The growth and development of our pastors and church members in both discipleship and leadership is a high priority for Open Bible Central. The old axiom, “Speed of the leader, speed of the team,” is true, and we want to have leaders who are setting the pace for our churches and communities. Listed below are several opportunities for discipleship, training, and ongoing education offered through Open Bible Churches:
Harvest Bible Institute
Harvest Bible Institute is a School of Ministry, in the Bible Institute tradition, which is Biblically accurate, academically challenging, intentionally hands-on, and purposefully affordable. HBI exists to train and equip Bible Based, Gospel Centered, Spirit Empowered, and Family Focused servant leaders called to the five-fold ministry who will love, edify, and stimulate the local Church to fulfill the Great Commission (Ephesians 4:11-13, Matthew 28:18-20). HBI is a place to cultivate dreams and prepare servants for the call of God. For more information, go to harvestbibleinstitute.us.
INSTE is a distance education program that allows students to receive quality Bible and leadership training in the context of their local church. The mission of INSTE is to “foster excellence in knowledge, ministry, and character-knowing, doing and being.” INSTE materials are produced in Spanish and English, as well as several other languages. For more information about INSTE go to their website: www.inste.edu
New Hope Christian College
New Hope Christian College, located in Eugene, Oregon, is a four-year Christian college that serves as the official affiliated Bible college for Open Bible Churches. New Hope offers degree programs in five key areas: Theology, Ministry Leadership, Creative Arts & Technology, Business & Ethics, and General Education. For more information about New Hope go to their website: www.newhope.edu
North Central University
North Central is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Pentecostal university that prepares students for global leadership and ministry through top-quality academic programs, a spirit-empowered community, and a unique urban setting in downtown Minneapolis. NCU is an endorsed univeristy of Open Bible Churches.
- 1,200 students
- 80+ majors and minors
- 7 men’s and 8 women’s varsity teams in the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC)
- Accredited by The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
More information about North Central University can be found at www.northcentral.edu