|Preachers College Overview|
THE REFORMED BAPTIST PREACHERS’ COLLEGE
The Reformed Baptist Preachers’ College (RBPC) is the result of the prayerful concern of many Christians of a Reformed persuasion in Zambia to have a college that would be unashamedly and decidedly committed to historical Biblical Christianity, to train men for the Christian ministry.
With time it was becoming clear that if we who were pastors, and had those same historic Reformed convictions, did not initiate the process to begin such an institution, no one would.
Towards the end of 1994, three sister Reformed Baptist churches, namely, Lusaka, Mt. Makulu and Kabwata Baptist Churches, understanding the times we are living in, decided to join hands and launch what is now called ‘The Reformed Baptist Preachers’ College’. By February 1995, the RBPC opened its doors to an enthusiastic group of men under the tutelage of the pastors of the sponsoring churches.
The RBPC prepares men for the Christian ministry, developing them with a depth of understanding of God’s Word, and a heartfelt desire to use that knowledge in God’s service. A RBPC education starts with the Bible. The Bible is the center and core of that with which RBPC has to do. Ground in the Reformed Baptist tradition, RBPC teaches that the Christian religion is true, and that in-depth study of the Bible and its historical contexts will reveal this truth, building a bedrock foundation for the Christian ministry.
Challenged and mentored by serving Church ministers, supporting each other as members of a learning community, students grow intellectually and spiritually, confident in their faith, as the power and significance of the Word changes their lives and prepares them to offer God’s message to others. What connects the students who learn here is profound knowledge of the Word of God, kindled by passion for the Christian faith, and delivered to a world that urgently needs it.
The RBPC is unashamedly and decidedly committed to historical biblical Christianity. The RBPC as its purpose for formation of men for the Christian ministry, who shall truly believe, and cordially love, and therefore endeavor to propagate and defend, in its genuineness, simplicity, and fullness, that system of religious belief and practice which is set forth in the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689.
• Church leaders (i.e., Elders and Deacons).
If you fit into any of these three categories, and have been looking for a way of becoming a useful servant of Jesus Christ in His church, then this is for you. Enroll with us now!
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• Regular attendance at the monthly whole day of lectures;
• Biblical languages (presently, NT Greek only)