Open Bible is actively working to develop and support our next generation of leaders as they prepare to become pastors, missionaries, and other types of ministry workers around the world. We offer both traditional and non-traditional leadership development tracks for quality low-cost, easily accessible ministry preparation.
Movement is Open Bible Churches’ ministry to mobilize Generation Z and their leaders, to invite them to discover community with peers who are sold out for God, to capture their hearts with commitment to a cause much bigger than themselves, and to empower them to discover how they can make a significant contribution to the cause.
It takes funding to develop, implement, and lead ministries to reach a generation. The way funding will be generated for Movement is simple – when individuals and churches catch a vision to reach, develop, and mobilize a new generation of leaders.
Movement is working to identify key new generation leader prospects, to encourage, help to disciple, and develop them for leadership on behalf of God, in whatever field they may serve Him. Led by Pastor Michael Nortune, Movement is designed to guide a generation to embrace community, cause, and contribution.
Schools of Ministry
Open Bible Churches is experiencing a renaissance in the training of a young generation for ministry, recapturing a model of pastor-led schools of ministry that was closely connected with our beginning. Most current education models are expensive and encourage students to acquire loans. However, accumulated debt hinders the ability of many graduates to remain ministry focused and can impede their ability to go wherever God leads. Many education models also require students to take (and pay for) classes unrelated to the student’s field of interest.
We are thankful for our official colleges, Inste Bible College (IGBC) and New Hope Christian College (NHCC), but recognize we also need low-cost, pastor-led, ministry preparation. For these and other reasons Open Bible Churches has certified four schools of ministry that remain purposefully affordable, easily accessible, practical, and intentionally hands-on (Discover Ministry School, Harvest Bible College, Legacy School of Ministry, Toledo School of Ministry).
Hands on experience is crutial to ministry and The School of Global Leadership - Trinidad is a missions training school that provides a cross-cultural, hands-on, learning and living environment that will help propel students to leadership roles around the world.
MVP Giving Options:
Discover Ministry School
The Discover Ministry School (DMS), a ministry of Pacific region of Open Bible which exists to equip passionate followers of Christ in God's Word and create a pathway for missional leadership and lifelong learning.
Harvest Bible College
Harvest Bible College was launched as a ministry of First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, Iowa, to prepare people for the call of God on their lives. HBC will train and equip Bible- based, Gospel-centered, and Spirit-empowered servant leaders who will fulfill the Great Commission.
INSTE Global Bible College
The mission of Inste Global Bible College is making disciples and developing leaders to fulfill the Great Commission through excellent and affordable distance education.
Legacy School of Ministry
Legacy School of Ministry is unique in its targeted, practical approach to ministry leadership preparation of future pastors, church planters, and missionaries.
New Hope Christian College
New Hope Christian College is a community of Christ-followers dedicated to experiencing "the transformation into Christ's image from glory to glory by the Spirit" (see 2 Corinthians 3:18).
Toledo School of Ministry
The Toledo School of Ministry (TSOM) is a two-year ministry training school combining Inste Bible College academics with practical ministry training in both church and urban settings.
Movement is Open Bible Churches' ministry to mobilize Generation Z and their leaders, to invite them to discover community with peers who are sold out for God, to capture their hearts with commitment to a cause much bigger than themselves, and to empower them to discover how they can make a significant contribution to the cause.
School of Global Leadership
The School of Global Leadership - Trinidad is a missions training school that provides a cross-cultural, hands-on, learning and living environment that will help propel students to leadership roles around the world.
Timothy Fund - INSTE
Inste Bible College (also known as INSTE) is based on a radical idea-that training for ministry can be both excellent, affordable. Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated by our accreditation by the premier distance accrediting association in the United States: the Distance Education and Training Association. Our commitment to affordability is shown by our firm belief that no one should have to go in debt to follow God's call to ministry.