Students of SBC are transformed through the powerful Word of God and through the empowerment by the Holy Spirit. Each class day begins with prayer and discipleship groups where students not only learn to minister to one another but learn from seasoned Christian leaders as they study and apply the Scriptures together.
“God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil” (E. M. Bounds in Intercessory Prayer. Dutch Sheets, 23). SBC students soon realize the importance of prayer…in the secret place, in community…that prayer opens the windows of Heaven.
Word of God
The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. Scripture is central to all classes and is the plumbline for prophetic interpretation.
Students attend daily chapels before class where the focus may be prayer, discipleship, worship, or testimonies from guest speakers. A special week of inspiration and impartation is scheduled each quarter. Classes are canceled and guest speakers and worship leaders are invited to come and share.
Courses in Bible, theology, evangelism, leadership, and general courses are offered. Students can earn the following: Certificate of Biblical Studies, Certificate of Supernatural Discipleship; Associate and Bachelor of Biblical Studies; Bachelor of Applied Ministry; Bachelor of Practical Theology; Master of Servant Leadership.
Students can receive one-on-one mentoring for either course work or personal growth. Appointments can be made through the office and faculty are available as needed.
A true disciple of Jesus is “a person who follows Jesus, is transformed by Jesus, and joins with Jesus on his mission” (Jim Putman & Bobby Harrington. Discipleshift, 54). Discipleship is best accomplished through relational environments that are intentional. Students have opportunities during chapels and class to engage in intentional discipleship.
Students are encouraged to have a spiritual hunger and thirst for and an intentional openness to the work and moving of the Holy Spirit in the individual believer’s life and ministry as well as the expression in and through the corporate body of believers.
Matthew 28:18-20: Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” SBC is dedicated to Spirit-empowered leaders and sending them forth to accomplish the great commission.
Acts 2:46-47: “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking break from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all people.” Fellowship is an important part of the culture of SBC, whether gathering for special events, birthday celebrations, or meals.
Monthly events are planned for the entire student body. Such outings include bowling, hiking, beach combing, Lights of Christmas, Corn Mazes, Game nights, and much more.
Each month birthdays are celebrated in additional to several holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
Daily snacks are provided for students as well as a full lunch for our modular-intensives that occur three times a year.
According to Robert Greenleaf, a servant leader is “one who is a natural, caring servant-seeker and follower who places the welfare and growth of others above his/her own concerns.” Leaders need to be servants first. Matthew 20:28 we see Jesus stating, “…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
OUTREACH: LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL
Students engage in local and international ministry as part of their training. More opportunities open each year for ministry to other nations. Currently, students travel to the Philippines in the winter and possibly Bangkok, Thailand in the near future.
One of the requirements for all students is to be engaged in either their church ministry or another local ministry. Students need 30 volunteer hours per year for a maximum of 120 hours of service during their time at SBC.