Bethany is not just another college. We exist to equip servant leaders for global impact.
We believe that education does more than just inform; it transforms. We expect students to be committed to academic excellence and are determined to prepare them for ministry effectiveness. More than that, we dare to dream that every graduate will be of holy character. Only then will our alumni be able to answer the call of God successfully.
A six-month internship experience gives upper level students the opportunity to apply what they have learned and to be mentored by an effective professional. For several, this takes place outside of North America.
Recently, David & Sarah Cotnam completed their internship at Xai Xai Wesleyan Bible College in Mozambique. They saw students struggling to support their families as water and electricity were turned off and food was scarce. The tuition scholarships provided by Bethany will help relieve this financial stress that students face, enabling them to concentrate on their studies that will equip them to better lead the African Church.
Students from Bethany Bible College working with students from Africa – it is One for Another.
For every freshman who enrols at Bethany Bible College Fall 2011, the College will provide a full tuition scholarship for an African ministerial student to study at a Wesleyan Bible College in Africa. This is our response to what God is doing in Africa. We call it …One for Another.
The Spirit of God is working in Africa, and the church is experiencing phenomenal growth. Hundreds are responding to Christ through the Jesus Film and in the last decade, The Wesleyan Church in Mozambique alone grew over 300%.
The rate of churches planted is surpassing the number of trained pastors, and currently, only 23% of Wesleyan pastors in Africa are ordained. Leadership training is a desperate need.
As a College whose mission is to equip servant leaders for global impact, Bethany Bible College is responding to this need with One for Another, a pilot project through partnership with Global Partners, the missionary arm of The Wesleyan Church.
President Mark Gorveatte is excited that Bethany can take a step of faith to provide this model of global engagement. “One for Another is a vital expression of our commitment to equip labourers for the Harvest.”
More than 115,000 Africans have responded to Christ through the Jesus Film this past year alone, and in the last decade, The Wesleyan Church has grown over 300% in Mozambique. Because of this phenomenal growth, Global Partners, the missionary arm of The Wesleyan Church, has identified theological education as one of its highest priorities for the African Church.
Dr. Bob Bagley, Global Partners’ Area Director for Africa, reports that some theological institutions dismissed 40 percent of their student body this past year because funds were low, and teachers became bi-vocational. One for Another will provide tuition funds needed to keep the schools running well.
Beginning with Xai Xai Wesleyan Bible College in Mozambique, Bethany Bible College will provide tuition scholarships for nationals who are called by God to serve their growing African Church. The number of scholarships given will be equal to the number of freshmen enrolling at BBC Fall 2011.
With the current rate of church growth, it is crucial that African leaders are equipped to serve. For The Wesleyan Church in Africa, One for Another will make ministerial training a reality.
If you sense God’s call toward a meaningful life of ministry, the admissions team is here to assist you in this process. Please complete the information below.