Why SWBC?

South Wales Baptist College is located on a busy road in the Roath district of Cardiff.

Many passing by each day in cars and buses will have little idea what happens at the college. If they looked behind the frontage they would begin to discover a college that is investing in people who are preparing for many kinds of Christian service.

One of the things which helps make the college an interesting place to work and a good place to learn is the way in which it dwells in several overlapping worlds.

For many years the college has enjoyed strong links with Cardiff University. The College’s  teaching staff are Honorary Senior Tutors in the School of History, Archaeology & Religion at Cardiff, and regularly teach BA and MTh students at the university.

Students at the Baptist College are working for Cardiff University degrees. This means that they have access to all the resources of a major Russell Group University, as well as belonging to the supportive learning community at the college. One benefit of our connections with a university department of Religious Studies and Theology is that students can choose to learn some Hebrew and Greek as part of their training. Belonging to a major university in Wales also means that students whose first language is Welsh, may choose to submit their work for assessment in Welsh.

The life of the college is also enriched through dwelling in another set of overlapping worlds, in that we belong to both the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Baptist Union of Wales. Our membership of both Unions enriches the life of the college and SWBC graduates serve churches in both Unions and in other networks. The college seeks to serve the church in Wales and elsewhere both through training people for Christian leadership and service and also by offering relevant forms of lay training.

Within the local setting the college works closely in partnership with staff from St Michael’s College, Llandaff who share with us in teaching theology at the university. This means that candidates for Baptist ministry can share classes with ordinands from the Church in Wales or the Church of England, as well as learning alongside other Cardiff University students.

The college enjoys a location close to the centre of Cardiff, which is a vibrant capital city with good transport connections. With so many things going on, Cardiff is a popular and positive place to live and to study.

This combination of these factors means that the South Wales Baptist College is well placed to help people who want to embark on theological study. It is a supportive learning environment resourced by tutors who all combine scholarly expertise with pastoral experience and commitment.

South Wales Baptist College – A good place to discover more about God and more about sharing in the mission of God today.

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