F A Q (Frequently Asked Questions)
What does the CFCI Bible College offer?
The Courses have been categorized into different themes for each year, thus creating a flow that depicts what that year of study aims to achieve, and the desired outcomes.
First Year: PRACTICAL MINISTRY
To cultivate intimacy with God through a personal relationship
Second Year: BIBLICAL STUDIES
Fanning into flame the gifts given to you by God
Third Year: ADVANCED MINISTRY STUDIES
Impartation to Sons
2. When is Registration?
Registration takes place once a year at the beginning of the year. Inquire at relevant campus for dates.
3. When and how often do lectures take place?
Bible College lectures take place one day a week from 18:25 to 21:30, and on certain specified Saturday mornings for practical workshops and quarterly tests.
TUESDAYS : 3rd Year Bible College evenings
THURSDAYS : 1st and 2nd Year Bible College evenings
4. Why a three-hour programme?
ANSWER: Below is a breakdown:
Bible College counter opens: 18:00 – 18:25
CLOCK-IN for session 1: 18:00 – 18:25
Prayer School: 18:00 – 18:25
Verbal Announcements: 18:25 – 18:30
Lecture Session 1: 18:30 – 19:20
Break 25-min & counter open: 19:20 – 19:45
CLOCK-IN for session 2: 19:40 – 19:45
Lecture Session 2: 19:45 – 20:35
Break 5-min: 20:35 – 20:40
Lecture Session 3: 20:40 – 21:30
CLOCK-OUT after session 3: after 21:30
The Bible College counter is open between 18h00 – 18h25 and 19h20 – 19h40 where students make payment, collect manuals or make inquiries.
5. Will there be discount for employees or a large family discount of 4 (four) or more students?
ANSWER: Church employees whose livelihood depends upon church income will receive a 50% discount on the overall cost of tuition. Limited financial assistance may be available contact your district pastor or the Registrar to find our more information. At selected campuses only.
6. Who will be teaching on Bible College?
ANSWER: Lecturers that meet the requirements of the Bible College Charter, as approved by the Principal.
7. What age do I have to be to enroll on FIRST Year Bible College?
18 years old Must have High School Diploma or GED & Must turn 18 by the end of Year 1
Adult Learners(18 years plus) Must have a High School Diploma or GED
8. Do you have accreditation?
ANSWER: CFCI Bible College is accredited by Accreditation Service of International Colleges (ASIC). Our Premier Status accreditation number is AS73293/0617. ASIC is recognised in the UK, is a member of CHEA International Quality Group in the USA and is a member of the British Quality Foundation.
CFCI Bible College is also accredited with Transworld Accrediting Commission International, based in the USA. IRS Federal Recognition No. 72-1226053.
9. What degree will I have when I finish the three years of Bible College?
ANSWER: Upon completion of 3rd Year: Advanced Ministry Studies the student will be eligible to plant a Ministry, Church or Bible College.
10. What type of work will I be able to do once I have completed my 3rd Year?
ANSWER: You will be well equipped to fulfil your own ministry, possessing and in depth base of Biblical knowledge, more extensive ministry exposure and experience, leadership principles, church management, church administration and church financial management. The Bible College is designed to equip people for ministry and raise sons.
11. Is there financial aid, scholarships or a student bursary available?
ANSWER: Enquire at relevant campus.
CFCI Johannesburg campus is subsidizing the cost of operations for the Bible College, without this generous subsidy the Bible College would be forced to charge much higher student annual fees. However, limited financial assistance may be available, please contact your district pastor in your area for more information, or apply in writing to the Registrar, before the
15th of January of every year of study.
Non-CFC members are to contact their local pastor for assistance.
12. How is the student number generated?
ANSWER: It is automatically generated by the CFCI BC or relevant campus.
13. What fee structure is in place?
ANSWER: The annual fees are determined yearly and may change from time to time. All fees, apart from the registration fees, must be paid prior to commencement of any studies, unless specific arrangements have been made with the Administration office for a payment plan, and monthly installments.
14. What is the workload demand placed on the student?
ANSWER: The majority of the assignments are of a practical: hands-on nature. Students are encouraged to start them early and submit them as soon as they are done.
15. How does a student complete practical assignments as a NON-CFCI member?
ANSWER: Each student will work in conjunction with their Pastor as they work through each assignment at the church they are planted in and called to serve at.
16. What is the pass mark?
ANSWER: Each year of study has predetermined minimum pass mark for graduation. The following minimum pass marks are applicable:
1st Year pass mark of 60% plus a 90% class attendance record must be maintained to pass.
2nd Year pass mark of 50% plus a 90% class attendance record must be maintained to pass.
3rd year pass mark of 50% plus a 90% class attendance record must be maintained to pass.
Students achieving between 90% and 100% pass Cum Laude
Students achieving between 80% and 89% pass with Distinction