The Mission of A.N.B.I The All Nations Bible Institute (A.N.B.I.) is a postsecondary school created by Kentwood Community Church. We provide biblical education for the entire body of Christ as well as those who feel called into ministry.
The Vision of A.N.B.I. We believe that every Christian deserves to have the ability to grow in their faith, and become stronger followers of Christ, despite their skin color, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, age or gender. This is the way the A.N.B.I. strives to create accessible learning opportunities for all Christians who are hungry to deepen their intimacy with God.
Ministry Certifications and Licensing Options The A.N.B.I. provides several options to receive certification in various areas of biblical studies. In Addition, the Institute will provide options for those seeking to be ministerial students on the path to becoming licensed or ordained ministers within The Wesleyan Church.
Licensing Process 1. Lay Minister (5-Pack) Wesleyan History and Discipline Introduction to Theology Introduction to New Testament Introduction to Homiletics Church Leadership and Management 2. License Minister (6-Pack) Five-Pack from Lay Minister + Old Testament 3. Ordination Minister
Lay Pastors Lay people whom God has called to special service in their local church and/or district. They serve under their pastor’s direction and as opportunity affords.
Local Church Cohort The local church ministry cohort provides mentoring, training and education for someone that desires to lead ministry within the local church context.
Market Place Cohort The marketplace ministry cohort is designed to train and equip those that desire to lead ministry in any setting outside the traditional church context, like the workplace or business sector.
Missions Cohort The global ministry cohort provides mentoring, training and preparation for those that desire to lead ministry international.
Micro-Church Cohort Small gathering of Christ followers seeking to share the gospel through worship, community and meaningful mission to engage nonbelievers..
Pastoral Residency Program Equip and develop participants to discover and fulfill their call in the full-time pastoral ministry through mentoring, instruction experience and modeling.
Internships Program Provide college students with valuable hands-on experience in a religious sector, non-profits environment..