Leadership By Example


Christian Faith Institute (CFI) is a Bible college that has trained hundreds of men and women across Africa.

Since the establishment of this college in 2007, many pastors and missionaries have been in contact with the bible college by recommending their church members to the college. For they have seen the bible college as remedy to the prevalent doctrine that reject suffering as an element of Christian faith.

Christian Faith Institute as a bible college believes in the suffering of the saints; just as Jesus suffered outside the camp to bring salvation to humanity, the college teaches that God can bring salvation to the entire community through the suffering of His people.

Apostle Paul said “For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for Him” (Philippians 1:29). The same Apostle Paul clearly stated in his letter to Timothy “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2Tim. 3:12).

The college believes that the Bible is inerrant and remains the same for all generations and therefore, depends on the bible and the doctrine of the Apostles who regarded Jesus not just as a suffering servant but also a serving Lord.

The leadership style of Jesus who is the perfecter and finisher of our faith is one thing the Bible college pays close attention to. Jesus ruled through service, He forsook His divine nature and served those who He came to seek and save. He was not a tax collector but gives to the poor and cares for the weak. This is what Jesus told His disciple after He washed their feet “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well. For so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” (John. 13:12-14).

Jesus overcame enmity with love; "while we were without strength Christ died for us". He overcame division not by building walls between Jews and gentiles but by building bridges, therefore making peace between the two. He forgave those who wronged him and has given us the ministry of forgiveness.

CFI Students serving

With this, all those who came to the bible college with the mind of becoming semi-god or master end up graduating with humble hearts, a heart ready to love and serve the community rather than dominating. This teaching is clearly seen in the life of the college staffs as they teach and labor with students. For this reason, the bible college has no need to employ those who will take care of toilets or the surrounding, the students clean everywhere. Students willingly labor with those who are working on the college upcoming structures without taking their status into consideration.

The College currently offers certificate in diploma, degree and masters. About 60% of the college students are on scholarship; this is to eliminate financial barrier so that those who have genuine call of God will be equipped for the good news of Christ. Hostels for both male and females are been given to students coming from far distance with free feeding attached to it.

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