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Biblical Life Leadership College


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Biblical Life Leadership College


Biblical Life Leadership College

BLLC (Formerly, Bible School in a Briefcase, BSIB) is a unique approach for providing rural African pastors

with the Bible training and tools they desperately need, but is often not available.

We believe that if we can lift the pastor, the pastor can lift the church.

Biblical Life Leadership College provides:

·      Live, instructor-led classroom training

·      10 Core Bible classes

·      50-Page manual for each class

·      Daily tea & lunch when class is on

·      A Study Bible & other support materials upon graduation

 

How it Works

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How it Works


How it Works


Biblical Life Ministries literally packs our Biblical Life Leadership College and takes it to the pastors living in rural areas.  Classes are offered in a modular format with each module/class taking one week of live classroom teaching.  Assignments are given for students to complete by the next class.

Over the course of one year, pastors earn a Diploma in Practical Theology – without leaving their church or their family – and without going into debt!

In addition, graduates are connected to each other through supplemental training classes and BLLC alumni conferences.

"Biblical Life Leadership College"(Formerly Bible School in a Briefcase) is a Christ for the Nations Associate Bible School, and our graduates may transfer credits into the East African School of Theology in Nairobi

See our featured article in the Christ for the nations FMC Connection Magazine Spring 2017

 

 

 

BLLC Results & Testimonies

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BLLC Results and Testimonies


BLLC Results and Testimonies


We are thankful for these pastors who are applying what they’ve learned to reach their communities for Christ.

 

Currently graduates share the following results since graduation

·      265 graduates, all Pastors

·    4 Certified Pastor Trainers

·      300+ additional new church plants

·      Graduates report a new church plant every 21 days

·       20,000+  new salvations

·      Church growth of 50%-100% among most graduates

 

“Your contribution on the Bible School in a Briefcase (Now Biblical Life Leadership College) program has made my vision in the ministry to become a reality.  Thank you and keep on building God’s kingdom.”  Pastor Micah

 

“Since I stared learning through Bible School in a Briefcase (Now Biblical Life Leadership College) , my church has greatly changed.  Our spiritual lives in me and my church members have raised up dramatically through teachings from Rev. Kelly Johnson and his wonderful team.  The number of my church members has increased from 48 to 75 during the one year period that I have been learning.”  Pastor Ephantus

 

“God bless you in your life for supporting this program because my ministry and my life have both changed!”  Pastor Tsofa

 

In December, students were challenged to reach out to their communities during the Christmas season.  Pastor Michael shares that his church collected for the poor and distributed it in their community.  When people in his area heard about it, even non-church members also began to bring items to give!

 

 

What We Teach

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The Current Class


The Current Class


The current Bible School in a Briefcase is on in Kibwezi town. It is the 2nd time we have held BSIB in this location. We have several Pastors in the class who were raised up by former graduates. Thirty-eight committed, hungry-to-learn pastors come to modular classes every single month. This school will graduate on May 16, 2015. 

The Class Calendar:

The Holy Spirit, dates 30Mar-3Apr.

Local Church Ministries, dates 20-24Apr

Life and Teachings of Christ, dates 11-15 May

Graduation, 16 May, 2015

What We Teach


What We Teach


BSIB Curriculum Overview


Basic Christian Doctrines I: The Bible, The Character of God, Sin/Repentance, Salvation, Water Baptism, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, The Importance of Prayer. 37 page manual. 

Basic Christian Doctrines I: The Bible, The Character of God, Sin/Repentance, Salvation, Water Baptism, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, The Importance of Prayer. 37 page manual. 


Old Testament Survey: This class will look at every book in the Old Testament in order to give the student an overview, and to stress the Old Testament’s types and shadows of the things to come. 62 page manual.

Old Testament Survey: This class will look at every book in the Old Testament in order to give the student an overview, and to stress the Old Testament’s types and shadows of the things to come. 62 page manual.


 
Students hard at work in their manuals.

Students hard at work in their manuals.

 

Stewardship and Ministerial Ethics: This class look at financial principles in the Word of God, how they can be applied in ministerial life, and how ministers of the gospel should behave themselves with money, with those outside the church, with those inside the church, and with each other. 51 page manual.

