Christian Leaders Training College

Christian Leaders Training College


The Christian Leaders' Training College (CLTC) is an international Bible college. Their bebsite can be found at



CLTC is located near the township of Banz, in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. The nearest major city is Mount Hagen, which is 60 minutes' drive from CLTC, mostly on sealed road. A major medical centre is located approximately 15 minutes drive away, at Kudjip.

CLTC is located next to the Sigri coffee and Bunem-Wo tea plantations, which are renowned for producing some of the best quality tea and coffee in Papua New Guinea.

CLTC also has satellite centres in Port Moresby and Lae, Papua New Guinea's two largest cities.


CLTC is an interdenominational residential bible college, a member of the South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges and the Melanesian Association of Theological Schools. It was established in 1964 and offers theological study at up to a Bachelor Level. Study at a lower level is possible through distance education, an impressive feat given the difficulties involved due to remoteness of many of the students.


Most students reside on the compound, which has a population of approximately 500. Many of the residents of CLTC are involved in agricultural support programmes, which help to support the students financially during their study. CLTC operates a Hatchery which provides day old chickens for the local markets, abattoir and market gardens.The laying section also provides table eggs that are sold throughout the provinces. Previously it also operated a dairy, but this was shut down for commercial reasons in the 1990s and converted to the abattoir.

The Campus also contains its own corner store and medical clinic that services the college and local communities. The theological library of approximately 30,000 books is one of the largest in Papua New Guinea.

CLTC's faculty includes both Nationally and Internationally trained theological lecturers. Its students are drawn from across the South Pacific, including Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Courses offered

CLTC offers the following courses accredited by the Melanesian Association of Theological Schools:

  • Diploma of Theology - 4 Years, internal study
  • Diploma of Missions - 4 years, internal study
  • Bachelor of Theology - 5 years, internal study

Entry requirements for the above programmes include education up to Grade 12 or equivalent.

CLTC also offers Graduate Refresher Courses and Pastoral courses, and Theological Education by Extension (TEE), a distance programme at Certificate Level.