WHY BIBLE SCHOOL?
Our new and revised Shofar Bible School course is specifically designed to foster a Biblical worldview. In Matthew 7:24-25, Jesus said: “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock” (ESV). Those who build their lives on the truth of the Word of God will stand even in the greatest of storms. Building our lives on the Word of God means that we allow the Bible to shape our understanding of God, ourselves, and the world. And with this renewed understanding, we are also enabled to walk according to the ways of the Lord. This is also our aim for Bible School – that through this course, your worldview will be shaped by the truth of the Bible, and that you would be enabled to live a godly life.
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ONLINE OR LIVE CLASSES AVAILABLE
Our Bible School campuses are based at local congregations around South Africa, Namibia, UK, and the Netherlands. Here you can join your fellow students at live lectures (view courses to see campus options).
For those who are unable to join our live lecture campuses can register for our Online Bible School campus. With the Online campus you can do the Bible School course at your own pace. View the courses below to see our campus options:
HOW MUCH DOES BIBLE SCHOOL COST?
The cost of live lectures varies per campus. Semester courses are anywhere between R0 – R400 and year courses are anywhere between R0 – R 800.
The online course costs R400 per semester and R800 for the full year.
WHERE CAN I ENROLL?
Register online here. Choose the course you are interested in to see the different options.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE?
The courses are available to do independently. For example, once you have completed First Year you can continue with Second Year at any time at one of our campuses or via the online course; after completion of Second Year you can continue with our Third Year course. Online students have the flexibility to work at their own pace. For those attending the live lectures at a campus, the pace is determined by the campus (usually one year per year of Bible School).
WHO CAN DO BIBLE SCHOOL?
Bible School is open to anyone who has a desire to grow spiritually. You do not need an academic qualification and you do not need to be a member of Shofar Christian Church.
WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION?
Bible School is not accredited, but students who have completed all three years can receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from the South African Theological Seminary (SATS). This means that students are awarded 60 credits, which is equivalent to half of a first year in Theology, for completing Bible School.
The credits are awarded for the following subjects:
THE1121 Christian Foundations
THE1122 Biblical Worldview
PRA1123 Leading with Purpose
THE2121 Doctrine of the ChurchMIN1121 Practical Ministry 1
Contact SATS to find out more.
CAN OTHER CHURCHES AND ORGANISATIONS PRESENT BIBLE SCHOOL?
Yes. If your church or organisation wants to use Bible School as a discipleship tool, please complete the applicable campus registration form
Information regarding the fees are included in the campus registration forms above.