Theological education by its very nature is holistic, requiring the formation of various facets of a student’s life. This means that preparation for ministry cannot happen in isolation within an academic College environment alone. The College exists to aid the ministry of local churches through the provision of training for those who stand at the coalface of ministry. So it could then be said that churches need the College, but indeed it is also very true that the College needs local churches. Local churches are key to providing the College with students for training, while also playing a key role in the student’s spiritual formation and exposure to ministry which builds practical competency throughout the time of the student’s studies. The only way that we can effectively prepare people for ministry is through strategic partnership.
To this end, we wish to invite you and your church to invest in a church-College partnership. This investment may come in a variety of forms, including: a regular and ongoing commitment to praying for the College, its staff, faculty and students; financial support toward student bursaries and capacity development; providing ministry opportunity and mentorship for students studying at the College; and through the active promotion of the College and encouraging those who express ministry potential to pursue theological studies at BTC.
We look toward the future with great expectation that God will work in and through both new and existing church-College partnerships that seek to bring glory and honour to His name.