We're Not Your Average Seminary
Faith Bible Seminary is a graduate-level training institution designed to glorify God by equipping students with a biblical education for effective Christian ministry. In light of this mission statement, completion of the FBS curriculum will result in:
Rationale and Vision
The congregation of Faith Church wanted to begin FBS in order to address some growing concerns with traditional seminary models while keeping the academic excellence normally associated with traditional seminaries. There were three particular needs that the congregation desired to address:
- Cost: The cost of seminary has quickly outpaced the ability of most seminarians to graduate debt-free. In addition, many seminarians work full-time which makes being a husband and father particularly challenging. Thus, too many seminarians are leaving school with a family unit in need of repair and indebtedness that potentially limits ministry opportunities.
- Time: The congregation believed that students were taking too much time to complete the academic requirements, due in part to the high costs and the associated full-time work.
- Ministry Experience: The church believed that more practical ministry would have to be part of the program in order to properly equip leaders for ministry.
Pastor Scott Gruber, Bible Fellowship Church
Based on the rationale, mission statement, and core values of Faith Bible Seminary, the vision of FBS is to become a model for effective ministry training based on excellent academics, the development of meaningful relationships with God and others, and practical ministry training in order to equip students to make a significant difference for the cause of Christ in the United States and around the world.