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.
Handling 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 the Bible applies to worldviews and ethical issues, including suffering, race, HIV/AIDS, African traditional religions, other religions, sexuality, marriage, science, and popular culture.
Handling 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.
Handling 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 (including ethics, poverty, economics, spirituality, the media, justice, work, sexuality, identity, etc.) 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 up to 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.
Opening Conference: 24 January 2019
Registration (Compulsory): 28-31 January 2019
(you can pick one of these dates to register)
Orientation (Compulsory): 1 February 2019
Term 1: 4 February – 20 March
Term 2: 15 April – 7 June
Term 3: 8 July – 5 September
Term 4: 30 September – 15 November
Graduation: 22 November
(those who have completed Ministry 1-3 one,1 Elective).
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 R6400, this excludes the registration fee of R800.
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 in 2019).
1 morning: R6400
2 mornings: R7500
3 mornings: R10 800
4 mornings: R12 200
We do have bursaries available, see Appendix C of the application form.