RBPTI

Reformed Baptist Pastors Training Institute

One of the visions of our church has been to start a Theological Institute “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Eph. 4:12). On 19 th ebruary 2018, we have started a Reformed Baptist Pastors Training Institute (RBPTI) in our church. Pastor David Elangovan, pastor from Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Salem, Pastor John Nelson from Cunnoor, Pastor D. Stephenson, pastor from Evangelical Baptist Church Madurai, Pastor Mark, pastor from Evangelical Baptist Church and Brother Jude from EBC are the key teaching faculty of RBPTI.

Pastors and believers from around TamilNadu gather every month third week for the three days at Evangelical Baptist Church, Madurai. Pastors from various background especially from Pentecostal ackground are introduced to the Reformed doctrines. We could witness God’s hand in these classes. Few pastors have come out of the Pentecostal cults and believed in the teachings of the doctrine of grace. They believe in the 1689 Confession of faith.

We provide two courses in this Pastors Training.

1. Basic Course, which consists of Order of Salvation, Proper Theology,
Gospel of Matthew – A book study and The Old Testament and New
Testament Overview.
2. Advance Course, we mainly focus on Hermeneutics (it is the science and
art of interpreting the Bible), Homiletics, Doctrine of Holy Spirit, and
Church & Leadership.

Our concern in theological training is not only for the present generation. We are deeply concerned for future generations and the succession of qualified leadership in our church. We earnestly esire to see the church always taught “the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints” (Jude 1:3). We want to see believers in Christ well-grounded in the truth, to be willing to stand
for the truth and, if necessary to suffer for the truth.