Missions, Vision, Goals, Planning, and Assessments
Our Mission

Faith Bible Seminary is a graduate-level training institution designed to glorify God by equipping students with a biblical education for effective Christian ministry.

Our Vision

We aim 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.

Our Goals

Completion of the FBS curriculum will result in:

Enhanced Academic Ability: Students will develop critical thinking skills, understanding of relevant subject matter, and the ability to evaluate reference works in order to clearly communicate truth to themselves and others.

Understanding the Sufficient Scriptures: FBS students will demonstrate a whole-hearted and exclusive commitment to the Scriptures. This commitment is displayed through the student’s acquisition of the necessary exegetical tools for a productive life-long study and communication of God’s Word, the development of sound doctrinal convictions, and the development of skills necessary to minister the Word of God effectively.

Spiritual Growth: Students will leave FBS with a more meaningful relationship with Christ. They will display this relationship in both their growing godly character and their service.

Valuing Relationships: FBS will facilitate godly relationships within the student body for the purpose of encouragement and exhortation. Students will develop a commitment to facilitating godly relationships in their future ministries.

Preparation for Service: FBS students will learn to boldly engage in biblically-based Christian ministries to build the body of Christ around the world through the development of leadership, discipleship, counseling, and community outreach skills.

Core Values

The congregation of Faith Church founded FBS to address some growing concerns with traditional seminary models while keeping the academic excellence normally associated with traditional seminaries. In particular, we will uphold the following:

Lower Cost: The cost of seminary has quickly outpaced the ability of most seminary students to graduate debt-free. In addition, many students 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. With these in mind, FBS's seminary model is designed to keep the costs of attending seminary as low as possible.

Value 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. FBS's curriculum allows students to balance both school and full-time work.

Enable Practical 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. By partnering with local churches, students are able to have a full-time.

Strategic Plans

Faith Ministries Strategic Plans

2022 FBS Planning Document


2021 360-degree Presidential Review

2019 MDiv Comprehensive Review

2021 MABC Comprehensive Review

2018 MABC Comprehensive Review