Academic Philosophy


Theological Competence

Lectures, seminars, exercises and projects according to the main disciplines:

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Church History
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Christian Education
  • Church Music
  • Missiology
  • Counseling

Language courses (including reading) in the biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek

Lectures and exercises in the areas of Psychology and History of Philosophy


Personal Competence

Weekly class tutorial as well as devotions and cell groups

Personal mentorship sessions between the student and instructors

Evaluation of the student's personality through reports given by the mentor in the student's place of internship

Living and ministering together as students of an intercultural community (including practical tasks such as kitchen duties etc.)

Weekly ministry by the students


Competence in Actions

Church ministry experience before studies begin

Field ministry in a church alongside studies


Professional Internship

Sermons accompanied by an evaluation by a lecturer through a personal conversation  

Devotions, Services etc.

Outreaches to local churches and non-denominational events in teams accompanied by an instructor


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Theological Competence

Theological education at ETS is designed to provide knowledge and skills that enable students to reflect on the faith according to historical, linguistic, systematic and practical aspects. For this purpose, there are daily classes in the particular subjects.

Personal Competence

Another objective of the formation at ETS is to promote spiritual, social and character development. Prayer meetings, cell groups and the mentoring program contribute to this in a special way. Last but not least, communication skills, a sense of responsibility and leadership skills are fostered through living together as a school community, which includes practical assignments for each student.

Competence in Actions

Opportunities are provided for professional practice in pastoral ministry and in other areas of work in the church, society and mission.  Practical theological subjects, internships and the joint organization of worship services, devotions, prayer and fasting days, etc., provide the students with the key competencies that are indispensable for the ministry .