World Harvest Bible Training Center is a full-time 2-year school (with an optional 3rd year internship) that emphasizes training believers in the Word and the move of the Spirit in a format where powerful impartations are made.
Pastor Nancy Dufresne and the instructors bring over 100 years of combined ministry experience and insight to the classroom instruction. Not only do laymen receive instruction and revelation of God’s Word, but those preparing for full-time ministry are equipped to experience longevity and success.
What are the requirements to attend WHBTC?
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. A completed application package includes an application filled out in its entirety, a $100 application fee, a 2×2 head/shoulders photograph of yourself, and the three reference forms provided to you by WHBTC to distribute to your pastor and two other individuals who have known you for at least a year.
How do I know if my application has been accepted into WHBTC?
If you have been accepted, you will receive a letter of acceptance. This is the only thing that you will be receiving by mail before school. You do not need to respond, other than being present on orientation day. Be sure to look over the “Acceptance Packet” you received with your acceptance letter. This has key information relating to orientation day, payment information, and other items that will be important for you to review.
Does WHBTC accept people from different denominations?
WHBTC accepts applications from people of all ages, races, nationalities, and denominational backgrounds.
Do I have to attend World Harvest Church?
Attendance at World Harvest Church is NOT mandatory for our students. We believe strongly that the Bible encourages us to be committed to a local body of believers in a church. Therefore, we encourage individuals who are not already connected to one of the local area churches to strongly consider attending World Harvest Church. Through the church, students are given the opportunity for practical, hands-on training to directly complement their WHBTC classroom instruction.
FAITH I, II, & III:
The faith classes given in each trimester are designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of faith. Faith is not just a subject, but a lifestyle to be lived, for the just shall live by faith (Heb. 10:38).
PRAYER I, II, & III:
Prayer is a vast subject that cannot be taught in just one trimester. The teachings in these classes include developing a personal prayer life, the nine kinds of prayer, how to pray for ministers and others, the importance of praying in the Spirit, as well as other aspects of prayer.
HOLY GHOST FREE I, II, & III:
We endeavor through our Holy Ghost Free classes to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, therefore, each class will vary. We may have times of praise & worship, teaching the Word of God, guest ministers, or prayer time, as well as ministry and teaching times with Pastor Nancy Dufresne.
CHRIST THE HEALER:
This class teaches the basics of divine healing and living in divine health. Students will learn how to receive healing, walk in divine health, as well as how to minister healing to others.
The Bible teaches us that we are a threefold being: spirit, soul, and body. We are a spirit, we possess a soul, and we live in a body. We teach how to properly divide the threefold being of man, how to grow up spiritually, and how to educate the spirit of man.
RENEWING THE MIND:
Our lives will equal our thought lives – good or bad. To improve our lives, we must improve our thought lives. We do this through renewing our minds with the Word of God. God gave us a new spirit at the new birth, but His Word instructs us to do something with our bodies and our minds; we are to present our bodies to God and renew our minds. In this class, we teach how to renew our minds so that it is brought into agreement with the Word of God, and how to present our bodies to God.
HOW TO BE LED BY THE SPIRIT:
Through this course the student will learn how the Holy Spirit communicates with the believer, leading him daily into a victorious life that glorifies God.
IN CHRIST / REDEMPTION / AUTHORITY:
This power-packed class teaches who we are in Christ, what Jesus purchased for us at Calvary, and the authority that we have as born-again children of God.
THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT & NINE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT:
The Holy Spirit is a person. In this class we learn about Him, and the nine gifts of the Spirit listed in I Corinthians 12.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT / SPIRITUAL EXCELLENCE:
The fruit of the spirit listed in Galatians 5 is very important to the growth and the spiritual progress of the believer. This class teaches us how to develop the fruit of the spirit and how to walk in spiritual excellence, which affects our faith and our spiritual growth.
FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN / FIVEFOLD MINISTRY / BRINGING YOUR SUPPLY:
We discover through these classes that God has a particular plan and purpose for each of us, and that He expects us to bring our supply to the local church. Through this class we also give an overview of the fivefold ministry gifts given by God.
PROSPERITY & PERSONAL FINANCE:
Through these teachings we learn how to prosper God’s way in the area of our finances, along with practical steps to manage our personal finances.
The Scriptures Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the living, infallible, and everlasting rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason. (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)
The One True Godhead
The triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and The Holy Spirit. (John 1:1-5, 10-14; Matthew 28:18-20)
Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness”. But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
The Salvation of Man
(a) Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:24; John 3:3) On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8) “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10)
(b) The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16; I John 3:18-19, 24) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “You will know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16-20)
(c) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 2:16; II Corinthians 5:10)
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have truly repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Acts 10:47-48)
The Lord’s Supper
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, 'This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (I Corinthians 11:24-25, 28)
The Promise of the Father
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 2:38) With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16)
The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2, 6; 1:8; Galatians 5:16-26)
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, whose names are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
(a) Spiritual. III John 2; II Corinthians 5:17-21.
(b) Mental. II Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3.
(c) Physical. Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24.
(d) Financial. Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-15; Deuteronomy 28:1-14.
(e) Social. Proverbs 3:4; Luke 2:52; Esther 2:15.
Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to ever be with Him (I Corinthians 15:51-52; I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
The Lake of Fire
Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Revelation 19:20; 20:10-15)
The Millennial Reign of Jesus
The Scriptures promise the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth (II Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-6). After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Revelation 21)
Marriage and Sexual Relations
The Church shall not sanction or conduct any marriage between persons of the same gender. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family, the basic structure of human society. (Genesis 2:24) For this reason homosexuality, and all other “sexual preferences,” or “orientations” are unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God. (I Corinthians 6:9 11; I Timothy 1:9 11.) God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged other than in the context of marriage between a man and a woman. (Genesis 19:5, 26:8-11; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29: I Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; I Thessalonians 4:1 8; Hebrews 13:4)
Homosexuality and Other Sexual Perversions
Any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgender, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and/or pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex between a man and a woman in marriage. Homosexuality is sin, detestable to God, and inconsistent with the Christian life. (I Corinthians 6:9-10; Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13)