CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES ON OFFER

One year certificate
LEADERSHIP 101

Leadership 101 (L101) covers 5 key foundational areas of critical importance to church leaders and church planters and results in a Leadership Certificate. 

This course will provide you with a hope inspiring, panoramic view of God’s purposes for creation, taught by scripture, and how he has and is working with humanity to fulfil them.

Instruction in and the inauguration of the “Kingdom of God” was Jesus’s absolute focal point. This course will equip you with a substantial knowledge  of the Kingdom of God, as taught by Jesus, and the impact of the Kingdom in Christian life, particularly through Pauline theology.

This course focuses on the nature of the coming of the Kingdom of God. It aims to build faith and expectation in you to receive the empowering of the Spirit to be his apprentices, through revelatory/prophetic gifts, gifts of healing and deliverance, all combining to effect power evangelism.

When Jesus calls us to follow him, he wants us to be his lifelong ‘apprentices’ – there is nothing more important in life than this! Apprenticeship involves journeying with him in an “attitude of observation, study, obedience, and imitation” (Willard). Instructing you in what is discipleship to Jesus, and more importantly in ‘how’ to be his apprentice, is the primary aim of this course. 

Following Jesus in his yoke of apprenticeship, we undergo a progressive transformation toward Christlikeness. Paul’s focus in being a Christ-follower is our personal union with him, in what Jesus has done for us in salvation, and in our responsive participation in that new creation reality. So, the primary aim of this course is a practical working knowledge of what this means – how to live out our new nature in Christ in thought, word and deed.

two year cerficate
ADVANCED LEADERSHIP
CERTIFICATE

The Advanced leadership Certificate (ALC) consists of 10 courses. Five from L101 and 5 focussed on more advanced areas of study. These courses cover areas of critical importance to church leaders and church planters and results in an Advanced Leadership Certificate. 

**this certificate is mandatory for students wanting to further their theological education with The South African Theological Seminary.**

This course will provide you with a hope inspiring, panoramic view of God’s purposes for creation, taught by scripture, and how he has and is working with humanity to fulfil them.

Instruction in and the inauguration of the “Kingdom of God” was Jesus’s absolute focal point. This course will equip you with a substantial knowledge  of the Kingdom of God, as taught by Jesus, and the impact of the Kingdom in Christian life, particularly through Pauline theology.

This course focuses on the nature of the coming of the Kingdom of God. It aims to build faith and expectation in you to receive the empowering of the Spirit to be his apprentices, through revelatory/prophetic gifts, gifts of healing and deliverance, all combining to effect power evangelism.

When Jesus calls us to follow him, he wants us to be his lifelong ‘apprentices’ – there is nothing more important in life than this! Apprenticeship involves journeying with him in an “attitude of observation, study, obedience, and imitation” (Willard). Instructing you in what is discipleship to Jesus, and more importantly in ‘how’ to be his apprentice, is the primary aim of this course. 

Following Jesus in his yoke of apprenticeship, we undergo a progressive transformation toward Christlikeness. Paul’s focus in being a Christ-follower is our personal union with him, in what Jesus has done for us in salvation, and in our responsive participation in that new creation reality. So, the primary aim of this course is a practical working knowledge of what this means – how to live out our new nature in Christ in thought, word and deed.

God’s approach to ‘leading’, and the manner in which he desires us to lead, is often diametrically opposed to what we experience in society. Teaching you the true spirit and character of this authentic approach to leadership, together with how it is applied, will be the focus of this course.

One of the most valuable gifts humanity has ever received is to have access to God’s manual for “doing life”. This course is going to teach you how to mine the depths of its truth responsibly so that you might live and lead with the utmost integrity.

This is a fascinating course about ‘Theology’, which is “the science which teaches the existence, character and attributes of God, his laws and government, the doctrines we are to believe, and the duties we are to practice” (Webster).

Too many Christians only exposure to the Word of God is the Sunday sermon and while every effort must be made to change this practice, leaders must be able to deliver powerful, life transforming sermons. You will learn to do this in this course.

If you want to learn to successfully “build a church from the bottom up”, look no further! This course will provide you with a tried and tested model for growing and sustaining an effective church.

Our methodology is
innovative & inclusive.


We offer an innovative combination of online learning and small group environments to train church leaders and church planters in South Africa and beyond. We run two multi-course certificate programmes that each run on two levels (Ministry & Academic). This inclusive approach ensures no learner gets life behind.

MINISTRY LEVEL

  • Requires Gr.10 English levels of proficiency
  • Students are required to complete an assignment and multiple-choice assessments
  • Requires approximately 80 hours of study per course

ACADEMIC LEVEL

  • Requires Gr.12 English levels of proficiency
  • Students are required to complete an assignment and multiple-choice assessments
  • Requires approximately 120 hours of study per course
  • This level is mandatory for students wanting to further their theological education with
    The South African Theological Seminary.

COURSE COMPONENTS

Each programme offers a breadth and depth of knowledge, training and experience that will significantly enrich the student’s inward transformation towards Christlikeness and their ability to plant, lead, care for, and grow the local church.

Each course will consist of the following components:

  • One carefully selected textbook focussing on the nature of the subject at hand, including additional notes
  • Video & Audio content
  • Regular discussion/interaction/reflection and mentoring sessions focussing on the material and the application thereof
  • Course appropriate assessments.

TRAINING & TERMS

  • The Leadership Certificate is 12 months in duration and consists of 4 Terms.
  • The Advanced Leadership Certificate consists of a further 12 months of training also completed over 4 terms.
  • New students are able to commence with their studies at the onset of Terms 1-3, but not Term 4, provided there are sufficient students to form a group.