Presentation on theme: "BICA Biblical Institute of Central America. El Progresso, Honduras Established 1998 Guatemala City, Guatemala Established 2004 Overseen by Belton Church."— Presentation transcript:
BICA Biblical Institute of Central America
El Progresso, Honduras Established 1998 Guatemala City, Guatemala Established 2004 Overseen by Belton Church of Christ Belton, Texas Overseen by Fairmont Park Church of Christ Midland, Texas
George Hall Executive Director
BICA – El Progresso, Honduras Samuel Vasquez Director Roberto Siria Assistant Director
BICA Roberto Alvarez Director Lico Hernandez Assistant Director Guatemala City, Guatemala
The Concept Two year preaching school Teachers are local preachers Students are taught every book of the Bible over a two year period Each student averages 700 Bible studies over a two year period
Each student is taught a vocation Each graduate becomes a self- supporting preacher or worker in a local Church for 40 plus years One graduate established a new Church and baptized 100 new converts in his first 2 years (Not dependent on the U.S. dollar after graduation)
Campaigns Every year each student participates in 10 campaigns that result in 600 to 800 baptisms a year for both schools
Annual Operating Costs per School $115,800 (30 Students Per School)
Cost of Monthly Operations $ 850 $ 700 $ 320 $ 220 Director Assistant Director Married Student Single Student
Married Single $ mo X 12 $ yr X 2 years $ 7680 $ mo X 12 $ yr X 2 years $ 5280
Costs for transportation to campaigns, teaching supplies, laundry lady, cook for noon meal and travel costs for instructors are figured into per student cost.
For less than 8% of the cost of sending an American missionary to a foreign mission field, you can get a self-supporting lifetime evangelist working in his native country.
Establish one Church per Year for only $13,590 per year 1 evangelistic minister - $250/mo each (includes vocational training) Rent a large house for $225/mo for a new house Church (would include a place for the minister to also live in) 2 Evangelistic Campaigns of about $2000 each Moving Costs, Cost for 2 weekend students, 1 Airline ticket for oversight travel $1050 Support for 1 married preaching school student $3840
Results of 1 new Church per year A Lifelong self-supported evangelist not dependent on the U.S. dollar (after vocational training) A new Church with 100 new members in a short period of time A minimum of 5 people per year who are able to teach others
Results (cont) Example: 100 members per church x 10 years 1000 members in 10 years 10 churches established per year x 100 members each 1000 new members per year x 10 years 10,000 new members in 10 years
Teaching Others to Teach Others (II Tim. 2:2) A conservative realistic projection of the number of teachers of the Gospel that will be taught to teach others (II Timothy 2:2). Generally, our students will teach five people per year to present the gospel to others. Only teachers of the gospel are considered here. Baptisms will number many times more. (One graduate baptized 100 people in his first 2 years) This projection assumes 15 graduates per year per school. The first seven years of graduates are not even taken into account.
Graduates Year New teachers in 25 years ,590 New Teachers in 15 years 23,100