Welcome to The Master's Academy InternationalAs churches around the world strive to obey the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), they are confronted with the Great Dilemma: “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10:14 read more
TMAI TRAINING CENTER IN FOCUS
A report from New Zealand
The Shepherd’s Bible College
The Shepherd’s Bible College (TSBC) in Hastings, New Zealand is devoted to the training of believers with a special emphasis on identifying and training qualified men to lead God’s church. TSBC courses are designed to cultivate spiritual maturity in every student as they devote themselves to the Holy Scriptures. Currently, TSBC offers a one-year, full-time curriculum aimed at instilling in church members and lay leaders a love for God’s Word and for ministry in the local church.
These courses, offered on TSBC’s campus at Riverbend Bible Church, ground students in subjects such as Theology, Hermeneutics, and Bible Survey, in addition to providing opportunities for practical application through discipleship labs and internships in the local church. In early 2015, TSBC will be adding a pastoral training track which will equip church leaders with the skills to accurately and effectively exposit God’s Word and shepherd His flock.
Fields outside Garston, New Zealand
A PRACTICAL NEED
Recently, TSBC has received invitations to offer their training in modular format to churches around the country. In response to these invitations, TSBC has launched an initiative to take their training to four strategic cities throughout New Zealand.
An INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!
Between April and November, TSBC will be spanning the majority of the country offering seven different modules in the cities of Rotorua, Christchurch, Auckland, and Tauranga. Already there are 55 students enrolled in these modules, and TSBC is still taking interested students. The cost of travelling to these various churches is $6,000, and partners are needed to join in this exciting effort.
A generous donor has offered to match (up to $3,000) any gifts made toward this need.
The Master’s Academy International
24307 Magic Mountain Parkway #540
Valencia, CA 91355-3402
[Memo/Specify: New Zealand Special Project]