At RTA we study and teach classical Reformed Theology in relation to and based on the sources. We probe beneath the surface, engaging them in their contexts, from different angles: biblical, confessional, historical, and practical. For this reason, we keep hold of broad and in-depth education, incorporating the classical theological languages Hebrew, Greek and Latin. To meaningfully unlock this rich and deep field of knowledge, we have designed our programs to integrate a truthful study of Biblical, confessional, historical, and ministerial disciplines. In addition, we seek a profound understanding of the world we live in and, therefore, encounter its philosophies, religions and cultures in our curriculums as well. This is executed taking into account the needs of our stakeholders and partners. The focus of our programs is not limited to prepare students for office-bearing ministries as pastors. They also furnish training in Scripture and Theology to students who wish to prepare to serve Christ and his church in vocations other than ordained ministries. Devoted to our cause, our teaching aims at cultivating one’s mind to the fullest potential, committed to a life of learning, leading, and serving in the family, ministry, community and society at large. Our outreach programs not only expose students to the work environment, but also to empower to integrate conceptual and contextual knowledge.
Central to our offering is academic integrity, interrelated to adequate education and instruction. We strive to offer our students a teaching and learning experience, supported by quality instruction while providing spiritual mentoring and personal development. We deliberately include in our teaching programs international and African scholars of recognized standing, to contribute to the intellectual capacity of our students. We employ a variety of teaching strategies, designed in terms of the mode of delivery (contact, online and self-study). Our lecturers are not content providers but educated facilitators of learning to help to develop your capacity to master new bodies of knowledge as you encounter them. Each program is accompanied by a carefully compiled study guide. RTA’s academic project is built around a network of excellent physical and digital libraries, and e-based research databases, offering optimal access to knowledge platforms for our students.
Deeply rooted and broadly orientated, your education with us will prepare you to be thoughtful, reflective, intelligent, blessed with sharp insight and sincere piety to serve reliably in trustworthy dissemination of Christian ministry. You will be equipped to know and understand the Bible, interpret biblical texts accurately and responsibly, explain and defend the truths and practices of the Christian faith, carry out practical ministry, especially in teaching and preaching the word of God and taking care of God’s flock. You will receive tools of knowledge and a skill set to shape your course, encounter challenges with energy and enthusiasm, to speak with conviction, because we do it after all to the glory of God in no other terms than given in his Word. This constitutes the ultimate relevancy of Christian-reformed service and ministry.