Pastors in North America

Bible Training for Church Leaders (BTCL)

Our mission is to extend non-formal theological training to the world’s untrained pastors and church leaders. While the bulk of our ministry is outside the USA, two important trends are compelling us to address the need to equip pastors and leaders in our own country:

Trend #1: In America, the increasing ignorance of Scripture is approaching the level of biblical illiteracy.

Trend #2: With the number of immigrants increasing, God is bringing the world to us. Therefore, we have the opportunity to equip ethnic pastors and leaders “in our own backyard”.

We encourage you to consider using the Bible Training for Church Leaders curriculum to equip those the Lord has entrusted to you. The BTCL curriculum is Bible Institute level equipping that will serve your church well and fulfill the most neglected part of the Great Commission, “teaching them to obey all I commanded you.”

Find out what BTCL is all about and what a difference it can make in your church as a result of the changed lives of the students.  Please click on the tab, Church Leaders USA to learn about the curriculum.

What Pastors, BTCL Graduates and Teachers are Saying:

“At Trinity Life Church, The Bible Training Center for Pastors curriculum is an integral part of our vision and mission strategy of ‘Reaching, Teaching, and Helping people do what God has called them to do through ministry’. We searched long and hard for a real solution that truly equipped the people of God for His great Kingdom work. BTCP/BTCL helps us transform the mindset of our congregation to a more missional perspective. Lifelong discipleship training is not optional at Trinity Life Church, it is a part of our DNA. It is a requirement in order to serve in a leadership role at our church.”
-Pastor David S. Brunson, Trinity Life Church

“BTCL provided the discipline I needed to actually read the entire Bible — every single word! Much more importantly, though, and no doubt a chief contributor to that discipline, was and is learning how to study God’s Word in its proper context, interpret correctly, and apply its timeless truths to our lives today and every day. BTCL not only ‘gave me a fish’, it ‘taught me how to fish’, so that I may lead and teach others — and live — correctly.”
-Jim Martell, Graduate

“BTCL has been an effective teaching and discipling class which has given me the lifelong skill of how to effectively read, interpret, and apply the Word of God, not only to my life, but to those to whom I minister. As an African-American, now with a better understanding of the Word of God, I’m better equipped to teach the Word of God and fulfill the Great Commission. The Lord has made it possible for me to now team-teach this course and help those who have the same desire. BTCL has truly been a blessing, equipping me with the skills necessary to be effective in ministry. The Great Commission and 2 Timothy 3:16-17 are truly exhibited throughout this training. For those who desire a seminary education without the cost, this training is a must for effective church ministry.”
-Ben’neel I. Suhail, Graduate/Teacher



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