Blue Ridge Bible College - the School of the Prophets is a Christian college founded to serve a two-fold purpose. First, we provide Biblical education that focuses on providing foundational Christian doctrines of creation, deity of God, inerrancy of Scripture, salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the outpouring of the Holy Ghost and the commission of the saints. Second, we provide practical ministry training including classroom instruction from experienced ministers and real life application through student involvement in all of our chapels, church services and mission trips. Our school also has five main points of emphasis. They are:
BEING A SCHOOL OF THE SPIRIT
To provide a spiritual environment where students can receive and learn to move in the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit - not merely learning about Him, but cultivating a relationship with Him.
BEING A SCHOOL OF THE WORD
To provide an academic environment where students will be thoroughly taught the word of God.
BEING A SCHOOL OF PRAYER
To provide a strong emphasis on cultivating a relationship and walk with the Lord Jesus Christ through the development of a personal life of prayer, intercession and learning to hear from God.
BEING A SCHOOL OF MISSIONS
To impart a "world vision" and a burden for evangelism in every harvest field.
BEING A SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL MINISTRY
To provide opportunities for practical ministry within the school, within our local churches and on the foreign field thus balancing the "spiritual and practical" aspects of Ministry.
It is our goal to impart these five principles into each of our students. We feel strongly that these five principles apply to every leader’s life regardless of a person’s specific ministry or career calling. Our students are challenged to develop a strong work ethic and a willing heart to volunteer for whatever area of ministry is needed.
Lastly, we believe that God calls ministers to locations not just vocations. Our college is very closely tied to and supported by our own healthy, vibrant local church which is passionate about reaching its own community. We are also supported and endorsed by a fellowship of churches around the world which help us remain focused on training our students to be faithful to wherever God plants them. We strongly believe in the role that the local church plays in the global body of Christ. We believe that a local church focused on reaching its local community is God’s blueprint for expanding the kingdom of God. Our teachers and guest ministers are all involved in some form of local ministry and are all loyal, hard working men and women.
Our vision is that by following all of these principles, God will use Blue Ridge Bible College to raise up men and women who are sensitive to His spirit and are willing to do their part to spread the gospel. Our role is to provide the foundational teaching and training to prepare who He has called to be His servants. Men and Women of character who are both capable and willing to spread the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ wherever they are sent and to whoever they meet.