Diploma in Ministry (DIM) – Module 7

Course Prerequisite(s)

Diploma in Ministry (DIM) – Module 7

Course Prerequisite(s)


,The Fgi DIM programme was created as an additional course to CIM for those who desire to dig a little deeper into God’s Word and be ignited with His fire on a new level, for the full time minister and those who are simply hungry for more of God’s Word. Persons enrolled in this programme who successfully complete all 4 Required Modules, will receive a Diploma in Ministry.

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 DIM,  an additional 42 credits added to the CIM course for a total of 72 credits towards the degree. These next 42 credits are made up of Modules 5-8, each consisting of 5-6 subjects.

What Will I Learn?

  • 10 credits

Topics for this course

65 Lessons100h

DIM/CP: Church Planting II?

This course covers the essentials in fulfilling the Great Commission – To go! Topics covered include Biblical Foundations for Saturation Church Planting, The nature of the church, Living like sons, Concert of prayer, Leadership, Cell groups, Bible Study methods and Evangelism.
Church Planting II – Book & Syllabus00:00:00
Session 100:41:51
Session 200:42:29
Session 300:42:27
Session 400:41:46
Session 500:40:47
Session 600:41:47
Session 700:40:41
Session 800:40:43
Session 900:40:37
Session 1000:41:56
Session 1100:41:25
Church Planting II – Mid Term Exam
Session 1200:40:43
Session 1300:42:20
Session 1400:40:46
Session 1500:42:59
Session 1600:43:02
Session 1700:40:42
Church Planting II – Final

DIM/LW: The Love Walk?

In this course, you will be encouraged, exhorted and provoked to press into God, make a decision and a commitment to really get to the know the Father. The student will learn that if you walk in the love of God, you will walk in victory in every area of your life.

DIM/FS: The Fruit of the Spirit

DIM/GS: The Gospels

About the instructors

Carl Davis


DMiss, MDiv, LTh, BMin

Experience:  Dr Davis has spent many years in the Academic field, firstly as Lecturer and later as the Rector of a Bible School who had students in more than 36 Countries.

He lectured in 13 different Countries, not only in Theology, but also on subjects like Management and Leadership.

He is also a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch's Facilitative Leadership Programme.

He is a SETA accredited Facilitator and Assessor and has published 19 books (so far!).

Dr Carl is Married to Ronel Davis and they have 2 sons, Kevin and Brent Davis.

Carlé Bezuidenhout


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.'

Ronia Burton


Ronia was Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, she is the daughter of Mr & Mrs Burton, who are pastors of a ministry in Port Elizabeth, she moved to East London in 2015 to join the River Bible Institute and she graduated in 2017 where she obtained her Bachelors of Divinity Degree.

Ronia  volunteered with Every Tribe Missions in 2018 where she was trained as a missions Leader and went on multiple mission trips.

From 2019, she became a permanent member of the RBI Admin team, and Lectures at RBI.

Bert Videler


Bert was born in Rotterdam, Holland.  After completing High School and serving in the Dutch air force he had a desire to immigrate to South Africa. This he did soon after getting married to Linda. He started work in 1968 at Atlas Aircraft Corporation in Gauteng.

In 1976 his wife Linda accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour, and this messed his life up a bit. Not long afterward he too accepted Jesus into his live. With absolute commitment they surrender everything to Him, and said they would pay whatever cost to serve God. Bert and Linda ended up pioneering a Mission Church in Stormsvlei, this was amongst the farm labourers on a wine route. Here they saw how God by His love took whole families out of drunkenness, meaningless lives and transforming them into successful individuals. In the year 1996 they even experienced a major revival in the community. Farmers and farm labourers worshipping God under one roof, school teachers and students sitting under a tree on campus, weeping as the presence touched them all.

River Ministries asked them to relocate to East London in the year 2000 where they are still serving as shepherding pastors.

After 50 odd years of marriage, and almost 40 years in full time ministry, it is still Bert’s desire to see another outpouring on this planet.

Bert and Linda raised two boys. The oldest Ron, is now in full-time ministry and runs the education division in the same Ministry where they are at. Their other son Edwin, runs a successful lung practice in Cape Town. They are oupa and ouma of 5 grandchildren.

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