Seven Basic Competencies Guiding the NOBTS Curriculum
NOBTS faculty members realize that all ministers need to develop specific competencies if they are going to have an effective ministry. To increase the likelihood of NOBTS graduates having an effective ministry, the faculty developed a competency-based curriculum after identifying seven essential competencies necessary for effective ministry. All graduates are expected to have at least a minimum level of competency in all of the following seven areas:
To interpret and communicate the Bible accurately.
Christian Theological Heritage
To understand and interpret Christian theological heritage and Baptist polity for the church.
To stimulate church health through mobilizing the church for missions, evangelism, discipleship, and church growth.
To perform pastoral care effectively, with skills in communication and conflict management.
To serve churches effectively through team ministry.
Spiritual and Character Formation
To provide moral leadership by modeling and mentoring Christian character and devotion.
To facilitate worship effectively.