About NCFI Harvest Bible Training Centre
Our role at Harvest Bible Training Seminar is to bring the Bible College to those students unable to attend college.
While we admire and endorse the efforts of traditional Bible Colleges, we at the Internet Bible College are deeply committed to the concept of training people within the walls of their own local church, and environment, to the provision of excellent teaching material and study options for Christians everywhere.
Where better to equip people than in the very place where they serve Christ?
Who better to train them than the successful pastors who are daily engaged in fulfilling the principles of the gospel?
Indeed, we treat the entire local church environment as part of our campus activity: its worship; its witness; its fellowship; its teaching; its ministry – are all reckoned to be part of the training process of equipping men and women to serve Christ.
Our function is simply to add a theological, academic, component that few churches can provide by themselves and now access to this component is made easier through the medium of the Internet, while the practical component of training up a ministry can be left in the hands of the local pastor and the ministry team.
The strength of a traditional college – the sequestering of people from ordinary life, so that they can focus entirely upon their studies – is also its greatest weakness.
Students must spend three or four years within a social and cultural milieu that differs markedly from their local church. Often they emerge from such colleges richly taught in doctrine, yet ill-equipped to step back into normal ministry.
The maelstrom of urban life and spiritual warfare is far removed from the cloistered halls of the college. Some fine Bible Colleges, of course, is closely attached to a large local church. Yet even there the environment, in relation to an average, is removed a long way from what most students will experience when they go out into Christian service or ministry.
On the other hand, our seeming weakness – the lack of a full-time facility, and the part-time nature of our program – is also our greatest strength.
Our students do not have to leave their homes or their employment; they remain in their churches; they train “on the job” they are taught by instructors, their own pastors, who are fully active in ministry; they are immediately able to relate what they learn to the spiritual battles that surge around them every day; they can immediately apply the healing balm of Christ to the hurting people they meet.
Who better to train God’s troops for war than those who are his chosen commanders on the field of battle?
“How then do you maintain academic quality?” someone may ask. Simply by the provision of very high-quality textbooks, carefully structured lecture notes, and appropriate assignments. This combination enables us to control the theological and scholarly excellence of our syllabus, while local pastors and teachers keep the program spiritually alive, dynamic, and relevant to the needs of the local church.
So our structure may be different – that is, non-traditional – but the curriculum is first-class.
Students who complete the full undergraduate program will have studied at least 40 fine text-books, and completed at least 40 assignments, in the process of which they will acquire a fine reference library which will assist their ministry into the future. And of course, throughout that period, the students will have been active participants in the life and ministry of their churches.
Bible school fees: R1500 once off Registration,
R4000 Enrollment fees with study materials for 6 months.
1 certificates, one year
2 Diploma Two years
3 Degree Three years
Please note that all fees are none refundable