The Fgi ADM programme was created as a training ground for those who sense a call into the fivefold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, yet we encourage all who desire to do a deeper study into God’s Word to get straight into this course after completing the DIM.
Persons enrolled in this programme can train for ministry, pursue an intense study of the Bible, enhance their present skills, gain a deeper understanding of the things of God, learn how to better relate to people, and obtain invaluable instruction on Faith, the Holy Spirit, Bible Prophecy and other theological areas such as contemporary error, rediscovering the kingdom of God, vision and master management. (CIM & DIM have to be completed before a student can enrol for ADM) Persons enrolled in this programme who successfully complete all 3 modules will receive an Associate Degree in Ministry. Students who meet all graduation requirements may participate in the FBI graduation commencement exercises in full cap and gown.
This course can take 6 -12 months to complete, depending on the amount of time spent studying daily, on average 1-3 hours of dedicated study time/day is required to complete this course in under 12 months. This DIM program is measured in academic credit hours. Academic credit hours are transferable from one post-secondary institution to another and are subject to the guidelines and restrictions of the post-secondary institution that receives the credits.
In order to complete the ADM, the student needs to complete an additional 28 credits added to the DIM course for a total of 100 credits towards your degree. These 28 credits are made up of Modules 9-11. Some subjects in Module 10 and 11 will not require you to write an exam, but the knowledge gained will be put to the test when you have to put a ministry business plan together in Module 12.
Ron had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and by the age of 7 gave his life to Jesus Christ. He was Holy Spirit filled, and water baptized by the age of 8. His parents, Bert and Linda went into full time ministry while he was still a teenager, and it was actually in one of their church services where he knew he would go into full-time ministry one day.
Ron matriculated in 1989. He studied Electrical Engineering (light current) at the University of Technology Cape Town. After completing his degree he worked in the medical field installing, training & repairing HIV, pregnancy and decease-testing equipment all over South Africa. During this time he also completed 2 years of Bible School, which eventually propelled him to get his Masters of Christian Education in 2013.
In March 1998, Ron got married to Natasha whom he met through Bible school. 2 years later they answered the call of God to join the River Group in East London, South Africa, incorporating River Ministries and Faith Broadcasting Network as pastors. They served as pastors with many different responsibilities, including the developing of an evening Bible school and later the three year full-time degreed Bible School.
Ron’s passion to equip people has led him to become director of education.
Ron and Natasha have three boys, Reuel, Ronan and the youngest Raphael. He is a family man and loves playing squash with his boys. Reuel has represented South Africa in squash and the other two boys their province at some point.
Carle Matriculated in 2008 and has a Diploma in Christian Ministry.
She faithfully served the Bible School for 13 years and currently runs her own small baking business from home as well as runs an indoor kids play centre, while raising her boys. "I am the proud mommy of 3 amazing boys, and have been happily married to my husband Anton for more than 11 years."
She has a heart for helping people and making them feel loved and cared for through acts of service, and getting creative.
She's a passionate Mom, Boss and Wife who loves to see people reach their full potential.
'I lecture on-campus and online school, and absolutely love every moment of it. I also enjoy planning and hosting events and getting involved wherever I can to serve. I am a very practical person and love bringing my classes across in a way where I know the students do not just receive information but learn the practical steps towards reaching the desired goal.'
She Matriculated at Bellville Technical High-school, after which she attended Beyond Adventure and the River Bible Institute
Chanté is a qualified Adventure Recreation Association Instructor and has her Bachelor’s Degree of Divinity
She was a Facilitator at Beyond Adventure (2013-2015)
Chanté Narainasamy is a committed individual, who’s life is focused on representing Christ well. She is joyously married to Jade Narainasamy. She is mom to Judah Kai, a beautiful, bright-eyed, curly-head boy. Chanté is passionate about seeing her generation walk in the fullness of Christ, grabbing hold of every opportunity and representing Christ as He Truly is!
Greg is a born and bred East Londoner and was schooled throughout his school years at Selborne Primary and then Selborne College. In 1981 he commenced his university experience and read for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He completed a post graduate Higher Diploma in Accountancy and finally qualified as a Chartered Accountant after passing the Public Accountants and Auditors’ Board examination in 1986.
Greg completed three years articles with Deloitte Touche in Sandton Johannesburg, served in the military for an 18 month period and then commenced a career as a practicing accountant and tax practitioner for 13 years in a family business named after his father called, Graham Clur and Associates.
In February 2003, Greg answered the call of God to come to Christian ministry and he joined the River Group in East London, South Africa, incorporating River Ministries and Faith Broadcasting Network as the chief financial officer of the group.
Greg has developed a passion for teaching students, especially in areas relating to potential, leadership and the process of bringing young visions to reality and fulfillment. He also teaches extensively on business principles and the effective stewardship of Christian ministry.
Greg is married to Juanita (then Roebert) and has two married children. A daughter Jade, who is married to Chad Spencer and reside in Elmira, New York State, United States of America and Niall, who is married to Tayla and are currently the young adults’ pastors of River Ministries.
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