MBBI at a glance
Two years on campus
Maximum $9,320/year room, board, and tuition
Financial aid available
48 credits—including Bible, ministry, and service courses
BIBLE TRAINING THAT PREPARES YOU FOR A LIFETIME OF MINISTRY
- Solid, basic Bible training and practical ministry experience
- Spiritual development for students not immediately interested in pursuing a college degree
- Biblical foundation prior to seeking vocational or specialized training
AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE—ON A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE
- Efficient: Complete the diploma option in one year or the certificate option in two years
- Affordable: $9,320 per year, before student employment expectations and additional financial aid
- Focused: Bible and ministry courses, with local church and outreach opportunities
- Exciting: Live on campus and participate in student activities—including dorm life, amazing food, society membership, intramural sports, music and drama group opportunities, campus work, and local church ministry.
EARN YOUR BIBLE AND CHURCH MINISTRIES CERTIFICATE (BCM CERTIFICATE)
- One-year (diploma) and two-year (certificate) options are available.
- Designed to give students a basic but comprehensive knowledge of the Bible, as well as the confidence to engage in a lifetime of faithful service as members of a local church.
- Financial aid is available—an institute aid option unique to MBBI.
- Built to roll into an associate or bachelor’s degree if desired—the BCM certificate will be accepted in full satisfaction of the MBU Bible core.
PROGRAMS AND COURSES
|BIBLE AND CHURCH MINISTRIES CERTIFICATE||CREDITS|
|Comprehensive Bible Training||18 CREDITS|
|Bible Application and Ministry||16 CREDITS|
|Service and Skill Development||14-25 CREDITS|
|Total Credits: 48|
COST AND FINANCIAL AID
|COST BENEFITS||WHAT YOU PAY|
|List Price (Includes Room, Board, and Tuition)||$12,820/year|
|Guaranteed Net Price (with MBU Scholarship)*||$9,320/year|
|With Maximum Pell Grant ($7,395)||$5,425/year|
|With Wisconsin Tuition Grant ($4,100 — Wisconsin Residents Only)||$1,325/year|
|With Maximum Student Employment ($6,380)||+$5,055/year|
*If a student completes the FAFSA and is not eligible for at least a $3,500 Pell Grant, MBU will provide an internal scholarship to bring the net price down to $9,320 to honor the guarantee. Pell Grants over $3,500 will further reduce the guaranteed net price. Students must fill out a FAFSA form to receive the guaranteed net price. MBBI students are not eligible for any other Maranatha-sponsored scholarships.
Outside grants and scholarships may be available.
Additional music training is available at the student’s expense. The choir fee is $30 (not tuition) plus the cost of the performance outfits, the band or orchestra fee is $50 (not tuition) plus the cost of the performance outfits, and private music lessons (based on teacher availability) cost $330 for instruction plus $50 for the studio fee. MBBI students make take university classes, but the cost is $500 for university credits above 12 each semester.
Regardless of financial need, MBBI students are required to work on campus a minimum of 20 hours per week as part of the institute program. On-campus work assignments are made directly by the HR department—no employment application is necessary. Students are compensated as per the going rate for each job/status. Students also earn MBBI academic credit for faithful service. Students desiring to work on campus more than 20 hours per week must seek permission from the program director. Through MBU’s employment mentoring program, students will develop life skills and discipline, reduce their expenses, and contribute to overall campus life. HR assigns employment positions to first-year students based upon skills and university needs. Second-year students have the first opportunity to apply for available positions.
THE MBBI COURSE SCHEDULE
- Old Testament 1 (Creation to Moses—The Pentateuch)
- New Testament 1 (The Gospels)
- Bible Doctrines 1 (The Doctrines of the Bible, God/Theology, Man)
- Writing for the Workplace and Ministry
- Principles of Bible Study
- Principles of Biblical Stewardship
- Baptist Distinctives and Polity
- Old Testament 2 (Joshua to David)
- New Testament 2 (Acts, Romans)
- Bible Doctrines 2 (The Doctrines of Sin and Christ)
- Effective Bible Teaching
- Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism
- Old Testament 3 (Solomon to the Captivity)
- New Testament 3 (Pauline Epistles)
- Bible Doctrines 3 (The Doctrines of Salvation, the Holy Spirit, and Angels)
- Writing for the Workplace and Ministry 2
- Baptist History and Missions
- Old Testament 4 (Isaiah to Malachi)
- New Testament 4 (General Epistles and Revelation)
- Bible Doctrines 4 (The Doctrines of the Church and Last Things)
- Speech for the Workplace and Ministry
- Contemporary Theology and Dispensationalism