Transforming lives and Society

Training the Head

Expressing our absolute commitment

to Expository preaching that is evangelical

applied and Relevant

Transforming lives and Society

Training the Heart

Through Intentional mentoring of a

Godly character in the leaders.

Transforming lives and Society

Training the Hands

By practical development of pastoral and

community transformation skills.

From the Principals Desk

Linzay Rinquest







For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever. Praise the Lord. Psalm 117:2 NIV

Back to the Future! 

Last year we officially celebrated 40 years of ministry as a Seminary! We were able to give thanks to the Lord for his many blessings in allowing us to be part of the ministry of theological education. 

Various events assisted in helping us to look back and to recognize the many people, pivotal events as well as processes that have made us to be what we are today. This looking back, with a deep awareness of current trends and challenges has provided us with a foundation to look to the future, because while the Lord still tarries there is much to do!

There is no doubt that we are living in a fast changing world where even five year plans are deemed too long-term to deal with the rapid changes many of which are posing significant challenges for the future of theological education. So while we look back we always need to anticipate the future on the basis of past experience but not get stuck in the past. This report is thus only a brief look into our recent past, but more so an anticipation of the short to long-term future that involves new people, new programmes and new possibilities.

For the next year we will be focusing on the relaunch of our external studies program (PULSE) and seek to expand basic theological education into more accessible theological education up to a degree level. This will take a great deal of time and resources and we will continue to rely on our prayer and financial supporters in partnership with us as we take the next steps into the future.

Blessings in Christ

Dr Linzay Rinquest

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Why Choose Us?

The Cape Town Baptist Seminary has been equipping students for service in the ministry for over 40 years. Seeking to fulfil the calling of Missional Education via the strategy of ‘Training the Head, Heart and Hands!’

The Cape Town Baptist Seminary is a multi-cultural institution and an international student body. After much investigation and debate, the 1972 Baptist Union Assembly, meeting at King Williams 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.

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. We have an accredited and peer reviewed academic journal from the Department of Education. This is the only such journal that is housed at a private institution all other\'s are housed at public universities.

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