MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Today the concerns of the founding fathers of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary remain at the center of all the activities of this institution.
The purpose of this Seminary is to educate men and women for service as leaders in religious life and thought- as ministers and teachers, and in other areas of ministry enriched by theological study. The setting is an academic and religious community characterized by continuing commitment to serious and impartial investigation of biblical truth. Here, the faculty and students engage in rigorous historical and comparative study of Christian traditions along the world’s other major religions and value systems.
The Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary is an independent, privately supported, four-year degree awarding institution established in 1976 under the proprietorship of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention.
The curriculum of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary is designed to address the contemporary challenges that confront the church of Christ when commitment is considered in a global context. In light of this, this curriculum has been revised, Africanized, and contemporized with the aim to developing the students mentally, morally, spiritually, and socially. The result is a curriculum of international standard and contextual relevance.
As it stands, the Baptist Theological Seminary’s curriculum is an authoritative source of information for an outsider who desires to know more about this Seminary and its program. To an insider, it is a reference document, which faculty and students must consult in order to be properly informed on a particular program of study. Since curriculum is dynamic, this handbook will be subject to review from time to time.
The fact that LBTS has operated with standard curriculum is made possible by the academic and professional relationships of the institution with other educational institutions and agencies, especially in form of accreditation and affiliation. Thus, over the years LBTS training programs have been accredited by the National Higher Education, Overseas Council, International Council for Higher Education (Global) and Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA).
This curriculum has the input of several stakeholders: Proprietor (Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention), Board of Trustees, Staff, Students, Alumni and other affiliated theological institutions. I appreciate all those individuals who have contributed to the publication of this Handbook. The entire review process was undergirded prayerfully by the desire to revitalize the mission of LBTS.
I whole heartedly welcome you to the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary, a theological institution that integrates and balances vibrant spirituality, sound academics and competent gospel ministry as we walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called(Ephesians 4:1).
Rev. Momolu A. Massaquoi, PhD