The Bible Course Historic

From the beginning, the teaching on basic Christian doctrines was done by Prof. Zacharias Tanee Fomum through oral means. Many of those in charge of the work at the moment was built up on these foundations.

In 1984 however, the first 7 books of the Christian Way Series by ZT Fomum were ordered to be put into lesson forms and thought through correspondence. This gave rise to the Bible Correspondence Course (BCC). Soon after, the BCC circulated six lessons on The Way of Life and three lessons on The Way of Obedience.

In 1995, the BCC leadership changed hands in 2008, the course was slowly launched online for the first time. However, issues with the hosting did not permit its proper usability as a teaching tool for the ministry.

Teachings through radio broadcasting started by Radio Voice of the Cross and other radios with commented readings of Z.T. Fomum’s books.

It was in July 2009 that Br. Theodore Andoseh integrated the BCC as part of the School of Knowing and Serving God (SKSG) and subsequently expanded the BCC mission to the 14 books of the Christian Way Series under the new title: Basic doctrines for the Christian life.

In 2012, we noted that the teachings on basic Christian doctrines were in agony in the ministry. Of the 33000 registered students of BCC, only 2000 had completed the first course and 1500 the second course. The sending and correction of lessons were practically stopped, with almost no printed lessons available for shipping and the BCC computer was out of use.

Our new objectives

Our new objectives through this online initiative aim at setting up a worldwide network through which the 14 books are going to be taught in a consistent and sustained way through eLearning. We want to make-up for lost time, with easy global accessibility for every human being and thereby reach more people with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the shortest possible time.

It should be noted that the course is absolutely FREE and open to all.

Course Structure

The 14 books from which the courses are derived are further regrouped into seven main themes:

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Course Structure & Evaluation

  • Each course includes a number of lessons/Modules
  • Each module is made up a number of sections/units
  • Each lesson/module ends with a questionnaire
  • The units/modules/courses are all sequential, with prerequisites
  • score of at least 60% is mandatory to gain access to the next lesson/module
  • An overall score of at least 60% is mandatory to gain access to the next course
  • A certificate is automatically issued at the successful end of each course

Why a Bible Course

A Bible Course as ours offers the opportunity for an in depth look into the Scriptures on basic Christian doctrines.

A Bible Course like this one will enable you to acquire the complete mind of God through a thorough search of Scriptures.

This Bible Course does not only aim at giving you an intellectual knowledge of basic doctrines of the Christian life but will also lead you to personalize the teachings and apply them on a daily basis.

Ultimately, these studies will help you enter into a personal experience of the life of God and then into the full inheritance reserved for His children.

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Course Objectives

The initial goal was to enhance the knowledge, the love, and the service to the Lord Jesus Christ, consisting of:

  • Providing a common doctrinal foundation to all the churches associate with Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMFI) as a movement;
  • Producing functional workers for world conquest for Christ within CMFI, and
  • Contributing to the accomplishment of some of the Lord’s promises to Prof. Zacharias Tanee Fomum;

Our new objectives aim at setting up a worldwide network through which the 14 books are going to be taught in seven different ways:

  1. Oral teachings
  2. Teachings by correspondence
  3. Teachings through the Internet
  4. Teachings through the radio
  5. Teaching through cartoons
  6. Teachings through drama
  7. Teachings through TV

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Christian Missionary Fellowship International

Christian Missionary Fellowship International is a spiritual movement. A spiritual movement is a movement that God brings into existence by the Holy Spirit with a specific purpose: A purpose which is maintained as long as the Holy Spirit rules it and coordinates it in total liberty. Christian Missionary Fellowship International is a movement of people who are committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and live in total obedience to Him in everything. It is a movement of people who walk with God and serve the Lord from the overflow of their personal relationship with God. A movement of people who seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit on a daily basis.

Christian Missionary Fellowship International is a movement committed to the winning of souls, the making of disciples and the planting of Churches in each locality and in each nation of the world.  It is a movement committed to the raising, training, and sending of missionaries to all nations for the salvation of the people in those nations. Christian Missionary Fellowship International has been called to bring her contribution to the God-promised world revival through teaching the revived saints: Daily Dynamic Encounters with God, discipleship to Christ and accountability.Having received a God-given goal, she is committed to the pursuit and accomplishment of the goal which is to preach the Gospel to everyone who will be alive in our generation so that 10 billion people are reached with the Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit, using every means of communication in the most urgent manner and to bring 1 billion people to know Jesus Christ as LORD and Saviour and …

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A brief History

In May 1975, God laid a burden on our hearts to take the message of God’s saving love to the people of Yaounde and Cameroon.We obeyed and began this work and, by God’s grace, made progress in Yaounde and in some towns in Cameroon.

