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:

Open Bible College is a school of ministry that exists for the purpose of training church leaders for vocational ministry in the Open Bible Churches. As an officially certified school of ministry with Open Bible Churches, Open Bible College desires to train individuals for ministerial leadership roles in the Open Bible Churches. Students who complete our program and receive their degree will be eligible to apply for ministerial credentials with Open Bible Churches.

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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:

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