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Bible School

Get Equipped with 24 Life-Changing Courses and Experience Revival in You and Through You!

Our Story

About our School

River Bible Institute Netherlands is a part-time Bible School that offers up to three years of study so that you are primed to bring revival to your generation. Revival in you and through you!

You will be prepared for a life in ministry. This can be a ministry within a church, an evangelistic ministry or a strategic position in the secular world. It is a place to be transformed through self-study, powerful teaching, and meetings full of the Holy Spirit.

More About River Bible Institute
What is also special about the River Bible Institute Netherlands is the strong connection with The River at Tampa Bay Church. This Bible school is a fruit of the ministry of Dr. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne. Both the founders and some of the teachers studied at River Bible Institute, the full-time Bible School in Tampa, Florida (USA). Classes are offered from River University, with guest speakers including Dr. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne and Dr. Todd Holmes.

Another unique aspect of our Bible School is the practical application of the courses. One of the things Bible Students get trained in is evangelism. Together with members of the River Amsterdam Church, students of the River Bible Institute Netherlands go out on the streets in Amsterdam on a regular basis. They learn to evangelize and tell people about Jesus, to pray for the sick and to give people the opportunity to give their hearts to Jesus.

Students in 2023


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Why Join Our Bible School?


International Bible School in Amsterdam


24 Powerful and Life Changing Courses


Be Equipped and Trained for Ministry


Great Community of Like Minded People


Part-Time Program for Good Life Balance


Affordable Tuition and Free Scholarships


Worldwide Speakers from Renowned Ministries

Bible School Amsterdam Student


Bible School Curriculum

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Year One

Rooted in truth: 12 Courses

The first year is aimed at anyone who longs for more of God and is hungry for a deeper knowledge of the Word of God

More About Year One

This first year will give you a deeper knowledge of God Himself.

This knowledge will not only be theoretical, but you will experience it practically through the tangible presence of God and the work He will do in the student’s life.

It will lay a strong foundation of the Word of God in the student’s life, a foundation that will last through the years.

This first year is crucial, even if you have known the Lord for years. It is truly a year of transformation in the student’s heart and Christian walk.

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Year Two

Leadership: 12 Courses

The second year focuses strongly on developing leadership and providing practical tools for ministry.

More About Year Two

There are separate classes for freshmen specifically aimed at fulfilling your calling.

These lessons will equip you with practical knowledge for the ministry itself and the matters surrounding it, as well as sharpening your leadership qualities.

The character of the student will be further developed in this year, the student will learn to preach, and the identity in Christ will be strengthened.

A crucial year for those who want to continue with God and make an impact in the world around them!

Bible School Students

Year Three

Stepping out into Ministry

The third year is an internship year in which you do a part-time internship in one of the ministries of the River Amsterdam.

About the Internship

You help in the practical course of business and you learn what the operation looks like in practical terms.

Examples of this are assisting the Multimedia Outreach, helping with the Ministry Office Operations or helping organise Revival Events.

Here the student is given the opportunity to practically apply what he/she has learned in the first two years.

The leadership qualities of the student will also be considerably formed and strengthened during the internship.


What Our Students Say

The River Bible Institute was an answer to our prayer. We longed for God to equip us with maturity and the fullness of His gifts in our lives. In RBI we found what we desired: more of God.

We learned to go deeper into His presence and into the Word. Through the renewed relationship with Him, God showed that He can work through us to bring souls into God’s Kingdom!


Michael & Leah Jebb

Bible School Graduates

The Bible School has laid a firm foundation of faith in our hearts through strong teaching from God’s principles from His Word. Combined with personal encounters with the Holy Spirit in services, the lies that I was not good enough were broken. 

Evangelizing on the streets has given us more boldness and all of this has helped us step into our destiny as on fire disciples of Jesus.

Timo & Anne-Lynn

Timo & Anne-Lynn Wilbrink

Bible School Students

Personal Invitation

The River Bible Institute has changed our lives. As graduates from this Bible School we highly recommend every Believer who is hungry for more of God to set the time aside, and go after God in this Bible School.

God will work so much in and through you, that you’ll come out of this school as a transformed person; full of the Word of God, full of the Holy Spirit, equipped and ready to go and do what God has called you to do! If you feel God tugging on your heart to draw closer, then sign up today!

Ben & Jacky Kroeske – Founders The of River Bible Institute Netherlands