A foundational program designed to:
Give students an in-depth introduction to the Bible
show students how to correctly understand and interpret the Bible; applying it to their daily lives
Inspire students to share the Gospel of Jesus
Equip students with the proper understanding of their Christian faith
Reveal the transformational inner workings of the presence of Jesus
Encourage intimate Christian fellowship
Students will be taught from God’s Word by experienced guest lecturers from other Torchbearers centers, local Romanian ministry leaders, and PdF staff teachers. Many of our teachers desire to teach in a way that is practical for students and are presented in English or Romanian with translation available, if two or more students should require.
Subjects that are covered are (minor changes possible):
- NT/ OT Surveys
- Selected Old Testament books
- Book of John
- 1+2 Timothy
- Salvation History
- Church History
- Christian Living
- Faith Foundations
- Weekly Bible memory
- Weekly Bible Readings (up to one book of the Bible per week)
- Book Reading and Reports (up to 3 books during program)
- Giving Morning devotionals (at least 1x per program)
- Sharing personal testimony
- Participation in Outreach Events
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
This program will have periodic weekly outreaches as well as one extended outreach (1 week long). Possible outreach opportunities could be any of the following:
- After school programs (kids or teenagers)
- Orphanage ministry
- Street evangelism
- Sports outreach
- Local church ministry
- Youth groups
- Worship arts (praise + worship band, drama, arts and crafts, etc)
- Muslim Ministry
Community & Discipleship
PDF is a diverse, international community centered on Jesus Christ and making Him known. Students will participate and live in a community of students and staff that will challenge and encourage them to grow individually and practice what it means to be part of a body.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Phillipians 2:3-4
Students are assigned to a different staff family group each week. During this time the students and family will have dinner together and either discuss relevant topics or just hang out an have fun together. The purpose of this time is for the students to get a first hand experience of life as a missionary, to experience the unique culture of each family, and to grow in relationship to the staff here at PdF.
Throughout the program, students will work as a team through various activities and learning exercises as well as plan and put on outreaches. The program also includes teaching on the topic of leadership and provides opportunities to apply these principles.
Students will be mentored and discipled by staff who are missionaries in Romania, who love the Lord and are in active ministry.
We are offering a one-year package for those students who are looking to grow deeper in their relationship with God while gaining experience in cross-cultural ministry. Our Fall and Spring semesters are purposefully designed to give students the biblical and practical foundation that they need in order to step into ministry. Ministry opportunities will be available for students throughout this one-year program, either on campus or at one of our partner ministries.
*Students do not have to attend both semesters in the same year.
It is recommended that the Fall semester be taken first, followed by the Spring semester.
“I really appreciate how PdF is one big family. Everyone is there for each other to support and encourage one another. One thing that my time at bible school taught me is the importance of fellowship. I was challenged to let God lead my relationships with the other students and the staff. Learning to love others more deeply and unconditionally has grown my heart and desire for their Creator even more.”
“It amazes me that through three months of frustration and insecurity, there was incredible growth. Bible School was one of the most challenging times I have ever experienced in my life. But God brought me their for that very reason; He took the passion for missions and instead taught me what sustains a missionary: abiding in Christ, through perseverance.”
TASTE & SEE
If you are unable to attend our full program but would like to participate in just one of the weeks please contact us and we will work out a plan that works best for you!
Costs: Prices will depend on the week you attend, contact our registrar for more detailed information: email@example.com
In order to apply to our program please click on the link below. If there are any problems in accessing the form please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that there is a 30 EURO non-refundable application fee required before we can review your application.
Dates & Fees
|2021||September. 26 – December. 18||2300 Euro*|
|2022||September. 25 – December. 17||2400 EURO*|
*Fees are for international students only. For Romanian student fees please go to the Romanian language page.
RECREATION & FACILITIES
Our centre is located in the Transylvania region of Romania, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. It is a great location from which to go walking, hiking and mountain biking. On campus we offer a variety of activities: high ropes course, 150m zip line, lake, sports fun court (soccer, basketball, handball, hockey, volleyball, etc), and beach volley ball court. From our location, students can travel to see medieval castles and other cultural & historical attractions.
Asociaţia Purtătorii de Făclie
505400 Râşnov, România
You can call us Monday through Friday between the hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Center Landline: +40 (0) 368 462340
Center Mobile: +40 (0) 760 616710
BANCA COMERCIALĂ ROMÂNĂ (BCR)
BANCA TRANSILVANIA (BT)