Programs Of Study
The program at Daybreak is a three-year program that involves both the student and his wife. The primary emphasis in the first year is upon the spiritual development of the student. Only those students who show evidence of a healthy spiritual life are invited to continue into the second and third year where the focus expands to include the ministry training.
Spiritual Development (first-year program).
This program is designed to facilitate spiritual growth and character development of the student. Before we train leaders in ministry and Bible, we believe it is essential that we first develop the moral and spiritual character of those who desire to be missionaries and church leaders. Knowledge with character is dangerous since knowledge is power and those without character will undoubtedly use knowledge for personal advantage. Their message will betray the message that they preach, hence causing harm to the advance of the kingdom of God.
Ministry Program (second-third year program).
Full-time, three-year program designed to train up to 30 students at a time to be self-support, missionaries in Central Africa. Those selected must first complete the Spiritual Development program (above) and must demonstrate a level of spiritual maturity that is qualitatively above that of the average student. They must also evidence a passion to serve God and show potential (gifts) that would make them capable of serving as a disciple-making missionary in Central Africa. Students who are chosen are invited to move on campus with their families so that their wives and families can also be trained for future service in God’s kingdom.
Periodically, teachers from the Bible College (DBC) conduct congregational and leadership training seminars in various churches throughout the country. The purpose of these seminars is to encourage and assist churches and their leaders to become stronger in their faith and ministry.
All students are training agriculture. This training involves use of drip-irrigation, crop rotation, compost, marketing produce, etc. In addition, students are trained in nutrition and food-preparation. The intent is that students will be empowered to feed themselves, but will also be able what they have learned so others will be able to better provide for their families. Although all students are training in agriculture, each student is also given training in one or two other skills: auto mechanics, shoe repair, construction, welding, plumbing, bicycle repair, small business skills (for setting up small grocery or hardware stores), sewing, etc.