One of the visions of our church has been to start a Theological Institute “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.” (Eph.4:12). So over the years, in addition to ongoing expository preaching and teaching, we began to conduct concentrated theological and Biblical counseling modules for the members of our church and any other interested persons. Brethren from churches in the USA kindly consented to come and teach these modules.
In God’s time and will we formally launched our Institute with the name Bunyan Institute of Theological Studies. (BITS). Pastor Sugrim Ramesar is leading this ministry in our church. The students of BITS meet every Tuesday to study under Pastor Ramesar’s guidance.
Today BITS has its own special room for classes and a well-stocked excellent theological library. And we have a small bookstore in which we sell good theological books at specially discounted prices.
Our concern in theological training is not only for the present generation. We are deeply concerned for the future generations. We earnestly desire to see them taught “the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.” (Jude 1:3). We want to see them well-grounded in the truth, to be willing to stand for the truth and, if necessary to suffer for the truth.
Our desire is to see BITS develop into a full-fledged theological program with students from other churches and even from other islands. May the Lord glorify Himself in the work of BITS.