BTCP is a 520 hour program that is spread over two years. The class meets every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and the first Sunday afternoon of each month from 2:30 Pm to 5:30 evening
The purpose of BTCP at Light of Hope Missions-Bible Training is twofold. First, it is to equip Christian men with the Word of God in order to help them grow in their faith, become equipped to become servant leaders, and thereby contribute to fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 .
(Matthew 28:19-20 Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).)
Our desire is to raise up men who can become leaders and/or teachers within Kenya and Africa to serve in or become leaders of ministries in the church and/or community.
The second purpose is to train men here in Kenya that have the desire to eventually be able to teach BTCP in other countries and help equip pastors and leaders to do the work of ministry more effectively. Regional leadership teams are being developed with some of the graduates of our BTCP classes who have a desire to start and maintain biblical training centers in various foreign countries around the world. The goal is to prepare you to be a more effective servant leader in whatever ministry that you are called.
The curriculum of BTCP is uniquely Bible-centered, using a study bible as its main textbook, along with 10 custom designed, self-contained, and comprehensive course manuals. This training course uses a biblical, systematic and comprehensive approach to providing the foundational equivalent of a good Bible college or seminary education. The actual training consists of 520 hours of interactive classroom lecture and discussion under the supervision of a qualified teacher, taking about 2 years to complete. The training uses a life-on-life approach along with a biblically sound, time tested curriculum now used in over 80 countries
See the BTCP Curriculum.