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MBBI at  a glance

Two years on campus

Maximum $8,750/year room, board, and tuition

Financial aid available

48 credits—including Bible, ministry, and service courses

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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 & AFFORDABLE

  • Efficient—complete the diploma option in one year, or the certificate option in two years
  • Inexpensive—$8,7550 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 & CHURCH MINISTRIES CERTIFICATE (BCM Certificate)

  • One-year (diploma) and two-year (certificate) options 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

OGRAMS & COURSES

BIBLE & CHURCH MINISTRY CERTIFICATE CREDITS
Comprehensive Bible Training 18 CREDITS
Bible Application and Ministry 16 CREDITS
Service and Skill Development 14-25 CREDITS
Total Credits: 48

COST & FINANCIAL AID

COST BENEFITS WHAT YOU PAY
List Price (includes room, board, and tuition) $12,250/year
Guaranteed Net Price (with MBU Scholarship)* $8,750/year
With Maximum Pell Grant ($6,495) $5,755/year
With Wisconsin Tuition Grant ($3,650 – Wisconsin residents only) $2,105/year
With Maximum Student Employment ($4,350) +$2,245/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 $8,750 to honor the guarantee. Pell Grants over $3,500 will further reduce the guaranteed net price. A FAFSA is required 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: Choir fee $30 (not tuition) plus the cost of the performance outfits, Band or Orchestra fee $50 (not tuition) plus the cost of the performance outfits, Private music lesson (based on teacher availability) – $330 for instruction plus $50 for the studio fee. $440 for University credits above 12 each semester.

MBBI students are required (regardless of financial need) to work on campus a minimum of 15 hours a 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 per the going rate for each job/status. MBBI academic credit is also earned for faithful service. Students desiring to work on campus more than 20 hours a week require 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 will assign employment positions to first-year students based upon skills and university needs. Second year students will 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 (Doctrines of the Bible, God/Theology, Man)
  • Baptist Distinctives & Polity
  • Principles of Biblical Stewardship
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Writing for the Workplace and Ministry
  • Old Testament 2 (Joshua to David)
  • New Testament 2 (Acts, Romans)
  • Bible Doctrines 2 (The Doctrine of Sin, The Doctrine of Christ)
  • Bible Teaching
  • Christian Life, Leadership & 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
  • Apologetics
  • Baptist History & 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
  • Worldviews
  • Contemporary Theology & Dispensationalism

Lead Program Faculty

Dr. Milton Jones

Mrs. Rebecca Brock

Dr. Marty Marriott

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Mrs. Carol Ruffin

Mr. Luke DeWald

Dr. Matt Davis

Mr. Peter Wright

Mr. David Madsen

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