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New Brunswick

Bible institute GOD’S PURPOSE

OUR PASSION

2017-2018


Welcome to New Brunswick Bible Institute where you will enjoy a close family atmosphere. Whether you are interested in taking a one year course and receiving a solid Biblical foundation for future life experiences or desire a strong Bible-based education which will equip you for future ministry, NBBI is your place. 1


New Brunswick Bible Institute 2335 Route 103 Victoria Corner NB E7P 1C7 nbbi.ca nbbi@nbbi.ca (506) 375-9000

Table of Contents

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Who We Are

history | purpose & philosophy faith & practice

What We Believe doctrinal statement

Where We Are Located our campus | our facilities

What We Do

programs we offer | course descriptions | opportunities for practical training & service

How Much Does It Cost tuition | residence | textbooks

How to Apply

entrance requirements | application procedures | international students | contact information

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Who We Are OUR HISTORY

New Brunswick Bible Institute was founded in the fall of 1944. Rev. John Parschauer and a group of Christian men saw the need for a Biblecentered school where young men and women might receive a sound training in the Word of God and be sent out to evangelize. Mr. Clayton B. Clark was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors and the school opened in a farm house in Rosedale, New Brunswick, not far from Hartland. While enrollment that first year was small, only 10 students, the blessing of the Lord was evident. Shortly after, new property in the village of Victoria Corner was acquired and the school began to grow. A well-qualified, spiritually-minded faculty and staff have given devoted service to the preparation and training of thousands of young people now successfully serving Jesus Christ in pastoral, evangelistic and missionary work around the world.

OUR PURPOSE & PHILOSOPHY New Brunswick Bible Institute is committed to Jesus Christ and His plan of building His church on earth through the directives of the Great Commission - evangelism and discipleship. This school was founded with the sole purpose of being a Bible training institution to help disciple and prepare men and women to serve Jesus Christ at home and abroad. Our purpose of existence is fulfilled by three basic objectives: Biblical and theological training; spiritual life and character development; and ministry training and Christian service activities. The philosophy that permeates our purpose, objectives and daily campus life is that: 1. The Word of God must be first and foremost in the life and ministry of all believers in order for us to be spiritually effective (II Timothy 3:16-17). 2. We must be disciplined men and women of God in order for God to be glorified by holy living and righteous works. Self discipline is valuable, required discipline is necessary but spiritual discipline is by far the most valuable achievement to seek after (Galatians 5:22-23; I Timothy 4:7-8). 3. Our lives must be devoted to God’s work on earth as labourers together with Christ. God’s work is all about people. We must learn to be skillful in the use of our gifts and talents in order to reach people for Christ and encourage them to join the ranks of fellow servants in ministry (II Timothy 2:15). New Brunswick Bible Institute seeks to partner with and support local churches, Christian families and all believers in order to fulfill God’s plan, God’s commission and God’s will for His people on earth.

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OUR FAITH & PRACTICE New Brunswick Bible Institute is a nondenominational, fundamental, missionary, independent school. In stating this, we do not want to convey a proud and haughty, separatist spirit, but we do want to honestly set forth our position so that you will not be under any false assumptions concerning our doctrinal policies and practices. By Fundamental we mean that we adhere to the following doctrinal statement with which every staff member is in agreement. By Non-denominational we mean that we are not aligned with any denomination, but receive students on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and their compliance with our requirements for entrance.

By Missionary we mean that we believe that it is the task of the Church to become involved, on an individual basis and through joint effort with those of similar goals and objectives, in the ministry of World Evangelism. By World Evangelism we refer to the reaching of lost souls with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ as defined in I Corinthians 15. Our students are exposed to Faith Missions in chapels, classes and conferences. By Independent we mean that we are governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors. We are not affiliated with any other organization in any official capacity. Thus the school is not influenced or controlled by an outside body. We are, however, incorporated according to the laws of the Province of

New Brunswick as a “School for Training young men and women to do the work of the ministry.” An audited financial report is published each year and available to the public upon request. New Brunswick Bible Institute does not co-operate in any manner whatsoever with ecumenical groups, including the World Council of Churches and its agencies, and/or any evangelical efforts sponsored by those who do not hold to the fundamental doctrines of the Christian Faith. It is the purpose of the New Brunswick Bible Institute to remain true to God’s Word in precept and practice in all phases and areas of our work.

