Foursquare Bible Colleges
Due to the Consistent development and expansion of the Foursquare Church in PNG, the need to train more believers to minister became a priority. Laymen and youth were essential to the growth of the church.
The first Bible College was founded in PNG by American Missionaries to PNG, Rev. Lloyd Post and his wife. The Lord had placed the vision in Rev. Lloyd’s heart to train leaders and disciple a new generation of believers to serve the Kingdom of God in PNG. The National Executive Council approved and in 1985 the Bible College began classes with Mr. Monsito Ysung as the school’s first principal.
The staff and faculty agreed to give the new school a name adopted from the first Foursquare Bible College in Los Angels, California in the USA: L.I.F.E. (Lighthouse of International Foursquare Evangelism).
The first class of 43 students began their studies at LIFE in February 1985 at Goroka Foursquare Church. Pioneering teachers were: Rev.and Mrs. Lloyd Post, Rev. and Mrs. Monsito Ysung, and Rev. Verdie Mitchell.
Today there are now four Foursquare Approved Bible Colleges training a new generation of leaders in PNG. They are:
- LIFE Bible College, Goroka,
- Southern Region LIFE Bible College, Port Moresby
- Lighthouse Bible College, Madang
- One Way Bible College, Wapenamanda