Stewardship and Ministerial Ethics: This class look at financial principles in the Word of God, how they can be applied in ministerial life, and how ministers of the gospel should behave themselves with money, with those outside the church, with those inside the church, and with each other. 51 page manual.

Basic Christian Doctrines II: The Lordship of Christ, Faith, Forgiveness, Authority of the Believer, End Times, Resurrection of the Dead, Eternal Judgment. 39 page manual.

Basic Christian Doctrines II: The Lordship of Christ, Faith, Forgiveness, Authority of the Believer, End Times, Resurrection of the Dead, Eternal Judgment. 39 page manual.


New Testament Survey: This class will look at every book in the New Testament in order to give the student an overview, and to stress the importance of New Testament realities. 46 page manual. 

New Testament Survey: This class will look at every book in the New Testament in order to give the student an overview, and to stress the importance of New Testament realities. 46 page manual. 


Biblical Studies and Sermon Preparation: This class concentrates on learning methods of Bible study, rightly dividing the Word of truth, with an emphasis on preparing Biblical messages. 49 page manual.  

Biblical Studies and Sermon Preparation: This class concentrates on learning methods of Bible study, rightly dividing the Word of truth, with an emphasis on preparing Biblical messages. 49 page manual.

 


Holy Spirit: This class will study the Person of, the work and ministry of, and the realities of the Holy Spirit. 61 page manual.

Holy Spirit: This class will study the Person of, the work and ministry of, and the realities of the Holy Spirit. 61 page manual.

 
A sample teaching from the classroom!

A sample teaching from the classroom!

 

  Prayer: This class studies the aspects of prayer with an emphasis on practical application and praying with purpose. 50 page manual.  

 

Prayer: This class studies the aspects of prayer with an emphasis on practical application and praying with purpose. 50 page manual.

 


Local Church Ministries: This class takes a look at some of the core ministries of the church: Worship, Children’s Ministry, Family Ministries, Pulpit Ministries, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Giving, Evangelism, Missions, with an emphasis on how they can practically and effectively work today. 60 page manual.

Local Church Ministries: This class takes a look at some of the core ministries of the church: Worship, Children’s Ministry, Family Ministries, Pulpit Ministries, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Giving, Evangelism, Missions, with an emphasis on how they can practically and effectively work today. 60 page manual.


The Life and Teachings of Christ: This class studies how Jesus lived, what He did, and what he taught, with an emphasis on living, doing and teaching the same thing. 42 page manual.

The Life and Teachings of Christ: This class studies how Jesus lived, what He did, and what he taught, with an emphasis on living, doing and teaching the same thing. 42 page manual.

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Resources


Resources


BLM Resources:

Motivational Gift Survey:

The Inventory

The Chart

The Explanation 

 
 

Bible Study Resources

e-Sword is an awesome, free Bible study software, hundreds of free resources to download for it, e-Sword X (for Mac users, it is not free, but $9.99 is really, really cheap!), and the e-Sword App for iPad (it's also not free at $4.99, and it has slightly less features than the desktop version). It's the best Bible study program available! 

Finish your degree here: Trinity College of the Bible and Seminary 

Stateside Bible School? Go here: Christ for the Nations

 

Christian Marriage and Life help Resources

The Marriage Bed  (This website has some very frank and open discussions about- you guessed it -the marriage bed! While we do not agree with or endorse everything you might find in the forum part of the site, it is a good resource for couples in recovery, couples who are wanting more out of their relationship, and there are Bible studies available.)

Porn to Purity  (It's their resources page. There are a ton of people who are addicted to porn, and the internet offers easy access.  If you or someone you love needs help, you can find it right here.)

Overcomer's  Charles and Sharon Burton are my (Kelly) spiritual Mom and Dad. They gave me tools that helped me get free, and stay free. If you or your church want to help those bound by addiction of any kind, I strongly recommend starting an Overcomers Support Group. 

 
 

Resources for Men

The Art of Manliness is not a Christian site, but there is no off-color stuff, some great guy stuff, 'how to' stuff, and if you are a man, you will like it a lot.

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