Baldaeus Theological College is a multi-denominational, evangelical institution providing theological education and training for pastors, teachers and evangelists in a region devastated by war and poverty. Biblically-based training is therefore provided in a specific context with the overall purpose of transforming it by the power of the Gospel.
Baldaeus was the first to translate a Bible book into an eastern language (Sri Lanka, before 1665)
Most of Baldaeus teaching ministry is based at the Trincomalee campus (East). Provision of student hostel facilities has enabled many candidates, men and women, from distant regions to fully participate in the three programmes, B.Th., Diploma and Baldaeus Certificate. Along with campus-based training Baldaeus has been slowly developing its extension education in Mannar (Northwest) and Vavuniya (North). Most recently a field training center was established in Hatton in the central Hill Country.
College Family, March 2004|
Baldaeus’ faculty, full-time and part-time, comprises of local and foreign personnel who travel across this vast region to the various centers to teach regular courses and conduct seminars on relevant topics. Most recently Pastor Martin Lloyd of Wales taught a couple of modulars in Trincomalee, preached at several local churches and visited our mission station in Hatton to give advise and counsel.
Through this vital ministry the seminary is slowly building bridges between churches, particularly the mainline and independent churches. This important fact was acknowledged publicly in May, 2002 when Ceylon Every Home Crusade chose BTC to facilitate its tract and Bible distribution programme in the Trincomalee District, in which all the local Protestant churches participated.