to Biblical Graduate
School of Theology
BGST recognises that believers often find the gap between their vocation and what they do and learn in church wider than they can manage. Too often the training of lay persons is brief and disjointed. BGST hopes to offer a thorough and systematic study programme for lay people, to help them live out their Christian faith in their vocations and be more effective in serving God.
BGST holds firmly to the conviction that theological training must grapple with the philosophies and theologies that have shaped and are still shaping thought and action in the world today. To this end, it emphasises not only the development of biblical and theological knowledge, but also the acquisition of analytical, critical and integrative skills in interpreting the Scriptures. This emphasis is reflected in the content of the courses, the teaching-learning methods used, the assessment exercises and everything else that goes into our programmes.
In providing such training, BGST also seeks to increase the pool of suitably trained persons who can assist their pastors or leaders in the pastoral ministry of the Church as well as others who work alongside the Church.