What We Believe DOCTRINAL STATEMENT 1. the verbal inspiration of the old and new testaments.

By this is meant God’s superintendence of the human authors so that, using their own individual personalities, they composed and recorded, without error, God’s revelation to man in the words of the original autographs. (2 Pet. 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16).

2. the trinity of the godhead.

There is one living and true God existing eternally in the three equal Persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Gen. 1:26; Matt. 28:19) (Compare Rom. 1:7; Heb. 1:8; Acts 5:3,4).

3. the deity of jesus christ.

From all eternity Jesus Christ was God the Son. He came into humanity by the virgin birth and today is the God-man in the Glory. (John 1:1; Heb. 1:8; John 20:28).

4. the personality and deity of the holy spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity by whom believers are called, regenerated, baptized into Christ, indwelt, sealed, guided, taught, witnessed to, sanctified, aided and filled for service. (John 14:16-18; Rom. 8:9-27; I Cor. 6:19-20; Eph. 1:13-14;5:18).

5. man is totally depraved and spiritually lost.

He is by practice and by nature a sinner in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit of God. (Eph. 2:1-3).

6. there is only one plan of salvation.

It is through faith in the finished work of Christ. (John 3:5; 14:6; 20:30,31). This salvation has been purchased solely through the blood of Christ. (1 Pet. 1:18,19; Eph. 1:7; Rev. 1:5; Heb. 9:22).

7. christ rose bodily from the grave.

He ascended to Heaven to carry on a ministry of intercession for the saints. (John 2:19-22; Luke 24:36-43: Heb. 7:25).

8. the imminent and pre-millennial return of jesus christ.

At this time the living saints will be translated and the dead in Christ will be raised. The church, which is the body of Christ, will be raptured before the period of the Great Tribulation. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:14-18; 1 Cor. 15:50-52; 1 Thess. 5:9).

9. the bodily resurrection of all men.

The saved will be raised to everlasting joy and bliss, the lost to everlasting damnation in hell. (Job 19:25-27; Rev. 20:4-6, 13; 2 Thess. 1:9; Matt. 25:41, 46).

10. satan

He was once one of God’s created cherubim, fell through pride and since then has been in constant warfare with God. He is prince of the present world system and will ultimately be confined to torments in the lake of fire. (Ezek. 28:12-19; Luke 10:18; Rev. 20:10; Is. 14:12-14).

11. all who, by faith, receive jesus christ are born again.

They are born again of the Holy Spirit, therefore are children of God and eternally saved. The Holy Spirit dwells within every believer to enlighten them in life, testimony and service. (John 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:9-14).

12. god gives spiritual gifts to all believers.

This is for the building up of the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12).

13. “tongues and healing” were authenticating signs.

These were given to confirm the teaching of the apostles. Thus they were foundational gifts and are not needed today because we have the complete revelation of God in the Scriptures. Therefore, we cannot commend or support the modern-day charismatic movement. (Eph. 2:20; 2 Cor 12:12, Heb. 2:4; Acts 2:43).

14. divorced men or men married to divorcees, should not assume the position of pastor or deacon

While they ought not to be excluded from membership, they should not assume the position of pastor or deacon in a local church. Because we are training Christian leaders, we do not accept divorcees or those married to divorcees in our day school program. (1 Tim. 3:2).

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Where We Are Located OUR CAMPUS

Located in the beautiful St. John River Valley, the small community of Victoria Corner is home to New Brunswick Bible Institute. Just five minutes from Hartland and 20 minutes from Woodstock, it soaks in the beauty of New Brunswick while having the convenience of two nearby historic towns. For our students from the United States of America, we are located aproximately 35 kilometers from Houlton, Maine, a major port of entry for Eastern Canada.

Riverside Park & Walking Trails

Connected to campus is our beautiful Riverside Park, a quiet place to walk, read or get alone with God. Behind the campus you can take a walk through the woods on our many trails; you may even spot a moose! 5


Beacon Hall - Men’s Residence

OUR FACILITIES Residences

Overlooking the river, Beacon Hall welcomes panoramic views of the campus. Liberty Hall joins the beauty of campus with convenient access to classrooms, the student lounge and other facilities.

