Christian Reformed Theological Seminary Courses
The CRTS offers a fully accredited BTh degree and an accredited Diploma in Pastoral Theology. We also offer informal courses for the personal enrichment of lay preachers, ministry leaders and church members.
See the course info below for an overview of each course.
For more detailed information please see our Prospectus (1.1.2 and 1.1.3).
The Timothy Academy was born from the need to provide Bible centred, fundamental, informal and tertiary theological training for lay preachers as well as church members. The material is suitable to be used across a spectrum of cultural contexts, for example, the African rural context. The Timothy Academy focuses on discipleship and the spiritual growth of the student and also on Bible-centred theological training to enable the student to serve in their congregation and immediate community. The Timothy Academy can fruitfully be implemented in any ministry for the development of leaders. It can also serve as a bridge between church membership and formal theological training.
Read more in our Prospectus (Part 2).
Part 2 – The leader and his other relationships
Leadership and Planning
Leadership and Planning
More on Bible Study practice and preaching
Abiding in Christ
The Christian family (God’s plan for it)
The Eternal Christ, Bible Study Methods
The Church: What Jesus intended for the church
biblical Study and Preaching
Part 1 – How to Study the Bible;
Part 2- How to Preach
ANDREW MURRAY BIBLE SCHOOL
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY (NQF LEVEL 5)
For ministry preparation with a practical emphasis.
This diploma course takes at least two years to complete. It was initially developed for the Christian Reformed Theological Seminary during the sixties and is continually under revision. It was developed as an introductory congregation-based distance-learning program to provide in the needs of part-time church leaders, evangelists, missionaries and ministers. It can better equip a candidate for spiritual work such as evangelistic preaching campaigns, missions, which includes harbour missions, and community development, counselling, congregational work, etc.
Read more in our Prospectus (Part 3).
Introduction to the First Five Bible Books
How to Approach the Poetry and Wisdom
Mission Strategy – The How and the Who of Missions
My Church and Missions
The BTH Degree
SCHOOL FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY: THE CRTS BTH DEGREE
CATERING FOR TRAINING IN LOCAL CHURCH MINISTRY
For formal ministry preparation.
- This is the CRTS three-year BTh course (see Prospectus (1.2)) inter alia providing electives appropriate for pastoral ministry, with Practical Theology as a major subject.
- Offered as a congregation-based distance education model.
- With academic accompaniment by means of study guides and contact tutoring in certain key centres.
- Integrated with it is a mentorship programme for spiritual and ministry development.
A minimum of 26 academic semester courses is required for the BTh Degree together with Spiritual Enrichment and Practical Ministry components.
Read more in our Prospectus (Part 4 D).
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Christian Reformed Theological Seminary Online Application 2023 – 2024
Christian Reformed Theological Seminary Accreditation
Christian Reformed Theological Seminary Prospectus 2023 – 2024
Christian Reformed Theological Seminary-About us
Christian Reformed Theological Seminary Fees Structure
Christian Reformed Theological Seminary Program