JBI celebrates Vanuatu’s 40th anniversary of independence!

0001-01-01 Yumi JBI IMG_On July 23, 2020, the students from Joy Bible Institute joined the Victory Parade to celebrate Vanuatu’s 40th anniversary of independence. Their antiphonal calls of “Yumi!… 40!…Yumi!…40!” could be heard as they marched through the streets of Port Vila up to Indpendence Park.

The students carried a banner boldly proclaiming from Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”


What a privilege to join in the celebration in recognition of the freedoms and responsibilities incumbent on us as citizens of Vanuatu and even more as citizens of the kingdom of God. “Long God yumi stanap!”

May the Lord continue to bless Vanuatu!

SCHEDULE CHANGE for next term!

2020-05-01 IMG_6789.JPG
Due to COVID-19 and the State of Emergency, the first term has been lengthened and will end 28 May.
TERM 2 will begin 15 JUNE (NOT the first of June) and will end 27 AUGUST.
TERM 3 will follow the pre-announced schedule (7 September through 22 November).

Now Is the Time to Apply to JBI!


“Time slips.
Days pass.
Years fade.
And life ends.
And what we came to do
must be done
while there is time.”

Max Lucado

Yes, NOW is the time.

Many of our students cannot believe that they waited so long before coming to Joy Bible Institute for training.

“I should have come sooner!”

“I lost too much time!”

“I wish that I had known this years ago!”

If you feel a strong desire to study God’s Word and prepare for ministry, we encourage you to quickly submit your application so that you may have adequate time to prepare for the next school year beginning 2 March 2020. Wait no more!

Choose one of three ways to apply:

  1. Download your STUDENT APPLICATION in Bislama here.
  2. Or fill out an online Bislama application here: ONLINE APPLICATION
  3. If you prefer, you may download the application in ENGLISH here.

We also need a recommendation from your pastor. You may download it separately here: PASTOR’S RECOMMENDATION. Your pastor should send this to us separately from your application so that his comments may be confidential.

These forms may be typed and send by email to joybible@gmail.com, or you may print them and mail them to:

Joy Bible Institute
P. O. Box 808
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Don’t wait any longer!


First Term Courses

2019-07-15 JBI Chapel.JPG

First year students will take the following foundational courses:

Bible Geography & Archaeology Mrs. Lori Ellison
English Mrs. Lori Ellison
Spiritual Disciplines Pastor Kiel Maimai
Study Skills Pastor Kiel Maimai
Old Testament Survey Pastor Philip Naias

Upper level students will take the following first term courses:

Expository Preaching 1 Pastor Kiel Maimai
Church Leadership Pastor Youen Atnelo
The Gospel according to John Pastor J. Gary Ellison
The Doctrine of Man and Sin Pastor Philip Naias
Church History Pastor J. Gary Ellison

2020 Calendar

Mark your calendar.jpg

  • Term 1 (Monday, 2 March 2020 – Thursday, 14 May 2020)
  • Term 2 (Monday, 1 June 2020 – Thursday, 13 August 2020)
  • Term 3 (Monday, 7 September 2020 – Sunday, 22 November 2020)

REGISTRATION is Monday, 2 March at 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All students should be present to register. Depending on textbooks, on campus students should expect each term to cost 35,000vt to 40,000vt. Married students living on campus should expect a bit more.

Please come with 20,000vt as your first payment! The balance should be paid during the sixth week of the term.

Mission Nouméa!

2019-12-01 IMG_78944_n.jpg

Joy Bible Institute students normally go on a mission trip every other year. This year a group of our students went to Nouméa, New Caledonia for ten days of ministry. They were able to preach the Word each evening. They saw the Lord perform some remarkable healings and saw several people saved as a result of their ministry.

2019 School Calendar

Here are the dates for our terms for 2019:
Term 1 (Mon, 4 Mar 2019 – Thu, 16 May 2019)
Term 2 (Mon, 3 Jun 2019 – Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
Term 3 (Mon, 9 Sep 2019 – Sun, 24 Nov 2019)

2018 Calendar at Joy Bible Institute!

Students, mark your calendars! School starts March 5, 2018. Below are the Joy Bible Institute terms for 2018.

March 2018.jpg

Term 1: Monday, March 5, 2018 – Thursday, May 17, 2018

Term 2: Monday, June 4, 2018 – Thursday, August 16, 2018

Term 3: Monday, September 10, 2018 – Sunday, November 25, 2018

We are looking forward to a great year in 2018!

2017 Calendar

Mark your calendars! Here are the Joy Bible Institute terms for 2017:
• Term 1 (Monday, 6 March 2017 – Thursday, 18 May  2017)
• Term 2 (Monday, 5 June 2017 – Thursday, 17 August 2017)
• Term 3 (Monday, 11 September 2017 – Sunday, 26 November 2017)

And there’s more…

You may now download the notes from the Evangelism Today Seminar, 8-9 April 2016 with pastors Philip Naias, Kiel Maimai, and J. Gary Ellison. Here is the table of contents:

Evangelism Today Seminar


1.1.   Missio dei – God is on a Mission

1.2.   God’s Mission (Missio dei) is the Church’s Mission


2.1.   Types of Churches

2.2.   How can the church be more faithful in evangelism?

2.3.   The Role of the Church in Evangelism

2.4.   Implications for Evangelism

2.5.   Discipleship: The Missing Link

2.6.   Process of Discipleship

2.7.   The Principles of Discipleship

2.8.   When You Pray, Pray For

2.9.   Evangelism at the Individual Level

2.10.   Three Approaches to Evangelism


3.1.   Being a Christ’s Witness

3.2.   Relationship Evangelism

3.3.   Strategized personal evangelism

3.4.   Crusade Evangelism

3.5.   Church planting

3.6.   Front door Evangelism

3.7.   Reaching special groups

3.8.   Mass Media Evangelism