Bible Schools run by B&P have a great reputation across China, where many House Church leaders find our students to be humble, spiritually well-equipped, and effective in the field. We now operate 6 seminaries of this type, and we intend to continue establishing new schools with the Lord’s blessing.
From the large bustling cities to the small peaceful villages: China is a diverse country that is home to almost one-fifth of the world’s population. These people vary greatly in terms of education and upbringing, but one thing they all have in common is the need for the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Since their inception, the house church movements have shown a deep passion and have been very successful in spreading the Gospel and developing mature disciples of Christ. However, as the house churches continue their remarkable growth, they are constantly faced with the desperate need for more pastors and ministry workers. And in order for these leaders to best serve the Lord, they need sound biblical training, practical instruction, and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
To help answer this need, Barnabas & Partners operates seminaries which are unique. While many other Bible schools are operated by a single movement and have limited connections outside China, our seminaries provide dedicated instructors and training materials from around the world. We also strive to help unify the house churches through our Bible schools by welcoming students from all the different movements. Together, these devoted believers study the Bible, grow spiritually, and build lifelong friendships with each other as they prepare to serve the Lord.
I felt a calling to serve God when reading Isaiah where it says: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8). I prayed to God, saying: “I can go and be your witness to others.” I started being very active in house church ministry, but I felt strongly that I needed to be better equipped to serve the Lord. Especially last year, I felt I could collapse without training. Then God prepared this opportunity for me to come study and I am very grateful. As I started the courses, I began to realize how much I needed to learn and deepen myself. I learned so much about the life of Jesus and the entire history found in the Bible. In our worship classes, I feel like I can see God. Now I realize that the Lord is the one I will forever serve, and I will give everything to Him for the rest of my life!
– B&P Seminary Student