Pelagos Training Center exists to develop leaders within the local church, empowered for service in Christ, through the study and application of Scripture.

What is Pelagos?

Pelagos Training Center is a theological school that offers hands-on biblical training for Christians who are seeking to make a deep impact in their home, school, workplace, and community for the glory of God and the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom. The word pelagos is Greek for deep sea. This embodies our desire to train leaders in the depth of God’s Word and service to the world in Jesus name.

Pelagos Training Center is a satellite of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI).  TUMI has offered seminary level courses at affordable prices for over 30 years for indigenous leaders. We, at Pelagos Training Center, are proud to be a part of this great endeavor to advance the Kingdom of Christ through the equipping of leaders for service in their local church and the communities where they live.

Why should someone be interested in biblical education?

The Scriptures are full of references to knowing the truth contained within the biblical text and how by knowing and applying that truth we are transformed. We here at Pelagos Training Center are passionate about teaching sound biblical principles along with practical applications of Scripture, that will not only transform the learner but give them the tools to serve in leadership roles with the communities to advance the Kingdom of God in Christ Jesus. Theological (biblical) education is vitally important in developing strong Christian leaders who influence their world according to God’s Word.

Who can be a part of Pelagos?

Is God calling you? Answer the call to serve God, minister to others and to do so effectively for the glory of God by applying to Pelagos Training Center. If you are a Christian whose heart beats to know God more fully, who is a part of a local church, desires to serve God and those He has called you to more faithfully, you can be a part of Pelagos Training Center. If you are serious about growing in your faith and serving those Christ has called you to, apply today! We eagerly await the opportunity to train, develop and equip you to advance Christ’s Kingdom.

How does this work?

Ready to join us as we train and equip leaders to effectively transform their world through Kingdom service?

  • Click here for an application. Please print and fill out the student application and ask your pastor to complete the pastoral reference form here.

  • Your completed student application and pastoral reference forms can be turned into the Site Coordinator of Pelagos, Pastor Jamaal Watson. You may do this by:

    • scanning and emailing your completed application and pastoral reference form to

    • or mailing it to Mending Place at South City Church, ATTN: Pelagos Training Center, PO Box 16265 Wichita, KS 67216)

  • After receiving your application, we will set up a time to meet with you and see if Pelagos Training Center is a good fit for your theological education needs.

  • Once admitted you can enroll in our next module (class). Classes are 8-weeks long and are held Tuesdays from 7:00-9:30pm at the host church, Mending Place at South City.

  • Tuition is $125 or $130 depending on payment type (includes both student workbook and all textbooks for a particular class) or $75 or $80 depending on payment type (includes only the student workbook) for each module. Registration closes and tuition is due two weeks before the start of class.

  • We use the Capstone Curriculum, a premiere curriculum designed by TUMI, for the training of godly leaders. The benefit of this course of study is the information you learn can be used immediately in your ministry context. It is practical theology that is both thorough and adaptable to any ministry setting.

For more information on The Urban Ministry Institute click here. To learn more about The Capstone Curriculum click here