BBC: Christian Bible College Campus Life | Ministry Development

As a student at BBC, you receive a quality education through your interactions with our professors, staff, and fellow students – whether on-campus or around the globe. We also believe part your education is gaining experience through hands-on ministries in the local church and community. 

Our purpose
Ministry Development exists to comprehensively equip you with the essentials necessary for faithful Christian ministry.

Our Values and Goals
What we desire to be true for each student flows from the values of Ministry Development. 

Since we value the student as a redeemed image bearer of God, we are committed to help you progress in the transformation toward complete Christlikeness.

Since we value the local church, we are committed to help you connect with a local church for the purpose of worship and ministry. Students are expected to be faithfully involved in a local church whose doctrine is compatible with the training you receive at BBC.

Since we value ministry as a lifestyle, we are committed to help you think intentionally and creatively about the myriad ways in which you may serve Christ in the world.

Since we value biblically based critical thinking and biblically defined character as essential for faithful Christian ministry, we are committed to help you engage in ministry in a way that is biblical in both concept and conduct. 

Since we value the development of a person’s skills in achieving God-given ministry potential, we are committed to help you appropriately evaluate each of your ministry experiences.   

Putting it into practice
The process begins with a ministry choice appropriate to your desires, dreams, gifts, and goals. It continues with communication, accountability, and ministry evaluation. 

The Office for Student Development, ministry advisors, faculty, and staff are available to give you advice, encourage you, and regularly check-in to see how you are doing.

Where to get involved
There are numerous ministry opportunities for you in nearby churches, in the community, and even on campus.

You may assist a church plant, work with inner-city youth, learn to teach, disciple inmates, bring hope to nursing home residents, use sports as outreach, share the gospel in New York City, counsel teens, assist nonprofits, preach, minister through music, develop a new ministry …. Anything is possible.

A dynamic part of the Ministry Development
A Ministry Fair is held early each fall semester. Area churches and other ministry leaders gather on campus to meet and interact with our students. The Ministry Fair is a great way to learn about possible places for worship and ministry.

BBC views your participation in a local church as a crucial element in your preparation for future leadership. Your involvement not only plays a vital part of your development but also adds to the growth and development of the church.

See the  Student Handbookfor more details on church attendance. (An updated version of the handbook will be available in October 2014)


Need more information? Contact Frank Judson at fjudson@bbc.edu or 570.585.9444.