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Expressing out absolute commitment to Expository preaching that is evangelical, applied and relevant.


Through Interntional mentoring of a Godly character in the leaders.


By practical development of pastoral and community transformation skills.


G1We are a South African Baptist Theological Training Institution globally connected and contextually engaged with a mission to train Christian leaders to transform lives and 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 in Africa.

Cape Town Baptist Seminary (CTBS) understands the everchanging realities and pressures placed upon Christian leaders and therefore appreciates the need to train our students for future work that meets these challenges. The digital world and socio-political realities in South Africa are lifting and changing the theological expectations of ministry training which require adaptation. Technological advances, ministry and societal needs are transforming the theological landscape as well as the church, thus requiring flexibility of the programme to do training for ministry while in ministry.

CTBS understands the need for innovation in learning, teaching and content in programmes are needed now, more than ever before. The challenges for church and society are more interconnected, thus requiring interdisciplinary responses. 



Cape Town Baptist Seminary Open Days are a great opportunity to meet the Faculty, Staff and Fellow Students. It also allows you to familiarise yourself with the facilities that are available to more than just Registered Students of the Institution. The Cape Town Baptist Seminary Library is an impressive Christian Resource to local Pastors and Churches with near 40 000 curated phyisical records. Contact the Registrar by clicking the image below for more information. 


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In addition we would like to announce that Cape Town Baptist Seminary has developed an Online Short Course in COVID-19 Grief Care in order to serve communities by raising capacity within Churches for effective Recognition and Response to Grief, Compound Grief and Compassion Fatigue during this pandemic. 

This Short Course is intended for all since the scale of the COVID-19 impact has proven that the work of caring for the grieving during this pandemic cannot be left to Church Leaders alone. Should you or your Church be interested, please contact the Seminary or click the image below to email us directly. 


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About Us

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.

Cape Town Baptist Seminary was previously known as The Baptist Theological College of South Africa, Cape Town. The name change took place in September 2001.

How To Find Us

Physical Address:
52 - 64 Tarentaal Road,
Bridgetown 7764,
Cape Town, South Africa

Postal Address:
PO Box 38473,
Gatesville 7766

Tel: +27 21 637 9020.
Fax: 086 435 3267

GPS Co-Ordinates
-33 57 15.470,+18 32 05.180


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This Seminary offers tuition on a full-time, part-time and distance-learning basis. Students may specialize in Pastoral Ministry, Missions, Youth Ministry or Children's Ministry. The Seminary offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in cooperation with the University of Pretoria and is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution as reflected on certificate No 2000/HE08/005