In 1989 Dr. Andre Pelser had a vision of establishing a spirit filled university, where students could be equipped for their life’s work. As a foundation for the university, he felt inspired to establish a biblical patterned lifestyle course centered on the life of Christ, following in His footsteps. Dr. Andre and Nola Pelser founded Miracle Bible Training Center in Cape Town (MBTC) after many years of study, life experience and church planting in more than 30 nations around the world. They felt a need for a university that would fully equip believers for accurate lifestyles in the Kingdom of God. Most bible institutions train people only for the full time ministry, neglecting the other 90% of the church’s workforce. Believing that everyone is called into the ministry, but in different roles and capacities, led the Pelsers to train believers for their specific work of ministry.
Lecturers from almost every scope of ministry and church background have been given the opportunity to impart their lives to the students, laying the foundation for a truly fivefold equipping centre. Many students have since planted their own churches or became active in the body of Christ wherever they went.
A prospectus can be found here.
Many other training programs are also presented on a regular basis. Some are listed below:
The Harvester Foundation Course is presented free of charge to the community as a window into the Christian Faith. The course also serves as an entry point for new members into Harvester Reformational Church.
Leadership and Ministry Training
Through the monthly worker’s meeting, Harvester members are taught leadership principles covering topics such as Event Management, Human Resources, Budget Planning, Business Management, Fund Raising, Ethics, Marketing and Sales, Media and Presentation Skills.
The kids are taught Bible stories with application in their school life. Coping with peer pressure, Understanding abuse, Making the right type of friends, Learning through crafts all form part of their training.
For more information, contact Apostle Aje Pelser: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Miracle Bible Training Center in Cape Town Graduation
MBTC Interviews and Camp 2015
Miracle Bible Training Center: Testimonies of 2014
Taylor Merlene Vincent
Wow, where to begin, there really aren’t enough words to describe what this year at MBTC has meant to me. In this short space of time MBTC has not only helped me to grow individually as a person with regards to my boldness, confidence and self-worth (these are just a few of the personal issues that I used to struggle with, but now have been able to overcome through steps of faith, prayer and God’s divine grace); MBTC has also hugely equipped me to handle various situations in my life differently and to plan, manage and live my life according to God’s purpose for my life, instead of my own. God has helped me, through MBTC, to receive clarity, direction and peace concerning my further studies and career choice – which was something I really needed help and guidance with. I am overjoyed to have had the opportunity to study at MBTC this year and I definitely encourage so many others to do the same, especially for young adults who want to study further at possible tertiary educations or even just preparing to begin their lives in the “big world” – it is absolutely vital to receive a strong foundation in our lives first and to get to know Christ as new creations in Him and MBTC has definitely helped me to do so. God has really blessed me this year and He has shown me His unconditional love, grace and provision numerous times this year. I am so elated to be able to serve such a magnificent King!
Being a full-time student at MBTC was the best decision I ever made in my life. A mom and a granny of 2 grandchildren make it easy for anyone at the age of 54 years to come and study God’s word, understand the importance of being part of a church and to serve in the body where JESUS CHRIST is the head of the church and where His grace is operating. Also what His kingdom really is – to be in right-standing with GOD, to have joy in believing and have peace that surpass all understanding. To renew your mind according to Romans 12:2 and that suffering is part of your walk with God, which is not always moonlight and roses, but in that God’s Glory outweighs it all. He always provided my needs for me. To enjoy everyone, people from different walks of life! Then last but not least – Making God the most pre-eminent person in my life. He is my husband, my friend, my everything. To abide in Him. Thank You Jesus for everything You have done for me!!
This year I went through a lot of trials. I came to a point where I had to call on the Name of Jesus. God spared my life and I could see His protection upon my life. The word of God is true and I can stand on His word. God helped me to speak in public. I made Christian friends for life. I have learnt to serve God in Spirit and in truth.
MBTC has changed my life and made me understand God’s ways. My mind changed a lot where prayer is concerned. I now know how to pray without ceasing – which I learned from the subjects of Madame Guyon and Brother Lawrence – and that God does not look at our qualifications, but if He wants to use you He will. And that encouraged me to keep in the Lord. Thank God for His grace.
