Our students spent the month of August in the field doing their practical. We thank God for guiding them through this period. This practical was the major activity of the school in the month of August. This report, therefore, is mainly on the activities from the field.
1.0 APPLICATIONS FOR NEXT INTAKE
BVBIZ is welcoming applications for the 2018 May intake (second intake). Those wishing to study part-time are encouraged to apply. Classes for part time students are scheduled to start in January 2018.
2.0 FIELD PROGRAM CONTINUES
The field program started on the 15th of July and shall come to an end on the 10th of September 2017. Teachers followed up on the students to assess their progress and carry out their evaluations. The word continues to be spread. Those who had left the church have been brought back. Counselling sessions were held. Some of the lost have been brought to Christ. Many hours have been put into this effort.
3.0 EVALUATION BY PREACHERS
Students have been in contact with preachers in the field during their practical. They stood to benefit from their experience. The following are comments made by 2 preachers who came into contact with our students;
When I paid a visit to BVBIZ students currently stationed at Gokwe Center and Gokwe Nembudziya, I was impressed with their level of competency in execution of their ministerial duties. Thank you BVBIZ staff for preparing men and women for their ministry (by George Muhura, the preacher at Kadoma church of Christ and BVBIZ ambassador for Mash West).
Students showed abilities in planning their work and were conducted themselves with their communities. They were working well with resident ministers with all humility. They had zeal to teach and preach and had sound content to deliver (By Auswich Mashaba of the Gospel Chariot after having worked with students at Chikuku and Gokwe).
4.0 STUDENT REPORTS
At BVBIZ students are taught report writing skills and are mandated to report their work every month. This month we one of the reports from students who are in the field. Please see the attached report.
We thank God for the development we keep witnessing in our students. We appreciate the sacrifices congregations have been making for the upkeep of our students. To you all for you spiritual, moral, material and financial support we remain grateful. To God be the glory!