Later on, through a vision by a Jew and through a vision by some believers gathered to pray in the United States of America, and …

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Testimonies of the Impact of BCC

I am glad for the work you have done to ensure that the Gospel is spread world wide during this digital era. I must confess that this course has helped me so much in depth in my knowledge of the content of the Gospel. Through the experience gained during the course, I admit that the Book, The Way Of Life is one such that a believer should keep on reading and reading, again and again as it tells the old old story of His wonderful love. One will not help but recite the story to others so that they can also partake of the grace that is free for all.

Esther Mupundu, Harare, Zimbabwe

Je suis devenu enfant de Dieu depuis que j’ai commencé avec le cours biblique, puisque aujourd’hui je me sens vraiment enfant de Dieu. Je vous remercie beaucoup d’avoir changé ma vie.

Moutou Todjiandoum Jocelyne

Aujourd’hui le 02 Août 2004 j’ai lu le cours biblique par correspondance le chemin de la vie, cela m’a aidé à écrire tous mes péchés dans une double feuille étant seule dans ma chambre, je les ai confessés, demandé pardon, me repentir renoncer à ne plus jamais reprendre ma vie dans le monde : donner ma vie de nouveau à Jésus, l’inviter d’habiter en moi, croire à lui comme mon sauveur personnel et je m’engage à obéir aux lois de Dieu et me détourner de ce monde et les choses de ce monde et d’être en relation avec Jésus et non plus le diable.

Madjidanngom Salome

I am very happy to accept Jesus Chirst as my personal saviour through this Bible Course and I would like you to let me continue with this course. I would like you to let me continue to the end of the course because with God everything is possible. I have also learnt about creation, how sin started, the types of death and so on. Thank you

Ebenezer Ofei

I became a child of God immediately after answering questions in course 1. So I read the Bible correspondence Course, and pray the prayer at the back of the book, after confessing my sins to God, so from now I am a child of God.

Esther Nkeiruka Enyinruya

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Some facts

  • The BCC was created in 1985
  • Number of student registered by December 2004 : 33762
  • Number of countries reached by December 2004 : 66
  • People who believe trough the course since 2000 : 38
  • Current online students since 2016: 281

Professor Zacharias Tanee Fomum

A Born Leader

Professor Z.T. Fomum was born in the flesh on 20th June 1945 and born of the Holy Spirit on 13th June 1956. He made an absolute surrender of himself to the Lord Jesus and to His service on 1st October 1966 and was filled with the Holy Spirit on 24th October 1970.

A First Class Scientist

He was admitted to a first class in the Bachelor of Science degree and graduated as a prize-winning student from Fourah Bay College in the University of Sierra Leone in October 1969.  His research in Organic Chemistry led to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the University of Makerere, Kampala, in Uganda in October 1973. His published scientific works were recently evaluated by the University of Durham in Great Britain and found to be research of high distinction, for which he was awarded the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in October 2005. As a Professor of Organic Chemistry in the University of Yaounde in Cameroon, Professor Z.T. Fomum supervised and co-supervised more than a 100 Master’s and Doctoral Degree theses and co-authored over 160 scientific articles in leading international journals. He considered scientific research as an act of obedience to God’s command to “subdue the earth” (Genesis 1:28). He also knew that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Lord of Science. “For by Him all things were created…” (Colossians 1:16). He made the Lord Jesus the Director of his research laboratory and he, Professor Z.T. Fomum, took the place of deputy director. He attributed his scientific success to the revelational leadership of the Lord Jesus. In his passion to know Jesus and to make Him known, he read over 1350 books on the Christian faith and authored over 150 to advance the Gospel of Christ. Four million of his books are in circulation in 11 languages. Sixteen million Gospel tracts authored by him are in circulation in 17 languages.

A prayer General

Professor Z.T. Fomum considered prayer to be the most important work that can be done on earth for God and for man. He was a man of faith who believed that God answers prayers. He had over 50 000 recorded answers to written Prayer Topics. He strove more and more to know God and to move Him to answer prayer. With his team, they carried out over 57 Prayer Crusades (periods of 40 days and nights of which at least 8 hours are invested into prayer each day). They also carried out over 80 Prayer Sieges (times of near non-stop praying that range from 24 to 120 hours).

