What we Believe
Belfast Bible College is called to be a welcoming community in which God works to form his people by integrating spiritual, academic and practical education rooted in his Word, for growth in Christian life and serving, locally and around the World.
|Spiritual, Academic & Practical Education||Prayerful Dependence on God||Faithfulness to the Word||Personal Transformation in Community|
|We aim to encourage the development of the spiritual life and practical service of each student just as much as their academic progress. Deepening our relationship with the Lord through worship, prayer, reflection and fellowship.||We are, as a College community, continually aspiring to both listen more and lift up our hearts more, whether they are full of pain or praise, giving thanks in all circumstances, but especially for the gift of prayer itself.||Over generations we have been faithful to the Gospel message and preparing God's servants for ministry in the world.||Through the college experience we seek that students’ lives are transformed not only through learning in the classroom but through leadership and serving opportunities in the college community.|
|Serve the Body of Christ Across Denominations||Accessibility for all kinds of Students||Global Perspective||Attentiveness to the World|
|As part of the local ‘body of Christ’, we aim to serve the global ‘body of Christ’ by creating a space to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus in today’s world.||We are committed to sustaining and extending opportunities to study full-time and part-time through a creative approach to scheduling which allows maximum accessibility to the greatest number of students who are trying to balance this unique study opportunity with increasingly busy lifestyles.||Every year students from across the globe join our college community. Studying and worshipping together in a multicultural environment is different - it is challenging, enriching, provoking and inspirational. Such a learning environment is unique.||Our mission and ministry should be the task of building the bridge between the unchanging Word of God and the specific people to which we are called. Increasingly, this involves understanding and developing a Christian response to post modernity which is readily informing contemporary culture.|
Belfast Bible College’s staff and students are drawn from across the denominational spectrum, and have differing views on some issues.
The following doctrines are the over–arching beliefs behind who we are and what we do.
- The unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
- The absolute authority of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God.
- The eternal Sonship, virgin birth and Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- The guilt and depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall.
- The death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation.
- The ascension and heavenly priesthood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- The personality of the Holy Spirit and the necessity of his work in regeneration and sanctification.
- The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.