Partnering with BTCP
By partnering with Bible Training Centre for Pastors you, your church, or ministry will gain access to the BTCP concept and curriculum. In order to gain the maximum benefit from the BTCP curriculum, it is important to fully understand our life-on-life concept of training. The Partner Orientation/ Teacher Training Workshop is the place to gain this understanding.
You must be in significant agreement with our doctrinal statement. If you have any questions about wether your stance falls outside of “significant agreement," we’ll be glad to discuss it with you. For instance, we permit a fair amount of flexibility regarding eschatology, but very little in Christology.
You or a representative of the partnering ministry must attend a Partner Orientation/ Teacher Training Workshop. These 2-day events let us meet face-to-face and will help you fully understand the concept, curriculum and guidelines which make up the BTCP program.
You sign a Partnership Agreement
The goal of Bible Training Centre for Pastors is to produce pastors and leaders who will be used by God to contribute to the spiritual growth of the local church and thus bring glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Whose responsibility is it to raise up the workers to meet this need? The Lord is!
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:1-2)
Whose responsibility is it to train up the workers whom the Lord raises up? Believers are!
“You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 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.” (2 Timothy 2:1-2)
These four key passages underscore the Bible’s emphasis on training and equipping:
Matthew 28:18-20 - The Mandate
2 Timothy 3:15-17 - The Means
Ephesians 4:11-13 - The Method
2 Timothy 2:1-2 - The Model
Do you share the common purpose of training pastors and church leaders who will then reproduce in the lives of others?
Are you committed to producing “fruit that will last”? That is, are you committed to train nationals, conduct on-going teacher evaluation, and encourage graduates in their ministries?
If so, we invite you to consider partnering with us to train the untrained. As you have read, our ministry is built on an Ephesians 4 model. That is, we equip those whom the Lord has given to His church that they might “prepare God’s people for works of service.”