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Students grow in character and in faith. It is not just about knowing the Word; it is also about understanding it and living it. We present our courses in an informative way interesting and easy to understand yet is still the meat of the Word. Our study material is designed to train our students in Practical Ministry.  We endeavor to bring you Bible training of the highest standard in the most convenient way.

Christian character, the call on your life, and the anointing of God are the main requirements for ministry. Bible college is about studying the Bible as a preparation to go into ministry. Ministers need to be equipped in the Word in such a way that they are transformed and gain knowledge which they can effectively apply in ministry. Qualified students are ready to establish Ministries and take up other Ministry positions. Our graduates go and take the Harvest and make disciples and thus fulfill the Great Commission.

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A Word from The Dean

Welcome as a prospective student. We look forward to serving you and building a long-term relationship. Our goal is to provide you with a great learning experience

Wisdom and knowledge are both recurring themes in the Bible and are related but not synonymous. The dictionary defines wisdom as “the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.” Knowledge, on the other hand, is “information gained through experience, reasoning, or acquaintance.” Knowledge can exist without wisdom, but not the other way around. One can be knowledgeable without being wise. Knowledge is knowing how to use a gun; wisdom is knowing when to use it and when to keep it holstered.

God wants us to have knowledge of Him and what He expects of us. In order to obey Him, we have to have knowledge of the commands. But as equally important as having knowledge is having wisdom. Knowing facts about God and the Bible is not all there is to wisdom. Wisdom is a gift from God.

Knowledge is what is gathered over time through the study of the Scriptures. It can be said that wisdom, in turn, acts properly upon that knowledge. Wisdom is the fitting application of knowledge. Knowledge understands the light has turned red; wisdom applies the brakes. Knowledge sees the quicksand; wisdom walks around it. Knowledge memorizes the Ten Commandments; wisdom obeys them. Knowledge learns of God; wisdom loves Him.

Even people in the world understand this. “Wisdom Is the Principal Thing. … Knowledge is the accumulation of information; understanding is the grasping, comprehension and interpretation of that information; but wisdom is the application of the information which one understands.” May 27, 2014, Huff Post.

Christian wisdom is the application of God’s Word in our lives, whereas in the world it is worldly knowledge. God’s wisdom is greater than the world’s.

We have learned that to be a Christian is more than saying we are a Christian; we must demonstrate it by the lives we live. By controlling the way, we speak by what we do for the poor and by keeping ourselves pure.

James 1:26, 27 NLT If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are just fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles and refuse to let the world corrupt us.

Wise people don’t argue about unimportant things. They don’t try to show how clever they are. They don’t get into senseless arguments but correctly present the truth. They are aware of the impact they have on other people and avoid making damaging statements. They try to lead lives that will point people to Christ.

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Getting wisdom is a journey. It is not something you just have. We must make an effort to get wisdom, see 1 Kings 3. It is easy to make money but hard to keep it. If we spend more than we earn we will always be in debt. We need a plan for our finances.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Just like Solomon we should pray and ask God for wisdom. Remember, the Holy Spirit lives in us and He is God, and therefore has all wisdom. He guides us if we listen.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The road to wisdom is paved with mistakes that produce much pain. The easy way to wisdom is to learn from other people’s mistakes. This is through learning from them through their experiences. The hard way is to learn from your own mistakes.

Proverbs 4:1-5 NKJV Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. When I was my father’s son, tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, he also taught me and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live. Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.”

When studying we need to ask ourselves what is our motive in studying this?

What is our goal?

Is it just get to get certified?

To be able to say I have such and such a qualification?

Whilst certification is an important aspect of studying, it should not be the primary goal. Our primary goals should be to study to get knowledge and understanding, which produce wisdom in us. This has far more value than a piece of paper and the recognition of men. There are very few people in the world that we can consider to be wise.

Proverbs 4:5-9 NLT Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them. Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you. Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honour you. She will place a lovely wreath on your head; she will present you with a beautiful crown.

As you study make it your goal to gain knowledge and understanding so that you will become wise, because you will be full of the Word of God. Persevere and you will succeed. Don’t give up even if all hell breaks loose on you. It may be that the devil wants to stop you from stepping into your destiny.

Brian Drury Academic Dean

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About RWBC

Revealed Word Bible College was born on the mission field. We saw the need for training leaders, who would be able to step into what God has called them to be. After much prayer, and preparation this amazing journey began in September 2014 when Revealed Word Bible College (RWBC) was conceived, branded, and born

Our goal has always been to produce and deliver quality theologically sound, relevant teachings which are well presented and practical to the people wherever they are, at an affordable price,

It has been an exhilarating journey, a time of rapid growth. With an incredibly dedicated team, it took 15 months of hard work and lots of fun to complete the first teachings. The process included researching, writing, typing, editing, checking, printing, and training campus personal. We launched our first campus in Kenya in February 2015.

