Training Christian Leaders
Throughout the World to Impact Their Nations for Christ
The vision of Burnham Ministries International is composed of three major components (also detailed below): Our 46 hours of practical training lessons, the book, Encountering Christ (and conferences), and the 7 Steps of Christian Living (and lessons). To accomplish this vision, BMI works through National Leaders and Representatives who learn the material themselves and teach it to others in their own countries. These leaders are pastors, seminary professors, and college presidents. These three components make up the Biblical Training and Mentoring Program (BTMP).
BIBLICAL TRAINING AND
1. 46 Hours of Practical Training Lessons for Local Churches – Curriculum written by the Burnhams, who have pastored churches for over fifty years, is taught and given to the international pastors in the form of manuals written in their own languages. BMI training conferences have been held in over 25 countries such as parts of Africa, Nepal, India, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Egypt, Mexico, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and the Caribbean. Twenty hours of these courses are available in 4 languages on this website online and also in DVD format. The National Directors now teach this material in their regions of the world.
The 46 hours is comprised of:
Christian Leader’s Home (4 hours)
Preach and Teach from the Bible (4 hours)
Christ Centered Theology (4 hours)
Care and Conflict (4 hours)
Small Group Ministry (4 hours)
Children’s Ministry (4 hours)
Youth Ministry (4 hours)
Women’s Ministry (4 hours)
Living With Your Emotions (8 hours)
Practical Priorities (6 hours)
2. Encountering Christ (EC) Book and Conferences – EC is a 17 chapter book authored by Jonathan Burnham. It provides an overview of the Bible (Old and New Testaments) showing how every part points to Christ. Jonathan teaches this curriculum to small groups (invitation only) of the top Christian leaders of a given country equipping these leaders to teach the material to others. The book is translated into their languages and given to them at the conferences.
3. 7 Steps of Christian Living – The “7 Steps” was created by Jonathan to provide churches and individual Christians with a guide to living the Christian life effectively. The steps culminate with a discipleship model of training and reproduction.