What are the Benefits?

A Bible College holds tremendous benefits to the local church a few of them are listed below.   Too often bible college is seen mostly as the pathway for someone who wants to be a minister or a pastor.  We contend that every Christian should do some formal bible study, they may not want to be a pastor or evangelist, but they will be a better Christian.

All too often, the brightest and best church members decide to go to Bible college to develop their ministry skills.  The church sends them willingly, expecting them to return as more able ministers of the word.  Often the denomination sees their gifting and sends them to another place to minister.  The brightest and best are lost to the local church, and the local church is weakened.  It is a sad reality that no longer needs to be the case.

Vision Colleges can assist you in the task of “Equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, for building up the Body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12) by providing the resources you and your team need.

Fifteen Benefits of Bible College

Read each section below to discover all fifteen benefits! ↓

Fulfil Needed Roles

You no longer need to send your members to the seminary to be trained.  You can fulfil your role in teaching, training, equipping and releasing them into ministry within your church, the local community or even the world beyond!

Train, develop, send out

As the Pastor and ministry team, you train and develop the members’ ministry skills, biblical understanding and release them into ministry.  Some will stay with the church, and others will relocate, start churches or para-church ministries, some will go to the mission field, but the point is, as a Pastor, you train them, you send them.

Unique Opportunities

Bible college creates opportunities for men and women to minister.  They will teach and minister the word of God, and these opportunities could not otherwise be offered.

Developing Skills

The skills of the ministry team will be developed as they teach the student body.

Graduate and Step Immediately into Ministry Roles

Students will graduate with ministry skills and gifting.  They will take up roles within the church and beyond.

Uniquely Tailored to You

The programme is tailored to suit your needs. Every church is unique, so the program serves your church, not your church having to suit the programme.


The program is affordable.  We keep the costs down, enabling more people to learn.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 MKJV

All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.  

Fifteen Benefits of Bible College

Discounts for the Local Church

We discount our fees to the local church as appreciation for adding to Vision Colleges’ student body and ministry.

No Special Skills Required

No special skills are required, the local ministry team can teach and train, and we are supportive of the local college.

Tailored Dynamic Curriculum

Your students study under your supervision from the subjects you select as the most suitable at any given time from the dynamic curriculum developed by Vision Colleges; you can find our curriculum on our study streams page.

Desirable Awards

Offer legitimate awards from a Certificateto a Bachelors Completion.

Curriculum Suited for Your Ministry's Needs

You control the curriculum.  You present the materials from your perspective to your people for your ministry.

Here to Serve You

The college is YOUR bible college for YOUR people in YOUR church, for YOUR community, and the world beyond.

Supporting The Local Church

The college provides the local church with legitimate, authoritative, faith-building and empowering material accepted and recognised worldwide.

Over 150,000 Students Internationally

While the students belong to your college, at the same time, they are a part of the Vision Colleges international student body of over 150,000 students around the world.   This “dual enrollment” enables them to pursue their studies by distance education with us should they move on or extend their studies beyond the Bachelors to a Masters or even Doctorate level with Vision Colleges.

Accredited Students

Note: ASQA accredits Vision International College (RTO 90862) throughout Australia to offer the studies and issue awards from Certificate III to the Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology by distance education.

Students of Vision International College are encouraged to access the Vision Christian College Resource Centre for support and study resources.

The Resource Centre program is not a formal part of the Vision International College program.

For more detailed information on starting Your Local Church Bible College, download the booklet for our Resource Center:

Resource Center Australia

Resource Center the rest of the world

For more information and to receive an information pack, inquire now.