We train Pastors, Church Leaders, and Bible Scholars to be transformed by the renewing of their minds into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Learn how to bring revival, church growth, and an intimate covenant relationship with Christ Jesus into your life and church.


We train Pastors, Church Leaders, and Bible Scholars to be transformed by the renewing of their minds into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Learn how to bring revival, church growth, and an intimate covenant relationship with Christ Jesus into your life and church.


Dr. Richard Yarbrough

Coach and Instructor

Your instructor is a licensed Minister, an ordained Elder in his local church, and Bible Teacher. He came to Lord Jesus in 1963 and is a founding member of Word of Life Fellowship, established in 1969. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Better Covenant Theology from Crown Institute of Theology. He currently prepares books and teaching materials for Crown Africa, training more then a thousand church leaders. New and Better Covenant Academy is partnered with Crown Institute of Theology to offer degree programs, Bachelors through Doctorate,

Passionate about the Word of God and Bible study, he has attend many Bible schools, courses, and conferences throughout his life. He has shared the knowledge gained in hundreds of classes to thousands of students in his local church, prison ministries, and speaking engagements including a Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International world convention in Tokyo Japan.

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Overcoming the One Thing that Blocks You from Revival, Church Growth, and an Intimate Relationship with Christ Jesus
~ by Richard Yarbrough

Inside of this eBook, you will learn:

  • What is the one thing that hobbles revival and church growth in western churches, and what are the many forms it takes?
  • How reviewing the fundamental, foundation principles of the doctrine of Christ will bring worldwide revival.
  • How to break through the barriers separating you from an Intimate covenant relationship with Christ Jesus.
  • How to be free of the shackles of fear, depression, unworthiness, ill-health, and spiritual attacks.
  • God's three keys of the kingdom, the Gospel of Salvation, and His seven-step plan to full maturity to be conformed to the fullness of the stature of Christ.

Are you sick and tired of being blocked from spiritual growth?

 Ignoring a problem never makes it go away… it only makes things worse, and ultimately harder to solve. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place to jumpstart your life! The difference between staying where you are indefinitely, and moving forward to realize your potential, is all about taking action.

New and Better Covenant Academy helps Pastors, Church Leaders, and Bible Scholars like you to be transformed by the renewing of your minds into the fullness of the stature of Christ.

Did you know there is a sequence to SUCCESS IN A CHRIST CENTERED LIFESTYLE? 

Growth doesn’t happen by chance. It happens by choice. When you combine discipleship and training with precise implementation you get rapid transformation! Romans 12:2

New and Better Covenant Academy has identified the Principles of the Doctrine of Christ that anyone, or any organization, can follow to achieve maturity and perfection in Him.

Whether you want to study to obtain a deeper knowledge and relationship in Christ, or need a degree and ordination to start a ministry. Perhaps you are a seasoned minister who feels blocked from growth and under spiritual attack. New and Better Covenant Academy provides training solutions that get you to your goal.

We can help you achieve greater success, faster, and with fewer setbacks. Don’t take our word for it… we’ll prove it to you!

We have the proven resources to transform your life. From on-site workshops to online courses, coaching, consulting and more, we create change from the inside out. We offer a wide array of development and training programs built on timeless principles that get results.

All The Tools You Need To Build A Successful Life & Ministry


Want thorough training to help you master your trade, but can’t imagine it fitting into your busy schedule?

New and Better Covenant Academy offers high quality online video training that you can watch on your own time.
So you can learn on your own time – and grow on your own time. We pour passion, knowledge, and practical pointers into all of our videos. Which means the trainings won’t just engage you; they’ll also change you. 



New and Better Covenant Academy gives practical support by offering advice and counselling with a view to improving areas that have hindered you. Whether counseling is a new experience for you or something you've done before, it is common to have questions about how counseling can help you and what to expect.
Learn more about how we can help you with effective therapy, knowledgeable support, and the opportunity to develop the skills you need to succeed.



When you want your event to be a success, you need to be able to rely on your speaker to deliver a message that will inspire, entertain and create positive change. You want more than temporary motivation… you want to create permanent transformation! After all, it’s your responsibility to make the event memorable, and you don’t want to leave anything to chance. New and Better Covenant Academy delivers skill-building content and cutting-edge insights that will educate and energize your audience.


What People Are Saying:

Senior Pastor Patrick McDonald

Word of Life Fellowship
Mi Wuk Village, CA

"For over 20-years, Rick Yarbrough led our Water Baptism classes, here at Word of Life Fellowship. During that period of time, Rick taught literally hundreds of hungry new believers and prepared them for one of the greatest life-changing experiences in Christianity – Covenant Water Baptism. And he did not restrict his courses to the basic “outward-sign-of-an-inward-work” teaching. The depth and magnitude of the revelation on this subject, and the way it is threaded throughout the entire Bible is nothing short of remarkable."

Dr. Stan Newton

Dr. Stan Newton
Crown Institute of Theology

"Rick, well you have outdone yourself this time. Great paper! ... At this stage, you become the teacher, and I am the one that needs to be taught...

This is certainly "A+" work. You have enough material for a whole degree program.

What you have outlined looks like a total theological rebuild of BCT. Which I am in favor of... Carry on - you have a great outline."

 Ken Dow

Contractor, Dow Construction / Church Elder
Oakhurst, CA

"My name is Ken Dow. I have known Rick Yarbrough for over forty years. His work on the doctrine of water baptism over the years has been very commendable. His commitment to studying the word and teaching this doctrine has been well received and a blessing to many in the Word of Life Church and elsewhere. His dedication and commitment over the years have blessed many. With the guidance of the
Holy Spirit, Rick has followed biblical principles in his ministry. I am very honored to put my name to honor Rick Yarborough. Ken Dow, a brother in Christ."

Pastor Ronnie Mainville

Former Assistant Pastor of Harvest Fellowship.
Now in North Carolina

"When I left my ministry before a move across the country, we attended my wife's childhood church, Word of Life Fellowship in Mi Wuk Village CA. She wanted to be water baptized in the truth of covenant baptism and wanted me to attend Rick Yarbrough's baptism class with her. I'm a Pastor, why would I want to take a class on something as fundamental as water baptism? I'm glad I did. Rick explained the doctrine of baptisms in a way I have never heard before. He covered the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, as well as water baptism, with an understanding of what it means to be born again. He opened scriptures I had skipped over before because I didn't see where they fit in. His class changed my understanding of what it means to be born again."

Gerry Robin

Reader of "Covenant Baptism" by
Richard Yarbrough

"5.0 out of 5 stars. Excellent study about the great significance of Water baptism. Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2016 I was looking for something to help me select a topic to study from the Bible. I haven't seen many studies written about the great significance of water baptism and the effects of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

This is a great book, full of scriptures and a sharing of the author's painstaking study of these topics. Mr. Yarbrough also discusses speaking in tongues at Pentecost, (Acts 2). I believe God gave the apostles the ability to speak the native languages of the people present at Pentecost so that they could understand God's Word. Although the author has a different understanding about speaking tongues, I thoroughly enjoyed reading and contemplating the deeper meaning in God's Word of these subjects. I think you will be blessed by reading it."