Teamwork Ministries International, INC
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Teamwork Bible College International (TBCI) is the largest represented Bible College in the Indian Ocean and has established over 350 distance education centers worldwide, with locations on five continents in 50 nations. TBCI is training, equipping and mobilizing God’s people for effective ministry. Some of our schools can even be found in places of intense Christian persecution. These education centers are operated and supported almost entirely by local churches that endorse a college-level practical Christian education program using Teamwork’s curriculum.

Teamwork Bible College International began as a vision of founder and President Dr. John N. Chacha. The mission of Teamwork is to train, equip and mobilize students, pastors, and leaders by empowering them with practical Christian education. This instruction gives students the potential for effective Christian ministry. Through Teamwork’s distance education, schools in America and abroad can be equipped with curriculum and expertise needed to operate extension campuses.

Philosophy

Teamwork Bible College International has as its objectives:
1. To provide an excellent, practical curriculum
2. To train graduates in a well-defined, biblically based apologetic of faith.

Teamwork desires that each student achieve excellence in Christian ministry. Our programs are rich in spiritual content, biblical study and Christian vocational training.

Accreditation

Teamwork Bible College International is an accredited Bible College under the Worldwide Accrediting Commission, overseen by Dr. Paul Richardson. Anyone wishing to contact them for verification may write to: The WWAC, Dr. Paul Richardson, Executive President, 2800 Blendwell Rd., Richmond, VA 23224.

This accreditation gives assurance that Teamwork offers programs meeting national and international standards of excellence.

Government Accreditation

The Worldwide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation is “a review by your peers” that ensures that one is offering a quality program. TBCI has received that. TBCI's peers are other Christian educators, such as the Worldwide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions. The U.S. Department of Education is not a peer of Teamwork Bible College International.

Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations for which we are training people. People can function and hold jobs in all of these areas without government-recognized accreditation.

Individuals seeking employment in government-licensed positions such as public school teachers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-church-related counselors definitely need government-recognized accredited degrees.
Generally, people working in ministry positions do not need a government-accredited degree.

Teamwork Bible College International is authorized by the Department of Higher Education, Commonwealth of Virginia, USA, to grant degrees by religious exemption.

Teamwork's Distinction

• Offering a Bible-based program with emphasis on dynamic leadership.
• Providing a learning environment integrated within the local church and for the local church.
• Providing quality educational opportunities at a cost within reach of the average person.
• Offering Bible-college degree programs for ministry students.
• Providing short-term continuing education seminars for advanced training.

Our Mission

Teamwork believes that the Number One need in the Body of Christ is globally minded Christian leaders. Great leaders influence society, bring about reformation, and chart the course of history. Our mission is to train, equip, and mobilize great Christian leaders around the world, who will make disciples for Christ and help to bring in His Kingdom.

Our Vision

Luke 2:52 says that Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with men. This statement provides us with a model of a healthy Christian lifestyle and education. Teamwork Bible College International is more than an academic institution. It is an educational ministry that offers its students

  • WISDOM from a foundationally sound theological curriculum
  • STATURE, by growing in confidence and understanding
  • FAVOR WITH GOD, by growing in spirit and power
  • FAVOR WITH MEN, by becoming people of integrity and by networking with Christian leaders around the world.

We prepare graduates who:

  • Can articulate the Word of God in fresh and ingenious ways to their generation and spread the Gospel with relevant impact.
  • Can expound the Word of God in a systematic fashion, in a well defined, biblically based, practical apologetic of faith.
  • Can achieve specific, measurable goals that will help them work towards fulfilling their dreams.
  • Are prepared for ministry, leadership, and servanthood in the Body of Christ.
  • Are knowledgeable in how to apply the Bible as the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God.
  • Are persons of personal integrity, whom God can use to fulfill His purposes.
  • Exhibit a high level of mastery in Christian vocational ministry.
  • Have a love, loyalty, and responsibility to and for the local church, as God’s primary method for societal transformation and development.