Do you offer evening classes?
Rhema Bible Training College classes are held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. At this time, we do not offer evening courses.
Do you offer Summer courses?
At this time RBTC does not offer summer classes. The regular school year runs from early-September to mid-May.
Do you offer online courses?
Our reputation for excellence causes many to inquire if they can take classes by correspondence or online, but we believe strongly that being here in person is a key part of the training that we offer. In the classroom setting you are receiving not only book knowledge and information, but an impartation that simply cannot be duplicated through online courses. There is also something very special about being on campus and surrounded by people of like faith. There are also many opportunities for hands-on training to compliment your classroom instruction.
Can we use RBTC’s curriculum for our school?
We cannot provide you with course notes or syllabi since our curriculum is confined to our existing Rhema Bible Training College schools.
Can Rhema help me establish a Bible school?
Rhema Bible Training College has expanded its vision to include the development of Rhema Bible Training Colleges in various countries throughout the world. We only offer information pertaining to the establishment of bible schools to those institutions that bear our name and submit to our organizational structure. We believe that God’s plan is unique for each ministry. Therefore, we encourage you to seek the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit in pursuing the establishment of a school for training ministers in your location.
What makes RBTC different?
While we believe strongly in people furthering their education, RBTC has a specific focus on training ministers and thus does not offer other basic college courses like math, English, geometry, language, etc. A large part of our doing what we do with such excellence is because of our being able to stay focused in this manner. And, of course, the balance of the Word and the Spirit is significant, too.
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.
Does Rhema have praise and worship training?
Rhema School of Worship is one of our optional third-year programs here at the school and is designed for those who desire to learn the musical, technical, and organizational skills of a worship leader. Students receive practical, useful, and relevant instruction along with rich biblical insights into the various areas of praise and worship. Learning to flow with God’s Spirit is emphasized, along with a concentration on the development of each student’s musical talent, leadership skills, and teamwork. Before applying for our third-year programs, however, students must complete their first two years at Rhema in order to receive their Diploma in Ministerial Training.