Undergraduate Studies

The main academic programme of BTC aimed at providing comprehensive and up-to-date theological and practical training.

Diploma in Theology

This programme is designed to train Christians in the areas of church ministry, cross-cultural missions and youth ministry.

Matriculation or equivalent. Applicants with less than a matriculation will be considered on merit.

Thirty courses / 360 credits total.

Certificate in Theology plus…

Compulsory (2nd Level)

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BBS 215: Synoptic Gospels and Acts BBS 225: The Pentateuch
BST 225: Revelation and God
BCH 215: Earlier Christian History BCH 225: Later Christian History
BPM 215: Rural Ministry Exposure

Electives (2nd Level)

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BGK 215: Greek 1 BGK 225: Greek 2
BMS 215: Christian Evangelism & Apologetics BMS 225: Multi-Cultural Skills
BPS 215:   Spiritual Development
BYS 225: Youth in Crisis

Compulsory (3rd Level)

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BBS 315: The Pauline Writings BBS 325: The Prophets
BST 315: Humanity, Sin and Christ BST 325: Salvation, the Holy Spirit and the Church
BPM 315: Urban Ministry Exposure

Electives (3rd Level)

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BGK 315: Greek 3 BHB 325: Hebrew 1
BMS 315: World Religions BMS 325: Methods, Strategies and Issues
BPS 315: Christian Worship BPS 325: Spiritual Direction
BYS 315: Building Youth BYS 325: Equipping the Youthworker
BBP 315: Baptist Principles BBP 325: Baptist Ethos

Certificate in Ministry

A programme designed for Christians wishing to equip themselves in a specific area of Christian ministry; namely, church ministry, cross-cultural missions, or youth ministry. This certificate is primarily for individuals who have done other training, and who are looking for a specific focus.

Matriculation or equivalent. Applicants with less than a matriculation will be considered on merit.

Ten courses / 120 credits total.

Compulsory

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BBS 115: Understanding the Bible BST 125: Christian Doctrine

Focus 1 - Counselling

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BPM 115: Practical Exposure Week BBS 125: Bible Overview
BPS 215: Spiritual Development BPS 125: Church Life
BPS 415: Spiritual & Pastoral Care BPS 325: Spiritual Direction
BSR 415: Specialized Research BST 425: Christian Theological Ethics

Focus 2 - Missions

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BMS 115: World Mission BMS 125: Mission Sending
BMS 215: Christian Evangelism & Apologetics BMS 225: Multi-Cultural Skills
BMS 315: World Religions BMS 325: Methods, Strategies and Issues
BMS 415: Mission Skills 1 BMS 425: Mission Skills 2

Focus 3 - Pastoral

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BPS 115: Gospel Communication BPS 125: Church Life
BPS 215: Spiritual Development
BPS 315: Christian Worship BPS 325: Spiritual Direction
BPS 415: Spiritual & Pastoral Care BPS 425: Church Ministry
Plus one of the two below…
BPM 115: Bible Read BMS 225: Multi-Cultural Skills

Focus 4 - Youth

First Semester Courses
(January to June)
Second Semester Courses
(July to November)
BYS 115: Youth Ministry BYS 125: Christian Leadership
BYS 225: Youth in Crisis
BYS 315: Building Youth BYS 325: Equipping the Youthworker
BYS 415: Youth Ministry in Age Group Context BYS 425: Youth Ministry in Social Context
Plus one of the two below…
BPM 415: Ministry Track Exposure BMS 225: Multi-Cultural Skills

Certificate in Theology

A programme designed to give Christians an introduction to the various theological disciplines and ministry skills, the Certificate is the first step towards the Diploma in Theology.

Matriculation or equivalent. Applicants with less than a matriculation will be considered on merit.

Ten courses / 120 credits total.

Compulsory

BBS 115: Understanding the Bible BBS 125: Bible Overview
BST 125: Christian Doctrine
BMS 115: World Mission BMS 125: Mission Sending
BPS 115: Gospel Communication BPS 125: Church Life
BYS 115: Youth Ministry BYS 125: Christian Leadership
BPM 115: Bible Read

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Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa is an Association incorporated under section 21 Reg. No. 2003/019542/08 BTC is registered with the Department of Education as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997.Registration Certificate N0 2000/HE08/004.

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