Baptist Bible Theological Seminary
The purpose of Baptist Bible Theological Seminary is to train followers of Jesus Christ who are called to serve and glorify the Creator God, whether as pastors, missionaries, counselors, church staff, or lay-leaders. In order to train students, the Seminary provides a balance between academic excellence and spiritual growth. This balance is achieved through the acquisition of scriptural knowledge and its practical application.
The faculty not only brings a level of scholarship to the classroom through their unique gifts, experiences, and academic credentials; but they also bring their church-related experience. This enables students to gain knowledge and wisdom from the Word of God; therefore receiving the scriptural insight necessary for both life-long learning and serving Christ in future ministry opportunities.
The Word of God is the authoritative, inspired, and sufficient revelation that God gave to man (2 Tim 3:16-17); therefore it serves as the theological foundation by which students grow academically and spiritually. Paul too admonished Timothy to be devoted to reading, exhorting others, teaching, and living God’s Word (1 Tim 4:13). This is to be done while emphasizing the centrality of the text for theological correctness. Therefore, one of our primary tasks is exegesis, that is, to rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Tim 2:15).
The student must interact with the culture in which he ministers. However, he must do so without surrendering to that culture and its values. He must address the culture with a careful and accurate presentation of Scripture; for it is the philosophy of today’s culture that rejects absolutes and the authoritative truth of Scripture. He must remain committed to the obedience of our Lord’s Great Commission, to win the lost, baptizing and teaching them to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18). The challenge that faces us today is to combat the erosion of biblical authority and the consequent cultural and theological pressure to conform to the secular standard of society.
Baptist Bible Theological Seminary fulfills its purpose by providing a Christ-centered curriculum that fosters a biblical worldview enabling students to engage and impact their global society. We desire that our students use their knowledge, to most of all, love and serve people. But in order to do this, we also want students to be devoted to an accurate understanding of God’s Word. If such a balance between academics and ministry is what you desire, then Baptist Bible Theological Seminary is the place for your ministry training.