several branches in the country including Harare, Mutare and Masvingo. Plans to open other centers in Bulawayo, Hwange and Kariba are underway.
The school has also gone regionally with other centers in Zambia, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique and Malawi. Annually, the school has an average number of 300 students studying several programs.
The school offers several programs: Certificate to Doctoral degrees in Theology, Biblical Studies, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Ministry, Divinity and Messianic Studies. Programs are offered in partnership with Triune Biblical University and the International Association of Bible Institutes. The school has held several graduations and has seen a number of students awarded the highest degrees in the theological sector. The school contends that it is a purely religious institution and does not train students for secular employment but for Christian ministry.
The school has a modern approach to theological education as compared to the traditional mode of learning. Lessons are delivered on campus through the Residence Training Mode (RTI), Distance Training Mode (DTI), online, and through block release as well as weekend classes. Each satellite school is organized and follows the main administrative structure of its headquarters and is run by qualified and competent staff.
The flexibility of the program makes the serious student to study at his own pace and enjoy the flexibility of doing ministry, work and studies at the same time. Course work is not complete unless a student has had first hand experience in the mission fields. Therefore, through partnership with several ministries and churches, students take time to do their internships and practicals working with seasoned ministers of the Gospel as well as seasoned theologians in the academia.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEGREES OFFERED
RESEARCH DEGREE PROGRAMS
Theses and dissertations are the focal points of the CMTCS Research Degree programs. For students who feel they have weak writing skills, the CMTCS Writing Protocols class will help them reach a level of necessary proficiency for the program (see information about this class under COURSES). (Also, under special arrangement and at the expense of the student, a tutoring service will be provided for those who request help with their writing.) Thus, a lack of writing skill need not dissuade a student from enrolling in a Research Degree program. The research degree programs are the Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.), Master of Christian Counseling (M.C.C.), Master of Theology (Th.M.), Doctor of Christian Counseling (D.C.C.), and the Doctor of Theology (Th.D.), Doctor of Christian Education (D.C.E), Doctor of Divinity (DD).
MINISTRY DEGREE PROGRAMS
Ministry degrees do not require the writing of a thesis or dissertation. In these degree programs, students simply complete required classes for the degree. However, students may choose to write a thesis or a dissertation if they desire. The CMTCS ministry degree programs include all of the Associate degrees, Bachelor of Ministry degree.
PRAXIS DEGREE PROGRAMS
The word praxis means the practical application of a branch of learning. More and more Christian leaders are recognizing a need for a program of study that is a crossover between the theoretical (research degrees), and the practical (ministry degrees). This is achieved by blending elements of the two styles of degrees. Students typically select classes from both research and practical fields to complete these degrees. The writing of a thesis or a dissertation is encouraged but not required.