The Bible Institute of South Africa was founded in 1923 and was established as an evangelical and interdenominational training centre. From the very beginning it has been our aim to train and equip men and women to know Christ and to make Him known.
BISA has a long record of consistently and faithfully training ministers, missionaries, lecturers, teachers and church workers in Bible and theology. Moreover, many Christians have been better prepared for effective witness in the professional world. Students are drawn from, and go out to minister in, many different countries in Africa and the wider world.
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BI has been a great blessing to me in a way that words cannot explain. I do not regret coming to BI at all. I have experienced growth in my life, especially in handling the Word of God with diligence. Now I can preach and do Bible Studies with confidence knowing that I have been equipped with the right tools that will help me in my ministry for the rest of my life.- Sizwe Maseti (2nd-yr BTh)
Viv met Margie Campbell whilst studying at the Bible Institute. They married some time later and this is what he says…” Everything Margie and I do now, every decision we make, is rooted in our worldview that we received at BI.”- Vivian Potgieter (Campus Minister with the YMCA at Bellville CPUT)
Studying at B.I. made a positive, lasting change in our lives. The teaching gave a strong foundation, and helped to keep us focused and steady in good & hard times whilst serving the Lord. We had happy times and fun with fellow students - even gardening!! - Dawn du Plessis (Graduated 1964, living in the UK)
"My experience at BI is without doubt one of the greatest blessings the Lord has enriched my life with. I never would have anticipated such equipping for ministry by way of Christ-centred lectures from godly people, stimulating conversations, interactions with friends of diverse cultural and theological backgrounds, and simply just doing life on campus.- Victor Emma-Ad amah (Current BTh (Hons) student)
Before coming to BI I was battling with assurance of salvation, a struggle that had been consuming my life for years. During the year I spent there among godly lecturers and fellow students, God just opened my eyes to what he had already been doing in my life through this struggle. I saw Him at work, and experienced Him in ways I never could have imagined.- Janie Slabbert (graduated 2011, studying BA Language and Culture in Stellenbosch)
In 2007 I left Scripture Union seeking God's next assignment. I registered at BI where hope to graduate at the end of the year. What an amazing journey I have had at BI. I don’t think I would have made it if it was not for the warm welcome and support I received from students in my year group.- Aldine Marcus (Will graduate 2012)
My experience at BI was amazing and what great servants of the Lord you meet and become friends with. BI is a great place to be for a year or for 3 years. I was at BI for just a year but that year changed my life. I would not trade my time at BI for anything on earth.- Caitlin Coetzee (Graduated 2011, studying in Stellenbosch)
My time at the Bible Institute of South Africa cannot be overestimated. It was time well spent studying God’s Word in depth and in a cross-cultural context. The BISA faculty prepared me academically, theologically, and spiritually in a tremendous way.- Peter Manzanga MA (NT) (Graduated Hons 2003, Principal and Lecturer at Rusitu Bible College Zimbabwe)
I find BI to be a community of humble, loving and caring students, together with their lecturers. I come back to BI whenever I can - God is at work there in practical ways.- Katleho Meslane (Graduated 2010, Children’s pastor at Somlandlela Church, Strand, Cape)
The Bible Institute offers quality theological education which will equip any student for a lifetime of service in spreading the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.- Frank Retief (Graduated 1965, Retired presiding CESA Bishop of REACH SA)
I studied at BI 95-98 .What an awesome experience it was and still enjoying the benefits and fruit of those years. Go see for yourself, you will love it. Blessings!- Frankquit Jooste (Graduated 1998)
BI was great turn of events in my life. I had just come out of high school and was only 16 years old, with a lot of opportunities but not knowing which to take. Taking a gap year at BI was the best choice I made.- Thuli Lebiletsa (Graduated 2010, now 2nd-yr Social work at the National University of Lesotho)
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