school of theology

study through SATS  |  our values

To study theology is to study God, not for the sake of information but for transformation. When we study His Word in humility He comes to form Himself in us so that our lives can support the message that we bring.

The School of Theology exists to create opportunities for theological engagement; both through informal courses and formal academic programmes. We aim to develop ministers, thinkers, worshippers and scholars with the competence, character and courage to be faithful stewards of God’s Word in the Church and the world.

study theology through SATS

Shofar Institute is able to present prospective students the opportunity to study Theology through SATS (South African Theological Seminary).

Shofar Institute students can study any SATS course up to Master’s Level. Please have a look at all available courses on SATS’ Prospectus for 2018. SATS Prospectus 2018

Please refer to the SATS Prospectus for estimated costs.

Students can enrol at any time of the year. Registration closes two weeks before the start of a new term:

Term dates:

Term 1 – 1 Feb to 30 Apr

Term 2 – 1 May to 31 Jul

Term 3 – 1 Aug to 31 Oct

Term 4 – 1 Nov to 31 Jan

Courses are presented on a cyclical basis and students will be able to enrol for the module that is currently being presented. Please refer to the TIMETABLE in the SATS Prospectus for information regarding course dates.

Follow these instructions to enrol:

Go to SATS’ website:

Scroll down and click on APPLY NOW (This is on the right hand side of the screen.)

Underneath ‘Applications’ you will find links to the various courses available.
Please select the applicable one.

Say yes when they ask the question: Are you associated with a SATS Partner?

Use this code to confirm that you are a Shofar Institute Student: STU001

Very Important: Please ensure that all your supporting documents are certified as per the Prospectus’ instructions before starting with this process.

Then, continue with the process to complete your application.

our values

All of us are theologians, whether we are aware of it or not. Our very lives reflect our theology! The cure for ‘bad theology’ is not ‘no theology’, but ‘good theology.’  –  Dr Corné Bekker

Students learn to use the Bible as primary authoritative source for Christian faith and formation by

  • interpreting the text of the Bible through sound exegesis,
  • integrating the message of the Bible through biblical theology, and
  • implementing the requirements of the Bible through faithful execution.

Students do research relevant to their context to facilitate proper application of acquired skills and knowledge in both church and society by a) interpreting the cultural context through critical analysis, b) integrating theory and practice through applied theology, and c) implementing research in church, community and work environments.

The School of Theology gives students the opportunity to engage with the best of relevant modern scholarship through sound research and critical thinking by a) recruiting and developing staff who have sound academic qualifications and practical experience in relevant fields, b) developing a research centre where experts in different fields can critically engage on relevant topics, and c) encouraging lifelong learning and continuously improving Christian practice.