Since the first day, we have felt the leading of the Holy Spirit and have been amazed at the results. We receive a continuous stream of amazing testimonies, as our students and graduates step up into ministry. When our students are qualified, they are equipped and ready to go out to establish Ministries or to take up other Ministry positions. We send them with all the tools they need and our Blessings.

Our graduates are taking the Harvest and making disciples and thus fulfilling the Great Commission.

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Have you always wanted to be ministry or are you looking for quality uncompromising bible training, that will give you all the tools you need for effective ministry? Maybe you are in ministry and want to improve your knowledge and understanding of the bible.

We want you to have a happy learning experience and get the most out of the teaching material. Our heart is that through studying with us, you will gain a deeper understanding of the Word of God. We are here to equip the Saints for the Work of Ministry.

All certificates and degrees are issued by International Missions – Revealed Word Bible Institute in the United States.

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Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, given by the Holy Spirit. Through the Bible, we learn how to receive salvation. It teaches us the Truth and shows us what is wrong in our lives so that we can be trained to live righteous lives, being prepared and equipped to serve

The Bible

It is the infallible Word of God given to us through prophets by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:19-20) It is, therefore, the authoritative Word of God. The principles that we live by are contained in the Bible.

Man

Is created in God’s Image (Genesis 1:26) and God created us for His Glory (Isaiah 43:7) therefore God’s ultimate purpose for man is for us to Glorify him. All men have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God (Romans 3: 23) and are lost and we can’t save ourselves and therefore we need a personal Savior.

God

We believe that there is one God, not three, who created everything (Isaiah 45: 18) He is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (John 1:1 and Matthew 3: 16, 17) He is a Just God and must punish sin (Romans 1:18) He is also a merciful God and Loves man and does not want to punish us. (Titus 3:4, 5) and that’s why God the Father sent God the Son in the Power of God the Holy Spirit to become flesh (John 1:14) He was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18) and died on the cross (Romans 4: 25) to pay the penalty for our sins (His Atoning Sacrifice) so that we may inherit eternal life.

Salvation

Is received by Grace (Gods unmerited Favour which is a gift and can’t be earned or deserved) through Faith (trusting in Jesus Christ alone) (Ephesians 2:8, 9) this is justification (just as if we never sinned) by faith (Romans 3:28)

The Church

The Church is the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27) made up of us all individually, together. She is God’s chosen vessel to minister to the saints and to bring in the harvest (John 4:35) the mission of the Church is missions. Every believer should be involved in missions, not necessarily in the same function but with the same goal: To bring in the harvest.

The Great Commission

Every believer is called to make disciples not just converts (Matthew 28:18-20). This necessitates teamwork. We all have different functions and should work together to fulfill the Great Commission.

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The Poor

We need to have a holistic approach to people in need. We need to minister to the whole man spirit, soul, and body not just the spiritual side. (Matthew 25:35)

Our Expression

We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells within all believers (Romans 8:9) and through him, signs and wonders follow us, we cast out demons, speak in new tongues and heal the sick. (Mark 16: 17) The time of miracles has not yet passed.

Equipping

Not only do we need to do the work of ministry, but we need to equip others to also do the same. (Ephesians 4: 11)

Accreditation

Revealed Word Bible College (RWBC) is a certified School with Christ for the Nations Institute Association of Bible School (CFNI ABS). This means we are authorized by CFNI ABS to grant degrees.

We are authorized by CFNI ABS to offer students who successfully complete:

  • 30 Credit Hours-Certificates

  • 66 Credit Hours-Associate degrees

  • 120 Credit Hours-Bachelor’s degrees

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 60 Credit Hours-Master’s degrees

  • Master’s degree plus 60 Credit Hours- PHD

Credit Hours are calculated as 1 Credit Hour equals 10 actual study hours. We are also permitted to give some credits for ministry duties performed.

Credits may be given for previous studies and ministry experience. They are not automatically given. Please submit your request in writing and provide us with your previous credit hours, subject matter, and copies of certificates received from your past college/s, transcripts, and any references and contact numbers when submitting your enrolment form.

Christ for The Nations Institute is a Bible School that was founded by Dr. Gordon Lindsay more than 70 years ago. They have graduated more than 40000 students from over 100 countries in this period. The CFNI association of Bible Schools was established in 1993 to further the expansion of the Kingdom in the nations through strengthening the work of leadership training in associated bible schools. Currently, there are 82 schools from 42 nations as members. Each school must pass through a vetting process.

