Whether you feel called to preach in the pulpit, minister on the foreign mission field, or better serve your local church, RHEMA Bible Training Center offers programs designed to help you fulfill your calling. Click here for more on first-year curriculum; second-year programs for pastors, evangelists, youth and children's ministry, missions, and supportive ministry; and third-year programs for missions, worship, pastoral ministry, and general extended studies.
RHEMA has invested more than 30 years in creating the best place for you to prepare for fulfilling your purpose. The balanced, Word-based teaching will spare you years of trial and error in ministry.
The first year builds a solid foundation with an in-depth study of such topics as faith, healing, prayer, righteousness, evangelism, and theology—and practical subjects including raising a family in ministry, and financial planning.
The second year propels you into your purpose with advanced biblical study and intensive course work in an area of your choice: Youth or Children’s Ministry, Evangelism, Pastors, Missions, or Supportive Ministry.
RHEMA supplements the classroom experience with hands-on training and a steady flow of guest speakers from around the world.
And when you graduate from RHEMA, we are here to help launch you into your ministry. Our alumni services can help counsel you and help you get placed in the ministry through our career database that includes thousands of opportunities in all areas of ministry.
General Extended Studies
There are many reasons a RHEMA graduate would elect to attend a third year. Because students in the second-year program must choose one area in which to specialize, they are only able to take 24 of the nearly 70 available second-year classes. Attending a third year allows the student to design their own program and take many courses that could not be taken during the second year.
Also, new courses are developed and offered from year to year. This means that students attending a third year are also able to select classes that were not available in earlier years.
For example, recently added courses to the curriculum include:
Disciplines of the Christian Life
Christian Apologetics and World Religion
History and Methods of Evangelism
Principles of Leadership
Preaching With Relevance
The Traveling Ministry
Church Growth Dynamics
Legal and Business Issues in Ministry
The flexibility of the third-year program allows students to enroll in the first- or second-year classes of their choice. Students are not restricted to courses pertaining to a particular group. Students completing the third-year General Extended Studies Program also receive their own distinctive diploma.
Success Starts With Preparation
RHEMA has trained more than 25,000 graduates who are residing and ministering in more than 100 countries. And our success rate continues to grow exponentially. We’ve even added special third-year programs of advanced study. Click here to learn about our advanced training that will target you for success.
· The RHEMA School of Worship teaches the principles and skills you need to step out into worship ministry upon graduation.
· The RHEMA School of Pastoral Ministry deepens your knowledge and provides hands-on experience in pastoral care and administration.
· The RHEMA School of World Missions prepares students for the foreign field in every way from language study and cultural immersion weekends to internships in a foreign country.
· And you can even design your own third-year curriculum in our advanced General Extended Studies program.
RHEMA School of Pastoral Ministry
This course of study is designed for graduates of RHEMA Bible Training Center who desire to deepen and enhance their knowledge, skills, and experience in the area of pastoral ministry. The program will greatly benefit those called to be senior pastors as well as those who will serve as associate pastors, giving them a distinct edge as they take their place in ministry.
Classroom courses will be offered, along with a variety of internal (RHEMA Bible Church) and external (local community) practicums. Practicums are considered on-the-job training and are designed to give the students hands-on ministry experience, both inside and outside the church.
While there will be a significant amount of hands-on training, classroom instruction is also a strong component of this program.
Some of the courses offered in this program are:
Message Development and Delivery
- Caring for People God’s Way
- Media and Ministry
- Computer Lab
- On-Site Church Visitation
- Keys to Supernatural Ministry
- ABC’s of Children’s Ministry
- ABC’s of Youth Ministry
- Building Pastoral Staff
- Marketing and the Mobile Church
- Church Ordinances
All courses and practicums are designed to be biblically sound and relevant to life issues, equipping and preparing students to competently and effectively face the various challenges of pastoral ministry in the 21st century with God’s wisdom and anointing.