Since first being opened, the existing Bible College has been able to teach about 200 young leaders the majority of whom are already serving as Church Leaders. Our current efforts center around construction of a building for the Bible College, which can accommodate our current student body of sixty. We estimate that this will require at least 32856 square feet of land, and building containing the classes, chapel, auditorium,hostel, offices, and library.
The greatest need fro spirit-filled Bible based evangelical reformed baptist theological training college is needed for pastors in Nepal. The growing number of pastors have virtually no theological training. Part of this oraganization’s mission statement reads: “To equip and train pastors and Christians workers for ministry. To empower local and national Christian leaders to plant Churches among the unreached. To preach and be a witness to the gospel of Christ and establish his kingdom in Nepal.” This would include neighboring nations such as Tibet, China and India.
To that end beginning in January of 2009, God is raising up Baptist Bible College. In our first year we are looking to provide housing, food and teaching materials for 60 pastors (or more, some of them have families), four professors and one president.
Baptist Bible College affirms and proclaims the foundational truths of the historic, orthodox faith as revealed in holy scripture. Doctrinal basis of BBC.
WE BELIEVE IN:
1. The inspiration, inerrancy and infallibility of God’s word, the Bible, as originally given. The holy scripture is both vital and clear, and all Christians must submit to its supreme authority and sufficiency, both individually and corporately, in every matter of belief and conduct.
2. The existence of one eternal and immutable God, the holy trinity, creator and lord of the universe who, in the unity of the father, the son and the holy spirit-three persons who are the same in substance, and equal in power and glory – governs all things according to his will, and is accomplishing his purposes in the world and in the Church.
3. The inherent value of all human beings, made by God in his own image, and their sinfulness and guilt since the fall of Adam. This has rendered them subject to god’s wrath and condemnation, and has resulted in their alienation from him, from one another and from his creation.
4. The essential, absolute and eternal deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; his conception by marry of the holy spirit; his virgin birth; his real but sinless humanity; his voluntary humiliation andobedience, culminating in his death as a sacrifice for sin; his bodily resurrection from the dead on the third day; his ascension into heaven; his continuing ministry as prophet, priest and king; and his coming again in power and glory.
5. Salvation from the guilt, penalty and all consequences of sin solely through the work of Jesus Christ- his perfect obedience, penal, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection and exaltation as Lord.He alone is truly God and truly man, and therefore the only mediator between God and humanity, uniquely able to save completely those who come to God through him. There is salvation through no other person, creed, process of power.
6. The justification of sinners entirely through the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to them and of the guilt and penalty of their sin to him. It is appropriated by baptist alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
7. The necessity and sufficiency of the work of the holy spirit for the individual’s new birth to repentance and faith, union with Christ and growth to maturity, and for the Church’s continuous renewal in truth, unity, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power and mission.
8. The universal Church, the body of which Christ is the head, to which all God’s people belong. Its existence reveals God’s ultimate purpose to bring everything together under Christ. It is made visible both in local congregations and in the wider communion of those who profess the true faith. It comprises a people called to declare the praise of the God who saved them, to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints, and to proclaim the gracious offerof salvation to those who are lost.
10.The personal and visible return in glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, in order to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgement to final completion. He will grant eternal life to those who have believed the gospel, and consign those who have not to everlasting punishment in hell. God will then fully establish his kingdom in new heavens and a new earth, from which evil and evildoers, suffering and death will be excluded, and in which he will be glorified forever.
COURSE STUDY: After two years of classroom work to earn an associates degree, there will be a year of internship under a local pastor, then a final year of classes to earn a bachelor’s degree.
FIRST YEAR: First semester – English grammar, Biblical backgrounds, survey of old testament, Biblical stewardship, devotional life, the prophets.
FIRST YEAR: Second semester – English grammar, Christian ethics, and evangelism (Personal and Church), and the Church: the house of God, synoptic gospels, and hermeneutics
SECOND YEAR: First semester – English grammar, pastoral ministry and preaching, worship, gospel of John, acts, roman.
SECOND YEAR: Second semester – English grammar, awakenings and revivals (Bible & Church History), systematic theology, evangelism and missions, first Corinthians, pastoral epistles.
THIRD YEAR: Internship under local pastor and others in the field
FOURTH YEAR: First semester – Eschatology, prison epistles, Church planting , Hebrews, general epistles, and the holy spirit: person & ministry.
FOURTH YEAR: Second semester – World religions (Apologetics), philosophy, the Pentateuch.
RESTORATION AND LEADERSHIP: Nehemian-ezra-esther, Christology, life and letters of Paul.
Talk about getting your missionary money’s worth! it will take only $100 a month to support a student in Baptist Bible College. That’s a mere $3A day. We hope to house, feed and educate 60 students our first year.
William Cary, the father of modern missions, realized the importance of Nepal. He spent his life in India but he translated the new testament into the Nepalese language in 1821. He spent 9 years working on this project.
BUDGET FOR BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE
|All figures in USD 000|
|Capital expenditure (Assets)|
|Furniture, Equipment, Instruments||36||36|
|Acquisition of land||880||880|
|Construction of building||990||990|
|Salaries and wages||100||110||121||133||146||160||176||194||214||235||1589|
|Benefits and allowance||12||14||15||17||18||20||22||24||27||29||198|
|Cash welfare to students||24||26||29||32||35||39||42||47||51||57||383|
|Repair and maintenance||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||2||2||2||13|
|Fuel and transportation||1||1||2||2||2||2||2||3||3||3||21|
|Stationery and supplies||1||1||1||1||2||2||2||2||2||3||17|
|Total operational expenditure||385||424||467||515||564||578||636||700||770||847||5,885|
Above figures are based on the current market prices and inflation rate of 10% for each successive year is considered in the calculation.
- The budgets for furniture, equipment and instrument are based on the expected number of student of (Beneficiary) 75 to 200.
- FURNITURE: Furniture comprises of furniture and fixtures for the class room, dining room, kitche, sports areas, auditorium, equipment etc.
- INSTRUMENT AND EQUIPMENT: Instrument comprises of keyboards, guitars, drum sets, saxophones, computers, television sets, photocopiers etc.
- VEHICLES: Vehicles comprise of 6 motorbikes and 1 minibus based on the estimated number of staff required and activities.
- LAND AND BUILDING: A land of 32856 SQF is subjected to acquire, a building containing the classes, chapel, auditorium, hostel, offices, library, study rooms to be constructed and completed phase by phase within a three years time.
- SALARIES AND WAGES: Are for 1 principal, 6 full time (FTE) teachers, 6 subject teachers, 1 finance and 4 for administrations. Benefits and allowance are one and half year’s salaries as per the local legislation.
- CASH WELFARE TO STUDENTS: Is pocket money for students which are $10 per student per month estimated for 200 students.
- FOOD Is budgeted on the basis of $80 per head per month estimated for 200 students.
- MEDICAL Is budgeted on the basis of $10 per head per month estimated for 200 students.
- HOSTEL RENT Is budgeted for the first 5 years construction is completed and students are shifted to the built hostel.