THE IMPORTANCE OF CHURCH-COLLEGE PARTNERSHIPS

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.

OUR PARTNER CHURCHES

The following churches are classified as partner churches as they make contributions to the College of finances or gifts in kind. Anyone who is part of the congregation of these churches get a 15% discount on their course fees. Affiliation to the congregation is verified either by way of a church membership certificate or a letter from the church’s pastor.

Beacon Bay Baptist Church
Benoni Baptist Church
Berea Baptist Church (Hillbrow)
Bethany Baptist Church
Brackendowns Baptist Church
Brakpan Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church (Pretoria)
Dundee Baptist Church
Eastside Community Church (Pretoria)
Edenvale Baptist Church
First City Baptist Church
Florida Baptist Church
Glenwood Baptist Church (Bulwer Road)

Grace Baptist Church (Kempton Park)
Honeyridge Baptist Church
Horizon Baptist Church
Margate Baptist Church
Nompendulo Baptist Church
Northcliff Union Church
Pietermaritzburg Baptist Church
Pinetown Baptist Church
Randburg Baptist Church
Real Vision Baptist Church
Ridgecrest Family Church
Riverside Community Church
Rosebank Union Church

Rosettenville Baptist Church
Rustenburg Baptist Church
Scottsville Baptist Church
Secunda Baptist Church
Southdale Baptist Church
Still Bay Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church (Port Elizabeth)
Uitenhage Baptist Church
Victoria Park Baptist Church
Waterkloof Baptist Church
Wilro Park Baptist Church
Word of Life Family Church (Vereeniging)

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our partner churches for their generous support of the College.

BECOME A PARTNER CHURCH

We invite any church interested in partnering with us to contact the Registrar to receive more information. Partner churches that make a monthly commitment to the College benefit from special discounted rates for students who choose to study at the College and who are affiliated to those churches.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Rev. Michael du Toit

Registrar

registrar@btc.co.za

011 886 0421