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Abundant Harvest Bible Institute
Building Believers For Life
Bethany Baptist believes that living the Christian life means always learning for God’s people. That’s why our Education Ministry exists – to build believers through the teaching of God’s Word. From our Abundant Harvest Bible Institute to our Discipleship Class and much more, we’re transforming the lives – and minds – of adults and even children and teens through the power of God’s Word to us.
Embrace Class (Discipleship)
Our Embrace Class is for new members of Bethany Baptist and new converts to the family of God. It provides a strong biblical foundation and offers opportunities to get involved in service to the Lord at Bethany Baptist. The class is held in Harvest Hall on Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m., on Tuesday mornings from 10-11 a.m and Saturday mornings from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Individuals can enroll at any time on a continuous basis throughout the year. After completion, members celebrate a commencement ceremony. Graduations take place three to four times annually, on the fifth Monday of the month.
Session 1 - The Kingdom Life
Session 2 - The Plan of Salvation
Session 3 - The New Has Come
Session 4 - What God Did
Session 5 - What You Did
EMBRACE PROMISESession 6 - The Doctrine of Eternal Security
Session 7 - The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
Session 8 - Doctrine of Baptism
Session 9 - Doctrine of Communion
EMBRACE FAITHSession 10 - Biblical Study and Interpretation
Session 11 - Lord Teach Me How to Pray
Session 12 - God's Plan for Your Financial Security
Session 13 - Person to Person Evangelism
EMBRACE KINGDOMSession 14 - The Pastor and His Work
Session 15 - Doctrine of Church Discipline
Session 16 - Finding Your Place in the Church
Session 17 - The Successful Church
Our Kingdom Living Ministry (KLM) is the “Sunday School” of Bethany Baptist. Relevant, life-applicable lessons that parallel the weekly teachings of Bishop David G. Evans are presented in a clear, easy-to-follow format. Biblical instruction is offered to everyone through KLM – from children to adults.
Nursery, Children and Teen Department(s) – Academic Wing
For students from ages 4-18, registration opens at 7:30 a.m. each Sunday morning, and classes continue until the conclusion of the 8 a.m. worship service.
Adult Department – Main Sanctuary
Classes are held at 6:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
We invite you to join us every Sunday to experience Kingdom Living! If you’d like to learn more about Kingdom Living, please feel free to contact Executive Pastor Nicholas Smith at or 856.784.2220, Ext. 317.
The Shepherd's School offers:
• Ministry training for Pastors only
• Teachings and topics guaranteed to impact your ministry and life
Some of the many topics covered in Shepherd's School are:
• Church Growth
• How to Build a Stable Ministry
• Discovering Your Preaching Voice
• Revelatory Preaching through Preaching Themes
• Doctrinal studies
Instructor: Bishop David G. Evans, Prelate of the Abundant Harvest Fellowship of Churches, Inc.
• $300 per semester (Abundant Harvest Fellowship Members)
• $375 per semester (non-members)
Current Shepherd's School Students:
Ministers In Training
The Abundant Harvest School of Ministry is a biblically based school with emphasis in preparing pastors, preachers and teachers for effective gospel ministry.
Through a trimester format, the student is prepared to effectively develop and exercise his or her spiritual gifting. By first laying a strong biblical foundation, we then teach the student the implementation of that biblical foundation in specific areas.
The ministers and teachers school offers an intense study of thematic revelation in the Old and New Testaments. Thematic revelation is founded in sound biblical doctrine while expanding the students’ conceptualization of biblical truth.
The elements of preaching with purpose are offered to increase the overall effectiveness and power of the preacher during the preaching moment. Style, purpose, introduction, delivery and effective invitations are just a few of the areas of study.
Basic to advanced hermeneutics, effective, accurate exegesis, moves and structures of homiletics along with the role, relationship, and perception of ministry ethics complete the curriculum.
Current Ministers In Training:
For more information about Ministers In Trainingl, contact Pastor Valerie Prescott at (856)784-2220 or (800)524-6274 ext. 107.