It is another year! 2018 has brought with it expectations of better things in our effort to do our part in Kingdom. BVBIZ looks back and cherishes the lessons learnt in 2017 whilst growing out of the things we did not do well. In January, continued to advance our as highlighted hereunder.
Classes resumed on the 15th of January 2018. All students came back. This will be their final term with us. We wish the students and the teachers and enjoyable term.
PART TIME PROGRAM
The much publicised part time program roared into life on the 5th of January. This means that we will now be having both fulltime and part time students. The total number of part time students is 17. Lessons are done during weekend (Saturdays and Sundays after service). These do not go on break and their studies take 6 more months to complete. The target had been to have at least 20 students. The composition of these include;
· Men serving as preachers in congregations but had not received formal training
· Preacher’s wives who had not received formal training
· Those who cannot leave their employment to come full time on ground
Students were active during the holiday in various congregations. BVBIZ would like to thank the following congregations that invited our students for holiday preaching;
· Tongogara church of Christ (sponsored by Mufakose church of Christ)
· Borrowdale church of Christ
· Kambuzuma church of Christ
These efforts have so far resulted in 10 baptisms.
GRADUATION DATE AND PREACHER PLACEMENT
The proposed graduation date for our current class is the 2nd of June 2018. Details regarding this ceremony shall be furnished as time progresses. This first batch of students will be ready to work anywhere (in existing congregations or starting new ones) starting in June 2018. If there is a congregation in need of a preacher (either married or single) please contact the school.
We thank God for what he has been able to do through BVBIZ in January. Our appreciation continues to go to our sponsors for their unwavering support and to many others for their moral and spiritual support. May God continue to bless every one of you. To God be the glory!