HARVEST FAITH BIBLE COLLEGE COMMENCED MARCH 2016
Here is a new one for the books. Yes I'm going to tell you why the first bible college failed.
1) Funded by a western missionary organisation on a welfare basis. The western missionary organisation left and so did the welfare funding. You get what you pay for.
2) Sometimes the teachers were paid and sometimes not. You get what you pay for.
3) The students were non-fee paying. They got what they paid for.
I trust you see the problem. You get what you pay for!
MOVING FORWARD: IN PRINCIPLE IDEAS:
1) Ultimately the bible college model should be similar to that of churh planting pastors. Internationally partnered funding should only be developmental as the bible college seeks self sufficiency. (see 1. above) Welfare funding should only be used until the bible college is self-funded.
2) Students should pay for their education at least in part. This promotes ownership and pride of achievement.
3) Students could be seen as an asset base. Students could be employed while at the bible college in payment of fees providing it doesn't impede their studies.
4) Students could fund the payment of their studies post training via their ministry opportunities.
5) The bible college should look at additional forms of income such as seminars provided to the body of Christ and seminars by international ministries also open to the body of Christ.
6) Post graduate training on a student fee paying basis.
7) A nine month intensive training of church planting pastors.
Certificate in Christian Ministry
Diploma in Theology
Degree in Theology
8) Construction and implementation of a business plan for the bible college.
9) Paid membership to an association of past students. Similar say to CPA in structure to a lesser degree.
10) More than likely due to transportaion costs, tuition will be live in at the Diplomatic Centre used as the bible college.
11) The pastor is more than likely going to be supported by the income producing activities of his wife. Therefore the training is directed towards the church planting pastor and the wife.
Our primary aim is to be a self-funded Bible College. However, at first this may not be possible due to the initial set up costs involved. The mix of teachers should be both international and indigenous to give a broad based frame of reference to students. The running costs of the college are immediately reduced because rental isn’t required. The building is owned outright. Good local teachers will be paid appropriately to ensure continuity of tenure. In the short term, it is envisaged that international teachers will be self-funded and will be assigned to teach parts of the curriculum on the basis of their time availability.
We build on the base of what God gives us. When the resources present themselves the Bible College will start. The curriculum has been written for the certificate and diploma course. In March 2016, we will start our pilot program for the certificate course for ten male students from the area of Saitol. If you would like to contribute towards this ministry through teaching or finance please contact us. Now is a very vital time. Please refer to the how to donate page.
THE FIRST BATCH OF HARVEST FAITH BIBLE COLLEGE COMMENCE THEIR CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY OVER THREE MONTHS MAR 2016 - MAY 2016. PLEASE HELP US SEE HOW TO DONATE TAB