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The application and admission process is now completely online and requires that you have created a profile. The application form linked to your profile enables you to keep saving any data provided until you are ready for final submission. Before you submit your completed application, take a few moments to ensure that you have filled all required fields. The detailed application form shows the components that are mandatory and which are optional.

The following steps serve as a guide to helping you complete your application process:

  • Create an account by clicking on the create an account button
  • Fill in the required information on the account opening form and submit
  • Check your email inbox or spam folder for your login details
  • Go back to the Ekklesia home page and click on sign in
  • Once you are signed in, you can apply by clicking the apply now button on the home page or in the admissions tab
  • Select a program of choice i.e, calendar-based or self-paced. You can read what we offer for more details.
  • Fill in all the required information on the form
  • Click save draft if you want to continue your application at a later time
  • Your un-submitted application can be accessed from the registration page
  • Submit your application if you are done
  • Your application will be reviewed and a decision will be sent to you via email

Application Fee

Payment of a non-refundable application fee of N5,000.00 (Five Thousand Naira) only is required. Payment can be made directly into Ekklesia’s Bank Account (details below) or online. Kindly submit your proof of payment — a Bank deposit slip or receipt printed online with your application form.

Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank

Account Name: The Carpenter’s Church Ekklesia

Account #: 0113068653

Upload of Personal Picture

You are required to upload a personal passport-sized picture as part of your application.


Copies of your educational qualifications should be included with your application.

Short Answers to Application Essay Questions

There are short essay questions to be answered as part of the application process. Please write your answers clearly or type your responses.

One Page Testimony

Your personal testimony should be neatly written out in your handwriting and should be between 400-500 words. Content, grammar and presentation should be your best. It is important to include your salvation experience, your current commitment to God including describing your service in your current church, and why you desire to attend Ekklesia: School of Local Church.


We require 3 referrals: Personal Referral, Professional Referral and Pastoral Referral. The email addresses of these referees would be required so they can be sent a link to the reference forms. Be sure to follow through with your referees and ensure they have completed and submitted the form. Your application cannot be processed without all three references. You would not be able to see the filled forms or to discuss them with your referees.

Interview Appointment

This is only necessary for candidates who are applying for the clergy path. An interview will only be conducted for candidates on the laity path if the Admission Board deems it necessary. The School will contact applicants and schedule an interview appointment with them.

Optional Components

CV and Resume

If you have a presentable curriculum vitae or résumé you may include it in your application submission.

Personal Works

If you have any original personal works such as literary work, Biblical expository, topical presentations or musical composition, you may include it in your application submission.

Financial Aid Request Form

Financial aid is only open to applicants on the clergy path. Applicants who think they may have challenges meeting up with the financial obligations may fill this form to make a case for financial aid. Financial aid requests may be turned down, may result in varying discounts on the tuition and book fees, or may result in a complete tuition and book scholarship. Applicants are advised not to make spurious applications for financial aid.

Send Completed Forms to:

Office of Admissions
Ekklesia: School of Local Church
The Carpenter’s Ministry, Greenville
P.O. Box 8094
Port Harcourt.