To ensure the needs of Rhema Bible Training College's diverse student body are met, Dean Tad Gregurich and Rhema leadership, made simple revisions to the RBTC curriculum. The changes were based on feedback they received from Rhema grads.
Students receive an even stronger foundation in the Word and in the truths Rhema has always held dear. The two-year Ministerial training program also positions students who want to further their studies by taking a third or fourth year of specialized training.
Building a House of Faith
Dean Tad compared RBTC's curriculum to building a house. The stronger the foundation, the better a house can weather a storm. "As a homebuilder or an owner," says Dean Tad, "if you ever see the foundation of the house after it's been built, something has gone wrong." This is why it's so important to take the time to build the foundation correctly.
Students get the solid spiritual foundation they need to be successful in life, ministry, and on the job.
Two Year Ministerial Training Program
These foundational courses include the essentials of Bible knowledge and right living that every believer needs to know. The courses include both spiritual and practical applications.
Using the analogy of building a home, the first year of training can be compared to a footer. It's the first part of the home that is built, and it needs to be done right because everything rests on it.
Second-year students receive expanded Biblical instruction including previously offered classes, such as Johannine Epistles, Romans, Galatians, and Pastoral Epistles. This year of training can be compared to the concrete foundation that is poured on top the strong, level footer, thus ensuring the lifelong durability of the home.
Third and Fourth Years=Specialty Programs
Students dive deep into specialty courses during their third and fourth year of study. They receive specialized, targeted training in the area of their choice.
Continuing with the construction analogy, after the framework of the house is completed, specialists like plumbers, electricians, and HVAC technicians go to work.
In the same way that houses have unique details with different floor plans, the third- and fourth-year specialty programs are designed to meet the needs of each student's unique call.
After completing their training, Rhema graduates can confidently proclaim the Gospel of Christ. They are equipped to successfully run their race no matter where God leads them. Their spiritual foundation is solid and secure.
For over forty years Rhema continues to train students for ministry. If you are interested to learn more or to receive FREE information visit rbtc.org/trendsetters.