The European Bible Training Center (EBTC) is a part-time, bi-vocational Bible school. All faculty and staff are committed to the authority, inerrancy, and sufficiency of Scripture. We are convinced that God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet (Psalm 119:105).
We believe that a thorough exegesis and application of the Bible are and must be the foundation of all ministry. We aim to support churches by training their members in diligent exegesis and faithful application of the Word of God. We place a special emphasis on teaching the men who preach to do so with skill and accuracy. Our ultimate goal, in accordance with Matthew 28:19-20 and Colossians 1:27-29, is to equip disciples for a life of service in Christ’s church.
The work of EBTC is funded by donations from individual supporters and supporting churches, as well as school and conference fees. This enables us to keep tuition fees to half the actual cost. The continuation of the Bible School depends on the help of these supporters, both in prayer and through continued financial support. We are thankful for anyone who would like to help us keep the tuition fees down through their regular support! From the beginning, we have experienced the faithfulness and grace of God and believe that He will continue to use this ministry for His glory. Thank you for partnering with us!
Our classes are offered in a combination of on-campus and online coursework to allow students to build their biblical foundation while working a full-time job and staying involved in church ministry. Over the course of ten months, students attend class one weekend per month (Friday through Saturday).
EBTC offers a variety of programs in German. The first-year Bible Survey class covers the whole Bible. It provides a comprehensive overview of God’s Word and is targeted at both men and women of all ages. The program Profitable Bible Study builds on that foundation and is designed to help men and women deepen their understanding of the Bible. The students will be equipped to use Bible study tools in their personal devotions as well as in small group ministries at church. This program also lays the groundwork for all the following courses. Expository Preaching is for men who are involved or seek to get involved in the teaching ministry at their church. In addition, they will be equipped for pastoral ministry and leadership roles. Biblical Counseling aims at training believers how to disciple others and give sound biblical counsel. Music Ministry is designed to teach believers how to apply biblical principles to the music ministry at their church. The Master of Divinity is an English program directed at men invested in teaching and preaching.
We hold regular seminars and conferences, such as the annual German Shepherds’ Conference, as well as seminars on church history, biblical counseling, the inerrancy of Scripture, and the exposition of different books of the Bible. We are also committed to translating and publishing media that promotes spiritual growth.
Serving the church by training disciples for life is our mission. We focus on two eternal values that will have a lasting impact on the present generation and the generations to come:
GOD’S WORD: We teach the inerrant, authoritative and all-sufficient Word of God in an expository way. All programs of EBTC are essentially focused on the Word of God and its application to every day life.
GOD’S PEOPLE: We focus on training God’s people to become all that they need to be in order to serve in the local church and thus fulfil the Great Commission.