The Bible Training Institute IS Being Planned for 2015
The process for Bible Colleges to receive accreditation is lengthy and costly. Therefore, many times their tuition fees are out of reach for even the hungriest Christian. We believe college-level Bible training should be available for all Christians, not just pastors and professors, and, not just for those who can afford it. That's where New Life Bible Training Institute comes in. We are here to meet this need for the general population of Christians who desire deeper training and knowledge from the Bible, yet are not in need of a costly formal degree.
Classes at New Life Bible Training Institute are college/seminary level classes for people serious about growing in the Bible knowledge. Our classes are different than a seminary course. While the fundamentals of the Christian faith where all true Christian denominations are united are indeed taught, we do not insist that our belief in the secondary areas must be accepted by the students. Instead, we share the various beliefs found in Christendom concerning the challenging areas of Scripture and trust that the Holy Spirit will guide the student who is truly in search for truth, to truth. After all, He is the only One who truly can! We do, however, put an importance on the student learning how to apply honest exegesis (then and there) and hermenutical (here and now) rules in their Bible interpretation. These are rules that are agreed upon by most academic scholars of the Bible.
However, finding truth does matters.Growing in a knowledge of God through a study of His Word is vital for the Christian life for so many reasons. It affects our relationship with Him and one another and the way we live out our lives. What you believe matters, because if you believe something other than the truth of Scripture, you will find that you are missing the freedom Christ has for you. It is not your strong belief that sets you free. It is believing "truth" that sets you free."And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” - John 8:32
Our vision is to teach you how to study the Bible soundly and to do as they did in ancient Berea. They learned how to search the Scriptures and discover truth checking up on the things they were told by the Apostle Paul.
"Now these were more noble minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examiningthe Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so" (Acts 17:11).
God encourages through the Scripture to study ourselves so we can know we are approved by God in interpreting the Scripture:
"Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not be ashamed, accurately dividing the Word of God" -
2 Timothy 2:15
We are not a substitute for your local church fellowship, but an addition to it. Therefore, we encourage our students to attend a local church of their choosing. Relationship within a community of believers is important for healthy spiritual growth.
Cost: We want to give out God's word as freely as we possibly can. However, for those who are able, we do ask that you consider a love offering to help us cover the legitimate expenses of meeting rooms, internet, printing, and our cost of living expenses of which we depend on since we give all our time to studying and preparing to equip others for God's Kingdom advancement. Your gift will help us make this opportunity available for those who thirst for more but have nothing to give. Some seminars and classes will have a suggested donation mentioned, but give as your heart leads and be a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9:7).
UPCOMING CLASSES AND SEMINARS Still In Planning for 2015:
The New Covenant, God's Image, and the Male-Female Relationship