Bread of Life Harvest Center provides a variety of training initiatives through “Eagle Christian College – Saginaw”.
Eagle Christian College – Saginaw exists to help local churches by bringing all to maturity and many to leadership, furthering the discipling of all nations through healthy and vibrantly active churches. Specifically:
- In the Church.
The training takes place in the life and ministry of the local church, which is the visible expression of the body of Christ (Acts 13:1; Ephesians 1:22-23).
- Under the Church.
All training should take place under the authority of the leaders of the local church (Acts 20:25-31; Hebrews 13:17), who must give account to God for the training of godly leaders and for the maturity of the church’s members. In the churches we serve, God will hold us responsible for how we use what we learn to improve the church’s ministry.
- Through the Church.
All training is geared towards a non-formal, in-ministry, life-on-life approach to maturity and leadership development (Acts 11:25-26; 2 Timothy 2:2). This kind of leadership development involves much more than just offering courses. It is aprocess.
- With other Churches.
Churches need both autonomy and interdependence, as in the first century (Acts 11:22-24). Rarely does one church by itself have all the necessary resources for developing Christians, but we can and should work together to cultivate each person’s God-given gifts.
- For the Church.
Training seeks to develop one’s given skills/abilities for the sake of the lost and for the multiplication of the local church worldwide (Acts 13:1-5; 14:21-18). We are not just learning for the sake of learning – which can lead to pride and sterility. We are developing the Body for the sake of reaching people for Jesus Christ in our community and for the sake of multiplying churches around the world.