HomeAcross The NationTwo More Open Bible Schools of Ministry! Message May 11, 2017 Across The Nation, Archive, Breaking, Spotlight 1201 Font Size » + | - Open Bible Churches is pleased to announce the addition of two officially recognized Open Bible schools of ministry: Harvest Bible Institute Harvest Bible Institute, sponsored by First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, will launch this fall. Because it is building its own curriculum from the ground up, one year at a time, the school was granted provisional certification. Upon completion of the program, the Commission on Biblical Education & Ministerial Training will review HBI for full certification. HBI is built on a traditional institute model and desires to one day seek accreditation. Josh Bingaman is the director of HBI. Discover Ministry School Discover Ministry School, sponsored by Pacific Region, will also launch this fall. As with HBI, because it is building its own curriculum from the ground up, one year at a time, the school was granted provisional certification. Upon completion of the program, the Commission on Biblical Education & Ministerial Training will review DMS for full certification. DMS is a multisite, video-streamed school with regional pastors primarily serving as instructors. There will be a facilitator at each site who will lead discussions, other interactions, and oversee points of accountability. Chris Hansler is president of DMS. President Randall A. Bach said, “Our vision is for Open Bible Churches to be changed by a fresh impetus of called, gifted, and trained ministers who will not only assume pastoral and leadership roles that exist today but also be leaders of a vanguard of contemporary ministry for tomorrow. I do not want to be guilty of dreaming small.” Open Bible Schools of Ministry: Creekside School of Ministry in Rapid City, South Dakota (creeksidesom.org), Director Christi Hendrickson Toledo School of Ministry in Toledo, Ohio (toledosom.com), Director Keith Harris Harvest Bible Institute in Des Moines, Iowa (harvestbibleinstitute.us), Director Josh Bingaman Discover Ministry School in Graham, Washington (multi-site), Director Chris Hansler Learn More About Them All!