Petra College

Petra College for Children's Ministry (Petra College)

Petra College for Children's Ministry (Petra College) is an interdenominational  Christian training college with a mission to help establish effective children's ministries in every church and nation through: Leadership training, Strategic  partnerships and Relevant material.

The college serves churches, as well as mission and training organizations by equipping Christian leaders for their walk/ministry with children. Petra College emphasises training in skills and techniques and can thus avoid doctrinal differences  between denominations. Another central element of all training at Petra College  is the principle of multiplication which means that students are also equipped  for training others, who in turn can train yet others (2 Tim. 2:2).

A mentor/tutor system guards the quality of the training that can be done residential  or by tutor-guided correspondence course. Petra College was formerly known as Children's Evangelist Training Institute (CET).

Since the founding of CET in 1989, more than 3 000 people have done one of Petra College's many training programs. Former students serve under many churches  and missions agencies in 36 countries worldwide. Petra College is thus involved  in networks and partnerships that would like to reach and disciple children with  the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Principal is Dr. Johannes Malherbe.

Contact Person: Rev. Fanie Richter: Head International Partnership Services


  • Petra College for Children's Ministry,
  • Private Bag X9906,
  • White River, Mpumalanga
  • 1240,
  • South Africa.

Tel: (+27 +13) 751-1166 or (+27+13) 751-1167 or: (+27 +13) 750-1575.
Fax: (+27 +13) 750-0906.