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Accredited Primary Programmes

Undergraduate Qualification Overview

South-African society is characterized by a need for church leaders who are able to provide a wide variety of tasks, and who are well-informed about recent developments in the field of theology.

The Bachelor of Theology degree has been developed to empower students with theoretical as well as practical knowledge that is essential to succeed as well-equipped leaders in the Church and Society. Students are exposed to the full field of theological disciplines which will provide them with knowledge and skills that are crucial to excel in the practical work of the Church.

If you would like to discuss your undergraduate studies in more detail please contact our staff for more information about the programmes offered as well as other services that we may render.

Registrar for Undergraduate studies: registrar@afmtc.co.za
Assistant Registrar and Help Desk for Undergraduate studies: admin@afmtc.co.za
Undergraduate Enrolments: registrar@afmtc.co.za

In order to successfully complete your undergraduate studies, you will need to have access to the Internet and a computer, as students are required to submit their assignments to the MyAFMTC website. MyAFMTC is the student learning environment and to read more about this please click here.

We recognise prior learning in all our undergraduate programmes based on prior qualifications and life experience. We assign credits according to the courses available in our curriculum.

Should our B.Th. students wish to continue their studies in a postgraduate programme, they are well prepared to do so.  The Bachelor of Theology programme may be taken in English.

In order to achieve a truly holistic training process, AFMTC utilizes the following 5 strategic mechanisms:

  1. Accredited Academic Training
  2. Practical Experience Training
  3. Mandate Impartation (AFM Game plan & Drivers)
  4. Leadership Development
  5. Mentoring & Coaching

Curriculum Design

In this qualification, students are exposed to the six traditional disciplines of Christian Theology, namely Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Church History, and Missiology. In addition to this, the two Biblical languages, Hebrew and Greek, are also taught at a basic level.

The study of the Old and New Testaments will provide the student with knowledge of the
contents and message of every Biblical book. As the sacred text of Christianity, this knowledge is indispensable. In addition, students will also gain knowledge into the world of the Bible. Students will also be equipped with the necessary skills in hermeneutics and exegesis in order for them to interpret the Bible responsibly and relevantly in a modern South-African context. The study of Systematic theology will expose the student to pertinent ethical issues as well as the dogmas of the Church and the development thereof. In Practical Theology, students will be equipped to perform the full spectrum of ministry skills necessary for the practical work of the Church, including all preaching, teaching, and pastoral work. In Church History, students will gain valuable knowledge concerning the history of the Christian Church worldwide as well as in South-Africa. In Missiology students will be equipped to responsibly perform the Missionary mandate of the Church, especially also in the field of social upliftment. The study of the Biblical languages will serve in a supporting role in the interpretation of the Bible.

Students will thus be equipped to function in all fields of Christian theology and practice in both a South-African and international context.

Minimum Study Requirements

You are required to complete 48 credits of study every 12 months (commencing with date of enrolment).

Assessment - Undergraduate Programmes

Assessment – Undergraduate Programmes

In the assessment strategy, competence must be demonstrated and assessed through a variety of options.

Formative Assessment
Formative assessment methods include:
2 Semester Tests (1 hour 30 minutes – 100 marks)
or 1 Semester Test plus 1 Assignment (Test – 1 hour 30 minutes – 50-100 marks)

Formative assessment is designed to ensure that:

  • It supports the teaching and learning process;
  • Provides constructive feedback to students on their progress;
  • It helps to make students ready to complete their summative assessment;
  • A semester mark of at least 40% is necessary to gain entrance into the summative assessment;
  • It is developmental in nature;
  • It does not award credits/certification.

Formative assessment is useful in terms of assessment of critical cross-field outcomes, as these are often difficult to assess during summative assessments. Gaps in terms of knowledge and abilities can be identified with individuals at this stage and appropriate action planned.

Summative Assessment
Summative assessment includes:
Examination (3 hours – 100 marks)
Summative assessment is making a judgment about achievement. Student-readiness determines whether the student will qualify for the respective examinations. It is required that all assignments are submitted and all tests are written in order to write an examination in each module. A minimum of 40% for the semester mark is required to gain entrance into the exam. Irrespective of the final mark, students must have at least 40% sub-minimum for the exam in order to be able to pass the subject.
Summative assessment occurs:

  • At the end of each semester;
  • Is used to determine whether the student is competent in the required knowledge and skills.

Credit Accumulation and Qualification

Each undergraduate course is worth credits, which will accrue towards your qualification. When you complete your studies, whether or not you have earned a qualification, you will be issued with a transcript detailing all your courses and the credits you have earned.
You need to accumulate 120 credits to be awarded a qualification at Higher Certificate level and 360 credits for a Bachelor of Theology.

Progression
Once you have met all the requirements for your chosen qualification, you will be awarded the qualification.

Undergraduate Faculty
Bachelor of Theology
360 Credits on NQF level 7 (30 courses of 12 credits each)

Enrolment Requirements

To be registered for a Degree programme, a potential student must:

  • Hold a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with:
    a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of higher education institution coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognised NSC 20 credit subjects and appropriate to the programme to be enroled for.

OR

  • Hold a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training with at least 50% in three fundamental subjects, including the language of learning and teaching in the higher education institution and achieve at least 60% in the three compulsory vocational subjects.

OR

  • A Higher Certificate in a cognate field of study.

OR

  • An Advanced Certificate in a cognate field of study.

AND

  • Additional requirements as per the nature of the programme in question.

Certified/notarized proof of one of the above requirements should accompany the application form, together with a certified/notarized copy of the student’s Identification Document or valid Passport. All those who meet these criteria and whose English is of a sufficient standard are accepted into the programme.

Curriculum

Year 1

Components

Credit Allocations

NQF Level

Compulsory

Old Testament 111
Old Testament 112
New Testament 111
New Testament 112
Systematic Theology 111
Systematic Theology 112
Practical Theology 111
Practical Theology 112
Church History 111
Church History 112
Missiology 111
Missiology 112
Greek 113

9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
8
8
8
8
16

5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5

120

Year 2

Components

Credit Allocations

NQF Level

Compulsory

Old Testament 211
Old Testament 212
New Testament 211
New Testament 212
Systematic Theology 211
Systematic Theology 212
Practical Theology 211
Practical Theology 212
Church History 211
Church History 212
Missiology 211
Missiology 212
Hebrew 113

9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
8
8
8
8
16

6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
5

120

Year 3

Components

Credit Allocations

NQF Level

Compulsory

Old Testament 311
Old Testament 312
New Testament 311
New Testament 312
Systematic Theology 311
Systematic Theology 312
Practical Theology 311
Practical Theology 312
Church History 311
Church History 312
Missiology 311
Missiology 312

10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10

7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7

120

360

Non-Accredited Secondary Programmes

Student Bible Study Programme

A three-year biblical foundation course, which is based on the fundamentals of the AFM Masterplan.

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Student Leadership Development Programme

A three year leadership development programme, established at the three levels of a leader’s calling, their character, and their competency.