The Church of God Bible Training Institute is scheduled to begin Sunday at the church’s General Headquarters on Tillie Road.
Registration begins on Sunday afternoon.
The 2016 school is a two-week course consisting of four terms. Terms 1 through 3 consist of general Bible knowledge as well as Church history and polity. The fourth term – Leadership Pastoral Development – is geared more toward those called into ministerial leadership. Each term completes five class subjects.
Ray Dupre, the BTI director, has chosen “Higher Heights and Deeper Depths” as the theme for the 2016 school.
Morning devotions begin each day at 8:00 AM, followed by a morning assembly from 8:35 to 9:15. All devotions are open to the public.
This morning assembly class will be taught by Jonathan Smith of Andrews, Texas, on “The King James Bible vs. New Age Versions” and also “The Creator of All Things.”
Teachers/staff from the Cleveland area include General Overseer Oscar Pimentel; Principal James Cox; Devotional coordinator and instructor, Allene Cox; secretary, Vicki Smith; and class instructors: Bettie Marlowe, E. Roger Ammons, Robert J. Hawkins and Harvey Anders.
Other staff members and helpers from Cleveland include Kryss and Wendy Barick, Shanna Weekes, Grayson Kent and David Cox.
On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, David F. Risch of Cleveland will speak on “Present Truth.” Jonathan Smith will speak on “A Great Work” at 7:00 PM on June 3; Brian O’Dell of Bessemer, Alabama, will speak on “The Depth of Perfection” at 7:00 PM on Saturday.
“To Make All Men See” will be the subject Robert Strong of Smithfield, North Carolina, on June 5 at 6:00 PM. Strong is the General Sunday school Coordinator for The Church of God.
On June 10, at 7:00 PM, Cox will speak on “O, the Depth.” The final session will be Heritage Day, with commencement at 2:00 PM on June 11. James Horne of Bessemer will be the commencement speaker.
In addition to the morning devotions each weekday, visitors are welcome, also, to all evening services on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
The public is invited to watch the broadcast of BTI online at www.thechurchofgod.org. Morning devotions and evening services will be broadcast.
This article originally appeared in the Cleveland Daily Banner on May 27, 2016.