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old Diploma in Practical Ministry

Biblical Studies Objective: To provide seminarians with a thorough knowledge of the world in which the biblical texts were composed through introducing them to the history, sociology, and ideas of that world. Seminarians are expected to study both biblical languages as an integral part of this. This provides the basis for the seminarians to develop…

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old The Bachelor of Theology Degree

Biblical Studies Objective: To provide seminarians with a thorough knowledge of the world in which the biblical texts were composed through introducing them to the history, sociology, and ideas of that world. Seminarians are expected to study both biblical languages as an integral part of this. This provides the basis for the seminarians to develop…

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old SMMS Values

Dignity Showing respect for others Showing compassion Being forgiving Showing empathy Showing patience Not being judgmental Advocating non-violence Unity Working with others flexibly Being inclusive Being tolerant of difference Being loyal Being Fair & Just Being other-centred Stewardship Being physically healthy Having good self-esteem Caring for family Caring for own property Responsible with money Caring…

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old International Board of Advisors

SMMS is proud to have these internationally recognised theological scholars as members of its advisory board:  Professor Trygve Wyller             University of Oslo, Norway Professor Stephen Chapman    Duke University, North Carolina Professor Rosetta Ross              Spelman College, Atlanta Professor Joerg Rieger                Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee Professor Isabel Phiri                 World Council of Churches Professor Gerald West               University of…

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old SMMS History

SMMS History The Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary has its roots in early Methodist ministerial training in Queen’s Town, Cape Town and later at Wesley House, Fort Hare. The extension of Bantu Education to Black Universities saw the Methodists leaving Fort Hare. They continued their training at the Lovedale Bible College, and in 1960 joined other…

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old About Us

Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary (SMMS) is located in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. It opened its doors in January 2009  to provide quality theological education and spiritual formation for aspiring ministers as part of their journey to ordination. An initiative of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, its prize-winning new campus was dedicated in 2010.  SMMS was mandated by the…

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old Dear Friends of SMMS

Dear Friends of SMMS Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary is one of the leading Theological Seminaries in the sub-region of Southern Africa and on the continent of Africa. We have committed ourselves to aligning our vision and priorities with these of the countries in our connexion and the continent of Africa, in order to contribute to…

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Dr Eraste Nyirimana Biblical Studies PhD UKZN . Dr Rowanne Marie Subject Head PhD UKZN . Mr Jon-Mark Olivier Work Intergrated Learning MSocSci. B.Ed . Dr Kennedy Owino Head of Special Programmes PhD UKZN . Father Tom Lepile Seminary Pastor DipTheo, MTS, CPE . Rev Dumisile Mkhonta Work Integrated Learning MSc, BTh . Ms Gladys…