What are ZEBS & ZBC?

Four Year Bible Schools for Zion Church Leaders

These provide teaching in : Biblical studies, Church Administration, &

Church Activities to African church leaders.

Richard Akers stated that upon arrival in the Transkei, in 1991 ~

Not one of the approximately 200 amaZioni leaders we met in the first year had any form of Bible training, and so the Zion Evangelical Bible School was established by ZEMA in 1995.


To use the classroom environment :

  • To train the church leaders to be more Biblical in their ministry.
  • To provide a platform to discuss specific issues (within their churches and communities) relating to the amaZioni and their understanding of the Bible.

Bible Schools

ZEMA missionaries use these Bible Schools to teach a basic syllabus, which provides elementary knowledge of the Bible, Christian theology and church related teachings.


Lesson Content
  • Basic introduction and overview of the different books of the Old and New Testament
  • The minister (pastor) as well as other church leaders
  •  Church administration and Church activities, such as worship, Lord’s Supper, Baptism, etc.
  •  Comparative religions
  • Basic systematic theology covering the elementary Christian doctrines, including the doctrine of God, the Scriptures, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Bible characters
  • Preaching (Homiletics)
  • Hermeneutics
  • Christian maturity
  • Evangelism
  • Exegetical studies in I Timothy and Romans
  • Missions
  • Christian disciplines
  • Sunday School

Southern Africa