About Us

Our History

The Baptist Theological Seminary is located in the city of Novi Sad, in the northern part of the country of Serbia. We are a theological institution of the Serbian Baptist Union, dedicated to training pastors and Christian leaders for effective service. For over 70 years BTS has been training men and women for the pastorate and Christian leadership in and out of the church. Some of our graduates have gone on to obtain higher degrees from other institutions in Serbia as well as other countries.

The seminary started in 1939 in the capitol city of Belgrade, just before World War II. With the help of Southern Baptists the building was purchased for this purpose as the first students enrolled. Unfortunately, this new seminary had trained just one generation of leaders when the war stopped it at its beginnings. After the war ended, BTS moved to Zagreb, then to Daruvar and finally to its present location in Novi Sad. Godly men and women throughout the years of its ministry led it faithfully and contributed to what it stands for today – a solid educational institution for training Christian leaders and pastors.

BTS is for:

  • Adult Christians who desire to obey the Scriptures in knowing God more and being transformed to His image, following with Romans 12:1-3;
  • Elders, pastors, and church leaders who want to better prepare for the ministry that God has entrusted to them;
  • Men and women who seek biblically faithful, rigorous, and spiritually demanding studies;
  • People who desire to earn a bachelor’s degree in order to progress to master’s and doctoral studies;
  • Christians who seek an edifying community in which they may learn from fellow believers.

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