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Rhema’s two-year curriculum of 48 classes is well-designed to equip you to partner with God to touch the lives of others in a significant way.

Curriculum


RHEMA has invested more than 35 years in creating the best place for you to prepare for fulfilling your purpose. The balanced, Word-based teaching will spare you years of trial and error in ministry. Additional courses are tailored to the needs of the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. RHEMA Zambia’s curriculum is solidly based on the word of God and is culturally relevant to the society of today.

1st Year Courses


  • Bible Doctrines
  • Bible Interpretation
  • Biblical Economics
  • Blood Covenant
  • Christ the Healer
  • Developing the Leader Within
  • Effective Prayer
  • Ephesians
  • Faith Foundations
  • Holy Spirit and His Gifts
  • Introduction to World Missions
  • New Testament Survey
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Righteousness
  • Search for Significance
  • The Authority of the Believer
  • The Character of God
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Church History
  • Understanding Grace
  • Life and Ministry of Jesus

2nd Year Courses


  • Boundaries
  • Children and Youth
  • Church History
  • Developing Leaders Around You
  • Effective Communication 1
  • Effective Communication 2
  • Effective Ministry
  • End Times
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Life of Faith
  • High Impact Leadership
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
  • Itinerate Missionary Evangelist
  • Life of Worship
  • Marriage, Family and Ministry
  • Master Planning
  • Ministerial Ethics
  • Ministry Finances
  • Practical Ministry Symposium
  • Team Leadership Lab I
  • Team Leadership Lab II
  • Triumphant Church
  • Truth and Error

Rhema Prayer School



Prayer is one of the most cardinal activities in a Christian’s life and throughout the Bible, believers are called to pray. But what is prayer? What does it mean to “pray without ceasing”? How do I pray properly? Are there different kinds of prayer and does it really make a difference? These are many of the questions that we seek to answer at Rhema prayer school.
Prayer school is a place where learning how to pray is taught by precept and example. Students are taught who the major focus of prayer is, God, and how to boldly come into His presence and how to foster a communing relationship with Him. Prayer school is held every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm.

Statement of Faith



The Bible is the inspired Word of God. Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Salvation is the gift of God to man through faith in Jesus Christ. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life. Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift and is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues

We believe in sanctification, which is living a life of holiness. Healing is the privilege of every member of the Church today provided through Jesus’ death on the Cross. Jesus will return and “. . . The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air . . .” (1 Thess. 4:16–17)”

The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is eternally lost and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting.

THE SCRIPTURES — The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

THE GODHEAD — Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16; John 15:26).

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION — Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “…There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8–10).

ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH — Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3–5; 1 John 5:12).

WATER BAPTISM — Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36–39).The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.”

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST — The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1–7; Acts 2:1–4).

SANCTIFICATION — The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12–14; 1 Cor. 1:30).

DIVINE HEALING — Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).

RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD — The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “…This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “…The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16, 17).

Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests; He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).

HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION — The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev 19:20)

Instructors


 

Local Instructors

Pastor Walker and Pastor Haley SchurzWalker and Haley Schurz are Directors of Rhema Bible Training Center Zambia and have ministered in Southern Africa since 1992. They are both graduates of Oral Roberts University and Rhema Bible Training Center (USA). Pastors Walker and Haley had the privilege to be trained at Rhema by both Pastor Kenneth W. Hagin and his father Kenneth E. Hagin. They have a long and rich heritage of service and leadership. After ministering and living for ten years in South Africa, Walker and Haley have made their home in Lusaka, Zambia since 2004. They also lead Miracle Life Family Church, a growing and vibrant international church of over 3,000. They have a deep desire to see believers grow, develop and fulfill their God-given destiny.

 Pastor William KantumoyaPastor William Kantumoya

Pastor William Kantumoya serves as the Family Pastor at Miracle Life Family Church. Together with his wife Clara, they have been with the church since 1999. He has served under both the current and previous leadership, covering several departments. He is a Psycho-social Counselor and a graduate of both Gospel Training Institute and Rhema Bible Training Center Zambia.
Pastor William strongly believes that the success of any person stems from a sound relationship with God and other people. These healthy relationships in turn affect their whole life.
Pastor William is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a strong emphasis on helping restore failing marriages and ministering to the bereaved. During his years of ministry, he has witnessed God’s grace at work in marriages time and time again, and continues to enjoy the work God has called him to.

