Location: The Theological Seminary, as well as other ministry operations, is based out of the World Reach training compound near the city of Meru.
Background: The theological seminary has graduated three classes of pastors each through the three and a half year training process. A total of 69 pastors have completed the curriculum. It was decided after the second class graduated that an in-depth survey would be conducted targeting pastors who have graduated, and their church memberships regarding the effectiveness of the curriculum and training process. This survey began in March 2009 and was completed in April 2010. Pastors and members from 34 participating churches took part in the study. The purpose for the survey was to assist the training efforts in Kenya, as well as at other World Reach training sites in Latin America and Eastern Europe. The survey produced excellent results in which the graduated students were unanimously in agreement that the studies provided by World Reach were excellent. The only recommendation by the students was to incorporate more courses in the class schedule. The church members were in agreement that their pastors had significantly increased in their ability to preach and teach God’s Word. The third class began in February 2011 and recently graduated April 2014. Class #3 increased in number of courses conducted from 15 to 18. The fourth class will start the early part of 2015.
World Reach will conduct a class consisting of twelve graduate pastors who have shown their capability of becoming teachers with World Reach Kenya. This class will further equip these pastors with teaching principles and techniques to help them gain the needed confidence to train their own national pastors. This course, Equipping Teachers to Teach, will consist of 40 hours of intensive added training in teaching methods, including 20 hours of student practicum teaching. After completion, the pastors will join US teachers to team-teach Class #4 student pastors.
Curriculum Taught: The curriculum consists of three Preliminary courses, plus 15 Core courses, as follows:
2015 Schedule: Apr, Teaching Principles & Methods; May, World View; Jun, Bible Doctrine Survey; Jul, Equipping Teachers to Teach; Aug, Bible Study Methods; Oct, Old Testament Survey; Nov, New Testament Survey
2016 Schedule: Jan, Systematic Theology; Feb, Book/Character Study; Apr, Preaching Biblical Messages; Jun, Church Min/Admin/Ed; Jul, Children’s Ministry; Sep, Church History Survey; Oct, Marriage & Family
2017 Schedule: Jan, Guidance & Counseling; Feb, Missions & Evangelism; Apr, Soul Winning; Jun, Pastoral Care and Graduation
Financial Support Information: It costs $24 per month to support one 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.
“World Reach is the type of global ministry I’m glad to endorse because it understands the strategic need for developing strong Christian leaders, blending partnership with discipleship, around the world.”