Welcome to the Scottish Baptist College website. SBC is a friendly community of learning, fellowship and encouragement, committed both to academic achievement and preparing people for fruitful, creative and transformational ministry and mission. Whether studying for a single module or undertaking the full BD(Hons) in Theology, students engage in discipleship of mind and heart.
Feel free to explore our website to discover more about the College, student life and our courses, and contact us if you have further questions.
BD of Theology with Pastoral Studies
This course offers participants an opportunity to think toughly and feel deeply about God, human community, who Jesus Christ is for us today, and how from a Christian perspective we respond in service and care for others.
Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Studies
The Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Studies with Work Based learning provides an integrative course of study. It combines theological learning, practical training in relevant skills and stimulus towards personal, spiritual and vocational development.
During my time at SBC I’ve been challenged in numerous ways, all of it for the better. Knowing that God had brought me to SBC I wasn’t really sure what I had gotten myself into, but each class stretched me and helped to develop me and it has given me an amazing start in this journey that I am on with God.
The course was both difficult and thought provoking but I loved it. The support I received from both the staff and students at SBC was above and beyond anything I could have imagined.
I am sad not to be returning in September, but I know that once a student at SBC, you are never forgotten about.
Cindy PollockBD(Hons) Graduate, 2012
“I am close to completing my final year of the BD programme at the Scottish Baptist College. My experience so far is that I have been challenged by the views of others, staff and students alike.
Moreover, as a consequence of studying the various subjects, I have found myself reflecting over my understanding of my faith and beliefs. Things I had just accepted or assumed have been shored up by learning or rethought.
Ultimately, this college is expanding my academic knowledge base and my theology as I work through what and why I believe what I do, in an environment where I am given space to be me.”
Alice McDermottBD degree in 2014 and is now minister at St James Road Baptist Church
Truly a safe place, an anvil, for thrashing ideas, expressing and testing opinions, and honing ministry skills. Personal, warm – but not in a fuzzy way, room for feisty-ness. A community of learning that promotes Christian life in the real world.
Rev James Faddesminister Leslie Baptist Church, previous modular student.
Studying at the SBC is about learning in a safe environment where everyone has a chance to have their say and not passively in a crowd. Great place to prepare for future ministry.