In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. (Acts 13:1)
Starting a Bible School in OA Local Churches
Church in Antioch of the Book of Acts produced new leaders and church planters within the congregation. (Acts 13:1) It is an example of how Christianity multiplies and expands beyond their local bound.
Establishing a Bible School “in church” is the most effective way to produce newly equipped and trained lay-leaders not just for your church but for further expansion by church planting. Under the oversight of the ordained pastors and ministers, Bible School runs as a channel to share more profound and in-depth materials based on “Bible” to give access to members of the church to grow and mature as new spiritual leaders.
OA North America has a dedicated team to help churches start Bible School and run productively. The office coordinates with each local church staff who leads the program to provide any need in operation. It includes counseling on facility, curriculum & material, faculty, and finance.