Please submit one application per candidate. Husbands and wives who are both applying should each complete a separate form.
Please attach a recent photo.*
Date of Application* - DD/MM/YYYY
For what year are you applying?*
Please state previous dates attended, if applicable.
Date of Birth* - DD/MM/YYYY
Email Address* (Please enter a valid email address.)
Country of Nationality*
Village or Town*
Nationality of Passport*
If married, are you staying with your spouse?
If no, where does your spouse stay?
If no, briefly explain why you do not stay together.
Preference is not given regarding marital status, race or gender.
Please list the school(s) you've attended. Include the dates you attended each school, level completed and any degree/certificate you received.
Tertiary (Higher) Education
Please list your THREE most recent work experiences beginning with your current or most recent position.
1) Current or Most Recent Employer
Dates Employed* (MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY)
Reason for leaving* (if this is not your current employer)
2) Previous Employer
Dates Employed (MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY)
Reason for leaving (if this is not your current employer)
3) Previous Employer
Please include the names of three people who would be willing to complete a recommendation form for you. One must be your pastor, another should be your employer (or teacher if you are currently or recently a student) and another of your choice.
1) Pastor's Reference
Name of Church/Denomination
Length of Acquaintance
2) Friend's Reference
Nature of Acquaintance (casual, close, etc.)
3) Employer or Teacher's Reference
Employer or Teacher's Name
Name of Business
Please list any handicap, disability, allergy or chronic condition that would hinder you from attending class regularly or that may require any alterations to the learning environment or teaching method. Include how long you have had this condition.
Are you using any type of prescription medication? If so, what?
Comments regarding your health:
What is your first language?
How well do you speak your first language?
How well do you write your first language?
Do you speak a second language?
How well do you speak your second language?
How well do you write your second language?
What other languages do you speak?
How well do you speak the other languages?
How well do you write the other languages?
Please rate your comprehension of the English language.
Excellent - I prefer English.Good - I speak my mother tongue usually, but English is not a problem.Fair - I have trouble understanding or communicating, but I can manage.Poor - I do not understand much of what is spoken or written in English.
What areas of ministry interest you? (select all that apply)
Pastor Teacher Evangelism Music, vocal Children Youth Rural Ministry Music, instrumental Ushering Maintenance (building, vehicle, office equipment, etc.) Other
If you selected "Other", please indicate what other area of ministry you are interested in.
Do you sense you are called to full-time ministry?
If yes, to which area of ministry do you feel called?
Are you planning to attend LOTW's second year programme?
Other areas of interest:
Other skills you have which will help you in your work for the Lord:
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest, easiest or best), please evaluate your personal strengths and weaknesses. For example, if you have difficulty relating to new people, write a low number. If relating to new people is easy for you, write a high number.
Relating to new people
Conversations with a stranger
Ability to submit to leaders
Sense of humor
Encouragement to self
Ability to finish tasks at hand
Encouragement to others
Describe your relationship with your spouse (if married) and with your family.
Describe your best friend (other than Jesus).
What tends to upset you?
Please answer the questions carefully and truthfully. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the Bible Training Centre.
Have you ever been involved in the use of alcohol or drugs?
If so, please explain. Include the last time.
Have you ever been involved with witchcraft or traditional practices (consulting sangomas or traditional healers or prophets) or performed as one of the above mentioned?
Have you ever been arrested for committing a crime?
Have you ever been involved in homosexuality?
If not married, are you presently involved in any kind of dating relationship?
If so, please explain.
Please answer the following questions as fully as possible.
Briefly give an overview of your personal history. Include where you grew up, family situations, childhood to present, and how you feel these experiences will affect what God has planned for you.
Tell how and when you became a Christian and about your personal growth in Christ. Are you baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues? If so, please tell about your experience.
Describe your current walk with the Lord. Include how your faith is growing, the spiritual influences in your life, your personal devotion times, church involvement and outreach activities you are or have been engaged in.
Who has made the biggest impact on your life besides Jesus? Please explain.
List and explain three of your strengths.
List and explain three of your weaknesses.
Why do you want to attend Light of the World Bible Training Centre? Why this particular school? What do you expect to learn and receive during your time at LOTWBTC?
If you are accepted into LOTWBTC, how do you propose to support yourself (and wife and family, if applicable) during your time at Bible School? Please explain.
FOREIGN (NON-BATSWANA) STUDENTS ONLY
Where is your "home" (country of birth/passport country)?
If you are residing in Botswana, have you completed immigration and labor procedures?
Visitors: When do your days or permit expire?
Who is your contact in Botswana?
Thank you taking the time to complete this application. Please allow two weeks for processing, then phone to arrange an appointment with the Director for an interview. Please do not make final arrangements for attendance at the Bible School until you have formally, in writing, been accepted. May the Holy Spirit lead and direct every step you take as you endeavor to follow wholly after His plan for your life.
Once your online application is submitted, a member of our staff will contact you so we can get your signature on a physical copy of your application.