In February 1982, the Lord spoke clearly to Rev. John Cedergren as he sat as a student at RHEMA Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK, USA. The Word of the Lord was this,
“Don't go to school next year. Go to the Philippines and build a Bible School for Me.”
On January 3, 1983, John & Betty arrived in Tarlac, Philippines and began preparations for starting a school. Meanwhile, their daughter, Karen, finished her 2nd year of studies at RHEMA Tulsa, OK and subsequently joined Revs. John & Betty in the Philippines immediately following her graduation from RHEMA in May 1983. Together, the three Cedergrens opened Rhema Christian Training Center in Tarlac, Tarlac in June of 1983. Since opening its doors, Rhema Christian Training Center has trained and graduated over 1,000 men and women from all over the Philippines for full-time Christian service
The Cedergrens originate from Minnesota, USA. Revs. John & Betty ‘retired’ from the day-to-day activities of the school and ministry in 1995 now live in Cambridge, MN, USA. However, both "Sir John" and "Ma'am Betty" continue their involvement with Rhema in an advisory capacity as co-founders. Rev. John is honorary president of Rhema for life.
After 10 years at Rhema in Tarlac as an instructor and administrator, Rev. Karen Cedergren was called by God to pioneer an English-speaking church in Zürich, Switzerland in 1995, where she lives and continues in her ministry calling. She too continues her involvement with Rhema Christian Training Center as co-founder and president of Rhema Christian Center, Philippines Inc.
For a more complete and detailed history, please click here.
The school year at Rhema starts the second Monday of June each year to coincide with the public school system calendar. The school year is divided into four (4) Terms. Each Term is nine (9) weeks in length and is followed by an "Interim Week". There are 7 Course Subjects per Term for a total of 28 Course Subjects in one year of school, 56 total for the Two Years of Study. Youth Camp, outreaches & mission trips serve as practical ministry for students. Graduation takes place within the first two weeks of April each year.
The Spoken Word
Faith Dynamics I
Doctrinal Foundations I
Prayer, Fasting & Intercession I
Book of Ephesians
Submission & Authority
Soulwinning & Evangelism
Faith Dynamics II
Doctrinal Foundations II
Prayer, Fasting & Intercession II
Christ the Healer
New Testament Survey
Name & Blood of Jesus
Life & Works of Christ
Children's Ministry I
Faith Dynamics III
Doctrinal Foundations III
Bible Study Skills
Old Testament Survey
Person of the Holy Spirit
Faith Dynamics IV
Doctrinal Foundations IV
Epistles of John
False Belief Systems
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Children's Minsitry II
Principles & Truths Governing the Kingdom of God
Book of Galatians
Fear of the Lord
Home & Family
Ministry of Helps
Preparation for the Ministry
Leadership & People Skills
Tabernacle of Moses
Missions & Church Planting
Life of Honor
Angels & Demons
Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage
Ministerial Ethics & Excellence
Church Organization & Administration
RCTC's beautiful, forested 9.7 hectare campus is affectionately called "Happy Valley" in Brgy. San Juan de Mata, Tarlac; just 7 km. from Tarlac City and nestled in the heart of north-central Luzon.
Tarlac City is just 2 hours from Manila and the South China Sea Coast, and 3 hours from Baguio City.
River of Life Learning Center Preschool Ministry
River of Life Learning Center Tarlac Inc (ROLLCTI) offers quality preschool education governed by Christian values using the International Foundational Learning (IFL) Educational Program. We operate fully registered and licensed under the Philippine SEC and DepEd. Our school address is: Loaong Road, Brgy. San Juan de Mata, Tarlac City 2300 Philippines.
Rhema Family Church
A Word of Faith church for the whole family reaching western Tarlac with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! RFC was started in July 2014 and meets on the campus of Rhema Christian Training Center Philippines in San Juan de Mata/Laoang, Tarlac.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Announcement coming soon...
Since 1983, the Lord has been using Rhema Christian Training Center to touch and train thousands of lives.
Here are just a few testamonies from this year's student body.
ALL DONATIONS RECEIVED BY RHEMA WILL BE PROPERLY ACCOUNTED FOR THROUGH ACCEPTED BOOKKEEPING STANDARDS AND USED FOR THE CONTINUING WORK OF THE BIBLE SCHOOL MINISTRY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE