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Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute is dedicated to the principle that the local church is God’s organization for the equipping of the preacher and the layman alike for the work of the ministry. Here at LVBBI we are prepared to offer Biblical academic instruction for the man preparing for the pastoral ministry, church-planting ministry, or missionary work; or for the lady who desires to prepare herself for appropriate ministry, or simply further her education. Our programs offer a convenient schedule of comprehensive Bible courses coupled with opportunities for practical involvement in various church ministries. It is ideal for men or women preparing for the ministry. For others who simply want to further their Bible knowledge for the purpose of service in the local church, we offer a less demanding laymen’s program. Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute is distinctively Baptist in theology and practice. We believe the Bible is able to fully meet the needs of every individual. We do not apologize for the “faith once delivered to the saints.” If you desire to be trained to better serve the Lord as a layman or to prepare for a full-time ministry, you should consider Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute.~Doug Hammett, D. Min

History & Purpose

Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute was established in 1979 with the purpose of providing laymen a solid foundation in Bible training. At that time, twelve courses were required for graduation from the Bible Institute and a diploma was awarded to all those maintaining a C average or above. Sunday School teachers, ushers, parents, and many others took advantage of this unique opportunity to learn the Bible.

In 1989, under the direction of Pastor Doug Hammett, the Institute was broadened to include the training of men for the pastoral ministry. Forty-five courses are now required as well as field work, a thesis and preaching workshops. Most of our courses are available online, making it possible for a serious Bible student to complete the necessary 106 credit hours in a period of four years. An educational division has also been developed to give ladies opportunities to further their talents and abilities for the Lord.

The Bible training opportunity offered here is a smaller Bible Institute where the student is developed to the utmost of his or hers spiritual abilities. Some of the advantages of this Bible training are affordability, opportunity, accountability, and practicality. The Bible Institute’s purpose is to help a student grow in spiritual character while preparing the student academically and practically for Christian service.

Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute is fully sponsored and administered by Lehigh Valley Baptist Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. This Institute is not connected with any denomination, convention, fellowship, or association. It is an integral ministry of and inseparable from Lehigh Valley Baptist Church.

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