By | October 25, 2021

Christian Reformed Theological Seminary Courses

Programs

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).

TIMOTHY ACADEMY

For non-accredited personal development.
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).

Christian Disciplines
2 Modules

Part 1 – The Leader and his relationship with God;
Part 2 – The leader and his other relationships

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Christian Doctrines
1 Module

Module 2: Christian Doctrines (BPT 2)
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Leadership and Planning
1 Module

(BPT 4 Part 1)  Structuring a Ministry for Growth

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Leadership and Planning
1 Module

(BPT 4 Part 2) Basic Ministry Management Outline
More on Bible Study practice and preaching
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Other Courses
7 Modules

Our Relationship with God
Abiding in Christ
The Christian family (God’s plan for it)
The Beatitudes
The Eternal Christ, Bible Study Methods
Prayer
The Church: What Jesus intended for the church
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biblical Study and Preaching
2 Modules

(BPT 3) 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).

Old Testament
2 Modules

Introduction to the First Five Bible Books
How to Approach the Poetry and Wisdom

Church History
1 Module

Christianity from the Church Fathers to the Reformation and Thereafter

Missiology
5 Modules

The Bible Message of Missions
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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