A BIG VISION FOR VIETNAMCampus Development
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, HBC has recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary and has 85 students who are gaining deep knowledge, transformed character, and practical application to serve as local leaders.
By 2025, HBC hopes to graduate 200 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 its new campus; but more help is needed. HBC will modify the buildings for student accommodation, offices, classrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, and an auditorium.
reSource is partnering with HBC in fundraising for this exciting—but, not yet fully obtained—provision.
With you, we look forward to what God will do!
HBC hopes to purchase these adjoining apartment buildings to use as its new campus. The buildings will be renovated for student accommodation, offices, classrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, and an auditorium.
reSource’s Hua-Soo with HBC leaders in front of the new campus in 2023. The first and second floors are shown below. Help is needed to finish the renovations so that the college can begin to use the unit.
Newly Graduated Pastors
reSource is excited to report that HBC graduated its third batch of Christian leaders in June 2022 and will graduate its next batch of students (Batch 4) in December 2023! 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.
Convocation ceremony at Hanoi Bible College, June 2022.
A Student’s Story
Meet Giàng, A Slinh
Studying at Hanoi Bible College
A Slinh is grateful that God has provided enough food for his family and that donors have helped to pay his HBC tuition fees, without which he wouldn’t have the money to study. He also gives thanks for God’s love for the Hmong people. God is opening ways for his church in the mountains of northern Vietnam and bringing new followers of Jesus.