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.
PROGRAMS & OBJECTIVES
1 Yr. Certificate
- To grow in foundational biblical and theological knowledge. Though students may come to us with a general knowledge of the Bible well in hand, we recognize the value of obtaining a comprehensive understanding of all books of the Bible and basic doctrines. This knowledge is intended to ground students firmly in the skills of biblical interpretation and application.
- To learn the basic skills of discipleship with the ultimate goal of service in a local church. In order to carry out the command of “making disciples” in the great commission, students must have a working understanding of how to minister within the church in the manner prescribed by Jesus. A basic theology of discipleship ministry and skills development in how to disciple is introduced.
- To learn of opportunities for future ministry. Ministry is expected in the future of every student. The real question is in what capacity they will minister. Students will gain understanding of what is involved in various capacities of full-time ministry in such positions as pastor, missionary, missions support staff, etc. Alongside such exposure, students will also come to an understanding of how they fit in the church, even if they are not in the position of full-time service.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
- Spiritually characterized by the habits of spiritual maturity, a commitment to the authority of Scripture, and a consistent devotional life whose outflow is exhibited in the fruit of the Spirit;
- Intellectually characterized by the ability to study, interpret, and apply the Scriptures as they encounter the challenges of daily living, cultivating a biblical worldview in which knowledge and practice are unified in the Christian’s life;
- Socially characterized by a commitment to God-honoring relationships and the ability to communicate accurately the truths of Scripture in culturally relevant ways;
- Physically characterized by a respect for one’s body as redeemed by Jesus and indwelt by the Holy Spirit;
- Characterized in ministry by a consistent commitment to disciple-making, exhibited by a servant’s heart, a love for the Church, and a determined obedience to the Great Commission.
Each spring our graduating seniors complete a Ministry Competency Exam that evaluates their learning. The exam centers around the five SLOs defined above. Up to date, these exams have utilized a four-point scale requiring a minimum of a 2.0 for a passing grade.
For 2019-2022, each year’s data for these five learning goals have been averaged together to create a composite score.¹
2019 (n=9 graduates) 3.48²
2020 (n=9 graduates) 3.68
2021 (n=8 graduates) 3.51
2022 (n=9 graduates) 3.57
¹These five learning goals will be individually reported for the Ministry Competency Exam starting in 2023.
²Ministry Competency Exam data is reported on a four-point scale. Starting in 2023, this exam will be evaluated on a five-point scale.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN WORKPLACE MINISTRY
- Communicate how their work actively participates in God’s work.
- Define and apply five values/virtues of Jesus’ leadership: Purposeful, Bold, Credible, Creative, and higher-level Service.
- Articulate what Business as Mission means for the church as a sustainable mission in alleviating poverty globally and influencing corporations domestically.
- Identify and steward vocational opportunities through a work internship with a prospective employer.
LBC PARTNERSHIP BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREES
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of prioritization related to spiritual aspects of life, relational interactions and their service to the church and the world. Specific skills developed will be time management, goal setting, resource allocation, vision, organization, drive and critical thinking.
- Analyze and express information and ideas in a variety of appropriate means with clarity and coherence in written and spoken forms.
- Master the key sub-disciplines within the business realm. Specific skills developed will be subject matter expertise, applying knowledge to everyday life, decision-making, problem solving and confidence in decisions.
- Analyze their role in the world and work, following Jesus Christ’s example as their model of leadership. Specific skills developed will be driven-ness, working with excellence, flexibility, self-motivation, and ethical actions.
- Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence in both personal and business relationships. Some of the basic features of emotional intelligence include delegation, collaboration, motivation and candor.
- Apply the concept of maximizing God’s gifts in our lives. Areas of emphasis will be identifying and developing gifts and talents and balancing resources.
- Articulate and evaluate the significance of culture on message design, delivery and impact.
- Identify and differentiate the major communication theories and describe the relevance of appropriate theories to their chosen communication field.
- Participate in a communication career field to further develop skills, knowledge, and experiences.
- Appropriately apply ethical principles and professional codes of ethics to the practice of communication.
- Integrate a biblical worldview into the practice and evaluation of communication.
- Develop and integrate their biblical worldview into the system of Criminal Justice.
- Evaluate how the three major components of the Criminal Justice system – Law enforcement, Courts, Corrections – ensure equal justice and humane treatment.
- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
- Synthesize practical experience with the Criminal Justice Program curriculum.
- Apply ethical principles of criminal justice to guide professional practice in pursuit of restorative justice.
- Identify as a Criminal Justice Professional and conduct oneself accordingly.
- Apply knowledge of natural sciences, mathematics, and accounting in a Healthcare Management environment.
- Demonstrate skills and abilities to be employed in Healthcare Management positions.
- Articulate medical terminology and communication skills in a Healthcare Management setting.
- Develop a biblical world view with a Christ-centered, moral and ethical foundation for making necessary healthcare policy decisions that are righteous, legal and culturally competent.
- Articulate strategies to understand and influence healthcare policy.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide education and support services to those accessing healthcare services.
- Apply disciplinary knowledge and Christ-centered values to leadership, management and administrative situations in a healthcare setting.
- Develop an understanding of the healthcare needs and services within the community.
- Plan, create and implement a comprehensive sport program for private and public sectors utilizing biblical principles of stewardship and discipleship.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the fundamental principles of sport management.
- Distinguish individual differences and describe all dimensions of diversity.
- Apply critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills to solve problems through the integration of management theories.
- Develop the communication skills necessary to disseminate information in a variety of oral, written and electronic formats.
- Interpret regulations and legal aspects relative to the sport professions.
What sets MBC apart?
A Christian education.