He carried out over 100 Prayer Walks of between 5 and 47 kilometers in towns and cities around the world. He taught on prayer over and over, even though he was in many ways just a beginner in the profound science of prayer.

A Fasting Apostle

He also considered fasting as one of the major weapons for Christian Spiritual Warfare. He carried out over 250 fasts ranging from 3 to 40 days, drinking water only. During some of his long fasts he also took water-soluble vitamins. Recently, the Lord called the Professor to battle with the hosts of wickedness in heavenly places through supra-long fasts (between 52 and 80 days). In obedience to this call, he accomplished 3 of such supra-long fasts. Professor Fomum saw the importance of redeeming money and investing it into reaching those without Christ with the glorious Gospel. He therefore chose a life-style of simplicity and “self-imposed poverty” in order that their income should be invested into the critical work of evangelism, soul-winning, church-planting and the perfecting of the saints. His wife and him grew to investing 92.5% of their earned income from all sources (salaries, allowances, royalties and cash gifts) into the Gospel. This was with the hope that, as they grew in the knowledge and the love of the Lord and the perishing souls of men, they would one day invest 99% of their income into the Gospel.

A Diligent Seeker of God

In the last 40 years, 99% of the time, this Spiritual Leader spent between 15 minutes and 6 hours daily with God alone in what he called Daily Dynamic Encounters with God (DDEWG). During these times, he read God’s Word, meditated on It, listened to God’s voice, heard God speak to him, recorded what God was saying to him and prayed it through. He thus had over 18 000 recorded Daily Dynamic Encounters with God. He considered these daily meetings with God around His Word, the determinant strength of his life. These Daily Dynamic Encounters with God were coupled with over 60 periods of withdrawing to seek God alone for periods that ranged from 3 to 21 days (which he termed Retreats for Spiritual Progress). These slowly transformed Professor Z.T. Fomum into a man who first hungered for God; and then hungered and thirsted for God; while hoping to become a man who hungered, thirsted and gasped after God. “Oh, that I would have more of God!” was his unceasing inner cry.

A Generational Spiritual Leader

As a passionate Evangelist and Preacher of the Gospel, he travelled extensively. He went out of his base in Yaounde on over 700 missionary journeys in Cameroon that ranged from 1 day to 3 weeks. He also embarked on over 500 missionary journeys that ranged from 2 days to 6 weeks, to over 70 nations on all the six continents.

Professor Z.T. Fomum was the Founding Team-Leader of Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMFI) – an evangelism, soul-winning, church-planting and disciple making movement with missionaries and Churches in over 50 nations on all the 6 continents.

Along with his team, they saw over 10,000 recorded healing miracles performed by the Lord in answer to prayer in Jesus’ Name. These included headaches disappearing, cancers disappearing, HIV positive people becoming HIV negative, the blind seeing, the deaf hearing, the dumb speaking, the lame walking, demoniacs being set free, and new teeth and new organs received.

The Family Man

This family man was married to Prisca Zei Fomum and their 7 children are involved with them in the work of the Gospel. His wife, Prisca, is a national and international Minister to Children and specializes in winning children to the Lord Jesus and making them into His disciples. She is also involved in imparting the vision of the Ministry to Children, and in raising and building up Ministers to Children.

Professor Z.T. Fomum said he owed all that he was, and all that the Lord had done in him and through him, to the unmerited favours and blessings of the Lord God Almighty. He also owed it to his worldwide army of friends and co-workers who have generously and sacrificially invested their love, encouragement, fasts, prayers, gifts and co-operation into him and their joint ministry. Without these unmerited favours and blessings of the Lord God Almighty and the investments of his friends and co-workers, he would have amounted to nothing.

A life lived for the exclusive glory of the Lord!

On the 14th of March 2009, while Brother Zach was on his way to Bambili, a small town in the Northwest Province of Cameroon, he was called home by the Lord. He had finished his task. It was a glorious exit. He was called home from the battle field. We can truly say of Brother Zach that he fought the good fight, he finished his course and he kept the faith. Praise be to God for a life lived for the exclusive glory of the Lord!

May the Lord receive all the glory!

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