SPIRITUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO ANY PROGRAM
WACCM does not compromise on the seriousness of the spiritual life of the applicants for training. So , the admission requirements for all programs necessary include considerations of one’s integrity and spiritual maturity as well as one’s compatibility, acceptance and dedication to the statements of faith of the college.
The applicant must genuinely testify to their personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. This is very crucial for anyone who wants to serve the Lord. He/she must demonstrate to the satisfaction meet the admissions committee in its judgment, that his/her integrity and spiritual institution such as WACCM. It is also required of the applicant to submit a letter of recommendation from his/ her church leader before his admission can be processed.
LEVELS OF ADMISSION
1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
West African College for Christian Mission (WACCM) is a missionary training institution established for teaching mission and Bible related courses. It is a body of indigenous missionary institution with the ultimate aim of initiating and perfecting a practical training ground for missionaries to West Africa in particular and Africa in general. It serves also as a research center for non-Africans. Its focus is to cover the entire West African countries and carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the un-reached parts of the continent and the world at large.
What is today known as ̔ ̔West African College for Christian Mission inc., ̓ ̓ is dated back to 1979 when Revd. Dr. C .I. Ohiku received from God the call to the great commission ̓̓ “Go ye therefore and teach all nations….” (Matthew 28:19). Since the command to Go is directed to the whole church, he took the challenge with the college which commenced lecture on the 12th of January, 1995 with absolute faith in God’s ability to promote growth in all Christian Ministries. This challenge is based on personal conviction that the gospel of our lord should be taken to the rural areas across the globe.
He was told to consider how white men came all the way from Ireland with the gospel to Nigeria and as far as Calabar, but here we are today in Nigeria and west African rural areas are still being un-evangelized but still groping in darkness of ignorance, cosmetic, and artificial gospel and christopageinistic approach to the true gospel which was once delivered to the saint.
Statistics has shown that the seminaries are training men for the citywide crusade. Hence, the birth of West African College for Christian Mission to search for the lost sheep, and the lost coin “until we find it”.
Christian missions have been neglected and forgotten and many Christians are into what we may call show business. The question we all need to answer is what is the fate of the orphans, the prisoners, those in the hospital and the Vulnerable? (Matthew 25:31-46).
PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE
West African College for Christian Missions is a specialized International, Interdenominational College for training and formation of missionaries across West African countries to invade the rest of Africa and the World at large with the mission alternative which will enable scholars and missionaries checkmate the heresies of this age.
Founded in 1995, the missionary Institution is a distinctive educational ministry destined by God to set a standard of excellence in our spiritual academics.
The founder of WACCM believe that the call to ministry is a call for adequate preparation and we should not fail in our duty to educate the whole world that Biblical and Theological studies are foundational towards the growth and the maturing of every Christian especially those who are called into the mission field.
WACCM is to broaden your knowledge, views, speculations, opinions and talents vis-à-vis the scriptures as you have efforts to solidify your relationship with God. It is also aware that accomplished individuals with well informed and inflexible minds require an educational structure that is designed exclusively for practicing men and women of God.
To meet the demands and challenge of this present generation, especially in the hospital, prison, the vulnerable, and the rural populace missionaries need to be more prepared than ever. Courses for missionaries in the WACCM Curriculum are therefore geared towards allowing the following:
To sharpen and enhance the existing missionary skills by strengthening areas of weakness and expanding the students thinking horizons in areas concerning the core aim of the College tagged H.O.P.E.
To create immediate integration of new learning for church planting through the distinctive at –a- distance structure programme.
MISSION STATEMENT OF WACCM
West African College for Christian Missions is a Christian Missionary educational/ Institution with the ultimate aim of preparing men for TOTAL evangelism and humanitarian services within the context of Christian values, with emphasis on higher academic standards, practical application and spiritual development.
As a mission oriented college, WACCM goals are two folds:
a. To encourage each student grow and mature in Jesus Christ.
b. To motivate and equip missionaries to serve God as full time minister with
Secular careers in rural areas, vocational and social work.
To meet these goals WACCM has instituted a comprehensive palace of studies from Certificate to Diploma programme which are designed to give students firm Biblical foundation towards missions and promote a Christian attitude in all facets of the students’ lives.
This course of study is designed to influence their view points of the world and produce the attribute knowledge and skills stated in the following objectives.
In order to ascertain their cognitive development, the students will be expected. To demonstrate a commitment to doctrinal integrity, the fundamental of faith, world evangelism and missions.
To demonstrate the intellectual capacities needed to think, evaluate research and solve real problem in contemporary ministry and life.
To effectively use the tools and skills necessary for indept study of the Bible and its integration with other disciplines.
In order to encourage effective development, student will be expected.
To have a servant attitude that facilitates leadership and team building in mission field.
To be committed to excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency in ministry.
To be committed to applying scriptural teaching to the issues of life and society.
In order to gain confidence in ministry skills the student will be expected:
To have the ability to independently pursue questions and issues arising from Biblical and missionary research.
To demonstrate proficiency in using sound hermeneutical principles for Bible exposition in preaching and teaching.
To demonstrate leadership skills in guiding a group, discussing an issue, establishing a programme and motivating others.
In order to promote their spiritual growth and development, students will be encouraged.
To develop a growing relationship with God which is demonstrated in love for him and the word, a meaningful devotional life, and by manifesting the fruit of the spirit in daily living.
To submit to the Lord Jesus Christ and demonstrate and demonstrate a willingness to know and do his will consistently.
To obey the great commission by becoming involved in witnessing the mission through word and deed.
To nurture a consistent work in the spirit distinguished by obedience to scripture, moral integrity, self discipline faith and victory.
To develop mental discipline and effective study/ work habit.
Our admission policy is based purely on evidences that the applicant possesses the qualities needed for satisfactory achievements in terms of academic foundation, Christian character, spiritual goals, purpose and vision. However, the satisfaction of the Academic Board requirement policy is essential e.g. GCE/WASC/SSCE/OND/ or Certificate from a recognized Bible College. Ability to speak any West African Language (Lingual Franca) will be an added advantage for university graduates.
Candidates for any level of course intended for study are to:
Obtain an Application From (from the Registrar’s office)
Pay a non-refundable application fee as may be determined from time to
Obtain an official transcript sent directly from all College, Universities, and
other institutions of higher learning previously attended to WACCM
Submit a handwritten personal statement of educational and spiritual goals
Pass WACCM qualifying examination and interview.
Submit a letter of recommendation from his/her Christian Leader.
Please note that the above items must be received in the office of Registrar-
General at least 21 days prior to the semester on which the applicant plans
Upon receipt of the application form, the WACCM admission committee reviews it to determine that they meet all minimum requirements for admission. Students are notified by letter of the decision of the admission committee, shortly after all application materials have been received.