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.
· 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
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
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!
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 Holy Spirit, dates 30Mar-3Apr.
Local Church Ministries, dates 20-24Apr
Life and Teachings of Christ, dates 11-15 May
Graduation, 16 May, 2015
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
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.