The William Carey Bible Institute is a Reformed, Evangelistic, Biblical and practical leadership training programme. WCBI holds to the Bible as the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God. Scripture alone is our ultimate authority.
There is a tremendous need and hunger for literature and leadership training in Africa, but one of our ongoing problems is that most of those who leave rural areas for urban training institutions tend to stay in the urban centres and be lost to the rural communities who sent them for further training.
Similarly, most of those who go to First World nations for further training tend not to return to their Third World countries of origin. In this way the church is haemorrhaging in Africa. Some of our most promising leadership candidates are failing to return to their communities. The rapid urbanisation and mass movement to First World countries is devastating to local congregations. Most of the pastors of the rural areas where we work have no tertiary education at all.
What Frontline Fellowship has been attempting to do over the last three decades has been to take short term leadership training programmes to the remote rural areas. We have been conducting Biblical Worldview Seminars, Great Commission Courses, Reformation and Revival Seminars, Muslim Evangelism Workshops, Teacher Training Courses, etc. and seeking to equip pastors with our Libraries for Pastors programme. We have also helped establish Bible Colleges in Zambia and Sudan.
Now we are providing this thoroughly Reformed distance learning programme which provides pastors, teachers and evangelists excellent textbooks, lecture manuals, audio CDs, MP3s and a programme requiring Book Reports and Assignments.
That is why the college is named after William Carey, the father of modern missions, who, although he was deprived of secondary schooling, was so well read, dedicated and disciplined that through reading he became one of the finest linguists, Bible translators and social Reformers in history.
The William Carey Bible Institute aims to provide a uniquely practical missionary training programme that is character changing, nation building and culture transforming.
In addition to the correspondence course, WCBI donates high quality Christian books to Bible colleges and Christian schools as far afield as Nigeria and South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Pastors, chaplains and teachers who complete any of our leadership training programmes such as the Reformation Seminars, Great Commission Courses, Muslim Evangelism Workshops or Biblical Worldview Seminars receive study credits and are also given book donations from the William Carey Bible Institute.
“So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11