ABOUT

Committed to glorifying God

Mission

Montana Bible College is committed to glorifying God through Biblical higher education by training men and women for a lifetime of dynamic Christian living and service.

Montana Bible College believes that discipleship lies at the very core of our mission to train up men and women for dynamic Christian living and service (Matthew 28:18-20). Jesus is building His church by creating a movement of multiplication. To fulfill the Great Commission, we must do more than make disciples – we must make disciple-makers!

Training disciple-makers is the passion of MBC. We want to release kingdom-minded, servant-hearted leaders who will reproduce in the churches where God plants them – both in our immediate intermountain west region and beyond.

The mission of Montana Bible College flows from and to the regional church. From the regional church comes the vision for MBC, its founders and current Board of Directors, its ministry partners and supporters, its teaching faculty and many of its students. Montana Bible College provides a place for intensive discipleship and ministry training where students are immersed in the Word of God and the challenge of daily application to real life. To the regional church flows the ministry of MBC through the training of disciple-making leaders, the availability of advanced training beyond the capabilities of most churches, the opportunity for networking and the training of lay leaders, and the support and encouragement of the local bodies through MBC staff and student ministries. The churches together can supply so much more than any one local church could do on its own!

Perhaps you are becoming acquainted with Montana Bible College for the first time through this website. It may be that the mission to which God has called you and your church will draw, even compel, you to see MBC as a vital ministry extension and resource.

History

Montana Bible College was born out of a desire for Christians in Montana to have the opportunity to pursue a solid, Bible-based education without having to leave the state. The founders worked, prayed, and planned, and Montana Bible College held classes for the first time in the fall of 1987. In the early days of MBC, classes were small and the facilities were limited, but the Lord was gracious to provide.

With the passing years, the Lord faithfully answered the prayers of MBC’s founders. As the school fulfilled its call to help students grow in their commitment to Christ and preparedness to serve Him, He provided additional students and adequate facilities. Throughout the history of the College, God has blessed by providing a high-caliber faculty who are qualified to teach in a Bachelor of Arts degree program. Montana Bible College began the Bachelor’s program offering a pastoral ministry or general ministry emphasis option.

Over the last two decades, the Lord has grown MBC in several ways. The size of the student body has increased to over 100 students. The College has added full-time faculty to its excellent group of adjunct instructors. A one-year Certificate in Biblical Studies program has been added, along with three additional emphasis options (all of which are now considered concentrations): Missions, Biblical Counseling, and Youth and Outdoor Discipleship. These curriculum expansions offer students a wider range of options in their course of study.

MBC’s facilities have also expanded with the addition of library, student union and office space, as well as three residence halls. In addition, Montana Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the One-Year and Baccalaureate levels.

Distinctives

What sets MBC apart?

Discipleship

Directed relationship.

Learning Goals

A Christian education.

Accreditation

Fully accredited.

“We believe combining academic rigor with our passionate faith is at the heart of Montana Bible College.” 

-Micah Forsythe, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Discipleship Director