Reconciling Pentecostals International
WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re here. We are excited about your decision to go through the RPI Bible College (RPIBC) program. It is the will of God that we all excel in the things we do for the Kingdom of God. Whether you are here to work toward a minister’s license, or if you simply want to increase your knowledge about the things of God, we are here to help you on that journey. In 2 Timothy 2:15, the Apostle Paul tells Timothy to “STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” It is impossible to share or teach things you do not know.
RPI Bible College is designed to give you instruction in the Word of God, as well as other areas relating to ministry. It is our desire to help you be better prepared to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On-campus and on-line Bible college is ideal for some people who have the financial means and the time required to attend. For others, it is an impossibility. RPIBC is designed for individuals who need to study at home, or at their own pace. It will equip you with the education you need as a minister, while allowing you to continue with your regular responsibilities at home. It also meets the educational requirements for anyone applying to RPI for a minister’s license.
As Director of Education, I look forward to working with you as you complete your ministry training. Please contact me with your questions concerning the RPI Bible College program.
May the LORD Jesus bless you on your educational journey,
Rev. Debbie Cummins
RPI Educational Director
Ministry Training involves four (4) Levels
Please note, that the RPI Bible College offers Certificates of Completion for each level of study, which are separate from licensure by the RPI Board of Presbyters.
Licensure is handled by the RPI Board of Presbyters.
Upon completion of Level I Courses, they will receive a Christian Workers Certificate from the RPI Bible College and may then apply to the RPI Board of Presbyters for a Minister-In-Training License,.
Level I Courses – learning basic foundational principles of Christian living, personal
growth, church doctrine and biblical history. (Christian Worker)
Upon completion of Level II Courses, a student will receive a Certificate for Practical Ministry from the RPI Bible College and may subsequently apply to the RPI Board of Presbyters for an Associate License. Level II Courses – expands on level one learning and additional church history, doctrinal studies, preparing for ministry and missions and spiritual development through prayer, fasting, studying. (Practical Ministry)
Upon completion of Level III Courses, a student will receive a Certificate for Pastoral and Church Leadership from RPI Bible College, and they may apply to RPI Board of Presbyters for a General License. Level III Courses – Students broaden their knowledge in doctrine, biblical understanding, ministry, pastoral discipline, Christian education and leadership principles. (Pastoral & Church Leadership)
Upon completion of Level IV Courses, a student will receive a Certificate in Advanced Leadership from RPI Bible College and will then be eligible for Full Ordination from the RPI Board. Level IV Courses – study at this level prepares the minister for higher levels of leadership within the organization, church, and mission field. (Advanced Leadership)
*Additionally, students are required to read through the bible for each level of licensure.
Please remember that all fully ordained ministers are expected to submit documentation of continuing education through book reviews of their personal choice of study and/or submitting notes/handouts from classes taught at conferences, etc.
Students entering Level I are required to complete an application for the RPI Bible College, and submit the application with a $50 fee to RPI Headquarters. Upon approval, they may begin Level I coursework. Each level should be completed within a two-year period, and fees are $100 per year, payable quarterly. Additionally, all students who do not wish to seek licensure with RPI, but would like to complete ministry education through the RPI Bible College, will continue to pay $100 per year for each year of the 4 levels. However, there are no additional fees for the RPI Bible College courses for those who receive licensure through RPI and whose annual dues are kept up to date. Need to make a payment Click Here
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