Classrooms

The Kenneth M. Robins Study Centre houses our three classrooms. These new, modern spaces provide a beautiful atmosphere for instruction and learning.

Library

Gymnasium

Our new library, conveniently located off our classrooms, has many volumes for student use. Its cosy lounge and coffee counter provide a comfortable spot conducive to individual or small group study.

Gymnasium

In our Open Bible Student Centre you will find our gymnasium. Here you can shoot hoops, excercise in the weight room, or join others in an evening of student-organized sports. Our classrooms, gym, chapel, dining room, library, bookstore and administration offices are conveniently connected by a closedin walkway.

Riverside Park

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What We Do

PROGRAMS WE OFFER New Brunswick Bible Institute is dedicated to the training of young people who are sincere and earnest in their desire to live for Jesus Christ. The Bible is central to what is taught in the classroom and woven into whatever course a student might be taking at any time. The three programs that we offer are:

Lifequest/Associate of Biblical and Theological Studies (38 Credit HoursDiploma)

This one-year program is designed for Christians who feel the need for biblical training to increase their effectiveness in the local church. It is also intended for the Christian who desires a solid, biblical foundation on which to build a future vocation and ministry. Graduates of this program can transfer directly into the second year of the three-year program.

Biblical and Theological Studies (108 Credit Hours-Diploma)

The purpose of this three-year program is to equip the student for pastoral, evangelistic or missionary service. The course has, as its main objective, a thorough study of the Bible, which is the inspired Word of God. Related subjects are included which give instruction in pastoral care, missionary work and ministry related to the local church. Graduates of this program can transfer directly into the fourth year program of Advanced Biblical Ministries.

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Advanced Biblical Ministries / Bachelor of Theology (144 Credit Hours-B.Th. Degree)

There is no substitute for practical experience. This one-year internship program is an extension to our threeyear program. It involves the student in a wide range of practical ministry for a prolonged period of time. The student will work under a carefully selected mentor in a church or other ministry setting. It is intended that the student and mentor will form a ministry team working together for the glory of God and their mutual benefit. The student will benefit from the example and wisdom of the mentor’s years of godly service. In addition the student will complete 32 hours of academic study to balance the practical ministry. The student will gain insights into ministry not obtainable from textbook study alone. Good study habits will be reinforced along with personal discipline and ministry skills. A Bachelor of Theology degree is awarded to all graduates from the ABM program. New Brunswick Bible Institute has entered into an academic partnership with Covington Theological Seminary in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA for the purpose of granting this degree. ABM Tracks available: Christian Education Evangelism Ladies’ Ministry Missions Pastoral Ministry Youth Ministry Counselling Children’s Ministry


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what to expect •

A well-rounded exposure to the Bible

Extremely practical courses such as “Biblical Foundations” and “Life Issues from Proverbs”

Intellectually stimulating studies such as“Systematic Theology 1” and “Hermeneutics”

Gain insight into Global Missions

Gain an appreciation for Church History

Develop a broader understanding and deepened passion for God’s Word

for whom is this course designed •

Youth group leaders

Christian workers

Those seeking to live godly, Christian lives

Those who wish to do secular education but want a solid foundation

FRESHMAN YEAR BI111 GENESIS BI112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY BI132 GOSPEL OF JOHN BI152 PHILIPPIANS BI161 2 PETER & JUDE BI113 LIFE ISSUES FROM PROVERBS CE110 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION CE112 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HI111 CHURCH HISTORY1 TH210 THEOLOGY 1 CE120 BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS MI111 MISSIONS 1 PP112 PERSONAL EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP TH221 HERMENEUTICS

3HR 6HR 3HR 1HR 1HR 3HR 3HR 2HR 1HR 5HR 3HR 2HR 3HR 2HR

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theological studies what to expect •

Dive deeper into God’s Word

Engage in classroom discussion about current theological issues

Gain valuable knowlege and experience for effective ministry

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nd & rd

year

for whom is this course designed •

Those desiring to serve in full-time Christian service (Pastor, Missionary, Evangelist)

