Day 6: AGELESS Through Discipleship
Georgia Baptist Bible Institutes
Publio Sance is the pastor and lead instructor at Iglesia Bautista Nueva Jerusalem Church. In addition to his pastoral duties, he has taught multiple students on location for nine years through the Hispanic Bible Institute. His students represent all ages, from 20 years of age to 75. This is one of the 15 Georgia Baptist Bible Institutes scattered across the state.
The Bible Institutes are multiple and varied: African American, Associational Centers, Language Educational Centers and a Prison Educational Center. Three more are being planned for Augusta, Cordele, and Waycross. The purpose is to offer intense and advanced Bible training to equip pastors and lay persons to effectively share their faith and serve Christ through volunteer and vocational service.
The Hispanic Bible Institute, located in Norcross, uniquely trains students representing 65 churches and is organized at two levels of learning: basic and advanced (16 total courses). Publio Sance states, “I am grateful to Georgia Baptists for their help through organizing, supplementing student and instructor fees, and offering continual encouragement.”
One of Sance’s students, native to Colombia, South America, completed the three years of training and is now a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Her goal is to complete her Master’s degree and continue training and teaching in Women’s Ministries.
Eric Romero, a current student, says, “For me, it is important to know what the Word of God is saying to us because many times we make mistakes because we simply do not know all of God’s teaching. The ageless Gospel is being creatively taught to modern-day disciples who will take the Bible truths throughout Georgia and the world to all ages.
Your generous gifts through the Mission Georgia Offering make this possible and will help to expand the Bible Institutes into more cities.
- Publio Sance, Pastor and Director of the Hispanic Bible Institute.
- Frank Nuckolls, State Missionary responsible for all of the Georgia Baptist Bible Institutes.
- New students who will learn, grow and share God’s Word across Georgia.