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CTBS VISION

Training Christian Leaders to Transform Society Biblically

Cape Town Baptist Seminary is a South African Baptist Theological Training Institution globally connected and contextually engaged with a mission to train Christian leaders to transform society biblically. Our training is ministry and mission-focused with research that is critical and adventurous of our faith tradition. We train our students to be professional, confident, courageous, transformational servant leaders who respond to the church's challenges and society in Africa.

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Accreditation

Studying at CTBS provides the assurance of an internationally recognised standard of theological training that is accredited by the Council on Higher Education and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

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Programmes

CTBS programmes are designed to develop the core competencies necessary for leadership that Leads like Jesus, Leads for Jesus, and Leads to Jesus. Programmes are academically rigorous, spiritually developmental, and contextually relevant.

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Admission

CTBS programmes are designed to develop the core competencies necessary for leadership that Leads like Jesus, Leads for Jesus, and Leads to Jesus. Programmes are academically rigorous, spiritually developmental, and contextually relevant.

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Fees

As an institution, we are alert to the socio economic realities facing the majority of South African, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID19 Pandemic aconomic impact. While theological training is not cheap, we endeavour to make our theological training as affordable as possible.

Why Study Theology?

Theology defined correctly means the study of the revelation of God as recorded for us in Scripture.

K. Nürnberger,  a South African theologian, states that theology is the quest of believers to understand what they believe. Jesus command to love God with all of our heart, with our soul and mind (Matt 22:37). Thus to love God entirely is to use also our minds.

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Why Study at CTBS?

48 Years in Experience

Training for wholelistic skill development

Qualified Academics

Accreditation

Student Diversity

Institution of Quality

Alumni with Global Impact

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Pulse Program

The PULSE Short Course Programmes represent the Cape Town Baptist Seminary’s attempt at taking Theological Training to the local Church. Pulse Short Course Programmes are offered with nominal tuition fees to individuals who wish to be developed in their comprehension of basic Christian Doctrine and the fundamentals of Christian Ministry. Pulse has three programme formats.

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Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry has been designed to provide a broad theoretical foundation and exposure to skills necessary for rigorous engagement in the respective study field and the relevant work environment. The Bachelor of Theology prepares persons for the Cognitive, Emotional, Psychological, Spiritual, demands of Christian Leadership within the Southern African / African Context.

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Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology Degree has been designed to provide a broad theoretical foundation and exposure to skills necessary for rigorous engagement in the respective study field and the relevant work environment. The Bachelor of Theology prepares persons for the Cognitive, Emotional, Psychological, Spiritual, and Skills demands of Christian Leadership within the Southern African / African Context.

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Master of Theology

The Master of Theology is offered by the University of Pretoria and is supported by the Cape Town Baptist Seminary through a cooperative partnership. This programme is supported Administratively and Academically by the Seminary in order to ensure student success in the respective programme.

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree is offered by the University of Pretoria and is supported by the Cape Town Baptist Seminary through a cooperative partnership. This programme is supported Administratively and Academically by the Seminary in order to ensure student success in the respective programme.

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​Dr Chris W. Parnell and Rev Arthur Volker at the premises of the Baptist Theological College Cape Town in Brand Street, Athlone before moving to the Institutions’ present facility in 1979.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CTBS

As far back as 1954, discussions began within Baptist churches in the Western Cape and within the Baptist Union of South Africa for a theological college to be established to meet the needs of churches in the Western Cape.

After much investigation and debate, the 1972 Baptist Union Assembly, meeting at King William's Town, approved a motion that a Western Province branch of the Baptist Theological College of South Africa, be established in Cape Town, which would admit students of all races.​