While there are many who would like to know more and even study the Bible, there is often a sense that “doing bible college” is to prepare for ministry, some people are put off by that notion.
While there is some truth in the idea that bible college is for ministers it is only a partial truth. Indeed if anyone wants to be involved in the ministry they should be qualified. The ministry of the word of God is the highest calling a man or woman can have.
However, the truth is that the vast majority of Bible college students, from almost, if not every seminary or Bible college or theological university do not enter into or stay in ministry. In fact, many graduates find their studies and degrees in theology or Christian ministry to be invaluable in everyday life, and in their work, especially in social welfare or related fields. The truths they learn support their life and career.
For many others, there is the personal benefit of knowing the Word of God from a more structured method that enhances their relationship with God and as a result our relationship with one another
Consider this although directly addressing Timothy, Paul makes two points in his second epistle
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. (2 Timothy 2:15-16 NKJV)
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV)
A proper understanding of the Bible brings salvation, life, vitality, healing, freedom, peace, personal confidence – and so much more. It develops our relationship with God and each other. In fact, it is difficult to think of a good human endeavour that does not benefit from the proper study of the word.
The study of God’s word is the responsibility of every Christian. We do not all need to study to the same level, for the same purpose with the same motivation – but study we must. Our community depends on it.
Vision Colleges offers sound studies with programmes that will suit almost any need including; personal development, ministry preparation, idle curiosity.
We cannot all take time out to go to college, full-time or part-time. For many, it is not a viable option, but Vision Colleges has specialised in legitimate and affordable distance education bible college for many years. So take some time out to review our study options for you and or your church, make a difference in your world, review our options and see what we can offer you. So you can study, from your place at your pace.