Christians who have a passion for God’s Word

Men and women who want to be faithful servants in their local churches

2nd year courses

3rd year courses

JUNIOR YEAR BI211 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY BI221 GALATIANS BI222 MINOR PROPHETS BI232 EPHESIANS BI242 PASTORAL EPISTLES CE214 *PRINCIPLES FOR THE GODLY WOMAN CE231 CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES CE222 *LESSON DEVELOPMENT CE232 YOUTH MINISTRIES GE211 ENGLISH 2 HI212 CHURCH HISTORY 2 HI221 BIBLICAL INTRODUCTION MI210 MISSIONS 2 PP221 **EXPOSITORY PREACHING TH310 THEOLOGY 2 ** course taken by men only * course taken by women only

SENIOR YEAR 6HR 2HR 3HR 2HR 3HR 2HR 1HR 1HR 2HR 3HR 2HR 1HR 2HR 2HR 5HR

BI312 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY BI320 ROMANS BI332 I CORINTHIANS BI342 HEBREWS CE321 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING GE311 ENGLISH 3 HI311 CHURCH HISTORY 3 HI322 CULTS MI311 MISSIONS 3 PP311 **PASTORAL THEOLOGY PP312 *LADIES’ MINISTRIES TH113 CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGICAL ISSUES TH114 THEOLOGY OF REVELATION

6HR 4HR 3HR 3HR 2HR 3HR 2HR 2HR 2HR 3HR 3HR 2HR 3HR

** course taken by men only * course taken by women only

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Advanced

of Biblical ministries bachelor theology b.th.

what to expect •

A hands-on approach to study including eight academic courses

Valuable mentorship

Practical and specific tracks of study

for whom is this course designed •

Pastors

Christian Leaders

Full-time Christian Workers

Those who desire graduate level education at a seminary

where have abm students studied •

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta

Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Texas

Japan, Ireland

ABM students select a track which interests them and take the courses associated with that track. This includes an independant research project specifically designed for them.

Many of our graduates, after completion of their studies, have enrolled in other institutions for further training. Several Christian colleges and Bible schools have accepted all the credits earned by our graduates transfering to their schools. Transcripts may be obtained by contacting our registrar. Our academic partner, Covington Theological Seminary, is located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. For more information visit covingtonseminary.org 11


ABM tracks CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

CE440 CE441 CC442 CE443 PP410 PP492 TH410 TH411 TH430

HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CHRISTIAN EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ADULT EDUCATION IN THE CHURCH DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT ADVANCED ESCHATOLOGY CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

EVANGELISM

PP450 PP451 PP452 PP453 PP454 PP496 TH410 TH411 TH430

PERSONAL EVANGELISM II EVANGELISM INTERNSHIP CHURCH PLANTING EVANGELISM LOCAL CHURCH EVANGELISM ETHICS AND EVANGELISM INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - EVANGELISM BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT ADVANCED ESCHATOLOGY CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

CE428 CE429 CE430 CE431 CE432 CE444 PP497 TH410 TH411

TRUTH THERAPY WOMEN IN COUNSELLING WOMEN’S MINISTRIES WOMEN’S MINISTRIES INTERNSHIP DISCIPLINES OF WOMEN SPIRITUAL MATURITY INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - WOMEN’S MINISTRIES BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT ADVANCED ESCHATOLOGY

MISSIONS

MI401 MI410 MI420 MI430 MI440 MI460 PP493 TH410 TH411

MISSIONS INTERNSHIP CROSS-CULTURAL CHURCH PLANTING COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS HISTORY OF MISSIONS THEOLOGY AND STRATEGY IN MISSIONS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - MISSIONS BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT ADVANCED ESCHATOLOGY

PASTORAL MINISTRY

CE420 NOUTHETIC COUNSELLING PP410 PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP PP430 ADMINISTRATION PP441 PASTORAL INTERNSHIP PP491 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - PASTORAL MINISTRY TH410 BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT TH411 ADVANCED ESCHATOLOGY TH420 THEOLOGY OF CHURCH GROWTH TH430 CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

YOUTH MINISTRY

CE410 CE411 CE412 CE420 PP410 PP494 TH410 TH411 TH430

BIBLICAL YOUTH MINISTRY YOUTH MINISTRY INTERNSHIP DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY NOUTHETIC COUNSELLING PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - YOUTH MINISTRY BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT ADVANCED ESCHATOLOGY CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

