Welcome to the Laymen's Institute



Welcome to the Laymenís Seminary

     Thirty years ago, the Lord spoke to my heart and told me that someone needed to establish an institution that would bring seminary-type instruction to the laity and church leaders who were serious about doing the Lordís work but lacked a proper understanding of the difficult passages in Scripture.  Consequently, in 1984 I established a radio program called Advice for Living and a teaching ministry Bethsaida Bible Institute.

            For the next 25 years I taught young ministers, seasoned pastors, deacons, Sunday school superintendants, as well as ordinary Christians who had a passion for witnessing.  During those years, the Holy Spirit taught me new things every day, corrected time-worn traditions, and, in addition made me a professor of History and a teacher of World Civilizations.  But it was not until the last five years of my ministry that I really understood the hunger deposited in me for social, cultural and global history.  The truth was that the Holy Spirit was teaching me that Christís sacrifice and our redemption was part and parcel of the struggle for the rulership of Planet Earth.  And that this struggle, which began in Heaven continued throughout the Cosmos (kosmos=Universe) and will end on our planet.  Thus, the Cosmic Sweep is Godís DVD about the struggle for the rulership of this planet from Genesis to Revelation.

            Throughout the next few months, if you find any truth here, you will be asked to participate voluntarily as a patron of the Institute as we prepare a people for the coming of the Lord.   I welcome your prayers for the institute as you read its mission statement.


Mission Statement


In obedience to the command of the Lord Jesus Christ, Bethsaida Theological Institute as a ďHouse of FishermenĒ undertakes this mission:

(1)    To teach the finer points of Theology and Christology to those Christians who are serious about Evangelism.

(2)    To establish an institution for seminary type instruction for Laymen, young ministers and church leaders who are unable to attend a seminary.

(3)    To provide a forum for individual spiritual growth toward preparing a people for the coming of the Lord.

Thanks for visiting,

Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Adderley


Bethsaida means "Fishing House" or "House of Fishes (ers)"

Luke 9: 10,11 - "And he took them and went aside privately into a desert
place belonging to the city called Bethsaida (House of fishes)
And the people, when they knew it, followed him
and healed them that had
need of healing."

Mark 6: 30f - At Bethsaida Jesus fed the five
thousand men besides women
and children.

Mark 8 :22 - "And he cometh to Bethsaida: and they bring a blind
man unto him, and besought him to touch him."

And in John 1:44 and John 12:21 we read that Philip's home was also in
Bethsaida, which was the home of Peter and Andrew.

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Dr. Kenneth Adderley
800-441-9154 ext. 4 or 608-572-0150
P.O. Box 44011
Madison, WI 53744