BCTI (Bible Church Training Institute)

The BCTI is an adult learning and skills training programme geared towards providing solid, sound and stimulating education for adults to facilitate the development of Christian character and maturity and to equip them for the ministry and mission of the church.

It consists of four schools, viz., the School of Discipleship (SOD), School of Ministry (SOM), School of Continuing Education (SCE), and the School of Leadership (SOL). Presently, only the first three schools have been established, with the fourth to be launched soon in 2015/6.

School of Discipleship (SOD)

The BCTI School of Discipleship (SOD) seeks to help (new) followers of Christ by establishing them in the foundations of faith (Christian beliefs) and giving them practical knowledge and skills needed for a discipleship journey.

SOD covers three major themes of discipleship: Scripture, salvation and maturity. Each module consists of 8-10 weekly sessions, and topics covered include: How to read the Bible every day, a broad overview of the Old and New Testaments, personal Bible study skills, salvation and the finished work of Christ, growth in the context of community, Christian stewardship as well as how to be a witness at home and at work.

The sessions take place on a weekday evening from 6.30 – 9.30 pm, including dinner.

School of Ministry (SOM)

The BCTI School of Ministry (SOM) seeks to provide an avenue where we intentionally mentor maturing believers to deepen an understanding of their identity in Christ and their unique personality (with its gifts and inclinations), what it takes to be a healthy psycho-spiritual leader, and how to cultivate good habits or disciplines so that they will be able to serve effectively and grow through their service.

The SOM involves a 4-5 month curriculum focusing on training our maturing members to live out their faith practically and to be involved in service and ministry through
(1) teaching and training sessions,
(2) on-the-job exposure, and
(3) small group mentoring.
The sessions take place on a weekday evening from 6.30 – 9.30 pm, including dinner.

The Curriculum is divided into two main parts and includes topics like:

Part I: The Person of the Minister

  • Knowing self and spiritual formation
  • The inner life and habits of a minister
  • An emotionally-healthy spirituality
  • Understanding vocation, work & ministry
  • Personal passion & mission & ministry inclinations

Part II: The Work of the Ministry

  • The priesthood of believers, the office of prophet, priest & king, and ministry in the Trinity
  • Ministering in Word & Spirit: Exposure and experience in  preaching, pastoral care & counseling, evangelism, discipleship & mentoring, worship and small group leading

School of Continuing Education (SCE)

The BCTI School of Continuing Education (SCE) seeks to provide a comprehensive platform for continuing learning and growth for adult disciples.

There are several main “divisions”:

  • Biblical Studies (Old & New Testaments)
  • Pulpit-related Topics & Studies
  • Christian Theology & Church History
  • Contemporary & Inter-disciplinary Studies

Each division will have modules offered from two to six weeks at every quarter of the year. They will be led and facilitated by the pastoral staff, lay and marketplace leaders who are
educated and experienced in these subjects or areas. Specific modules will be advertised via The Bible Church weekly bulletin and e-flyers.

 Pastors-in-charge of:
(1) SOD – Asst. Pastor Gift Daniel,
(2) SOM & SCE – Pastor Danny Goh.

Registration and enquiries for all three schools: Please call Winnie at 6779-3255 or email, [email protected].

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