COUNSELLING

CE420 CE421 CE422 CE423 PP495 TH410 TH411 TH421 TH430

NOUTHETIC COUNSELLING COUNSELLING INTERNSHIP HOW TO COUNSEL FROM SCRIPTURE COUNSELLING AND CHANGE INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT - COUNSELLING BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT ADVANCED ESCHATOLOGY THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

CM401 CM402 CM403 CM404 CM405 CM406 CM407 TH410 TH430

CHILD EVANGELISM DOCTRINE FOR CHILDREN TEACHER PREPARATION LESSON PREPARATION DIFFICULT CHILDREN CHILD PSYCHOLOGY MENTORED INTERNSHIP BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

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Course Descriptions bi bible exposition

BI211/312 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY 12hrs Old Testament Survey is a comprehensive study of the books of the Bible, with particular emphasis on their relationship to each other, their basic themes, and their application to the servant of Christ and his Christian work. Old Testament Survey is taught in five major divisions over two years. First Year 1. The Pentateuch A study of the five books of Moses, carefully focusing on the practical aspects of doctrine and the historic context. 2. The Historical Books. A study of the development of Israel as a nation and its relevance to life and ministry today. Second Year 3. The Wisdom Books/Poetic Books A study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon with an emphasis on application.

BI112 NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY 6hrs

4. The Major Prophets A study of the major prophets, their circumstances and reasons for writing and the national status of the Hebrew people. Emphasis is placed on features of Old Testament Christology as given through the prophets. 5. The Minor Prophets A study of the messages of the minor prophets and their prophetic and doctrinal significance.

BI111 GENESIS

3hrs

A detailed study of the book of beginnings showing that Genesis is rich in typology and that it contains the origin of every principle found in the Word of God.

New Testament Survey is a study of the entire New Testament including the intertestamental period. Beginning with the Gospels and concluding with the Book of Revelation, this 6 credit hour course will cover the history, geography, culture, major themes and biblical exposition of the New Testament.

BI132 GOSPEL OF JOHN

3hrs

The revelation of Jesus Christ as recorded by John will be studied with special attention given to the reactions and results of believing that revelation. This will include the seven “I am” sayings and the seven sign miracles proving His diety.

BI320 ROMANS

4hrs

Proverbs is a guidebook to godly behaviour. In this course a student will learn that Proverbs gives us wisdom to handle the complex issues of life.

The letter to the Romans is approached exegetically, theologically and practically. The course is entitled, “The Riches and Resources of Romans.” Every verse is analyzed in detail and key words and phrases are studied from the original language. An emphasis is placed on a contemporary application of the doctrinal content.

BI222 MINOR PROPHETS

BI332 I CORINTHIANS

BI113 LIFE ISSUES FROM PROVERBS 3hrs

3hrs

This course explores the theological, historical and practical content of this section of God’s Word. An emphasis is placed on Christology, eschatology and the relevance of these books for today.

3hrs

A practical study of I Corinthians which deals with problems in the church and how they can be corrected; an important study in the light of the problems of the church in our contemporary society.

BI221 GALATIANS

2hrs

A verse-by-verse exposition of Galatians which deals with the subject of legalism. It shows the contrast between grace and law and faith and works.

BI232 EPHESIANS

2hrs

An expository study of Ephesians revealing the majesty and mystery of the church. It deals with the calling, conduct and conflict of the believer. The entire book is studied in the form of a thematic diagram.

BI152 PHILIPPIANS

1hr

A practical, historical, analytical and devotional study of the epistle to the Philippians, with particular emphasis on how this book relates to Christian experience.

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BI242 PASTORAL EPISTLES 3hrs An exposition of I Timothy, II Timothy and Titus. This course will examine some of the hallmarks of a healthy church, including sound doctrine and credible leadership.

BI342 HEBREWS

3hrs

A verse-by-verse study of Hebrews which shows a book of better things. It reveals that Christ is a better Person Who has mediated a better covenant established upon better promises.

