Is the M.Div. right for you?

FBS' M.Div. program is very different from traditional seminaries. Keep reading to see if FBS is a good fit for you.

"Seminary has had its challenges but compared to a lot of my peers in traditional seminaries, the challenges I have experienced have been easy. Rather than having the challenges of having to juggle two jobs and keep a family together while taking classes, I’ve had challenges that lead to healthy growth in my ministry and in my personal life."
- Scott Allison, M.Div. 2013

Some Things We Encourage You to Consider


FBS admits students every three years—2025, 2028, 2031, etc. Will your plans and availability mesh with one of these time periods?

Career Pursuits

FBS has a primary purpose of training young men for pastoral ministry. Do you demonstrate a passion for the pastorate? Do you have the ability to make a three-year commitment for equipping and training? Do you have a local church that recognizes your gifts and abilities for pastoral ministry and is encouraging you to be involved in full-time pastoral ministry?


FBS is located in the Northend Community Center and intends to equip pastors with a heart for community ministry. Do you desire an education that equips you for community-based ministry?

Mentoring Program

FBS’s mentoring program is done in partnership with local churches. Are you part of an area local church? (If not, see Special Situations.)


FBS is a graduate level M.Div. program. Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university?


FBS requires that students be relatively debt-free upon entrance and exit of the seminary program. Are you free from enslaving debt?