On Saturday, 12 March 2022, Mukhanyo held its annual graduation ceremony, attended by over sixty students and their guests.
Rev. Shadrack Khumalo gave the formal address, preaching from 1 Corinthians 4:1-5. He emphasised two key phrases: “servants of Christ” and “stewards of the mysteries of God”, reminding us that pastors and other church leaders are servants of God, not captains of a ship or employees of the church. Jesus Christ has called them as He called the apostles, and He will judge them. Yet important and exciting times await them.
In total, 115 students completed their studies successfully, the majority of whom were able to attend the ceremony in KwaMhlanga. Six students graduated with a Bachelor of Theology Honours (BTh Hons degree), and another six graduated with the Bachelor of Theology (BTh degree). All twelve completed their studies at the KwaMhlanga, Pretoria or Johannesburg campuses. Additionally, 37 distance students received their Diploma in Theology and another 53 students their Higher Certificates in Bible Teaching or Church Ministry.
Rev. France Mookisi, who completed the BTh Honours, spoke on behalf of the graduating class this year. He referred to Mukhanyo as “unique and privileged among the institutions which are offering theological studies” and pleaded to students to “study to show yourself approved unto God” (2 Timothy 2:15).
It was another great day in the history of Mukhanyo, the largest graduation to date. More than a thousand students have completed their theological studies at Mukhanyo in the past fifteen years, either full-time at one of the five regional centres or through facilitated learning at one of the many distance centres.