More than 40 years after our founding, Rhema Bible Training College remains steadfast in carrying out God's purpose of empowering Christians to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Since 1974, we have trained nearly 60,000 for the harvest. The sun never sets on Rhema graduates ministering around the world, either in the pulpit, on the mission field, or as active believers supporting God's work in local churches. Our alumni have gone forth and together we have established 225 Bible schools in 52 nations around the world.
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As Brother Hagin traveled in ministry, many times he would cry out to God in the night, "How can I get this message out to Your people?" It began to dawn on him that he would have to train men and women who were just as passionate about God's Word as he was . . .
At Campmeeting 1974, Kenneth E. Hagin announced that the school would open in the fall—58 graduated in May 1975. Since then over 26,000 have graduated from RBTC USA, and nearly 60,000 have graduated worldwide.
RBTC Campus Begins.
In 1977 two buildings were purchased to start the RBTC Campus we know today. Now RBTC has campuses all over the world. View all the RBTC campuses by clicking here.
Since then RBTC campus has grown and become a beacon of light of God's Word and Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our graduates have surged forward to tell others all around to have faith in God.
To Last a Lifetime.
Over 4o years later RBTC students continue to train with a specialized curriculum to answer their call and fulfill God's plan and purpose for their lives.
At Rhema's graduation in May 1979, Kenneth E. Hagin spoke the following prophecy over the graduates:
What is that sound? What is that sound that I hear? It's the sound of many feet. It's the sound of beautiful feet. It's the sound of feet going forth with the Good News.
The Legacy of Kennth E. Hagin.
For those who would like to have their RBTC credits used towards earning a degree, RBTC has articulation agreements with several colleges and universities that will accept RBTC credits. One school, Southwestern Christian University of Bethany, Oklahoma, holds their Tulsa campus on the Rhema USA Campus and works with Rhema Students and Alumni to complete their degree.
Most students come for two years in order to complete their Certificate of Ministerial Training, but there are also various third-year and fourth-year options. First-year courses focus on core spiritual truths including such topics as Fundamentals of Faith, Christ the Healer, Bible Interpretation, Personal Evangelism, Redemptive Realities and the Holy Spirit.
The second-year curriculum builds on the first-year courses, emphasizing a ministry area chosen by the student—pastoring, missions, evangelism, children’s ministry, youth, supportive ministry, or Biblical Studies. The second-year program includes nearly 65 specialized courses, all designed to equip students for the specific area of ministry that God has called them to. The third-year and fourth-year options include the Rhema School of Pastor Ministry (RSPM), Rhema School or Worship (RSW), Rhema School of World Missions (RSWM), Rhema School of Biblical Studies (RSB), and the General Extended Studies (GES) program. The GES program allows a graduate to return and take classes they did not have during their previous second year. RSPM, RSW and RSWM all offer practical hands-on training in their respective areas, along with guest teachers that have proven ministries in their field.
The instructors are committed to not just teach textbook knowledge and information, but to impart things to the students to equip them to run their race with excellence.