Courses

Master of Theology (M.Th. in Theology and Ministry).

The purpose of the M.Th, programme is to train men and women for theological institutions and for leadership in various church related ministries. The programme is designed to enable qualified graduates in theology to broaden and deepen their theological knowledge and sharpen their research skills and competencies beyond B, D/ M.Div. level. This goal is achieved by taking limited number of courses in areas of their discipline and by a thesis (about 30,000 words) at an advanced level in a field of specialization.

Master of Divinity (M. Div.)

This is a three -year programme for graduates, intended to train candidates for teaching ministry as well as pastoral work. Candidates are required to complete courses for at least 110 credit hours and write a thesis of 10,000 words. The medium instruction is English. In addition to these, every student is required to complete the on-going programme of ministerial training parallel to the regular classes and one- month intensive ministerial orientation upon completion of classes.

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

This is a three year programme for candidates with higher secondary certificate (10+2), intended to train students primarily for pastoral work. Candidates are required to complete courses for at least 115 credit hours. The medium of instruction is English. Every student is also required to complete the on-going programme of ministerial training parallel to the regular classes and one- month intensive orientation upon completion of classes.

Diploma in Theology (Dip.Th.)

This is a three year programme for candidates with SSC (10th passed), intended to train students primarily for pastoral work. Our Diploma is almost equivalent to B. Th. except that the medium of instruction is Malayalam. Every student is also required to complete the on-going programme of ministerial training parallel to the regular classes and one- month intensive orientation upon completion of classes.

Certificate in Theology (C.Th.)

This is a one year certificate course designed for mature candidates who have completed 30 years of age, passed high school (10th), and intend to engage in Christian ministry, but unable to enrol for a longer period of theological education . Candidates are required to complete selected courses for at least 40 credit hours. The medium of instruction is Malayalam. Every student is also required to complete the on-going programme of ministerial training parallel to the regular courses and one month intensive ministerial orientation upon completion of classes.

Distance Theological Education

Our distance learning is presently known as GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (GITS).  Although the programme will be under the direct supervision of the Administrative Committee of the Distance Theological Education, a number of extension study Centres are opened in India and abroad based upon needs and requests of candidates registering under GITS. It is recommended that there be at least 10 candidates who have registered for the courses in order to open an extension study Centre. Since the programme requires regular attendance of candidates, classes could be operated in Church building or other convenient public places. Co-operation of the churches and pastors must be secured before a Centre is opened in an area. Where there is no study centre available, candidates can be registered individually through correspondence with this department. 

Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS)

This is a three year autonomous Degree offered by Bethel Bible College, for candidates who have minimum educational qualification of ‘plus two’ or equivalent. Candidates are required to take a minimum of 24 courses.

Diploma in Christian Studies (DCS)

This is a two year autonomous Diploma offered by Bethel Bible College, for candidates who have passed SSC or equivalent. Candidates are required to take a minimum of 18 courses.

Bachelor of Theology (B. Th.)

GITS also offers B. Th. for those who can attend classes at our campus on weekends. 

Affiliation /Accreditation

Bethel Bible College is affiliated with the Assemblies of God Association for Theological Education in Southern Asia (AGATESA). The degrees and diploma (M. Th., M. Div., B. Th. And Dip. Th.) offered by Bethel Bible College are accredited by the ATA.

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