1. Background and Management
Our distance-education training programme for Christian leaders began
in 1962 when Rev. F.H. Burke opened the All Africa School of
Theology. In 1981, Dr and Mrs. Fawcett founded Hebron Bible
College. In 1989 the two colleges amalgamated, and in 2000 the name
was changed to Hebron Theological College (Association
incorporated under section 21.) Hebron Theological College NPC
(hereafter referred to as HTC) is a registered Section 21 Company
(Registration No. 2000/010415/08) governed by experienced Christian
leaders as follows:
1.1 Board Members:
Dr. N.W. Landman D.Ed. (Chairman/Director), Dr. J.R Fawcett
D.Th.(Director/Principal), Prof. M. Dreeckmeier D.Ed. (Director), Mrs.
J.M. Fawcett Cert.Th. (Treasurer), Mrs. E. Lewis (Secretary), Rev
D.B. Mdhluli D.Th, Rev. D. Chetty M.Missiology. Past. K. Beneke
(B.Th. Hons.) Hon. Life Member: Rev. C. Baillie B.A.
1.2 Advisors: Rev. P. Wilson Dip.Th, Dip. Ed. (NZ); Rev. R. Broderick Dipl. Th. (Switz.).
1.3 Quality Management: HTC has developed a comprehensive
Quality Management System based on ISO 9001 as part of an overall
commitment to provide quality training for Christian Service and
ministry. 1.4 The Africa Journal of Pentecostal Studies (ISSN
1684-9647) was launched in December 2002 as part of our commitment
to theological research. Members of the Editorial Board are:
J. R. Fawcett D.Th. (Syst. Theology) (General Editor).
M. Clark D.Th. (Syst Theol); D.Th. (NT) firstname.lastname@example.org
R. Dela Cruz Ph.D. (New Testament) email@example.com
M. Eilers D.Litt. (Classical Languages) firstname.lastname@example.org
G. Harold D.Th (NT); Ph.D. (Syst. Theol) email@example.com
W. Ma. Ph.D. (Missions) firstname.lastname@example.org
E. Mahlangu D.Th. (N.T., Hermeneutics) email@example.com
M. Nel D.Th. (Pract Theol); D.Th. (Ch. History); Ph.D. (OT) firstname.lastname@example.org
Z. M. Orera Ph.D. (Practical Theology, Systematic Theology, Ethics) email@example.com
M. Pohlmann D. Litt. et Phil. (Systematic Theology) Martin@btc.co.za
M. Pretorius Ph.D. (Syst. Theol.) firstname.lastname@example.org
J. H. Railey D.Th. (Systematic Theology, Practical Theology) JRAILEY@AGSeminary.edu
2. Accreditation and Registration
HTC programmes are accredited by the Council for Higher
Education (CHE) and registered on the National Qualifications
Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). The Department of Higher Education and Training has
registered HTC as a Private Higher Education
Institution (2001/HE08/003). All our programmes are nationally and
Principal: Dr. J.R. Fawcett D.Th., Assistant-Principal: Rev. C.F.J. Kotzé M.Th.; P.G.C.Ed.;
Assessors and Markers -Theology: F.M. Hlatshwayo B.Th.; L. M.
Mgiba B.Th.; S. Smith M.Th.; A.M.P. Roux M.Th.; D. Human B.Th.; F.
Mulder B.Th.; E. Johnstone B.Th; P.J. Fourie B.Th.; J.E. Pretoruis
4. General Overview of Programmes
The following programmes provide comprehensive, self-paced distance training:
- Higher Certificate in Theology — recommended for Lay Christian Ministry
- Diploma in Theology— recommended for entry level ordained Christian Ministry
- Bachelor of Theology — recommended for Christian Ministry and Leadership. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Applications for prior learning credits should include: Documents needed for RPL evaluations
- A National Senior Certificate (original or certified copy).
- An original or certified copy of qualifications attained in theology.
- An official transcript from the
institution where the qualification(s) was/were completed,
indicating the student’s achievements as well as the credit value
of each subject.
- A Supplementary document indicating the specific outcomes and
NQF level for each subject.
- Foreign qualifications must be submitted to SAQA for evaluation,
and proof of these qualifications must be submitted to Hebron with
the SAQA evaluation attached.
- An Administration Fee of R250.00 is charged for RPL
Evaluations. This fee will be deducted from the registration fee
when a student enrols with HTC.
Lapsing of validity of the RPL evaluation
Any RPL evaluation is subject to a 90-day time frame. If the
prospective student does not enrol before the 90-day period lapses,
a new RPL evaluation may be required, and payment of the RPL fee
may again apply.
Credit for any subject can be given only once. HTC retains the right
to allow or disallow credit towards Hebron Qualifications.
Qualifications outside South Africa:
Qualifications attained outside of RSA should be submitted to SAQA for evaluation.
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At times the distance learner may feel isolated. HTC has in place a support
network that may be accessed through regular contact by telephone, as
well as by e-mail, fax, or correspondence. All the textbooks and readers are
supplied to the learner by Hebron. This means that learners do not need to
spend time looking for resources and texts from which to gather
information for their assessments, however, further reading is
recommended for all subjects.
5. Library Resources
Learners needing research resources should arrange to use the HTC reference
library at Plot 7 Sports Road, Slaterville, Benoni. In addition, special
arrangements have been made for HTC learners to access several University and
Theological College libraries throughout South Africa.
These libraries include:
· The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
· Cape Bible Training Centre Cape Town.
· Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education Libraries in Zambia and Wolseley.
· The Baptist Theological Seminary Johannesburg.
· Cape Town Baptist Seminary.
· Bible Institute of South Africa, Kalk Bay.
· Wesleyan Evangelical Theological Seminary, Brakpan.
· Nazarene Theological Seminary, Krugersdorp.
Each of these libraries has its own membership conditions. The general
rule is that books may not be taken away from their premises. HTC
students must produce a student card to show that they are current,
HTC uses the Bookcollectz library programme with which to catalogue
and search for volumes and subject material. Internet access has
also been enabled to JSTOR electronic journals, ALUKA digital
library and the National Research Foundation database. Students can
access these databases from any online computer via allocated
usernames and passwords. These usernames and passwords are
available from HTC.
A further excellent Internet resource can be found at
“http://www.ccel.org” (Christian Classics Ethereal College Library)
and at http://www.e-sword.net