Bible Training School

About Ruwach Training School

 Ruwach Training School (RTS) was birthed in 2004, operating alongside Ruwach Christian Church in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, U.K. The School was established by Pastor Jack James, whose personal ministry and experience in the Bible College field spans more than 30 years. RTS is accredited by Global Ministries Bible Institute (GMBI), which is overseen by Dr Leon Van Rooyen and provides internationally recognised accredited training and opportunities for further study. ( For more information about the Training School please email


The courses cost £3 per session (i.e. Paul's Last Words costs £12 with 4 sessions). These prices are for those from Great Britain, Europe or the United States - for those from elsewhere please contact the office for fee details at

Fees may be waived or adjusted at our discretion.

Who is RTS for? 

•Every believer who has a hunger and passion to learn more of the Word of God. 
•Every believer who wants to prepare for ministry. 
•Every believer who wants to find out their purpose and calling in the Kingdom of God. 
•Every believer who wants to strengthen their spiritual experience. 

Course Structure

The School offers courses at Foundation, Certificate and Diploma level and these may be studied locally or by Distance Learning.

Foundation Level

The Foundation Level consists of seven one-session courses. To attain the Foundation Level  certificate students must study all seven subjects and achieve a minimum of 50% in a short examination on each subject. Students will generally be asked to fulfil this requirement before enrolling on the Certificate in Ministry course.

Certificate in Ministry / Diploma in Ministry

Certificate and Diploma courses vary in length and carry a number of credits accordingly.

To be credited with a course, the student must listen to all lectures and attain a minimum of 50% in all assessments, which may take the form of examinations, study assignments or short essays.

The Certificate in Ministry will be awarded to a student who has achieved 200 credits and the Diploma in Ministry to those who gain 400 credits. Students may be asked to study some compulsory subjects and can choose others to add to these.

Bible Training School Board members

Jill Partis - Lecturer and Board Member Jill holds a Diploma in Theology (Open Theological College, UK) and a Diploma in Ministry with RBC. Jill has taught as a lecturer at RBC since 2010 and has recently contributed to the writing of new courses. She is currently studying for a doctorate in Theology with GMBI. 

Stephen Beard - Board Member Steve Beard has served as an elder at Ruwach Christian Church since 2004, before which he pastored a local church in the UK for 10 years. Steve holds a Diploma in Applied Theology and a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from Moorlands College, UK. Steve has also trained with RBC, achieving his Diploma in Ministry. 

John Partis - Board Member John has served alongside his wife, Jill, as Head of Training at Ruwach Christian Church since 2005. He has achieved his Diploma in Ministry with RBC.

Jack James -  Dean and Senior Lecturer Jack James is married to Noreen and was the senior pastor of Ruwach Christian Church in Haywards Heath, UK. Jack achieved his first diploma with GMBI in South Africa and studied further diplomas with the International Correspondence Institute, the College for Advanced Christian Education and Rhema. He is currently completing a PhD through GMBI (USA).  Jack founded the school but is no longer a member of the board.


"RTS has helped me understand the true meaning of God's Word and how to use it in everyday life." - Adam 

“RTS gives you strong foundations so that your faith doesn’t wobble when it’s tested.”

“It’s just so inspirational!” - Janet 

"RTS at Ruwach Christian Church, has proven to be invaluable to me. I have been able to go deeper in my understanding of the Scriptures which in turn has brought clarity to the studying I do at home on my own.

"There is a teacher at hand who I can talk to if I get confused ( which often happens!) And I find it really good to be in an environment that is free of distractions." - Martyne 

"RTS adds a new and genuinely exciting depth to the Bible and has helped me in so much of life and in maturing as a son of God." - Dan 

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