Before Hanoi Bible College (HBC) opened in 2013, Northern Vietnam did not have an evangelical theological college to train the next generation of Christian leaders—especially after the ravages of numerous wars. HBC started with 25 students. Now, they are looking toward their 10-year anniversary and there are 85 students who are gaining deep knowledge, transformed character, and practical application to serve as local leaders.
By 2025, HBC hopes to graduate roughly 170 students from the Bachelor of Theology program. This is an urgent need: the Evangelical Church of North Vietnam has over 170,000 believers, but only 500 ordained pastors.
So many students! So little space.
HBC’s growth comes with a capacity challenge: simply put, they need more space. They need more space for training and housing their students, many of whom come from villages outside Hanoi seeking the training they need to serve their local churches more effectively.
God is providing: a Vietnamese Christian is helping HBC buy 3 mixed-use (residential/commercial), adjoining apartment buildings to use as their new campus. They will modify the buildings for student accommodation, offices, classrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, and an auditorium.
reSource is partnering with HBC in their fundraising for this exciting—but, not yet fully obtained—provision. The total cost is CAD $2.3 million. HBC still needs CAD $775,000.
With you, we look forward to what God will do!
HBC hopes to purchase these adjoining apartment buildings to use as their new campus. They will modify the buildings for student accommodation, offices, classrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, and an auditorium.
Newly Graduated Pastors
reSource is excited to report that HBC graduated their third batch of Christian leaders this past June. Praise God and thank you to reSource supporters who have partnered with HBC through prayer and giving. reSource donors fund 15 students every year who will respond to their congregations and contexts more effectively with the gospel.