Since 2009, Lakeview Bible College & Seminary has offered citizens of Chennai an opportunity to enhance their spiritual life, Biblical knowledge and ministry skills through Extension Centres in multiple languages. This training has now expanded into other locations in India, and three new centres are in operation in 2017.

From 2014, the Certificate of Ministry, accredited by Hope International University (HIU), California, USA, is offered at Extension Centres. Faculty for this course is provided by Lakeview and HIU and classes are designed in a modular and seminar format during weekday evenings and weekends. The curriculum for Extension Centres provides unique practical ministry skills that enable graduates to impact people beyond the church – in secular, professional, and social environments. The distinctive features are:

  • Training in vernacular languages
  • Part-time, modular format in instruction
  • Affordable fees
  • Specialized courses (e.g. Media, Business, Leadership, Counselling, etc.)
  • Interactive teaching methodology
  • International specialist faculty

Over 40 servants of God have graduated from this program, and an additional 35 are currently enrolled.

From July 2017, Extension Centre education is offered in the following formats in the Chennai and Andhra Pradesh centres:

  1. Certificate of Ministry (12 modules in Bible, Theology, Leadership, and Practical Ministry skills)
  2. Special Seminars/Workshops on the following topics:
  • Christian Financial Management
  • Building Christ-like Families
  • Servant Leadership
  • Christ and Indian Culture
  • Media and Ministry
  • Marketplace Ministry