OFFICE FOR ENQUIRIES, REGISTRATION FORMS, STUDY MATERIAL ETC.
At our NEW OFFICE at PHOTLAB, Oribi Plaza, Port Shepstone.
Books & Bibles on SALE!
Founder/President: DIXON JAMES Dip.Ch.Educ; B.A.; M.Th. Current D.Th. (UFH).
COTESA is NOT a denominational college. We accept students from any denomination or flow. We teach SOUND DOCTRINE based on Scriptures. We do not “indoctrinate” nor impose an “ideology.” Currently, our student body comprise of Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists, Seventh Day Adventists, Charismatics,
Reformed, Anglicans etc. Our focus is on leaders and pastors who require training or additional training. Our fees are low, standard is high and we’re accepted by two Universities. Lectures are written and presented by academics who have been in ministry for more than 40 years as Pastor and Bible teacher.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
Lectures in well bound textbooks and some also on CD’s
BOOKS & BIBLES on sale at the COTESA OFFICE
LIBRARY AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH
& A PLACE TO STUDY
Bank: First National –Port Shepstone
Branch Code: 220228
Account Number: 625 277 61036
NB. Print your name under “Reference.” First submit your Registration Form THEN make the deposit.
FEES to be deposited directly into COTESA Bank account. Collecting Fees on behalf of COTESA is prohibited.
ONLY BANK DEPOSITS ARE ACCEPTED.
DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY
2016/2017 FEES incl.Reg.fee & study material:
Subject to change annually
NB. The instalment plan is applicable only to students who attend classes. Distance learning students are required to pay the annual; fees IN FULL or in three monthly instalments. Study material would be dispatched within 14 days after we receive the proof of payment.
Previously Higher Diploma in Theology. Cost R2500.
ADDITIONAL COURSES FOR 100 CREDITS
Students may choose any one or both of the two courses below for additional credits.
The following Diplomas are offered to those who have completed adequate Bible studies through any institution or Church based Bible school (T’s & C’s apply).
Course 1: Code 901Doctrines of Christian Movements
Course 2: Pastoral Concerns
Payment options: See the Table
College Policy: Study material available ONLY upon proof of payment. Lecturers or tutors are NOT to hand out study material IF payments have not been made. Students who fail to pay or produce any work within 6 months from registration date may be disqualified to continue. Fees paid would not be refunded.
Graduation: Held once a year or once in two years. Graduation fee is due closer to graduation date.
Graduation Options for Distance Learners: Graduation fee is excluded in the fees which is due closer
to graduation date only IF a student chooses to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students
may choose the following options:
NEXT GRADUATION IN NOVEMBER 2017
We will no longer respond to Please Call Me messages.
Fees first then Textbooks!
Register ONLY if you could afford the fees!
The College Policy is binding on all parties concerned and applicants sign the College Registration form after having read this document and inacceptance of the contents.
1. Fees are not refundable & study material cannot be returned for refunds.
2. Copying COTESA study material in any form is prohibited
3. Applicants may be accepted or rejected. College is not obligated to give reasons for rejections.
4. Only applicants who can afford to pay the required fees may apply.
5. Failure to pay fees may result in disqualification to continue.
6. Students are to live an exemplary life, be consistent with studies, committed to the local church.
7. COTESA would not impose any authority on the local churches of students and likewise pastors and
churches or any organisation would not impose their authority on COTESA.
8. COTESA would not make any graduate a pastor. Students must be called by God into ministry and
be recognized by the local congregation.
9. COTESA will not ordain or induct pastors unless invited to do so by the Church or denomination.
10. COTESA staff offer voluntary service and it is a non - profit organisation.
Anyone who fails to comply would be dismissed immediately
ASSIGNMENTS & EXAMS
Assignments are compulsory for each subject and carry 50 marks. Each assignment must include evidence of reading of other sources, reasoning i.e. giving your own logical opinion and much research by investigating the subject. One Exam per subject which also carry 50 marks.
Pass Mark is 50%
Statement of Faith
The Trinity: We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father Son and Holy Spirit.
The Father : We believe that God the Father is a spiritual being, omnipotent, omniscient, holy, righteous, loving and infinitely good; having life in Himself and giving life to all things.
The Son: We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, the only begotten of the Father.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present life as our High Priest and Advocate and in His personal return.
The Holy Spirit: We believe in the supernatural manifestation of the Holy Spirit in and through the life of the believer; in His empowering and equipping for service and ministry and in His definite, yet progressive work of sanctification, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of Salvation.
Sin and Salvation: We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe and trust in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. We believe that all who repent of their sin, receive Jesus Christ by faith as Saviour and confess Him as Lord are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust and in the eternal blessedness of the children of God.
Scripture: We believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
The Church: We believe that the one true church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are therefore essentials of church membership and that the church on earth is the organism through which God says and does what He desires for His world.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith
A BRIEF HISTORY
Dixon James was a practising Hindu. At age 17, he was reading The World in my Pocket by A. Chase when he spotted a Bible lying on a stool in his grandmother’s home. He picked it up to look for the owner’s name and as he was browsing, John chapter 1 caught his attention. He began reading and when he came to verse 12, he was convinced that only Jesus is God and he was on his knees where he gave his life to Christ in 1963.
In 1965 he was convinced by reading Jeremiah 1:5 that God was calling him to ministry. He quit schooling and in 1966 enrolled for fulltime training. He graduated in 1968 and ion the same year commenced fulltime ministry as a Pastor, teacher, Radio and Tent preacher and writer. In 1972 he conducted a Bible school called Crash Course Bible School in Empangeni, Zululand in his Baptist church. Later, he ran the Christian Workers Bible School and Kenneth Copeland Audio School. In 2003, he published three A4 Textbooks with 20 subjects for his own leaders training but the Lord turned it into a Leadership Training College for laypeople, untrained pastors and pastors with inadequate training. Three graduations were held since with over 200 graduands.
He is the founder and first principal of Superkids JS School in Bizana E.C. registered with DOE as a private school. His wife, Sarah Edna now serves as the principal and their three children as educators. He is the founder/principal of COTESA.Previously owner/editor of Taxi Talk Newspaper and Word to the World Publishers and also served as postmaster in Gauteng and later as UNISA-South Coast Tutorials Administrator.
His aim is to Teach and Train Leaders Today for Tomorrow with emphasis on academics and anointing. COTESA remains non- denominational and as a feeder school to existing accredited Theological Colleges and Universities. Hence COTESA graduates are accepted by SATS and BTCSA for degree courses.
Dixon James holds a Dip. In Christian Education (JBI); B.A.(UNISA); M.Th (BTCSA); M.A (USA); Final year D.Th (UFH).Para-professional Christian Counsellor: Ref.7026 (ACC in SA. Overseeing Revival Baptist Church but is the Principal/lecturer for COTESA. His hobbies are writing and painting landscapes and seascapes.
The Principal, DIXON JAMES and Acting Dean, Dr.G.Rajoo have many years of pastoral and teaching experience.Both have strong Evangelical foundation with a passion to teach sound doctrine.Dr.Rajoo served as lecturer and appointed the Dean at Durban Bible College for 21 years.