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.

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From the Principals Desk

Linzay Rinquest
There is arguably no more abrupt words in Scripture than what God said to Joshua “Moses, my servant is dead” (Josh. 1:2)! But what immediately follows is the Lord’s command for the new leader to ready the people and to cross over into the highly anticipated Promised Land.

It has become clear to me over my past 16 years of involvement at the seminary that the Lord is constantly raising up new leaders not so much to simply replace the previous, but to continue the good work already begun. Our new year was thus greeted with expectations of new opportunities! Following a wonderful year focussing on our 40th anniversary celebrations, we recognised that 2014 would be a new year with some significant personnel changes due to colleagues who were retiring.    

We formally welcomed and inducted Dr Paul Hartwig as senior lecturer and welcomed, ordained and inducted Rev Marius De Villiers as Foundation Director and lecturer. It was also though with sadness that we received the resignation of Rev Garth Aziz who has taken up a position at UNISA, but praise the Lord for an able replacement in Rev Clayton Alexander. It is an absolute blessing to see how the Lord has provided by means of folk who are part of the seminary’s own alumni! It is also evidence that the process of leadership development is coming full circle as our own students are eventually returning as “faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2) in the seminary context.  Read More

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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