Student Life

Student Life

The Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, being a Christian institution for the training of men and women called by God into full time Christian service, seeks to create an environment in which mutual responsibility and trust govern our relationships with one another.

Learning happens best in community. Studying at PBTS means not just acquiring information but spiritual formation within authentic relationships among peers and mentors.

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is an essential aspect of seminary training. Spiritual formation is the Spirit-led process by which we grow more into Christlikeness. Guided activities like worship and fellowship help contribute to this process.


The seminary holds worship services twice each week at the school chapel. Attendance is expected of each student since corporate worship is a part of Christian growth. Worship is generally scheduled each Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30AM.

Student Activities

The Student Council, in coordination with the Dean of Students, plans an on-going program of recreation that includes volleyball, basketball, and others. The gymnasium and the open court suitable for basketball and volleyball assist greatly in this. Fellowships are planned so that faculty, students, and staff have an opportunity to get together regularly.

Special Events

Each year special weeks are set aside to enable the seminary family to devote attention to spiritual growth. Attendance at these special events is strongly encouraged for all members of the seminary community.

Two of the most significant weeks are the Spiritual Emphasis Week, usually held during September and the Annual LideBible Conference which is held in January. Other special events may be conducted during the year.

Student Council

Student input into the life and work of the seminary is conducted by means of the Student Council and the Dorm Council.

The elected officers are: President, Vice President (VP) for spiritual affairs, VP for academic affairs, VP for social affairs, secretary, treasurer, and representatives from the various dorms and international students.