Community and Setting
Living at Montana Bible College
The Billings Trail
Montana Bible College is relocating (summer 2023) to Billings, Montana, where the scenery has changed a bit since the city was founded in 1882 by the Northern Pacific Railway.
These days, Billings is a hub of activity. Area attractions include Yellowstone National Park, the Red Lodge Mountain ski resort, Zoo Montana, the Pictograph Cave State Park, and the Yellowstone River. Billings is also home to Montana State University Billings (3,700 + students) and Rocky Mountain College (about 1,000 students).
Billings is an exceptional setting. Our students enjoy easy access to outdoor recreation like backpacking, snowboarding and skiing, biking, hunting and fishing. The many businesses in Billings provide employment opportunities. And ministry opportunities abound with local churches, college ministries, and other organizations.
Surrounding Billings are small towns and agriculture. Indeed, the entire state of Montana has just seven towns with more than 10,000 people! So MBC aims to be regionally relevant – training students for ministry in rural communities and small cities.
Gateway to the World
The heart of Jesus is global. His commission to make disciples is global. The mission of every church, whether in small-town America or the big city, is global. And though the truth of the gospel looks the same the world over, wise shepherds and missionaries must bring this gospel and establish and shepherd the Church in very diverse settings. Because of our setting in Montana, we are uniquely fitted to specialize in town and country ministry. But because our calling is global we train all our students to have a global heart, and we train some specifically for cross-cultural ministry, whether to an American Indian tribe in Montana or a people group across the world. Since the majority of places and churches in the world are small, we believe our specialization brings an added strength to our cross-cultural training.
Billings sits on Interstate 90, and you can fly out of Billings to anywhere in the world. And students from all over the world are coming to Montana State University Billings. Combine our calling with our setting, and MBC students and graduates truly have a gateway to the world!