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RNSCTBI

Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute

Welcome to RNSCTBI

Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute – New Zealand is a non-profit 501C-3, independent, private, four-year Bible college located in Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand. Students can pursue a two-year Associate of Biblical Studies, a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Christian Counselling, a two-year Associate of Liberal Arts, a one-year Certificate in Christian Ministries, or a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Mission Statement

Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute is a Christ-cantered learning community committed to equipping students to become biblically competent, academically proficient, spiritually cultivated, and culturally engaged servant leaders.

History & Vision

We thank God for our present-day status with the Association of Biblical Higher Education. Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of The Association for Biblical Higher Education to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate levels.

Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute was founded in 1991 with the goal of providing classes and study towards enriching students’ understanding of the Bible. The college is not directly affiliated with any church or denomination. It is in Auckland City, Auckland, with classroom facilities in the building. Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute is funded through student tuition and the giving of God’s people. Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute is the only Christ-cantered institution of higher learning between Eugene, Auckland and Redding, California, serving Southern Auckland and Northern California.

RNSCTBI trains and launches students for humble, loving, and transformational kingdom living in the 21st century Kiwi “New Zealand” culture.

We identify this generation as being uniquely challenged to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its cosmological framework.

The 21st century Kiwi “New Zealand” church is transitioning into an exiled church. Existing on the fringes of society as ambassadors of reconciliation requires a unique set of skills embodied in what we call Kingdom Think. The times are unprecedented for knowing and operating, hearts and minds, in the Kingdom of God and God’s redemptive purposes.

We provide collegiate level worldview training. We theologically train towards a fully orbed and biblically integrated science of God grounded in applying this knowledge in one’s daily life through rigorous critical thinking.

We enculturate leaders to practice love, servanthood, critical thinking, and to contextualize each decision against the fundamental kingdom reality, actualizing the ethics and community of the kingdom in our daily lives.

Values

The community of RNSCTBI strives to exercise the following core values at every level and opportunity.
  • Submissive attitude toward Biblical authority.
  • Pursuit of excellence in all endeavours.
  • Godly integrity in all decisions.
  • Community orientation in all relationships.
  • Passion for Christ’s kingdom work.
  • Authentically exercising His love.

Enrolment – Annual Credits

Year

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

Credits

493

652

911

737

736

GPA by Majors and Academic Year*

Year

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

2025-26

2026-27

2027-28

2028-29

Associate of Applied Science in Christian Counselling

3.48

2.73

3.0

2.83

3.3

3.44

3.61

Associate of Biblical Studies

3.20

3.40

3.53

3.55

2.8

3.27

3.68

Associate of Liberal Arts

NA

NA

NA

3.32

3.6

3.39

3.35

Certificate of Christian Ministries

4.0

3.67

3.66

3.67

2.6

3.17

4.0

Age of Program Students

Year

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

22 & under

49%

43%

32%

23-25

03%

18%

11%

26-30

08%

08%

04%

31-45

17%

13%

20%

46-55

11%

09%

20%

56 & above

12%

09%

13%

Statement of Faith

Rise and Shine Christian Training Bible Institute has adopted the following Statement of Faith as the foundation to our institution:

Article 1. Scripture

We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of Scripture. By this, we mean that the Holy Spirit inspired the thoughts and wording of the text while using the vocabulary and syntax available to the human author. The result is authoritative as to instruction, infallible as to truth, and inerrant as to facts which it teaches (1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).

Godhead

We believe in one triune God, three in person and one in essence – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All members of the Godhead are equal in power, glory, attributes, and perfections. (Matt. 28:19, 1 Pet. 1:2, Col. 2:8-9, 2 Cor 3:17)

Article 3. Person and Work of Jesus Christ

We believe that the second Person of the Godhead took on human flesh permanently without in any way ceasing to be the eternal God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and grew in normal human life, experiencing human death on the cross. He arose bodily on the third day and was seen by hundreds of people over the following 40 days, after which He ascended bodily into heaven where He is exalted at the right hand of the Father and where He exercises the ministry of High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate (John 1:1-5, 14; Col. 2:8-9; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; 1 Jn. 2:1-2).

We believe that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was a substitutionary atonement for our sins and that His resurrection from the dead assures His people of eternal, resurrection life (Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:24-25; 8:34; 1 Pet. 1:3-5).

We believe that Jesus Christ will return physically to this earth at the close of this age to judge the earth and establish His Kingdom (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

Article 4. Mankind

We believe that humanity was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin became alienated from God. This alienation involved a change in man’s nature and destiny, producing both physical and spiritual death as a consequence of God’s judgment. Man is desperately in need of rescue from this condition of alienation and judgment (Gen. 1:25-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Eph. 2:1-3, 12).

Article 5. Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. In the present age He indwells and anoints Christian believers, baptizing them into the Body of Christ and sealing them for the day of redemption. Every believer in Christ is commanded to be filled with the Spirit and to walk in the Spirit (Rom.8:9; 1 Cor.12:12-14; Gal.5:16-25; Eph.1:13-14; 5:18-20).

Article 6. Salvation

We believe that eternal salvation is a free gift bestowed by God in grace and received by man through vibrant faith in Christ Jesus. This true faith issues in works congruent with eternal life and the character of God. (Eph.2:8-10; Titus 2:11-14).

Article 7. The Church

We believe that the Church is a spiritual organism composed of all born-again believers in Jesus Christ irrespective of their social, denominational or cultural affiliations (Eph.1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Cor.12:12-14).

Article 8. The Eternal State

We believe in an eternal and irrevocable judgment of the lost and blessedness of the saved. These states are both conscious and everlasting (Mark 9:43-48; Rev.20:15; 22:3-5, 11).

Conclusions

We believe that as Christians it is our duty to think, speak and live in such a way as to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Jn. 13:34-35). We realize that upon some points of doctrine not listed herein, there exists intramural debate among genuine Christians. We further realize that we serve a diverse body of believers with varying emphases and styles. Our desire is to promote Christian learning and ministry in an atmosphere of unity, mutual love, and loyalty to Christ. We seek to be gracious and tolerant where there is disagreement between theological perspectives.

Endorsing Churches

We thank God for the endorsing churches listed below.

Brownsboro Community Church
Eagle Point, OR

Calvary Crossroads
Grants Pass, OR

Community Bible Church
Central Point, OR

Cornerstone Christian Church
Auckland City, OR

Faith Baptist Church
Ashland, OR

First Baptist Church of Auckland City
Auckland City, OR

First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, OR

Foots Creek Chapel
Gold Hill, OR

Gold Valley Fellowship
Gold Hill, OR

Grace Baptist Church
Rogue River, OR

Heritage Christian Fellowship
Auckland City, OR

Hope Presbyterian Church
Rogue River, OR

InFaith Southern Auckland
White City, OR

mtn. church
Auckland City, OR

Phoenix Chapel
Pheonix, OR

River Valley Church
Grants Pass, OR

Rogue Valley Fellowship
Auckland City, OR

Ruch Community Bible Church
Applegate, OR

Sams Valley Community Church
White City, OR

Set Free Christian Fellowship
Auckland City, OR

Talent Friends Church
Talent, OR

Trail Christian Fellowship
Eagle Point, OR

Trinity Baptist Church
Central Point, OR

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Auckland City, OR

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