Life at a distance is the new reality for hundreds of millions of people, so studying the Bible and training for Christian service by radio and media is absolutely perfect for China.
Welcome to LTS – the Biblical training ministry of FEBC China Ministries, offering foundational and diploma courses for laypeople and pastors all over the Mainland. Over the last 38 years LTS has equipped thousands of Chinese Christians to serve their nation and the body of Christ.
When one Christian enrols, it’s like 65 others sit in on their lessons!
Because we use radio and mobile apps to deliver the Bible and Ministry courses, we know how many people download our apps and how many lessons are listened to. In 2020 alone 357,176 people downloaded our Bible College app, and 2,081,031 lessons were played! Not to mention 1.8 million listeners on WeChat!
But we have 5,500 enrolled students. So, this means for every enrolled student there are at least 65 others using the app and listening to the course material! $30 month sponsors a student to enrol and study, but over a year hundreds of other Christians benefit from the materials available online.
FEBC International has been broadcasting in China since 1947 and a special theological training branch like LTS is a natural and vital aspect of serving the people of China and building the body of Christ. FEBC currently graduates 300 students a year.
FEBC New Zealand pledges to train at least 100 lay-people across China every year. China needs many more trained Christian leaders, and offering Bible College by media for lay people on the Mainland is the best way to meet that need. You can effectively plant a church in China by sponsoring a Christian through our media Bible college.
“We trust that equipping one pastor equals building up one church in China!” Rev. Raymond Lo, Executive Director of FEBC China Ministries.
You may be surprised to know that China only has around 60,000 pastoral staff, including only 10,000 theologically trained pastors. The need is still great for grass-roots biblical training, by Chinese for Chinese. FEBC is currently graduating around 300 each year.
Practical theological training equips pastors and lay people to live and serve well across at least three key ministry areas:
- to teach the Word of God – a vital element of any Christian discipleship.
- to stand strong against the rampant attacks of cults – like Eastern Lightening.
- to strengthen the whole church to withstand persecution. Recent reports in some provinces say police are checking mobile phones of local citizens and surveillance is the tightest ever!
Operation World states:
“The lack of Bible knowledge and a paucity of leadership open the way for many exotic messianic, syncretistic and divisive groups. Some of these have spread over much of China, such as the aggressive and heretical ‘Eastern Lightning’ cult. Pray that these groups’ growth might be foiled by the proclamation of God’s truth through biblical teaching, radio and literature.”
Studying with Liangyou Theological Seminary is done with course material via the web, AM radio, smartphone Apps, shortwave radio, USB drive, and face to face study camps. We offer training in every way available so that students can access the teaching wherever they are, and in whatever circumstances they live.
Could you sponsor a Mainland student through Bible College by media? Just $30 a month will pay a student’s fees, or a gift of any amount will train a Christian for leadership and the work of the Lord.
Click here to begin sponsoring a student – choose “Regular Gift” ‘Dedicated Broadcaster’ and leave us a comment saying Chinese Bible College.