Accreditation is an important part of certification, as it means that if a college is accredited it meets the minimum standards set by an accreditation agency. Minimum standards mean that there is accountability, that certain criteria are met, that there is good record keeping and that the college has outside recognition. Our goal is to go way beyond the minimum standards.

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As a Student

When you graduate, you will not only be certified but more importantly, you will be equipped for practical ministry, with your faith and knowledge having been built up.

You will be:

Equipped for Ministry

Graduating from a bible college does not qualify anyone to go into ministry. Your character is the primary qualification and the call on your life and the anointing of God are the main requirements for ministry. Bible college is about studying the Bible as a preparation to go into ministry. Ministers need to be equipped in the Word in such a way that they gain knowledge which they can effectively apply in ministry.

Our course material is designed to equip the Saints for the Work of Ministry and is internationally accredited and recognized as such. This is not a secular qualification.

With Easy Access

To all training. All you need is access to a smartphone or a computer. You can start studying immediately from the comfort of your own home or you can enroll in a campus.

To Interesting Courses

Which are easy to follow and are well presented in a user-friendly format.

Which are Relevant

Courses are relevant because they consist of quality practical, useful information that is relevant in a continuously changing world.

And Affordable

Teachings are affordable because we do not operate to make money, but it costs money to operate, therefore we have to charge for our training but keep the costs down to a minimum. The cost of a three-year bachelor’s degree is less than what most other colleges charge for a year’s study. Choose the option which suits you the best.

With Options

Choose the program which course suits you best. A bachelor’s or associate degree or certificate. Choose how and where you want to study; at a campus, by correspondence, or online.

Electives

Credits are available for previous related studies: Credits may be granted on an application for previous studies and ministry experience, with your enrollment form.

Credit Hours

We measure your time spent in study, research, assignments etc. using credit hours. Each credit hour is equal to 10 actual hours. Our bachelor’s programs require you to complete 120 credit hours.

Campuses

You can study at one of the campuses if you are close to one. Campuses work according to scheduled timetables. You may also study by distance learning or online and then you can study in your own time, as it suits you. Contact us for more information at [email protected]

Home Studies

Distance learning students receive everything that they require to study including the notes via email. Register at [email protected]

Online Studies

The internet enables us to reach more students who want to be trained to be effective ministers of the Gospel, through online studies. Students can study online or download courses and exams. Register at rwbc.online

Undergraduate Studies

You can elect to study towards a one, two- or three-year qualification. Credit hours earned in our certificate and associate degree programs are valid for bachelor’s programs.

Certificates

One-year programs offered are certificates in ministry (30 Credit hours) and certificates in counseling (36 Credit Hours).

Associate Degrees

Two-year programs offered are associate degree in counseling (66 Credit hours) and associate degree in Old Testament Studies (75 Credit Hours).

Bachelor’s Degrees

Three-year programs (120 Credit hours each) offered are bachelor’s in ministry and bachelor’s in theology Bachelor’s in counseling will be available soon.

Postgraduate Studies

Honors Degrees

Students who have completed either the bachelor’s in ministry or bachelor’s in theology may enter into our honors program, which is a 2-year course. Students who have relevant degrees in theology or ministry from different institutions may also apply to enter our honors program (60 Credit Hours). Credits are awarded according to what studies you have completed. Register at [email protected]

Masters and doctorates

Our master’s degrees (60 Credit hours) and PHD (120 Credit hours) are research-based programs, and each takes 2 to 4 years to complete. Candidates must have a relevant bachelor’s degree to enter the master’s programs and a master’s degree to enter a PHD program. If you wish to enter into either program, contact us for more information at [email protected]

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Course Schedules

First Year Certificate in Ministry

Christian Foundations (7 Courses)

101 – Christian Foundations Course
102 – The Bible (Hermeneutics)
103 – Spiritual Beings
104 – Prayer
105 – Inner Victory (Deliverance)
106 – Spiritual Gifts
107 – Prophets Manual

(30 Credits)

Associate Degree in Ministry

Counselling 1 (6 Courses)

201 – Wholeness
202 – Boundaries
203 – Pastoral Counselling section 1
204 – Pastoral Counselling section 2
205 – Pastoral Counselling section 3
206 – Pastoral Counselling section 4

(66 Credits)

Associate Degree in Biblical Theology

Biblical Survey 1 which covers the Old Testament and Biblical Survey 2, which covers the New Testament.

The Associate Degree in Theology is awarded to students who successfully complete the studies of the Old Testament Survey and a 40-week reading plan of the Old Testament.