 

Pastor BenjaminPastor Benjamin Moyowambuya

Pastor Benjamin Moyowambuya is an associate Pastor at Miracle Life Family Church and oversees Mercy Ministries, Prayer, and Benevolence. Born and raised in Lusaka, Pastor Benjamin began his schooling at Woodlands “A” Basic School in 1991 and completed his secondary education at Mpika Boys High School in 2002. In 2005, he went on to study Information Systems Management at the National Institute of Public Administration. He is a graduate of Gospel Training Institute (2009) and a graduate of the charter class of Rhema Bible Training Center Zambia (2012).

He joined Miracle Life Family Church in 2005 and passionately served on various ministry teams. In 2008 he began to lead a small group where he discovered his passion for seeing believers mature and walk in the fullness of God’s plan. He joined the staff at MLFC in 2009, serving in the children’s department.

In his free time he loves to read, cook, and spend time with friends and family. He is also an avid jogger.

 

Ceaser Mupeta

Ceaser Mupeta serves as the Worship Director at Miracle Life Family Church, a role he has held since 2010. He also oversees the sound team. Born in Ndola Zambia, Ceaser answered the call of God on his life at the age of 17. Since then he has served the body of Christ in worship ministry, and has been a worship leader since 2010. He has a deep desire to see the body of Christ fulfill John 4:24 by worshiping God in spirit and in truth, and to help support the pastors to fulfill their calling.

Ceaser is a 2010 graduate of School of Worship, Rhema Bible Training Center ,Tulsa Oklahoma, USA. He places high value in giving God his best and doing things with excellence. He has worked with different teams focusing on singing, band, and overall leadership.

 

Dawn CloseDawn Close often refers to herself as an American by birth but an African by choice. She moved to southern Africa in 1984 and has been living or involved in the region ever since. Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment (F.R.E.E.) was founded in 2010 as part of her course work while studying for a masters in International Development at the University of Pittsburgh. F.R.E.E. is the result of a desire that developed over the years to do something about the poverty that is so pervasive in the countries she lived in. F.R.E.E. is focused on women’s empowerment.

Dawn holds a one year certificate from Rhema Bible Training Center, Tulsa, OK earned in 1983. She was the co-founder of Jesus Life International, a missions organisation formerly based out of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

 

 

PamelaPamela Prince graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center USA in 1993 and three months later moved to Africa to begin her life as a missionary. She has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and now Zambia teaching the unchanging Word of God. Her passion is to see believers walk in the fullness of their inheritance.

 

 

 

 

Guest Instructors

Ps TraceyPastor Tracey Arseneault completed her training at Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in foundational principles of the Word of God after ten years of faithful service under the tutelage of Pastors Harold & Mollie Germain, of Hosanna Our Messiah Emanuel Christian Center in Randolph, New Jersey. Pastor Tracey, an anointed servant of the Lord, actively proclaiming and demonstrating what the Lord has called her to, has traveled with various ministries and continues to travel throughout the US and abroad to such places as Bogotá, Colombia, Peru, Kenya Africa, Ukraine, Ireland, Holland, Argentina, India, Israel and Paris just to name a few, all to bring the good news of the Gospel as the Lord commands.

 

 

Carolyn ClarkCarolyn Clark is an infatuated follower of Jesus and devoted Great Commission strategist who has served the Body of Christ in over 30 nations for the past 25 years.As a third generation Christian minister with a deep heritage of faith, Carolyn has a broad perspective on Kingdom living that crosses gender, cultural and denominational barriers.

Carolyn draws from her breadth of experience in order to help train and establish Christian leaders. She emphasizes the privilege of our partnership with God in the earth and encourages students of ministry to become skilled in both the practical and spiritual aspects of Church leadership.

 

PhillipsTim & Charmaine Phillips
Tim and Charmaine Phillips moved to Harrison, Arkansas, in 1976 after Tim was graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center. In 1978, Tim and Charmaine were founding officers of Grace Christian Center. In 1983, Tim entered full-time ministry as Associate Pastor/Youth Minister at Grace. In 1985, Tim became Senior Pastor at Grace, a position he enjoyed for over 30 years.

 

 

 

Joe Hernandez

Pastor Joe Hernandez attended Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduating from the Pastors’ class in 1993. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Church Leadership from Bethany College in Santa Cruz, California, he went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Theological Seminary in San Francisco, California. In 2002, Joe obtained his Doctorate from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He loves his family far beyond what you are used to.

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