South Asia Nazarene Bible College

SANBC class
Rev Simon Jothi,
SANBC Principal

Motto: “Learning to make Christ known”

Purpose: To provide education leading to ordination in the Church of the Nazarene

Courses: Decentralized three-track program
• Track one: Certificate for Lay Pastors
• Track two: Certificate in Christian Ministry
• Track three: Diploma in Pastoral Ministry

We are also offering an MA in Christian Holiness through Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, England, to build specialized faculty.

• Content
• Competence
• Character
• Context

Curriculum: 25 core courses, with numerous workshops, seminars, collateral readings, practical opportunities and assignments

Languages: Courses are offered in 17 major languages of South Asia including English.

Locations: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Faculty: Instructors are pastors in the Church of the Nazarene, qualified to teach at diploma level. With pastors as teachers, students gain wider ministerial exposure.

Statistics: (May 2011)
Total students: 1,700
Total teachers: 110
Education centres: 80
Districts served: 19

• To equip pastors and laity with passion to develop churches across South Asia
• To upgrade the program to accreditation and degree level
• To offer on-going professional development seminars for faculty
• To develop Wesleyan libraries and resource centres across South Asia
• To connect students with other existing institutions for additional resources

• Scholarship for full education (25 courses), in rural setting: $800 per student
• Scholarship for one course: $32 per student
• Library and resource centres (35 needed): $5,000 each
• Used and new books for library development
• Intercessory prayer for faculty and students

Principal: Rev Simon Jothi served as SANBC Registrar for a number of years and succeeded Rev Sunil Dandge as Principal in 2010.


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