The BTC curriculum engages these four intercepting circles
and through missions impacts our communities and the nations:

Classical Theology

BTC is a conservative Evangelical Theological Seminary with a strong focus on biblical interpretation. Studies include Systematic and Biblical Theology, Greek, Hebrew and Church History

Devotional Integrity

We care about your spiritual formation and that your relationship with the Lord is growing from strength to strength. Our dedicated lectures and staff journey with each one to develop Christ-like character.

Practical Competency

We believe in preparing believers for practical ministry, offering a robust experiential learning program that aids ministerial formation. We partner with your local church to ensure the best possible practical experience.

Academic Excellence

Our studies are comparable to the best in the world and are accredited by the Council on Higher Education so that you can be assured of the highest standards available.

Why study at BTC?

INTRODUCTION

BTC Undergraduate courses are available through contact and distance learning.  Most courses offered at BTC can be taken as individual courses, allowing learners to pursue a particular area of interest. For these studies a certification of studies will be issued on request.

For distance learning, we recommend a period of 2+ years for the Higher Certificate in Ministry; 6+ years for the Bachelor of Biblical Studies and 8+ years for the (Postgraduate) Bachelor of Theology

THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN MINISTRY DEGREE

is designed for Christians wishing to equip themselves in a specific area of Christian ministry; namely in pastoral studies.

Prospective full-time learners should note that there is a possibility that subjects may clash on the timetable. In such an instance, some subjects may need to be done on a distance-learning basis.

Entrance Qualification:

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

FIRST SEMESTER SUBJECTS

  • Biblical Literacy
  • Biblical Overview
  • Introduction to Homiletics
  • Personal Spiritual Development
  • Cross-Cultural Engagement
  • Bible Read
  • Youth and Family Ministry

SECOND SEMESTER SUBJECTS

  • Introduction to Christian Doctrine
  • Contemporary Ecclesiology
  • Personal Spiritual Development
  • Introduction to Spiritual Direction
  • Church Ministry

THE BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES DEGREE
is a three year degree designed for Christians wishing to equip themselves in a specific area of Christian ministry; namely in biblical studies.

Entrance Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent, as well as the Certificate in Ministry degree or equivalent.

Graduation Requirements: Thirty subjects/360 credits total

FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS

  • The Synoptic Gospels and Acts
  • The Pentateuch
  • Overview of Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Biblical Languages and Culture
  • Introduction to Missiology and Church Planting
  • Basic Tolls for Apologetics, Christian Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Hermeneutics
  • Homiletics
  • Youth Ministry
  • Theological Research and Writing Skills
  • Biblical and Church Residency

SECOND YEAR SUBJECTS

  • The Pauling Writings
  • The Prophets
  • Revelation and God
  • Humanity, Sin and Christ
  • Biblical Greek or Textual Analysis of the New Testament
  • Apologetis and Techniques for Evangelism
  • Cultural Anthropology and Developing your Missional IQ
  • Pastoral Apologetics and Biblical Worldview
  • Spiritual Development
  • Youth in Crisis
  • Children’s Ministry and Childhood Development
  • Early Church History
  • Later Church History
  • Biblical and Church Residency

THIRD YEAR SUBJECTS

  • The Johannine and General Writings
  • The Writings
  • Salvation, the Holy Spirit and the Church
  • Eschatology and Theological Models
  • Biblical Hebrew or Textual Analysis of the Old Testament
  • World Religions and Marginal Peoples
  • Methods, Strategies and Global issue sin Reaching People
  • Theology and Practise of Worship
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Teenage Ministry and Development Theology
  • Young Adults and Singles Ministry
  • Baptist Principles
  • SA Baptist Ethos
  • Biblical and Church Residency

THE BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY DEGREE

 is the premier program of the College, designed to further train Christians in the areas of church ministry, cross-cultural missions and youth ministry. There are no points of graduation until the completion of the entire four year. Students who complete the Bachelor of Biblical Studies or any of our Higher Certificate Programme may articulate into the Bachelor of Theology degree through credit and articulation, but loss of credits will apply.

FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS

  • The Synoptic Gospels and Acts
  • The Pentateuch
  • Overview of Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Biblical Languages and Culture
  • Introduction to Missiology and Church Planting
  • Basic Tolls for Apologetics, Christian Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Hermeneutics
  • Homiletics
  • Youth Ministry
  • Theological Research and Writing Skills
  • Biblical and Church Residency

SECOND YEAR SUBJECTS

  • The Pauling Writings
  • The Prophets
  • Revelation and God
  • Humanity, Sin and Christ
  • Biblical Greek or Textual Analysis of the New Testament
  • Apologetis and Techniques for Evangelism
  • Cultural Anthropology and Developing your Missional IQ
  • Pastoral Apologetics and Biblical Worldview
  • Spiritual Development
  • Youth in Crisis
  • Children’s Ministry and Childhood Development
  • Early Church History
  • Later Church History
  • Biblical and Church Residency

THIRD YEAR SUBJECTS

  • The Johannine and General Writings
  • The Writings
  • Salvation, the Holy Spirit and the Church
  • Eschatology and Theological Models
  • Biblical Hebrew or Textual Analysis of the Old Testament
  • World Religions and Marginal Peoples
  • Methods, Strategies and Global issue sin Reaching People
  • Theology and Practise of Worship
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Teenage Ministry and Development Theology
  • Young Adults and Singles Ministry
  • Baptist Principles
  • SA Baptist Ethos
  • Biblical and Church Residency

FOURTH YEAR SUBJECTS

  • The Johannine and General Writings
  • The Writings
  • Eschatology and Theological Models
  • Christian Theological Ethics
  • Biblical Hebrew & Biblical Greek
  • Mission Skill 1 & 2
  • Pastoral Care
  • Church Ministry
  • Youth Ministry in Age Group Context
  • Youth Ministry in Social Context
  • Specialized and Ministry Research
  • Biblical and Church Residency

Pastoral

Pastoral

The primary role of the pastor/shepherd is an important aspect of BTC’s training; strong pastors lead to strong churches.

Missions

Missions

Missions is the essence of the church, and is a central theme in the Bible that changes the scorecard for ministry.

Youth

Youth

BTC offers cutting-edge training for youth pastors that will equip them with the necessary tools for their ministry to the next generation.

Languages

Languages

BTC offers the study of biblical languages in order to understand God’s message to the world in ever-increasing degree