BI161 II PETER & JUDE 1hr This course is an exposition of II Peter and Jude with the dominant theme being apostasy. We will examine the definition of apostasy, its dangers and the biblical answer to it. This course will teach students to be fully anchored in the truth and able to detect error.

ce christian education CE112 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 2hrs The theme of this course is “Developing a Caring and Competent Local Church.” This study includes Biblical counselling, principles of Christian education, youth education and adult education in the context of the local church. The goal of this course is to enrich the level of Christian education within the local church.

CE120 BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS 3hrs Biblical Foundations will better help the student in understanding origins, Christian Ethics and formulating a biblical world view. It will also include an introduction to apologetics.

CE214 PRINCIPLES FOR THE GODLY WOMAN 2hrs This course will teach what Scripture has to say about the godly woman. It will deal with the relevancy of Scripture for today and how it can be practically applied to each woman’s life.

CE222 LESSON DEVELOPMENT 1hr This course will deal with the construction, communication, division, and delivery of Biblical teaching. We will spend time

discussing the needs for order, unity, coordination, and clarity in our teaching.

in a day of so much hurt, difficulty and challenge.

CE231 CHILDREN’S MINISTRY1hr

CE110 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

This course deals with methods and materials for children’s ministry. It gives practical steps for preparing a Bible lesson to evangelize and disciple children. It also gives instruction in the use of songs, memory work and review as well as demonstration and opportunity for participation.

CE232 YOUTH MINISTRY

2hrs

This course is designed to teach Christian workers to evangelize youth, to disciple each young person in personal patterns of spiritual growth and to promote personal involvement in the local church activities and ministries.

CE321 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING 2hrs This course is designed to introduce the student to Biblical counselling. Every time we answer a question, give an opinion or suggestion we are counseling. The question is; will our counsel be Biblical? We will consider what makes Biblical counsel Biblical, superior and practical

3hrs

This course is designed to help students develop their ability to communicate effectively before a public audience, as well as establish in them the ability to communicate God’s Word before others. Students will experience classroom instruction as well as practical participation.

ge general education GE211 ENGLISH II

3hrs

This course focuses primarily on English grammer and punctuation but also includes information on some basic writing skills. The basic writing skills pertain to writing style, paragraphs and the writing process.

GE311 ENGLISH III

3hrs

This course provides practical instruction in writing for ministry purposes. Various written formats that are covered include testimonies, prayer letters, tracts, devotionals, and newspaper columns

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as well as some other pieces such as research papers, book reviews, and resumes

hi history HI111 CHURCH HISTORY I

1hr

A careful study of the founding and development of the Church from the apostolic age to the beginning of the medieval period of church history. The time period is known as Ancient Church History, a period of external persecution and internal heresy, through to the fall of the Roman Empire. It also includes Christianity’s subsequent influence upon the Barbarians (5 BC - AD 590).

HI212 CHURCH HISTORY II 2hrs Medieval Church History (590-1517) traces the development of the Roman Catholic Church and its subsequent decline until the Reformation. Special emphasis will be given to biographical studies of the major Protestant reformers.

HI221 BIBLICAL INTRODUCTION 1hr An analytical study of the inspiration, preservation, authority and inerrancy of the Bible.

HI311 CHURCH HISTORY III 2hrs Modern Church History from 1517 to the present day will be studied with special emphasis upon the Radical Reformation, Catholic Counter Reformation and the major revivals in England and America.

HI322 CULTS

2hrs

This course is polemic in nature, and includes a careful study of the major cults of our day. A verse-by-verse analysis of the Bible passages which are misused to teach false doctrine is provided. The student is equipped to refute unbiblical teaching and to point the cultist to personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

mi missions MI111 MISSIONS I

2hrs

This course is an introduction to Christian missions which includes the study of the

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theological and historical foundations of missions. It also provides students with an overview of world religions and instructs on practical ways in which to defend and share the Christian faith with others of a different world view.

MI210 MISSIONS II

2hrs

This course includes part one in a biblical study of the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul. Additional instruction includes lectures, discussions and activities under the topics of cross-cultural communication.

MI311 MISSIONS III

2hrs

This course includes part two in a biblical study of the missionary journeys of the

Apostle Paul. Additionally, the student will receive practical teaching in regards to mission organizations, relationships, finances, missions in the local church, communication and technology, and traditional and non-traditional methods of missionary involvement.

pp practical pastoral PP112 PERSONAL AND DISCIPLESHIP

EVANGELISM 3hrs

A course designed to teach believers, Christian leaders and local Church members how to bring people to Christ and to mentor them in their Christian growth. This course will cover the theology


with the personal qualifications of the messenger. Constructive evaluation will be given by the teacher.

