Ramona, CA (PressExposure) April 16, 2009 -- Vision International Education Network (www.vision.edu), an international educational ministry committed to providing Christian curricula to churches and schools worldwide, has helped spread Bible-based educational opportunities to adults in need with an innovative program. The "Bible College in A BoxÂ®" is a complete program for churches to launch a church-based School of Ministry. Currently, the program is serving more than 4,000 local churches in 150 nations.
Regency Christian Center in Whittier, CA has benefited from the Bible College in a Box program. âWe were facing a problem due to the growth of our local church. The problem over the years has been that when a young man or young woman was called into vocational ministry, the only option was to send them to a college or seminary for training. WE supported them, but a very small percentage ever return to their local church,â said Dr. Jason Guerrero, Senior Pastor, and a director of a local Resource Center of Vision International Education Network. âThe sad part is that many times the local church has supported (the student) through financial means in the hopes that they will come back, but they donât. The Vision Bible College in A Box program has been a God send for us.â
In order to solve this dilemma facing hundreds of church leaders worldwide, Dr. Stan DeKoven and a team of educators and pastors, have developed the Vision International Education Network. VIEN was established as a creative way for local churches to educate their best leaders within the context of their community and ministry. Without minimizing the quality of education, the program discourages students from abandoning their home churches, giving them opportunity to training and grows in faithfulness to God and the vision and mission of their congregation.
The Bible College in a Box provides a everything necessary for leaders to start an adult education program for the congregation, at an affordable cost, under local direction, with an easy to implement system leading to certificates and degrees for those who want them. The accredited curriculum is well-rounded, user-friendly, and readily available to local churches of a variety of denominational affiliations. Vision International Educatio Network offers a program in basic discipleship (the Institute for Discipleship), which is non-credit and non-degree, and offered at reduced cost. Degree level programs are available in multiple delivery systems. To learn more, call 1-800-9-VISION (984-7466) or visit Vision International Education Network at http://www.vision.edu.