Bridge Trust USA's primary Bible college project has historically used a semi-distance-learning model to educate 500 pastor/teachers at 9 locations across Bangladesh in four accredited levels: Certificate, Diploma, B.Th., and M.A. Graduates study part-time, and attend a weekly class for each study module.
Before 2020, numbers had been reduced because of financial pressure. However, the COVID-19 Virus has changed the way the college can run--and has enabled more students to study. Almost everyone in Bangladesh has a cell phone, and can therefore access classes streamed online. So up to 500 students can again be enrolled in 2022; this is a huge answer to prayer! But costs will increase again when face-to-face classes can be resumed, and so we are looking to fundraise for anticipated increased costs associated with in-person learning.
The Bible college recently convened an elite panel of international scholars including Drs. Dick and Caroline Seed, Dr. Ahmad Boutrous (ABTS), John Osbourne (NZBMS), Dr. David Coffey and Dr. Ida Glaser (BTUSA) to map out new coursework for the certificate, diploma, and Bachelor’s programs and seek new accreditation. This is a time-intensive and expensive process, but will enable us to continue offering rigorous and contextualized accredited courses and degrees to our students.
$180,000 for our Bengali Bible college by Dec. 31st, 2022.
A great way to invest is by sponsoring a Bible college student!
Only $350 will cover all expenses for 1 student for the entire year.
Please contact David Coffee to learn more about sponsoring our course-creation and accreditation initiative.