Gujranwala Theological Seminary
About Our Partner
The Presbyterian Church of Pakistan (PCP)
The Rev. Nosheen Khan is not only the first woman to lead the seminary as its principal; she is also the first woman to be ordained as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan. The seminary currently has 79 students, 20 of whom are women. Khan has inherited a strategic institution that comes with a hefty challenge: a 20-acre campus whose buildings, technology, and grounds are badly in need of updates and repairs. In 2016 Outreach helped the school with addressing government-mandated security measures.
The seminary plays a vital role in preparing leaders for the church but struggles to fund its budget. This year Outreach will help rehabilitate some student housing – which will allow the school to admit more students. Housing for faculty is also needed. This would allow the seminary to add the faculty that they need to provide the comprehensive academic curriculum they desire to offer to the students.
Established in 1877, Gujranwala Theological Seminary prepares brave young men and women for ministry in some of the 300 (mostly village) congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Pakistan – a country which ranks #6 on the Persecuted Church Watch List.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 to support seminary operations as they train new leaders in a strategic mission field.