Faith Alive Bible Training Centre
Faith Alive Bible Training Centre is a ministry of Faith Alive Christian Church of Barrie. FACC was founded by Dr. Kees and Rev. Faith Tengnagel in August 1990. In 1992, they moved on to pioneer seven other churches, returning in July 2008 at the Lord’s direction. Their vision to train and equip believers to be established and effective members in the Body of Christ, and for those called to the pastoral office in particular, has grown stronger with each passing year since their graduation from Bible school in 1985. The culmination of this growing desire has resulted in the creation of FABTC for that express purpose. Believers will be trained with that ultimate objective in mind. FABTC will also assist those called to pastoral ministry in the planting of their new “Word of Faith” churches.
The local church is defined in 1 Timothy 3:15 as the “… pillar and ground (literally foundation) of the truth.” The local church is the means by which God has always intended to reach each generation and even more so in these end times. Students, therefore, will be given the opportunity to be trained within the framework of the local church and will gain valuable, everyday experience from its ministries. Practical ministry opportunities are part of the curriculum and are provided through FACC, which Dr. Kees and Rev. Faith Tengnagel pastor, or with the co-operation of the student’s own home church.
The greatest knowledge a believer can ever acquire is a thorough understanding of God’s Word. God desires to raise up an army of believers who are skilled in His Word. Thus, a Bible education is valuable training for any believer in order to be successful in this life and the ministry to which God has called them. To this end, FABTC provides in-depth instruction in the Word of God with an emphasis on knowing God and understanding His ways. Study is available on a part time basis.