On the first of June 1999, the “Northern Christian Training Centre” commenced classes in a church hall in Labasa, Fiji. At that time there was no land or buildings, only a God-given vision of great things to come.
Today, NCTC is a growing training centre led by Marion Male from Australia, who is the founder of NCTC and a proud Fiji citizen, and a dedicated team of teachers and staff members.
To educate, train and equip students to their full potential, therefore enhancing their employment and ministry opportunities.
To develop our student’s Christian character so they can live their lives with excellence and self-sufficiency.
NCTC is a training institution for all people of the South Pacific, so they can be educated and equipped with skills and then return home to take root and bear much fruit, as does the coconut tree*, and then bring healing to the nations. Revelation 22:2
*The coconut tree is a symbol of the South Pacific, and NCTC is in this region of the world. It is also known as a fruitful tree and whenever the fruit falls into a stream, river or the sea, it floats and travels in the flow of the water until it reaches land. In this new location it then takes root and grows, thereby producing more fruit, and on and on the process goes.
This is our vision for the Northern Christian Training Centre, that this Centre will be a place where students will come and be fully equipped. Then they will go in the stream of God and take root, and in turn bring forth much fruit as the process continues. It is exciting to note that the coconut tree flowers and bears fruit each month, as with the tree of life in the book of Revelation.
Our vision is that through NCTC, God will bring healing to the nations.
Revelation 22:2 “In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, there was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” NKJ
The bird shown on the logo is a dove, which is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. We believe it is the Holy Spirit who has conceived this Training Centre and is hovering over NCTC as it fulfills the vision.
Psalm 1:3 “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” NKJ