PP311 PASTORAL THEOLOGY 3hrs This course is focused on developing a “Biblical philosophy” of ministry. It is designed to give practical instruction in pastoral ethics, visitation, administration, conducting weddings and funerals, creative programming and contemporary issues.

PP312 LADIES’ MINISTRIES

3hrs

This course is taught in conjunction with Pastoral Theology. It deals with such issues as our devotional life, family relationships, spiritual gifts, ministry and minitry issues.

th theology TH113 CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGICAL ISSUES

2hrs

The goal of this course is to provide each student with a basis for doctrinal conviction and an awareness of current departures from historic biblical truth.

TH114 THEOLOGICAL STUDIES IN REVELATION 3hrs This course is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Revelation. An emphasis is

placed on the practical application of the doctrinal teaching of each chapter. Eschatology is integrated with other divisions of theology.

TH210 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I 5hrs Systematic Theology is a comprehensive study of God’s revelation of Himself and His creation. The subjects which are dealt with in this course are Introduction to Systematic Theology, Bibliology, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Hamartiology and Angelology. Assignments include a “mini-thesis” on a given topic.

TH221 HERMENEUTICS

2hrs

Hermeneutics is the science of Biblical interpretation involving various principles relating to rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

TH310 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II 5hrs The second year of theological study is an exhaustive treatment of Christology, Pneumatology, Eschatology, Ecclesiology and Soteriology. This course involves extensive reading and a “mini-thesis” on a given topic.

of evangelism and provide practical, Biblical methods of evangelism. It will also cover various training procedures to help people experience true spiritual formation and ground them in their faith.

PP221 EXPOSITORY PREACHING 3hrs The first part of this course will deal with the construction, communication, division, and delivery of Biblical teaching. We will spend time discussing the needs for order, unity, coordination, and clarity in our teaching. This remainder of the course will provide the student with pulpit experience through actual preaching. The expository method of preaching will be considered along

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRACTICAL TRAINING AND SERVICE Practical Christian Service Practical training is a vital part of our students’ education. Students participates in our Practical Christian Service program and are assigned to ministry teams where they have weekly opportunities to work with local churches or organizations. Our students gain real ministry experience, better equipping them for future service. PCS opportunities include ministries with children and youth. Some have opportunities to visit senior citizens’ homes or hold services at a local Jail. Others serve on one of our music or drama teams. Conferences, Retreats and Chapels Services here on campus allow our students to discover and excercise their spiritual gifts and natural abilities by preaching, teaching, singing and testifying. They may also assist on the worship team or play an instrument during these services. Student play a huge role in our children’s, youth, ladies’ and men’s retreats. Summer Ministries Students are required to serve in a local church, Christian camp or other Christian organization during the summer months between their years of study here at NBBI. Students return with testimonies and stories of how God worked in and through them as they participated in some type of service for Him.

Missions’ Trips Many of our students participate in missions’ trips during school breaks or over the summer. Some of the NBBI-sponsered teams have gone to New York City, Texas, Bermuda, Ukraine, Ireland and Guatamala. Future Service Our alumni have laboured in over 60 countries of the world, serving as pastors, missionaries, youth workers, Bible teachers, evangelists, etc. Others are busy serving in their local churches in various ways, working with children, youth, adults and seniors. They are sought after and wellspoken of. Our grads are making a difference and reaching our world! 17


A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPENED TO NBBI STUDENTS THROUGH YEARLY MISSIONS TRIPS, STUDYING ABROAD AND REGULAR VISITS FROM MISSIONS ORGANIZATIONS TO THE CAMPUS.

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It is our desire to keep the cost of training as low as possible. This is accomplished by the sacrificial, regular giving of Christian friends who contribute a large part of the total cost. Students actively take part in keeping the cost of their education low by helping out with responsibilities around campus. A non-refundable student confirmation fee of $75 is required to be sent in after notification of acceptance for all incoming students. This fee will be credited to the student’s account.

