The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) Training and Capacity Building Programme (TCBP) organized and implemented training from January 10-13, 2023 for Hawassa EGST partners. The overall objective of the TCBP is to build the ministerial capacity of church ministers and leaders on identified gaps and needs with practical knowledge and skills for improved ministerial implementation. A total of 42 people, representing nine denominations, participated the training. Participants were ordained local church pastors and priests. Among these only one participant was female. The theme of the training was ‘Defending the Faith through Sound Christian Doctrine and Teaching.’ The training was organized based on the practical needs of partners which were identified through consultation with representatives from Kale Hewot Central South Ketena, Mekane Yesus Central South Synod and Hawassa Evangelical Churches Fellowship.