The Ministry of IBCP at a glance
- IBCP has received students from over 50 denominations.
- IBCP has received students from the following countries: Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Benin, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, United States.
- Currently, IBCP has around 15 national professors and three missionary professors, who teach during the school year in the two campuses of Bata and Malabo.
- The IBCP library has around 2,500 volumes.
- Many dynamic local ministries cordially relate to IBCP including Child Evangelization Fellowship (CEF), The Good Samaritan (working with HIV/AIDS), and (in the past) a local football/soccer ministry.
- IBCP often converts into a center of conferences, seminars and retreats for the entire evangelical community of Equatorial Guinea on such themes such as pastoral leadership, missions, church planting or theological themes.
IBCP Seminary represents one of the central hubs for Protestant Evangelical Christianity in Equatorial Guinea
It is a joy to be involved in the Casa de la Palabra Bible School ministry, which seeks to build up and strengthen the Church of Equatorial Guinea. Our desire is that men and women participating in the programme of the Institute will be deeply impacted by studying God’s Word; that they will become people with character and a Christ-centered life, demonstrating a solid understanding of Bible doctrine, and personal and profound commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. We also hope that every student will receive a deeper understanding of the needs around the world and the challenge will all have to fulfill the Great Commission; creating a missionary vision in each one of them, which will lead the whole Equatorial Guinean church to actively participate in evangelism and making disciples of all nations.
Roly & Cristina Grenier
Two campuses: Bata & Malabo
IBCP Bata: In the city of Bata on the mainland of Rio Muni, IBCP has been training local leaders and future pastors since 1992. Classes are held Monday – Thursday in the evening.
IBCP Malabo: In 2009, IBCP formally opened its second campus in the capital city of Malabo on the island of Bioko.
A Brief History of the IBCP:
The “House of the Word” Bible Institute (IBCP) was originally founded by the international evangelical mission agency WEC International. In 1992, a small team of missionaries from WEC International established the institution which was originally called “Centro Bíblico Bata” (Bata Bible School). In 1996, the institution celebrated its first graduation when three students were trained for the ministry and later ordained as pastors by the local churches. Since then, graduates have been ordained as pastors in local African denominations, have planted new churches in rural areas, have worked in dynamic ministries with children and have been involved in indigenous Bible translation projects, just to name a few of the ministries represented by recent graduates.
In 2009, the institution opened its second campus in the capital city of Malabo after receiving a formal petition from the Federación de Iglesias Evangélicas y Pentecostales de Guinea Ecuatorial (Federation of Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches of Equatorial Guinea) asking that the institution begin to train future Christian leaders on the island of Bioko. The inauguration of this campus in 2009 was based on the history of excellence and esteemed reputation that the institution has enjoyed within the local evangelical community since its initial beginnings.
Traditionally for Guinean culture, an aba (literally 'house of the word' in the Fang language) is a small pavilion where the people meet to chat, receive guests, and discuss important local news which affects the entire village or the family. In the same way, IBCP hopes that its own 'House of the Word', based on the Word of God, would be the instrument that God uses in Equatorial Guinea to transform lives, churches, communities, and even nations into the image of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.
IBCP Doctrinal Statement (in Spanish)
• Las Santas Escrituras originalmente dada por Dios, con inspiración divina, infalible, enteramente confiable, y con la suprema autoridad en todo lo concerniente a la fe y la conducta.
• Un Dios, creador y quien mantiene todas las cosas, eternamente existente en tres personas: Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo.
• La divinidad y humanidad de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, su nacimiento de una virgen, y su vida sin pecado, sus milagros, su vicaria y propiciatoria muerte en la cruz, su resurrección en cuerpo y espíritu.
• Su ascensión a la derecha del Padre, su trabajo de mediador y su regreso personal con poder y gloria.
• El pecado universal y la culpabilidad de la humanidad desde la caída del hombre, haciendo al hombre sujeto a la ira y la condenación de Dios.
• Redención a través de la sangre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo y la regeneración del Espíritu Santo como un esencial absoluto para la salvación de perdidos y pecadores
• La justificación del pecador únicamente por la Gracia de Dios a través de la fe en Cristo.
• El ministerio actual del Espíritu Santo, cuya presencia en el cristiano lo capacita para vivir y servir en santidad.
• La resurrección de tantos salvos como no salvos. Los salvos para la resurrección de la vida y los no salvos para la condenación.
• La unidad espiritual en el Señor Jesucristo de los creyentes, quienes forman la Iglesia – su cuerpo – los cuales son llamados a proclamar el evangelio en todo el mundo.