This year is the most wonderful and most important year of my life, because I’m getting trained as a full-time student at MBTC, to prepare me for ministry, the purpose of God, and His will for my life, and to fulfil my calling. I’ve always had this desire in my heart to preach and teach God’s Word accurately in my area, with miracles, signs and wonders following, and the apostolic reformation being spread. When we started at the beginning of the year with the subject on the Holy Spirit, our lecturer Helga Strydom prophesied, saying, “You will bear much fruit; even in your old age you will bear fruit, and many will follow through you.” And Apostle Leigh prophesied to the whole class what God is saying, why we’re here, what we must do, and how He’s going to use us. Praise the Lord for super lecturers and teachers, and super students to study with: this year means a super lot to me. Thank you MBTC and leadership.
MBTC changed my life totally – the way I used to think. When the challenges come, I know where my help comes from. Now I understand that everything I have comes from the Lord, and to live is Christ. In 2007 I prayed to God, “I want to know You Lord more, and I want to meet people who worship you in Spirit and in truth, and people who talk about You and walk according to Your will.” At that time I was still in Zimbabwe; I did not know that God had a plan for me. Jesus opened up a door for me to come to MBTC. Today I say, “Thank You Jesus!!” And God bless MBTC over and over again.
Michelle Luanne Louw
Miracle Bible Training Center is described as training students in practical theology, and the slogan is “Training students to hear from God with an open Bible.” We are not just taught Scriptures and given analyses, but we are taught how to have a relationship with our Father and Creator. With the apostolic doctrine and prophetic insight, a foundation has been laid in my life over the past two years as a full-time student, and I have set Jesus Christ as the Chief Cornerstone of my life. He has renewed my hope, my peace, my joy, my mind; the Word of God has become more real and practical to me. I have received help, deliverance and direction, helping me to overcome hindrances in my life, and to live with courage and victory. In the performing arts classes we participated in as part of Miracle Arts College, we received training in dance and drama. There we gain experience in working with godly people on productions that give glory to God. I am so grateful for this opportunity: for the teachings I received, for the people who work to teach and equip us, for my family who supported my decision, and most of all, grateful for God and His Word, which is truly the Light for my life’s path.
MBTC means the beginning of my life, because it changed the way I used to think about God. And my mind has become renewed now to know the Word of God and live according to it, and always to know His grace and mercy is with me.
I thank very much for the opportunity to be a student at Miracle Bible Training Center. It’s an honour and privilege to be under the teachings equipping for the ministry, and also to be taught to hear from God from an open Bible. May the Lord bless the Pelser family, who laid down their lives for the vision and of Jesus Christ.
I would like to thank God for this Bible Training Center, for everything in my life. It was too difficult for me before I came, I quit my job for every day and focussed on the things of God. So I was jobless, but during the time I came here things began to move well, and I got a job three days a week. My spiritual life also changed because of this Bible Training Center, the way I pray, the way I preach – everything has changed. I thank God for such signs and wonders, and I Believe He will do more than this.
Sergio Idalina Mawelele
At this point MBTC has changed my interior through the Word of God, therefore I feel capable to stand up and move forward, teaching what I know about Jesus the Christ, and I will tell others to come, and drink this fresh water to never thirst again.
MBTC was a life-changing moment for me as it brought a new perspective to me, a clear understanding of the Word. The old way of approach to the Word was changed as I stayed more in the Word at MBTC and a total makeover around my life happened.
Head Office & Campus
Dean of Studies: Apostle Aje Pelser
PO Box 276 Milnerton, 7435
Contact no 0215577365
Methodist Hall (Mornings Weekdays)
Milnerton, Cape Town
MBTC Bible Cells and MBTC Satellites
Bible Cells (Western Cape)
Contact no: 073 517 0496
Contact no: 0765184758
Teacher Neil Lombard
Contact no: 0828879969
Pastor Clyde Davids
12 Pretorius Street
Contact no: 0786170077
Apostle Leigh Collins
22 Lindenberg Laan
Contact no: 0725898405
Apostle Jan Oosthuizen
Citrusdal and Clanwilliam
Contact no: 0832308804
Harvester Reformational Church PRETORIA
Pastor Stephen-John Yeo
Contact no: 0738453815
Bible Cells (Internationally)
Prophet Graham Unsworth
Birmingham, United Kingdom
46 Old Oscott Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham B44 8TP UK
Contact no: + 44 121 2434241