SATS offers an affordable, accredited, online Bachelor of Theology that provides ideal equipping for Bible teachers, pastors, missionaries, Christian counsellors, and serious believers who love the Word of God and want to know it and live it. Our characteristic commitment to the truth and authority of Scripture, to the lordship of Jesus Christ, and to the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit pervade our courses.
You need to complete 30 courses to earn the BTh. (You can be exempted from some on the basis of RPL.) You can choose to work steadily towards your degree by taking one course per term (four per year), in which case the degree will take you 7½ years to complete. If you can manage two courses per term, you can finish in 3–3½ years. We offer a 10-per-cent discount if you take two courses in the same term.
We offer two concentrations in our Bachelor of Theology.
Firstly, the general Bachelor of Theology provides a broad range of courses in Biblical studies, systematic theology, missions, ministry, and so on. You have considerable freedom to choose courses that fit your interests and ministry priorities. You should prefer this option if your motivation is to prepare for pastoral ministry, missions, teaching, or if you are studying to enrich your knowledge of God and his Word.
Secondly, the Bachelor of Theology with a concentration on Christian counselling is for those who are called to serve as pastoral or lay counsellors. This programme has a fixed curriculum, consisting of 18 theological courses and 12 counselling courses. The counselling courses seek to integrate theological and psychological truths from a Bible-based, Christ-centred, Spirit-led perspective.