· A Loyalty to One's Church and Ministry. The Church is God's plan for the world. We expect our students to be committed to the strength, health and expansion of the Church-locally and abroad (Heb. 10:24, 25). We expect them to discover and steward their spiritual gifts within the contexts of their churches, families, and communities (1 Corinthians 12:4-7).
· A Lifestyle of Bold Discipleship. We work to encourage students to live Christ-filled lives of radical love, obedience, faith, and service. They lead others into fruitful growth and teach truth as it has been taught to them (2 Timothy 2:2). Unashamed, they engage the world around them as followers of Jesus Christ, bearers of His cross and trophies of His grace.
· A Prophetic Sense of Spiritual Destiny. We exhort students to discover God's unique call and destiny for their lives and this generation (Acts 13:22). They view their lives and events with supernatural expectations that God is working in and through them for redemptive purposes; they seek to understand the times (Matt. 16:1-4).
· A Commitment to Personal Wholeness. Pursuing health-spiritually, physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially-is a biblical value. Students are encouraged to experience the amazing capacity God gives to live and love with all our hearts, minds, souls and being (Matt 22: 37-40). Gaining godly balance, counsel, healing and discipline become important practices in a disciple's growth (Prov. 3: 5-12, 4:18-27).
· A Life of Spirit-Directed Compassion. We require students to practice a "Learn and Live" lifestyle; "hearing" must be linked to "doing" (James 1:22). When students are confronted with needs, they are encouraged to seek God's wisdom and resources to compassionately serve. We expect each student to use their natural and spiritual gifts to bring hope and help to people around them where they live, work and worship (Luke 10:33-37).
· A Resolution to Complete the Harvest. Our students are taught to explore their part of the task of reaching the unreached (Matt. 9:35-38) and to contribute to the completion of the evangelization of the world (Matt. 24:14). As long as people remain outside of the hearing of the gospel, students will be challenged to pray for laborers, to give with generosity, and to go with effectiveness so that Christ will be named where He has not yet been named (Romans 15:20, 21).
Ministry preparation requires practical steps. It begins with the prayerful submission of an admissions application, counting financial and time costs, and trusting God for help as you grow into the person He has called you to be. He will not call you and then leave you unchanged: "Faithful is He who has called you, and will also do it" (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
A completed and signed Student Application Form, accompanied by payment of the $50 non-refundable application fee;
A completed, typewritten or word-processed Entrance Questionnaire;
A completed Clergy Reference Form from the applicant's church or place of worship;
Official high school transcripts (transfers included) or General Education Development (GED) scores;
Previous college transcripts from all institutions of higher learning;
A signed TBC Community Life Form.