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Welcome to the Bible Institute of South Africa
...One year in BISA's life...
Should I study at the Bible Institute?
A new year with many new challenges
BISA students on campus for a photoshoot.
'Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God', 1 Timothy 2:15
BISA prepares you for Mission & Ministry
2018 - Training students for Ministry & Mission in Africa and the World
"Theology means 'The science of God," and any man...would like to have the clearest and most accurate ideas about him" CS Lewis

Other children beat me up...

I was born in 1996 in Imizama Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town, and the third born of four children. Both my parents are Xhosas from the Eastern Cape. My parents owned a Shebeen which gave me a love of music
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My relationship with God was stagnant

I come from Cape Town born in 1998, and in my home my mom was the Christian. I was brought up in the church and when I was three yrs. old she said that I prayed for Jesus to come into my heart and be my best friend forever.
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Planting Churches in Khayelitsha

Hebert Mahuni was born in 1982 in Harare, Zimbabwe, one of nine children. Due to a clerical error at his birth registration, Hebert spells his name without the ‘r’ but likes it to be pronounced Herbert.
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Hard times helped me see God at work

"I am the youngest of three children, born in Johannesburg. When I was a baby we moved to Swaziland where my dad pastored a church in Mbabane. From there we went to Empangeni and again my dad pastored a church. In my early teens the family went back to Jo'burg where dad eventually planted a church, starting in our lounge in Roodepoort.
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About Us

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.

  • "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 experiences 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 (graduated 2014)
  • "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 (Graduated 1990)
  • "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-Adamah (Graduated 2013, PhD Cambridge candidate) 
  • "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)