Location: World Reach Bible Institute has two training sites; one located Bogota and the second in Medellin.
Background: The first Advanced Theological Training Class met in Bogota starting in 2004 with approximately 18 graduate students. It met for 18 months covering 9 courses. This group graduated in 2006. Then a second class of pastoral students started in 2008 and consisted of 25 advanced pastoral students who attended a new three and a half year curriculum. Fifty non-pastoral students were also in attendance. This class graduated April 2011.
A third Pastoral Class started May 2011 and graduated March 2013. The class met during evening hours for a two week time span. After each class there is an intervening time period of approximately six weeks before the next two week course begins. As a standard procedure, projects are given to students to complete during the period between courses. There were 30 pastoral students enrolled in this class.
The first class in Medellin started January 2013 and covers the same curriculum as the Bogota site. There are 30 pastoral students in this class. Their scheduled graduation is October 2015.
Curriculum Taught: The curriculum for 2015 consists of the following courses:
Bogota (Class #3) – Jan, Old Testament Survey; Mar, Theology I; May, Inductive Study; Jul, New Testament Survey; Aug, Hermeneutics; Oct, Church History; Nov, Homiletics I
Medellin (Class #1) – Jan, Genesis Study; Feb, Homiletics; Apr/Mar, Church History; Jul, Romans; Oct, Family; Graduation 18 Oct.
Financial Support Information: It costs $24 per month to support one national pastor’s study, $288 to support him for one year of study and $1,008 for the entire three and a half year program. All contributions to support pastors at the Bible Institute are U.S. Tax Deductible. If you would like to provide support, please click on the “Support this Institute” link or contact World Reach.
Bible Institute Coordinators: Simon Flores, Alberto Benavides, Sergio Benavides, Victor Gonzales, Julian Rodriguez, Gerardo Naranjo
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