1. Historical Background and Management
Our distance-education training programme for Christian leaders began in 1962 when Rev. F.H. Burke opened the ‘All Africa School of Theology’. In 1981, Dr and Mrs. Fawcett founded ‘Hebron Bible College’. In 1989 the two colleges amalgamated, and in 2000 the name was changed to Hebron Theological College (Association incorporated under section 21.) Hebron Theological College NPC (hereafter referred to as HTC) is a registered Section 21 Company (Registration No. 2000/010415/08) governed by experienced Christian leaders as follows:
1.1 Hebron Board Members
Dr. J.R. Fawcett D.Th (Chairman/Director); Dr. F.C. da Silva D.Th. (Principal/Director); Mrs. E. Lewis (Secretary); Mr. N. Bester (Treasurer); Rev. D.B. Mdhluli; Dr. P. Sambo D.Ed.; Dr O. Hleza D.Ed.; Mr. A. Figueiredo.
2. Quality Management
The HTC has developed a comprehensive Quality Management System based on ISO 9001 as part of an overall commitment to provide quality training for Christian service and ministry.
3. QCTO Accreditation and Registration
Hebron Theological College offers two levels of practical ministerial courses which are registered with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). These two levels of studies are the NQF 2 and the NQF5 of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act (Act 97 of 1998) as amended in 2008.
Thus, the HTC’s actual programmes are nationally recognised via Excel.
4. QCTO Faculty
Principal: Dr. F. da Silva D.Th.
Facilitators – Dr. F. da Silva D.Th; Ps F. Silva B.Th; Ps A.M.P. Roux M.Th; Ps S. Martins;
5. General Overview of QCTO Programmes
The following programmes provide comprehensive, self-paced distance training:
5.1 NQF 2
Collect the relevant information from https://hebroncollege.co.za/christian-religious-practitioner/.
5.2 NQF 5
Collect the relevant information from https://www.hebroncollege.co.za/christian-religious-professional/.
6. Learner Support
At times the distance learner may feel isolated. HTC has in place a support network that may be accessed through regular contact by telephone, by e-mail, fax, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Student Zone.
All the textbooks and readers are supplied to the learner by Hebron. This means that learners do not need to spend time looking for resources and texts from which to gather information for their assessments, however, further reading is recommended for all subjects.
7. Library Resources
Learners needing research resources should arrange to use the HTC reference library at Plot 7 Sports Road, Slaterville, Benoni. In addition, via Excel special arrangements have been made for HTC learners to access several University and Theological College libraries throughout South Africa. These libraries include:
- The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
- Cape Bible Training Centre Cape Town.
- Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education Libraries in Zambia and Wolseley.
- The Baptist Theological Seminary Johannesburg.
- Cape Town Baptist Seminary.
- Bible Institute of South Africa, Kalk Bay.
- Wesleyan Evangelical Theological Seminary, Brakpan.
- Nazarene Theological Seminary, Krugersdorp.
Each of these libraries has its own membership conditions. The general rule is that books may not be taken away from their premises. HTC students must produce a student card to show that they are current, bona-fide students. HTC uses the Bookcollectz library programme with which to catalogue and search for volumes and subject material. Internet access has also been enabled to JSTOR electronic journals, ALUKA digital library and the National Research Foundation database. Students can access these databases from any online computer via allocated usernames and passwords. These usernames and passwords are available from HTC. Additionally, further excellent Internet resources (including free resources) may for instance be found at “http://www.ccel.org”; http://www.e-sword.net; http://www.ntslibrary.com/; https://www.decadeofpentecost.org/e-books/; and https://www.tckpublishing.com/free-christian-ebooks/.