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NETS offers the following full-time courses:

Certificate in Applied Christian Ministry

This course is run in partnership with approved Christian ministries and churches to give experience and to equip people at a basic level for Christian ministry:

  • with encouragement towards living a godly life
  • with a broad base of biblical knowledge
  • with a basic social understanding of Namibia
  • with basic skills in ministry (Bible teaching, interpersonal relationships)
  • with structured experiential learning within a ministry context

We want to equip people to understand the Bible and to serve God with the gifts He has given them.

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Certificate in Theology (120 credits - NQF level 4)

Like the Certificate in Applied Christian Ministry this course aims to equip students at a basic level for ministry in churches and communities, but on a higher academic level with less exposure to practical ministry. Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates would be well equipped to understand the Bible and the Christian faith. Graduates from this programme are eligible to enter the Diploma and Bachelor of Theology programmes.

Requirements: This program is the first-year building block toward completion of the Bachelor's degree, but it can also be taken as a stand-alone program. For those students wanting only the Certificate, Grade 12 matriculation is required, but there is no requirement for total points. For those students who wish to continue on for the Diploma or Degree, they must have 25 matriculation points. To complete this Certificate, students must earn 31 of the 34 credits offered.

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Diploma in Ministry (240 credits - NQF level 5)

The Diploma course equips people for ministry and leadership within churches, Christian organisations and community organisations:

  • encouragement towards living a godly life
  • skills of biblical interpretation and application
  • an ability to understand and apply Christian Theology
  • an appreciation of people and the world
  • skills necessary for ministry and Christian leadership (Bible teaching, counselling, leadership / management, organisation)

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Diploma of Theology (240 credits - NQF level 6)

This course equips people for ministry and leadership within churches and Christian organisations, and provides options for further study:

  • encouragement towards living a godly life
  • skills of biblical interpretation and application
  • an ability to understand and apply Christian Theology
  • an appreciation of people and the world
  • skills necessary for ministry and Christian leadership (Bible teaching, counselling,leadership / management, organisation)

Graduates will be eligible to continue study to degree level.

Requirements: This two-year program is completed by the majority of NETS residential students, and also can be completed by distance. Most churches only require the two-year Diploma in order to serve as a pastor in their congregations. To enter it, the student must have Grade 12 matriculation with 25 points (or Grade 10 and have completed the NETS Bridging Course). Those students who do not have 25 points can enter the Certificate in Theology and upon successful completion of that program, may then be granted access to the Diploma.

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Bachelor of Theology (NQA level 7)

This course equips you for ministry, leadership and further scholarship;

  • it encourages towards living a godly life
  • it enables to interpret, apply and engage with other understandings of the Bible
  • it enables to critically analyse and evaluate Christian Theology, and to develop appropriately contextual theology
  • it provides skills necessary for ministry, leadership and further study (Bible teaching, leadership, organisation, research)

Graduates would be eligible to move on to post-graduate study.

Requirements: Students interested in further studies (Honours, Masters, Doctors) must complete the Bachelor degree. This is a three-year, full-time program. Students must have Grade 12 matriculation with 25 points in order to enter the BTh, and they must pass all courses in the curriculum in order to earn the degree.

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Bachelor of Theology - Honours (120 credits - NQF level 8)

The Honours degree serves as a bridge from a Bachelor's to Master's degree. It provides you with an option for post-graduate study without having to travel outside of the country. It also provides experienced pastors with an opportunity for deep and structured theological reflection on the task of Christian ministry in Namibia.

The Honours programme is normally a one year (full-time) postgraduate degree but will extend to one year and a half to allow learning and reflection for part-time students. The course is specifically designed to provide smoother entry into Namibian and South African universities and seminaries for master's studies.

NETS BTh Hons is a part-time postgraduate degree which provides an introductory level to theological research and specialisation. It combines intensives, writing of term papers, submission of journals and reports and research thesis. Although this is not a complete research degree students will be expected to demonstrate competence in writing several academic papers.

Enrolment requirements (please note that we don't accept new intakes in 2016): To qualify for the BTh Hons, candidates must have obtained at least 60 percent in their undergraduate degree. Additional admission requirements:

  • an accredited Bachelor of Theology or equivalent qualification.
  • an accredited Bachelor's degree in another field of studies with a certificate or diploma in theology or extensive ministry experience (5 years minimum). To be accompanied by a detailed portfolio that will be assessed by the Residential Lecturers' Committee that will make recommendations and if necessary assign an undergraduate level admission test or coursework.

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