Biblical Teaching and Preaching School

(BTPS)

7th April 2025 - 19th September 2025 / Cape Town, South Africa

Overview of BTPS

The Biblical Teaching and Preaching School (BTPS) is a 24-week course that gives students training and practical experience in ministering the Word of God in a variety of ministry contexts.

The school aims to equip students who already have a thorough understanding of the Scriptures for a ministry of teaching and preaching in churches or on the mission field.

The students learn practical skills in effective communication of God’s word and they are mentored on how to prepare teachings and sermons. The result is the preaching and teaching of a message rooted in an accurate interpretation of the Bible, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Alongside the ministry development, there is an emphasis on the student’s continued character growth, recognizing that the authority of a speaker lies in the integrity of their lives. The intended result is the preaching and teaching of a message rooted in an accurate interpretation of the Bible and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

What to Expect from BTPS

After the initial four weeks of classroom and practice teachings, there is a four-week internship with a local church.  In this internship, the student will be given opportunities to practice teaching and preaching in a local church environment under the mentorship of a local pastor. After four weeks of church placement, students will continue with classroom lectures and practice teachings for another eight weeks. This is immediately followed by an eight-week outreach that will further equip students for teaching and preaching in almost any ministry context God may call them to serve.

Church Placement

3 May 2025- 1 June 2025

During this time, students are placed in churches for further observation and practice.

Outreach

25 July 2025 – 19 September 2025

An eight-week outreach that will further equip students for teaching and preaching in almost any ministry context God may call them to serve.

UofN Code: CHR 371, 372

Start date: 7th April 2025

End date: 19th September 2025

Length: 6 months

Language: English

Location: Muizenberg

The BTPS is divided into four Phases:

Phase #1: 7th April – 2nd May 2025 (Lecture)

Phase #2:  3rd May – 1st June 2025 (Church Placement)

Phase #3: 2nd June – 25th July 2025 (Lecture)

Phase #4: 25th July – 19th Sept 2025 (Outreach)

When finished this program gives you

24 Credits

with the University of the Nations

(12 for each quarter)

Prerequisite

This school is a third level course. This means that a SBS, BCC, DBS or any Bible Training Course is required in order to do the BTPS. See more info at the website of the University of the Nations.

Cost

YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programmes. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies here.

*Cost PER-quarter:
Category A:
R37,750.00
Category B:
R27,900.00
Category C:
R24,400.00

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