(66 Credits)

Bachelors Degree in Ministry

First Year

Christian Foundations (7 Courses)

101 – Christian Foundations Course
102 – The Bible (Hermeneutics)
103 – Spiritual Beings
104 – Prayer
105 – Inner Victory (Deliverance)
106 – Spiritual Gifts
107 – Prophets Manual

Second Year

Counselling 1 (6 Courses)

201 – Wholeness
202 – Boundaries
203 – Pastoral Counselling section 1
204 – Pastoral Counselling section 2
205 – Pastoral Counselling section 3
206 – Pastoral Counselling section 4

Third Year

Leadership (8 Courses)

301 Leadership Principles
302 Philosophy
303 The Church
304 Homiletics
305 understanding Stewardship
306 Accounting
307 Organizational Structure and Management
308 Ordination and Conclusion

(120 Credits)

Bachelors Degree in Biblical Theology

First Year

Christian Foundations (7 Courses)

101 – Christian Foundations Course
102 – The Bible (Hermeneutics)
103 – Spiritual Beings
104 – Prayer
105 – Inner Victory (Deliverance)
106 – Spiritual Gifts
107 – Prophets Manual

Second Year

Old Testament Survey (3 Courses)

A study of all 39 books of the old testament

211 OT The Law
212 OT The Culture
213 OT The Prophets

New Testament Survey (3 Courses)

A study of all 27 New Testament books

214 NT History
215 NT Epistles
216 NT Prophesy

Third Year

Leadership (8 Courses)

301 Leadership Principles
302 Philosophy
303 The Church
304 Homiletics
305 understanding Stewardship
306 Accounting
307 Organizational Structure and Management
308 Ordination and Conclusion

(120 Credits)

Honors Degree

If you have been awarded the Bachelor’s in ministry

Old Testament Survey (3 modules)

A study of all 39 books of the Old Testament

211 The Law
212 Culture
213 Prophets

New Testament Survey (3 Modules)

A study of all 27 New Testament books

214 History
215 Epistles
216 Prophesy

If you have been awarded bachelor’s in theology.

Counselling 1 (6 Courses)

201 Wholeness
202 Boundaries
203 Pastoral Counselling section 1
204 Pastoral Counselling section 2
205 Pastoral Counselling section 3
206 Pastoral Counselling section 4

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in related studies I.E. theology, ministry, or other Christian biblical studies. If the candidate has a degree in an unrelated field extra studies will be required.

Pre-requisite: One year of Biblical language will be added to the program.

Breakdown of Core Curriculum

New Testament Survey – 3 Credits
Old Testament Survey – 3 Credits
Systematic Theology I – 3 Credits
Systematic Theology ll – 3 Credits
New Testament Theology – 3 Credits
Biblical Hermeneutics – 3 Credits
Christian Apologetics – 3 Credits
Church History I – 3Credits
Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum – 3 Credits
Seminar – 3 Credits

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) in Biblical Studies

The Candidates follow the dissertation courses 915-918 leading to dissertation completion.

Course Descriptions

BIB 901 Advanced Biblical Research & Writing

BIB 902 Learning & Teaching: Theory & Practice

BIB 903 OT Backgrounds

BIB 904 NT Backgrounds

BIB 905 OT Exegesis

BIB 906 NT Exegesis

BIB 907 OT Hermeneutics & Theology

BIB 908 NT Hermeneutics & Theology

BIB 909 Cohort Elective 1

BIB 910 Cohort Elective 2

BIB 911 Contemporary Instructional Methods & Design

BIB 912 Comprehensive Exam Preparation

BIB 913 Dissertation IA: Reading & Prospectus

BIB 914 Dissertation IB: Chapters 1-2

BIB 915 Dissertation II: Completion

BIB 916 Dissertation Defense

BIB 917 Empirical Research & Statistics

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Admissions

Language

You must be able to communicate in English, except for the Certificate in Ministry, which is available in Afrikaans as well.

Minimum Age for Admittance

Students must have or will turn 18 during the first year of study, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Maximum Age for Admittance

There is no maximum age requirement.

Minimum Qualifications

For certificate courses, there are no qualification requirements. For Bachelor or Associate degree programs an RWBC Certificate in Ministry or equivalence is required.

Applications

Our enrolment process is simple. Complete the application form on the last page and submit it together with a copy of your national identity document and transcripts of previous studies to [email protected]

Bursaries

Are granted after application to deserving students who are unable to afford fees. Bursaries are granted at either 50% or 100 % of fees. Deposits may be waived or reduced depending on the student’s circumstances. Students who wish to apply for a bursary must first complete and submit an enrolment form and request an application for a bursary. Contact [email protected]

Payment Options

We offer you a choice of three payment options. Discounts are given for advance payments made when applying options 1 and 2. Prices are subject to annual reviews and may increase. Students who elect to pay in advance will not be subject to prices increases for the period paid for.

1. Once-off Payment in advance for the entire course.

2. Pay per study year in advance.

3. Pay per module in advance.

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