Every pastor and church leader needs to be biblically equipped for ministry
BTCP offers comprehensive Bible training programs for Pastors (BTCP) and Church leaders (BTCL).
To extend non-formal theological training to the world’s untrained pastors and church leaders.
A life-on-life concept and a biblically sound, time tested curriculum.
The Bible is our main textbook (see 2 Timothy 3:15-17), along with 10 essential courses, which also become a resource library for the pastor in his ministry:
Bible Study Methods and Rules of Interpretation
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Preaching Biblical Messages and Pastoral Ministry
Bible Doctrine Survey
Personal Spiritual Life
Teaching Principles and Methods
Church History Survey
We want our graduates to have a biblical and theological frame of reference as a grid for life and ministry.
Please download our BTCP Program Summary Manual for an overview of the program and all ten of the courses. Pages 33-152 of the Program Summary will provide you with a Syllabus and other sample pages from each course manual.
How is BTCP being used?
BTCP “Classic”: Classes are conducted by partnering ministries in various full-time programs or modular formats. Class schedules can also be adapted to the students’ needs. Partnering ministries include churches, mission agencies, associations of churches, Bible colleges and seminaries, para-church ministries and individual missionaries and pastors.
Church Sponsored Bible Institutes: Realizing the shortfall in scriptural instruction, many churches in the USA use 5 of the 10 BTCP courses to equip elders, deacons, Bible teachers and small group leaders. We call this Bible Training for Church Leaders (BTCL).
Bible College: Some of our partners use our concept and curriculum to form the “backbone” or core of their multi-year formal programs.
Seminary Extension Bible Institute: Several seminaries outside the USA use BTCP to extend basic theological training in a Bible Institute format to remote locations.
The History of BTCP
In 1988 Dennis Mock taught a conference for pastors in Mombasa, Kenya. He quickly realized that these men were eager to learn, but had never had any opportunity for theological or ministry training. Following his experience in Mombasa, Dennis wrote a comprehensive 10-course curriculum designed to equip pastors with essential Bible knowledge and basic pastoral skills. This curriculum was first taught in Nairobi, Kenya in 1990. Since that time the Lord has expanded the ministry of BTCP around the world through hundreds of ministry partners using the program in over 85 countries with 33 translations and 140,000 graduates as of 2017.
A Word from the Founder
We are constantly amazed at how the Lord continues to multiply the ministry efforts of BTCP. Expansion and future growth are attainable through adding new ministry partners, increasing the capacity of existing partners and increasing available translations.
BTCP operates from the simple multiplication model provided in 2 Timothy 2:1-2,
“…and the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
This illustrates the essence of BTCP’s ministry; students motivated for ministry become qualified graduates who are encouraged to train others.
We are reminded always that our ability to extend training is only possible through the generous support and prayers of God’s people. Please consider how you might help BTCP continue to fulfill our mission of training the untrained pastors and church leaders of the world.
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors