Shokai Bible Training Institute


Shokai Bible Training Institute is one of the Theological College that provides Theological Education for the Dioceses in the ECS. The Institute was establishes in 1970 by the late Bishop Butrus Tia Shokai under the name: Omdurman Bible Training Institute (OBTI), but then it was renamed after its late founder, Bishop Shokai.

The Library at Shokai Bible InstituteSBTI is based in Omdurman. It provides theological training up to certificate level, teaching mainly in Arabic, and supports out-lying teaching centres in Kadugli, Wad Medani and Port Sudan Dioceses. The principal, the Revd Ismail Tutu, previously worked for many years as a Bible translator. The Institute has little funding and teachers are often unpaid.

The Institute has a three year Diploma and certificate Programmes and its intake is between 20 and 30 students for the three years. It is supported by the Sister Dioceses of Bradford, Salisbury and the Church Misison Society (CMS). It is also being supported locally through its Day of Prayer once in a year. We thank CMS and the Dioceses of Bradford and Salisbury for their continued support over the years and many who uphold this Institute in prayers.


Life of SBTI

The intake of SBTI is every 3 years and it is residential training. SBTI has a domotary to acomodate those students from far away places like the Southern parts of Sudan, Port Sudan and the Nuba Mountains. After each academeic year the students go for a mission in one of the chosen areas before they break up for long holiday where they had to do placement in their own local church. 

Please continue to pray for the Principal, Revd. Musa Elgadi, the Staff and the students as they serve and to be equipped for the Lord's mission in the Sudan.