The Northwestern Caribbean Baptist Theological Seminary (NCBTS) – based in Grand Cayman – is now accepting applications for the new school year, which is set to begin the first week of September.
The seminary will begin by offering two classes – Introduction to the Old Testament and Hermeneutics – both bachelor level courses that provide credit toward a twelve-course Certificate in Christian Ministry through NCBTS’ partnership with William Carey University (WCU) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Students may also apply the credits toward a bachelor’s degree at WCU. The classes will be offered both on the campus of the local host church, the Cayman Islands Baptist Church in Savannah, and through an online learning platform.
NCBTS is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and Non-Profit Organisation which is registered with the Ministry of Education as “an educational institution providing post-compulsory education certificate programmes in Christian Ministry and Church Ministry Leadership”. The institution is also pursuing regional accreditation through the University Council of Jamaica. A first cohort of students, representing five Caribbean countries (Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, and Barbados) completed a Certificate of Church Ministry Leadership (not-for-credit) and graduated in January 2022.
“We are excited to launch our first classes this fall in the post-pandemic world and believe this is an amazing opportunity for persons interested in theological training for vocational or lay Christian ministry to easily pursue a degree programme that is accessible (online), affordable, and applicable to life in the Caribbean today,” said Pastor Randy Von Kanel, President of NCBTS.
Scholarship support for the semester may be available along with significant discounts for those persons who apply before 15 August. Von Kanel explained that prospective students can also audit the classes, which would allow them to participate without seeking a grade or credit for the course.
For more information about the Northwestern Caribbean Baptist Theological Seminary call 345-946-2422, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ncbts.edu.ky.