Tiers of Training

The Institute offers different tiers of training for each of the ministry tracks to accommodate different levels of interest and availability.

Internships

One-year, comprehensive discipleship paths involving hands-on service in a specialized ministry track; one-on-one mentoring from the BBC staff; and assigned reading and lectures. Interns should expect to invest up to 6 hours per week to complete the requirements.

Apprenticeships

Semester-long ministry practicums involving a total of 180 hours of specialized ministry training and study. For those that qualify, apprentices also have the option to receive 6 free master's level credit hours.

Residencies

Paid positions to serve alongside the BBC staff in the areas of pastoral ministry, discipleship, or communications. While serving a minimum of 15 hours per week, residents will engage in theological and practical studies related to their ministry specialization.

Internship Tracks

Receive hands-on ministry training in the areas of Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Education, Discipleship, or Communications. In each of these tracks, participants will experience mentor-based theological and practical training under the leadership of the BBC Staff.

Pastoral Ministry

The Pastoral Ministry track is designed to train Christian men in pastoral theology and ministry to be faithful servants of the gospel and the church (Col 1:23-25).

Theology

The Theology track is designed to equip followers of Christ in theology and biblical studies to be faithful stewards of the truth once delivered to the saints (Jude 3).

Education

The Education track is designed to equip followers of Christ in Christian worldview and pedagogy to be faithful educators for the cause of Christ (Col 2:8).

Discipleship

The Discipleship track is designed to equip followers of Christ in the practice of personal and ministry-based discipleship to be effective ministers of the gospel (Eph 4:12-16).

Communications

The Communications track is designed to equip followers of Christ in the thoughtful application of tools and techniques to magnify gospel proclamation (Col 1:1-6).

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