Pulse ​Short Courses

The PULSE programmes represent the Cape Town Baptist Seminary’s attempt at taking Theological Education to the local Church. Pulse Programmes are offered on Campus at no or very minimal Tuition Fee to individuals who wish to be developed in their comprehension of basic Christian Doctrine and the fundamentals of Christian Ministry. Alternatively this course can be offered from any local Church where a CTBS approved tutor with the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree facilitates the Pulse programme. Pulse has three programme formats.

Pulse 1
This pre-tertiary programme consists of standalone seminars that run over 7 weeks. Upon successful completion the student receives a Certificate of Attendance.

The Seminars offered include:

  • Basic Toolbox for Children's Ministry
  • Counselling in Children's Ministry
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry (BYSA Curriculum)
  • Church Treasurer's Short Course
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Deacons' Short Course
  • Practical Church Administration 
Pulse 2
This pre-tertiary programme consists of 10 modules over a 12 month period after which candidates receive a certificate of completion in the Short Course in Christian Work and a record of study. This programme is aimed at laying a foundation for Christians interested in Christian Service within the local Church context.

The Subjects offered include:

  • Old Testament Survey Part I
  • Old Testament Survey Part II
  • New Testament Survey Part I
  • New Testament Survey Part II
  • New Testament Background
  • Doctrine (Foundations of Faith)
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Baptist Principles
  • Christian worship
Pulse 3
This pre-tertiary programme consists of 20 modules over a 24 month period after which candidates receive a certificate of completion in the Short Course in Pastoral Ministry and a record of study. This programme is aimed individuals who feel called to Christian Ministry but do not meet the minimum requirements for entrance into Higher Education.

Individuals who do not meet the minimum requirements for entrance into Higher Education or persons who fail to meet the academic demands of Higher Education may be directed to this programme at the discretion of the CTBS Faculty. An individual who completes this programme and wishes to continue to Higher Education programmes may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) while no credits may be awarded toward a Higher Education Qualification but will assist as part of the admission process.

The Subjects offered include:

  • Old Testament Survey Part I
  • Old Testament Survey Part II
  • New Testament Survey Part I
  • New Testament Survey Part II
  • New Testament Background
  • Doctrine (Foundations of Faith)
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Baptist Principles
  • Christian worship
  • Hermeneutics
  • Homiletics I
  • Homiletics II
  • Old Testament Exegesis
  • New Testament Exegesis
  • Christian Worship
  • Pastoral Care
  • Church Administration
  • Ethics
  • Stewardship
  • Evangelism
  • Missions
  • Church History

Pulse Fees
Registration
The registration / administration cost is as follows:

  • R200 Per Module        (Pulse off Campus)
  • R310 Per Module        (Pulse on Campus)

Handbooks
Handbooks are prices as follows:

  • R140 Per Evangel Handbook
  • R200 Per Carib Handbook

Note the following:

  1. Handbooks requiring postage will attract an additional R10 per handbook.
  2. The price of handbooks is determined by printing costs.
  3. Certain modules require more than one handbook.

Tuition
There is no tuition cost attached to this the Pulse Programme either on or off campus.

Applicants from Pulse Partner Churches are exempt from any registration cost on or off Campus. To find out more about pulse and the potential it has for the discipleship of Christians in your local Church please contact:

Director of Pulse and On-line Learning
Rev Vernon Williams
extdir@ctbs.org.za
+27 21 637 9020