Apply for the 2018 intake.

Bachelor of Theology and Diploma in Practical Ministry

Closing date for applications: 31st December 2017

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Introduction

The vision of Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary (SMMS) is to ‘form transforming leaders for Church and Nation.’ Our goal is to offer values-based programs that develop and nurture leaders of impeccable character and ethics, the highest moral standards, socially conscious intellectual capability, and refined vocational skills.

CURRICULUM

SMMS offers a three year seminary program with the following core components:

  • Biblical and Theological Spirituality
  • Personal Growth / Social Skills
  • Personal Morality / Ethics

  • Transformational Leadership

  • General / Inter-disciplinary knowledge

  • Academic / Theological Education

PROSPECTIVE SEMINARIANS

All private students desiring to enroll at SMMS must give indication of willingness to comply with the following commitments:

  • To fully participate in the worship, devotional, and spiritual practices of the seminary.
  • To abide by the SMMS Covenant, Rules of Conduct and Policies, which they will receive during orientation week.
  • To pay all fees, study and administrative fees. Different payments options are mentioned on page 5.

NOTE: No private seminarian may be enrolled without evidence of assured financial support. Fees must be paid on or before the stipulated payment dates. Seminarians will not be allowed to register or enroll for courses until they have actual or guaranteed funds for the ensuing Semester. Seminarians who have outstanding debts will not be eligible to receive transcripts, or graduate, until all monies owed are paid.  Seminarians who fail to pay any fees due by the end of any study year will not be readmitted for the following year of study.

  • To submit certified copies of Matriculation Certificate and all subsequent higher qualifications, together with the transcripts, and other documentation that may be requested by the Registrar.

  • To submit endorsement letters from your local congregational leaders, one from your circuit steward or class leader AND one from your local minister. In these official letters they need to include how long they know you, in what capacity you were serving during the time, the positive qualities you have and contributions you have made and what makes you suitable to study theology at SMMS.

  • If you intend to candidate in the MCSA, to submit a letter from your superintendent, acknowledging and approving that you intend to offer for the ministry.

  • To submit details from a registered Medical Practitioner in case of any disability or chronic illness

  • To submit a Police or Name Clearance Certificate (required to allow for Fieldwork with vulnerable populations)

Accommodation: Seminarian accommodation is arranged by the Methodist Connexional Office (MCO) and not by SMMS. Accommodation is reserved first for non-private seminarians, then for seminarians from partner churches, and if accommodation is still available, it will be for the private seminarian ONLY (excluding any family members). More details will be made available should this application be successful.

Closing date for applications: 31st December 2017

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