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BTS Prospectus

BTS Prospectus

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATIONBY EXTENSIONPROSPECTUS
for entry into TAFTEE's
DEGREE LEVEL PROGRAMME
Leading to the award of 
Bachelor of Theological Studies (BTS)
 This degree is accredited by the Asia Theological Association (
ATA
) as equivalent to a Bachelor of  Theology (B.Th)
 TAFTEE 1BTS Prospectus
 
Message From TAFTEE Director Since its foundation in 1970 the Association for Theological Education by Extension (TAFTEE), widelyrecognized as the most important grass root level discipleship and ministry training movement in India,has been offering various innovative leadership development programmes at different levels. The BTScourse, the first among the pioneering programmes launched by TAFTEE over the years, is unique inmany ways. This course, characterized by academic excellence, cost effectiveness and ministryinvolvement, has evolved over the years as a model in offering field based practical theological educationfor those who are unable to avail of a formal residential theological programme. This course is speciallydesigned for those involved in various forms of Christian ministry in the local church who wish to grow intheir faith and improve their skills in order to build up the body of Christ without having to leave family, jobor church.This BTS course, accredited by the Asia Theological Association as equivalent to a BTh, provides highquality discipleship and ministerial training to Indian Churches, Missions and other ChristianOrganizations. Based on a holistic approach to ministerial training, the curriculum integrates guidedstudy of well designed self study materials on different disciplines related to Christian Ministry, tutorialswith ministry mentors, active involvement in ministry and residential schools. Our link with most of thedenominational Churches and key Christian organizations also helps in effectively offering this course inIndia.This prospectus contains information about our BTS programme and an application form. Every year upto 1000 candidates with passion for growth in discipleship and ministry and desire for training study thiscourse throughout India. I invite you to join this unique ministry training course which, I am sure, willbenefit you and equip you further to serve Christ and His work in India and the neighbouring countries.Dr. David SamuelDirector, TAFTEE
 TAFTEE 2BTS Prospectus
 
C O N T E N T S
1. TAFTEE ………………………………………………………………………….42. Title of the Degree………………………………………………………………63. Recognition of the Degree …………………………………………………….64. Language of Study……………………………………………………………...65. Background and Rationale ……………………………………………………66. The Aims and Objectives of the Course …………………………………….77. Skills and Competencies ……………………………………………………..78. Ministerial Formation ………………………………………………………….89. Personal Formation ……………………………………………………………910. Course Features ……………………………………………………………..1011. Course Synopsis …………………………………………………………….1212. Tutorials ……………………………………………………………………....1413. Residential Schools and Personal Research……………………………...1414. Assessment……………………………………………………………………1515. Course Development………………………………………………………..1516. Recruitment Criteria …………………………………………………………1517. Fees …………………………………………………………………………….1618. BTS Study Centers……………………………………………………………1719. Outline Syllabus ……………………………………………………………….2120. Future Developments………………………………………………………….2321. Other TAFTEE Programmes…………………………………………………24
 TAFTEE 3BTS Prospectus

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