World Reach Bible Institutes, which started in 1992, work in close cooperation with the local church in overseas locations to provide Biblical, theological, and practical training within the national cultural setting. The Lord Jesus Christ gave Christians the command to “Go and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19).
Our Bible Institutes equip national pastors, aspiring pastors, and church leaders with the inerrant, infallible Word of God that they, in turn, may further the kingdom of God among their own people.
We use Bible College level curriculum, which has been accredited by Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL, to train and equip students, most of whom are bi-vocational. Each class runs for a period of 2 to 4 years depending on location. We use a modular format, rotating teachers in and out of the courses at regular time intervals. Our Biblical direction for the Bible Institutes is given to us in the New Testament, 2 Timothy 2:2.
The countries where World Reach Bible Institutes currently have on-going classes include: Kenya, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, and Argentina. As of 2012, World Reach is in the beginning process of initiating new Bible Institutes in Macedonia, Albania and Romania.
After our Bible Institute in Kenya graduated two classes, we conducted an in-depth survey of graduates and their church members to determine how effective the training had been. Both the graduates and their memberships were highly pleased with the three years of training their pastors had received. The only change they requested was that of adding more classes to the curriculum. The third pastoral class in Kenya started in February 2011 with the course entitled “The Role, Responsibilities and Life of the Pastor”.
As of 2012, World Reach has graduated approximately 500 pastors and aspiring pastors, and an additional 300 church leaders in the nine countries where Bible Institutes have been conducted. The pastors are primarily bi-vocational.
We “go” because there is a need to go; otherwise, people who need training in God’s Word would not receive it. We “go” for the glory of God and the good of man.
Rejoice with us as God has entrusted us with the training of pastors, aspiring pastors, and church leaders for the past 20 years.
Class of 1993 – Troez, Honduras in Central America
Class of 2014 – Meru, Kenya in East Africa