Start your own church based Bible school

A New Beginning by Pastor Jess Caparros

More than two years ago, during one conversation with sis Marie, she encouraged us to consider getting an IBI Charter. Silently in prayer I pondered and desired that in the near future our church in Manila might start our own IBI.

There were some questions that made me reflect on our situation then such as, “Can we afford the charter when our church is struggling with financial obligations?” There were times we can barely raise funds for our rental. “Who will volunteer as a staff?” We only have a few workers. “Will there be enrollees? Who can afford the registration and the tuition fee?”
Despite these apprehensions, we saw the hand of God move in a very special and significant way.

November of last year our former members, a newly-wed couple, came back to Manila and expressed their intention to stay in Manila for good, to serve God as they sense His leading. They shared that they enrolled in IBI Butuan and they were part of the staff as well. So when they suggested to get an IBI charter, the desire became a constant yearning for the Lord to answer our prayers.

The next step was to seek for God’s provision. We recently transferred from Monumento to Munoz and our church funds were drained. But with our complete trust in God’s hand to provide, knowing that “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s provision.” We took a step of faith.

At the start of the new year, a sister in the Lord from Cebu gave an amount of 10,000 pesos for the ministry. We decided to commit this as seed money for the charter. Then later we were informed that another 10,000 will be given specifically for IBI.

Then at the end of January a couple, bro Monching and sis Hanita Tampos, gave a 10,000 check. And in church there was someone who placed in the enveloped 1,500 pesos and indicated that it was specifically intended for the IBI. Praise God! We only needed to raise 3,500 for the complete payment of 35,000. All glory be unto God!

We were overwhelmed by God’s grace when we finally conducted our IBI orientation last February 20, 2016. Truly, it is all by His sovereignty that we were able to facilitate this orientation and we are hopeful and expectant that God will do great and mighty things in the months and years to come. He alone is worthy of all praise and adoration!
Even down to our instructor, He used Sis Hanita Tampos to facilitate the 2:30 pm class every Saturday, starting March 5, 2016.

We now have at least a total of 18 students for our O.T. 101.
Thank you Lord!

If you would like to know more on how you and your church can benefit by starting a Bible Education Program in your church through I.B.I. (International Bible Institute of London). Please call us at Telephone No.: (+63 32) 262 7455 or send us an email: [email protected]