SATS 25th Anniversary Discounts

June marked the 25th anniversary of the South African Theological Seminary, and we want to use this milestone as an opportunity to reflect on God’s grace and faithfulness to us and our students. Over the coming months, keep your eyes peeled for the various anniversary celebration initiatives from SATS, as we release them on our website, our social media accounts and in our newsletters.

We are happy to announce the first of these initiatives in this newsletter: a 25th Anniversary Special Discount that will run from until 31st December 2021. SATS is offering two special discounts:

25% Off Enrolment Invoice

New applicants who have paid their application fee, have been accepted, and decide to enrol for a program, will receive a 25% discount on their enrolment invoice. 

25% Off First Invoice of Next Programme

This discount is for graduates who decide to study further, or those who are finishing a program and commit to the next one, between 1st July and 31st December 2021. These students will receive a 25% discount on their first invoice for the new programme.

Terms and Conditions: For new applicants enrolling for the first time, the special anniversary discount applies to the enrolment fee and the compulsory orientation subjects only (THE1120, GEN4121, and MRS5240). For existing students enrolling for a new programme, the discount can apply to multiple courses (maximum 4), provided the courses all appear on the 1st invoice into the programme. If you meet the criteria for either of these discounts, and the invoice is issued in the above timeframe, the discounts will be automatically applied. Invoices must be paid by the 31st of December 2021 for the discounts to apply. The special anniversary discount will override all other discounts, including bulk purchase discounts and partnership discounts.

BTh Counselling Hons

The SATS Counselling Team are excited to announce the launch of the new BTh Honours with Christian Counselling Concentration.  Both narrative counselling and logotherapy are integrated into the Christian counselling honours degree.

This programme will train you in both narrative counselling and logotherapeutic practices from a Christian perspective.  As part of the portfolio of learning, students will complete supervised practicum hours, and when they graduate, they will be well-equipped to serve as Christian counsellors in their churches and communities.

On completion, students will also be eligible to register with The Council for Pastoral and Spiritual Counsellors (CPSC) and to apply for a research-based Master of Theology, specialising in either narrative or logotherapeutic Christian counselling.

Please click here for more information.

The Differences between our MTh and MDiv Programmes

It has come to our attention that there might be some lack of clarity concerning the Master of Divinity (MDiv) programme and its requirements.

What is the difference between the MDiv and the MTh?

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (MTh) are both accredited master’s degrees on NQF-level 9, but there are some important differences:

Entry requirements: An accredited Theology degree on NQF-level 8 (Honours)Entry requirements: An accredited degree on NQF-level 8 in any discipline.
Research degree, requiring a master’s ThesisCourse-based degree, requiring 180 credits of course work and a Research Project of 60 credits
Grants access to apply for the PhD programmeDoes not grant access to apply for the PhD programme

Job Opening: Assistant Course Developer

SATS’s Curriculum Development Team (CDT) is looking for an Assistant Course Developer to join our team on a full-time basis. Course developers are responsible for the development and maintenance of courses on our Learning Management System, MySats.

Applications are due by 30 November 2021.

You can find out more about the position and how to apply HERE.

In Memory of Dr Vincent Atterbury

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved friend and co-labourer in Christ’s Kingdom, Dr. Vincent Atterbury. Vincent obtained his D.Th. in Practical Theology from Unisa with a thesis on Church Leadership from a Pentecostal Perspective. His fields of interest were Pentecostalism and church leadership/management.

Please watch the eulogy for Dr. Vincent by clicking here.

“Grieve not for me, like those with a soulless hope,
Trample through the days, but forget not the beauty,
Contemplate the loss, but
Remember not my departure,
Call upon my Lord, and whisper to my God…”