Auckland Park Campus
Johannesburg Bible College (JBC) is an interdenominational college offering men and women practical training in understanding and teaching the Bible through classroom based courses.
Our courses are for any Christian who would like to know and serve God better through a deeper understanding of the Bible and being equipped to teach it well to others.
Our courses in Auckland Park are specifically aimed for those who are already serving (or would like to) in ministries that involve teaching the Bible, with knowledge and skills to be more effective.
Classes are conducted in English and use a variety of teaching styles.
Most of the work is done in class, although some courses set out of class learning. You will have a number of assignments to complete and occasional class tests.
We do not offer any correspondence courses.
We do charge a registration and course fee. These are discounted and bursaries to cover course fees are available. Please see Appendix C of the application form.
JBC is a member of the Association of Christian Religious Practitioners (ACRP) and it is seeking to get its courses accredited. Please note that JBC courses are not yet accredited.
Ministry 1 - Monday Mornings
Bible Overview - Tracing major themes through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and understanding how the whole Bible fits together.
Books of the Bible - In-depth study and analysis of individual books in the Old and New Testaments.
Grasping God’s Word - learning and practicing key skills for understanding, interpreting and applying God's word to contemporary South Africa.
Ministry 2 - Tuesday mornings
A Faith to Live By - Understanding and applying key topics in Systematic Theology including the Gospel, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the
Trinity and the Bible.
Engaging with God’s World - Understanding how to use the Bible for worldview apologetics and ethical issues: including suffering, race, HIV/AIDS, other religions, African traditional religion, sexuality, marriage, science, and issues surrounding the beginning and end of life.
Grasping God’s Word -Old Testament - How to understand and teach Old Testament narrative, law, poetry, prophecy, and wisdom literature.
Ministry 3 - Wednesday mornings
Christian Ministry and Leadership - Developing skills to be a leader of God’s people: including spiritual development, mission, the practical & cultural aspects ministry, and leadership skills.
Workshops - Learning and practicing how to communicate God's word faithfully and effectively. Students will give regular talks or prepare Bible studies. Students will receive constructive feedback.
Grasping God’s Word - New Testament- How to understand and teach the Letters, the Gospels, Acts and Revelation.
Elective 1 Women Serving Christ - Thursday Mornings
Biblical Womanhood - Growing women to handle the Bible, by tracing the major themes and passages in the Bible that relate to women and womanhood.
Women Engaging with God’s World - Growing women in their ability to bring the Bible to bear on specific issues that women face in our world including family, work, church leadership, HIV/AIDS, abuse, body image and marriage.
Communicating God’s Word - Equipping women to communicate God’s word effectively in a variety of settings. The course includes practical workshops, with constructive feedback.
Elective 2 Engaging with God's World - Thursday Mornings
Building Bridges - Developing skills to engage with people and culture, building a bridge with Biblical Christianity. Using apologetics and worldviews to connect meaningfully to the Gospel in everyday conversation and current issues.
Christian Cultural Leadership - Forming and applying a Biblical perspective on contemporary issues (ethics, poverty, spirituality, the media, suffering, work, sexuality, identity and others) in order to be able to make a positive contribution to our society.
God’s Word in God’s World - Applying Bible passages to today’s issues and to various aspects of individual and community life. Understanding our cultural contexts, and how to faithfully address the issues from God’s word.
In order to complete the full course and graduate you need to complete Ministry 1, 2, 3 and one Elective course (you can complete it in 1 year or over 5 years).
When you have completed all the courses, passed all the assignments and workshops you will receive a certificate stating that you have completed the JBC ministry course.
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The fees are broken down according to how many ‘mornings’ you are registering for.
For example, if you are only going to register for Monday mornings the cost for the year will be R4700, this excludes the registration fee of R600.
The fees are already discounted and is payable up front for the year or per term (4 terms in the year).
(non - refundable, payable at registration 29 January 2018).
1 morning: R4700 (R 1175 per term).
2 mornings: R7700 (R1925 per term).
3 mornings: R10200 (2550 per term).
4 mornings: R12200 (3050 per term).
We do have bursaries available, see Appendix C of the application form.
Registration: 29 January 2017 (compulsory)
Term 1: 5 February – 22 March
Term 2: 16 April – 7 June
Term 3: 23 July – 6 September
Term 4: 25 September – 8 November
Graduation: 16 November
Time & Venue
Monday to Thursday mornings, 8:00am - 12:30pm.
Weekdays 8am - 5pm
+27 11 830 0820
+27 79 072 0528
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International students please click here