FTBM provides accessible higher theological education to men and women who are called to serve in various ways within the local church
- Provide a solid yet accessible academic training to Malagasy church leaders
- Extend the opportunity for theological education to the people of God (both men and women)
- Provide a platform for a sound biblical assessment of socio-cultural and ethical issues
- Study on your own schedule: regardless of your professional or family situation, you can complete your degree around your commitments to family, work, and life.
- Be thorough in your studies: re-watch a course multiple time and take notes to your satisfaction.
- Limited commuting or traveling: study anywhere (at home, at a cyber-café, at a library, or at FTBM’s computer lab)
Deep commitment to Scriptures
Faith seeking understanding
Support for the Great Commission
Interconnectedness within the local church
What we offer
“No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, at FTBM, we hope you find the training you need to encourage and equip yourself to walk in a manner that glorifies our Lord and contributes to the advancement of His Kingdom.”
Mandimby RANAIVOARISOA, President.
Why choose FTBM ?
Emphasis on biblical studies
Teaching in malagasy
Emphasis on biblical studies
Our degree programs are developed to reflect the centrality of the biblical text in all matters of theological inquiry. Such an emphasis on the Bible means that Biblical Studies occupy the major part of the training at FTBM. This includes four semesters for each of the biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek) at the Bachelor’s Degree level and two semesters for each at the Associate’s Degree level.
Teaching in Malagasy
Although our teaching is essentially in Malagasy (with a few exceptions), we offer you the possibility of conducting your personal research in any or all of the following three languages: Malagasy, English, and French.
FTBM uses the credit hours system. Each course is assigned a weight of one to four credit hours. To receive a degree, a certain number of credits must be completed.
At the beginning of each semester, you have the flexibility to choose the number of courses you will take. Therefore, according to your situation and availability, you are able to complete these credits at your own pace.
Since we offer a 100% online education, we are able to keep our tuition and fees low.
Frequently asked Questions
I am not a baptist. Can I apply?
Although we hold to historic Baptist beliefs, we welcome anyone from any other denomination who wants to go deeper in his/her knowledge of the Word of God to study with us.
I am a woman. Can I apply?
Studying theology is not reserved to men. The Bible teaches that men and women are one in Christ (Gal 3:28-29). As disciples of Christ, women need theology to teach, disciple, mentor, and counsel other women of their churches. Therefore, women are more than welcome to study in our seminary in order to be equipped for God’s work.
Are the degrees accredited by the state?
Our degrees are not accredited by the state but all our degrees are recognized within our partnership network, including over 90 seminaries worldwide.
I don't have a computer. How can I study online?
The student portal is accessible via tablet and smartphone. Moreover, we have a computer lab at our headquarter where you can sit and use the available computers.
See here for the address of FTBM with our opening hours.
What is the process of admission to FTBM?
Do I still have to go through Admissions if I choose the Non-Degree program?
Do I still have to go through Admissions if I choose the Audit program?
How does an online course work?
The student gets a login and password to access the student portal. On this portal, the student has the possibility to:
- Access the Course Syllabus (See next question)
- Access course materials
- Watch or listen to lectures that the professor releases every week
- Contact the professor
- Interact with other students
- Take quizzes and exams
- Submit assignments
The student portal is accessible by computer, tablet, and smartphone.
Click here for more details
Since everything is online, how can I get help during my studies?
First, the professor will provide the syllabus at the beginning of each class. A syllabus is a document that outlines the essential information about the course, such as the topics that will be covered, the course policies, the required textbooks, and the schedule of the assignments.
Second, you can contact the professor anytime through the student portal. It is also possible to interact with other students through the student portal.
Finally, you can contact the seminary with questions related to administration. Contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at +261 34 99 204 07.
Are there set times where I have to log on to the class?
In general, the professor releases the lecture on the student portal every week. The student can watch it at his/her convenience anytime. However, some professors may want to schedule a specific day and time during the week for a live interaction. Even if the student is not available to attend, he/she can still watch it anytime later.
If you have any question about the school or about becoming a student, please feel free to reach out to us by mail, phone, or email.
+1 682 313 6736 (US)
+261 34 99 204 07 (Mada)
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The Seminary is open on:
– Monday 12:00PM–3:00PM
– Thursday 08:00AM–10:30AM
– Saturday 08:00AM–10:30AM
The Seminary is CLOSED on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.