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Our History
About ICBM

The International College of Bible and Missions began in January 2000 through the vision of Dr. Stewart Snook (ICBM's first principal) and others. The second principal was Dr. Gorgon Gregory; the third, Dr Frank Shayi, and fourth, Rev. Ndaba Mazabane. Our fifth and current principal is Dr. Arthur Alard who started serving in this role in January 2017. The college exists to serve the need of training leaders for the evangelical churches of Southern Africa.

Update on CHE Teach Out Process

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has approved our request to teach out our remaining students until June 2023.  As communicated in our previous communication, all students in the teach out process for our current programmes will graduate with an accredited qualification, granted they do so before June 2023. We are committed to supporting our students in the completion of their studies over this teach out period.

Update on QCTO Accreditation Process

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that ICBM has officially been granted accreditation with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) to offer the following occupational programmes:

1. Christian Religious Practitioner NQF 2 (156 Credits - one year programme)
2. Christian Religious Professional NQF 5 (237 Credits - two year programme)

Join us in Fulfilling our Vision of Proclaiming Christ to the World

ICBM's Mission Statement

ICBM is established to enable those called of God to develop their God-given gifts, to prepare them for the ministry of the propagation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to teach them to live and work by a Christian worldview.

ICBM's Vision

Statement of Faith

We Believe that:

  1. The Bible is the inspired inerrant Word of God in the original writings, the written and trustworthy record of God’s revelation of Himself, and the way of salvation to humanity, absolute in authority for life and faith, profitable for instruction in righteousness, and final in its content. 2 Pet 1:21; 2 Tim 3:16; Psa 19; Psa 119:160; Jn 17:17; Rev 22:18-19; Prov 30:5-6.
  2. God, who created the universe and who reveals Himself through creation and the Bible is One and eternally exists in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit share the same divine nature and attributes. Gen 1:1; Psa 19; Ex 20:3; Deut 4:35; 1 Cor 8:4-6; Eph 4:3-6; Isa 48:16; Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14.
  3. Although humans were created by God in His image, they sinned and incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual. All human beings are now lost, alienated from God and dead in sin. They inherit a sinful nature and prove through their acts of sin that they are worthy of eternal condemnation. Gen 1:27; Rom 3:23; Rom 5:12-21; Rom 6:23; Eph 2:1-3; Col 1:21; John 3:17-18; 5:24.
  4. Salvation is only by grace, the free gift of God, through faith in the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins according to the Scriptures. Those who receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven, their hearts cleansed, are born of the Spirit, become children of God, and are made new creations in Christ. They obtain eternal life and are rescued from hell. Jn 3:16; Eph 2:8-9; 1 Cor 15:3; Rom 3:24; 1 Jn 1:7; Jn 1:12; Gal 4:5; 2 Cor 5:17; Lk 19:10.
  5. Jesus Christ is equally God and a human being. He was born of a virgin and is Himself very God. He died as a substitutionary sacrifice so that all who believe in Him can be justified on the grounds of the shed blood. Our Lord Jesus rose from the dead in His own physical body now glorified. Jn 1:1; Rom 9:5; Phil 2:6-11; Matt 1:18, 23; Jn 5:18; 10:30; 20:19-20.
  6. The Holy Spirit regenerates believers into new life in Christ and He seals them unto the day of redemption. He sanctifies them through His progressive work of conforming them to the image of Christ. He equips and empowers believers in their service and ministry. Tit 3:5-7; Eph 1:13; Jn 3:5; 1 Cor 6:19; Rom 8:26-27; 1 Cor 12:8-11; Gal 5:16-23.
  7. The Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. New birth and personal confession of Christ are therefore essentials of Church membership in the Body of Christ. The Church on earth is the Body through which Christ acts in His worldwide command to make disciples of all nations. The Church observes two ordinances: Baptism and Holy Communion. Matt 28:19-20; Eph 1:22-23; Tit 3:5-7; Jn 13; 1 Cor 11:23-29.
  8. The Lord Jesus Christ will return again to earth the second time, personally, bodily, and visibly. He will rapture His Church, judge the world, and reign a thousand years on the earth. He will create a new heaven and earth. Zech 14:4; Matt 25:31-46; Heb 9:28; 1 Th 2:19; 4:16-17; 1 Cor 3:11-15; 1 Pet 5:4; Rev 20:4-6, 11-15; 21:1–22:7.

Learn from our highly-qualified Faculty

Dr. Arthur Alard
Principal ICBM
Dr Arthur Alard
Principal and Faculty

PhD  (Practical Theology: Pastoral Studies) North West University, RSA

Dr. Stephen Briix
Academic Dean ICBM
Dr Stephen Briix
Academic Dean and Faculty

DMin (Leadership) Dallas Theological Seminary, USA

Mrs. Anne Forsyth
Registrar ICBM
Mrs Anne Forsyth
Adjunct Faculty

MA (Biblical Studies) Dallas Theological Seminary, USA

Mrs. Yvette Barnes
Registrar & Faculty

BA (Theology) International College of Bible and Missions, RSA

Mr Donovan Blamire
Faculty

BA (Theology) NWU, RSA

Doug Forsyth
Chancellor ICBM
Dr Douglas Forsyth
Chancellor and Adjunct Faculty

PhD (Practical Theology) University of Pretoria, RSA

Rev Dereck
Siziba
Faculty and Student Affairs Manager

BA Hons (Theology) International College of Bible and Missions, RSA

Rev Ndaba Mazabani
Adjunct Faculty

Master in Theology from Olivet University San Fransisco USA

Dr Olga Alard
Adjunct Faculty

Master of Theology (ThM), Academic Ministries with a concentration in World Missions and Intercultural Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas Texas USA

Support Staff

Mrs Mapule Ngobeni
Administrative Assistant

BA in Theology (Candidate ), International College of Bible and Missions, RSA

Ms Zime Thusi
Administrative Assistant

Higher Certificate in Theology (Candidate), International College of Bible and Missions

Mrs Rodalle Nanthambwe
Librarian

MTh candidate (Missiology) North West University, RSA

Mrs Jennifer Thomas
Finance Administrator


Mrs Elizabeth Matloporo
Housekeeping
Mr James Makgolo
Caretaker and Maintenance
Mr Mark Qualls
Facilities administrator and IT Manager


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