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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]