Our transformational online training curriculum is designed to produce maximum results in minimal time. We support you in developing and refining the skills you need to succeed.
Start now with a thirteen week overview of New and Better Covenant Theology. CLICK HERE


Our transformational online training curriculum is designed to produce maximum results in minimal time. We support you in developing and refining the skills you need to succeed.

Start now with a 13 week overview of Better Covenant Theology

Do you need training and a mentor to help you to grow in Christ, start or expand your ministry, or earn a degree in theology, but can’t imagine it fitting into your busy schedule?
We’ve built an online Bible academy that provides you with the benefits of live training, but without the constraints. Take individual courses, receive a certificate in an area of study, or earn a Bachelor of Arts in New and Better Covenant Theology.

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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 activation into our classes. Which means the course won’t just engage you; you will find a higher place in the Kingdom of God

You’ll become more knowledgeable, and more capable, empowered by His Holy Spirit to be a representative of Christ Jesus and an Ambassador of the Kingdom of God.

Furthermore, we’ve worked hard to make our content is both easy to understand and easy to implement. We approach the Scripture with a contextual and historic viewpoint. We allow scripture to define scripture. We look at the whole arc of the Bible narrative to find the meaning of a concept. We walk you through step-by-step until you complete the entire online curriculum.

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Think about it…
There’s never been a better time to grow your knowledge of the Word and transform your life, putting on the mind of Christ. There’s never been a time in history when world-class education was so accessible! The internet has changed everything. The path to personal growth, revival and spreading the gospel wide open. And so now is the time to train for ministry, to fulfill your calling as a Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist, teacher or missionary.



Dr. Richard Yarbrough believes deeply in the transformative power of education. However, beyond education is Activation

At the New and Better Covenant Academy You will not only receive an excellent education in theology, You will learn how to become activated in the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Word of God. When you are born again of spirit and water, you become one spirit with Him. Just knowledge about the Bible and Christ Jesus does not make you able to minister. You must become His ambassador, His hand extended. While on Earth, He was fully man. He did only what He saw the Father do, and as a man only could work through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. He has given us all the tools and power He had as a men. We must be conformed to His image and likeness, Rom.8:29 Like Him our knowledge and power comes only through His indwelling Holy Spirit.

 We must "grow up into Him in all things which is the head even Christ Eph. 4:15. Our calling is "for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unit of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ". Eph.4:12-13.

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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.

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 Haevist Fellowship
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 and 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."

Avoid Burning Out By Finding the Right Balance

I am sure you have heard the saying, ‘you cannot pour from an empty cup.’ This is why you need to learn to take care of yourself. Keeping yourself motivated...

Reward Accomplishments if you Break your Habits

Life becomes more worth living when you know that for every good thing that you did, a reward is bound to come your way. By this time, you already know...

How to Plan and Achieve Your Goals

So now you have the goal, you need the plan. To do this, look at where you are now and then look at all the things you would need to build the life you are picturing.