Is God calling you to ministry? Are you already involved in ministry but looking for more ministry training? Are you looking for quality Biblical training but cannot afford the cost of a normal college or university? Are you looking for a ministry training program that is challenging yet affordable? How about free?
IHN Bible College offers an individualized college-level program free of charge. That's right. We have finally gotten to our goal of offering sound college-level Biblical training to help you succeed in bringing Jesus to the world!
This program might be right for you if:
There are many more reasons people choose IHN BibleCollege. More and more student are finding it difficult to get a quality Biblical education. This is due to the ever increasing cost of a college education. Also more people today are working longer hours or more jobs to cover normal expenses and just don't have time to attend scheduled class times. We do have physical extension campuses where those student in those areas can attend. But we also offer an online campus where you can study at your own pace and at your own times.
IHN Bible College is comprised of volunteer instructors and administrative personel who are dedicated to getting you the best biblical education possible for free. However, this education is not limited to the college. You can use the course material for small group studies in your home or in Bible Studies at church.
Many small and rural congregations are willing and able to support a pastor on a part-time basis. However, many of these pastors are not trained properly. Many simply follow their calling to the ministry but fail to get proper training along the way. God guides these people through His Holy Spirit, there is no doubt. But there must be some accountability to God's Word through the church of Jesus. This is not a denomination but the church built upon the doctrines of Jesus to His disciples and passed down to those who wish to follow Him and minister according to God's plan.
All of our courses can be used by anyone to help train others in the doctrines of Christ. They are great in small groups or classroom environments.
In 2001 a small group of believers found an organization known as Oregon Grace. It was intended to be a Christian Home Schooling program. However, it was discovered that there was a huge business of home schooling including Christian programs and we felt it would be counter productive to add onto so many great programs. We wanted to make an educational difference in the education of Christians. After much discussion and a plan worked out we decided on a name for our ministry. Everything we wanted to do we wanted to di it in the name of Jesus. So we decided on In His Name Bible College. The college was to eventually be free. At first we offered courses for an extremely low cost. We have very few students and we did not see God moving as we thought we would.
We took a leap of faith. With very little income form outside sources we were funding the ministry out of our own pockets and occassional fund raisers. But we wanted to go forward and let God do His work. So we cut the cost of the education out completely and began offering the courses for free. God began to work. Not only did we begin to accumulate students from all over the world but we were contacted by a ministry team in Tanzania who wanted very much to partner with us.
This was the goal we wanted to work up to and suddenly it was in our laps. We have begun the work in Tanzania but now the team there wants to expand and open more IHN Bible Colleges in other parts of Africa. What a blessing.
God works more through faith then through the relying on ourselves.
As stated above, we are funding this ministry out of our own pockets and believe me, that if very difficult. This means we need more outside funding to help us get school books and educational materials into the hands of student in areas where they cannot get them for various reasons.
One of our works is to setup the ability for each school campus to produce their own books and materials. This is a work in progress but we believe it is not only possible but will happen. Still, we need funding get things going. There are huge travel costs as a few of our missionaries will travel to these remote locations and assist in the initial setup and training of school staff. Prayers are great and we need them. But we also need your financial support. Any about will help.