Our admissions process for local Ethiopian students is simple and easy to follow. All students must apply using the Application for Admission and Application Checklist. | Read More
Our student body consists of students from many denominations and churches of Ethiopia. This provides an opportunity to build relationships with students of various theological backgrounds. | Read More
We offer a number of programs, both at an undergraduate and graduate level, designed to prepare ministers for effective ministry in the 21st century. All our programs combine academic excellence with ministry training and personal mentorship. | Read More
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Our Bachelor of Arts in Theology program is designed around three ministry majors: Biblical and Theological Studies, Christian Leadership Studies and Missional Studies. The purpose of the program is to prepare well-equipped servant leaders and ministers for the church of God based on their calling and the need of the church in Ethiopia and beyond.
The Master of Arts in Theology program consists of approximately 1 year of course work (8 courses) and 1 year of research and writing. The main objectives are to understand Christian theology and theological reflection from: 1) a biblical perspective; 2) a historical perspective giving primary focus to theological reflectionin the African context; and 3) within the Ethiopian context.
Our international program allows students to be missionaries while they get their accredited degree in Theology! We believe the best context for learning and practical ministry training for those called to missions is actually on the mission field. International students will get a sound, accredited theological education, experience dynamic international ministry context, while being mentored by seasoned, educated missiologists at SBCE.
A Global Vision to Train Leaders
The new global hubs of Christianity will be Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America in the coming years. With the tremendous expansion of Christianity in these regions, there exists a great need to train leaders in ministry by providing accredited theological training that includes practical ministry training and personal mentorship. SBC has a vision to start accredited training schools in these strategic locations across the world. Shiloh Bible College Ethiopia is the first school established to meed this growing need.
Reach the Unreached
We live in a time of great opportunity to see multitudes of people experience freedom in Jesus across the world. SBC’s vision is that the trust each theological training center would be to see those far away from God finding life in Christ by planting strong, healthy local churches. In Ethiopia thousands of Muslims in North Africa are finding freedom in Jesus through the missionaries and church planters being sent out from SBCE.
Experience the Power of God
A major thrust of these global training centers is to equip students to experience and walk in the power of God. Signs, miracles, and wonders are a natural byproduct of the Holy Spirit’s activity in the life of the believer. We believe that as students learn to walk in the power of God, the Gospel will be advanced greatly in the nations of the earth. Our practical ministry training and mentorship is geared towards equipping students to walk in this reality.
Shiloh Bible College is the vision of Dr. Violet Kiteley, its original founder, in Oakland California. Dr. Violet started SBC as revival training classes conducted each Saturday morning. This grew to Shiloh Bible College during the mid 1960’s and attracted students from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Part of that original vision was to touch the nations of the earth and when the first missionary of Shiloh Church was sent out in 1969, Dennis Balcombe, his first work was to begin a branch of Shiloh Bible College in Hong Kong. Later that work was extended into China and Myanmar. In the 1990’s Dr. Gary Munson began to work with SBC under Dr. Kiteley’s leadership and during those years began SBC programs in the Philippines, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. Today, Ethiopia has grown into a strong campus and is now completing the accreditation process as described on our Accreditation page.
The first class was taught in Ethiopia by Dr. Gary Munson in 1994 who has conducted leadership seminars, conferences and crusades in the Philippines, Mexico, China, Japan, India, Russia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, and Myanmar, as well as in other nations. Dr. Munson has received the post-graduate degrees of Masters of Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Doctorate of Education from University of San Francisco in the area of Organization and Leadership with an emphasis on International Adult Education. He is also finishing a ThD in Missiology from the University of South Africa. Gary and Felecia started their ministry in Ethiopia while Gary functioned as Missions Pastor at Shiloh Church and Vice President of Shiloh Bible College, between 1993 and 2008. He has been president of Shiloh Bible College-Ethiopia since 2008.
Dr. Gary & Felicia Munson
Dr. Gary Munson has conducted leadership seminars, conferences and crusades in the Philippines, Mexico, China, Japan, India, Russia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, and Myanmar, as well as in other nations. Dr. Munson has received the post-graduate degrees of Masters of Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Doctorate of Education from University of San Francisco in the area of Organization and Leadership with an emphasis on International Adult Education. Gary and Felecia started their ministry in Ethiopia while Gary functioned as Missions Pastor at Shiloh Church, between 1993 and 2008. SBC Ethiopia (SBCE) began in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, initially through contacts made by Fantahun Beerara and Eloise Carey. Gary taught the first Bible College course at the end of 1994, with sixty-five students of whom about fifty later graduated, and several are now teachers in the College. Today SBCE has about 750 students nationwide, with the main campus in Hawassa, Ethiopia.