SINGLE STUDENT TUITION $4,132 per year

RESIDENCE/ MEALS $5,268 per year

TOTAL $9,400.00

How Much Does It Cost? Married students’ tuition is $1,817 per semester, that is $3,634 per academic year. Married students are responsible for providing accommodations and provisions for their own families. We do not provide housing or meals on campus. Advanced Biblical Ministries/ Bachelor of Theology students’ tuition is $2,435 per semester, that is $4,870 per academic year.

EARLY APPLICATION SCHOLARSHIP

In order for a student to qualify for the $250 early application scholarship, all necessary forms and fees must be received by the school before March 31 of the year he/she plans to attend. After meeting these requirements, the student must apply for the scholarship online at:

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Additional $450 per year


How To Apply ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS People who apply to New Brunswick Bible Institute should be of approved Christian character, considerate of others, willing to be taught and willing to obey the governing regulations of the school. They must be ready to submit to those resposible for the direction of the school and student life. The following requirements are necessary when making application: 1. Applicants must be genuinely born again and possess sufficient maturity of Christian character and zeal to be clearly recognized by fellow Christians who know them well. 2. All applicants must be willing to submit cheerfully to the Institute’s regulations and discipline. 3. Applicants should be high school graduates, or at least 18 years of age. Some exceptions may be made under speacial conditions.

Transferring Credits New Brunswick Bible Institute is prepared to give credit to students who have taken courses equivalent to those in our programs. Transfer credits will be given only for subjects taken at a post-secondary level and when the student has earned 70% or higher. For more information about transferring credits to NBBI, contact our admissions’ office.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES New Students Application to New Brunswick Bible Institute can be made by going online to nbbi.ca/admissions/applications/ or by requesting application forms by calling 1 (800) 771-6224. 1. All application forms should be filled out in English by the applicant. 2. Fully answer all questions on application forms A, B, C and D. 3. Be sure to add a clear autobiography and testimony as mentioned under “Christian Experience” on form B. 4. Reference forms E (Pastor/Elder) and F (Employer or Teacher) must be completed by the referee online or on paper and sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Referees must not be related to you (the applicant) and must have known you for at least a year. Referee must also be 21 years of age or older. 5. Arrange for an official transcript from your most recent educational institution to be sent to us. An official transcript is one issued by the school, bearing an original signature or school seal. The transcript should be sent in a sealed envelope from the issuing educational institution. 6. Your photo is not required but is beneficial to us. It can be sent with your form A. 7. Once we receive all items for your application we can begin the process of evaluating it. You will be notified by email or phone of your acceptance. You are then responsible to send in the student confirmation fee to confirm your attendance at NBBI. This fee is non-refundable, but will be credited to your account. Receipt of this fee will be acknowledged by an official acceptance letter. An acceptance packet will also be sent which will include information you will need to prepare for your year(s) here at NBBI.

Re-Application Procedure Junior, Senior and Advanced Biblical Ministries Students To be considered for a new term, junior, senior and ABM students must re-apply by filling in the form provided at the end of the school year. Re-application will be accepted provided the student has completed the required summer Practical Christian Service and acquired the necessary credits. The re-application fee must be received by the Registrar’s office no later than July 15. This amount will be credited to the student’s account. Re-application fees received after July 15 will not be credited to the account. Returning Application Procedure Students who have been out of school for one or more semesters should contact the Registrar to receive an updated catalogue and information concerning re-applying. 20


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (Including USA) Citizenship and Immigration Canada Requirements are Included. As an international student you should begin the application process well in advance of the semester in which you plan to enroll. In addition to the enrolment procedures already listed, international students, including those from the USA, should note the following: 1. If the international applicant’s first language is not English, satisfactory results from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) must be sent directly to New Brunswick Bible Institute. You can obtain this information by writing to: TOEFL Services CN 6151 Princeton NJ 08541-6151 USA Phone: (609) 951-1675 Fax: (609) 520-1093 Web site: www.toefl.org 2. After being accepted by New Brunswick Bible Institute, you will need to apply for a Study Permit. You can find the application online at, www.cic.gc. ca/english/study/study.asp or visit the nearest Canadian government office in your home country. If you are a citizen of the United States of America, you may apply at your point of entry into Canada when you come to school. The immigration officer will take your information and will print out the permit. Students from some countries may also need a Temporary Resident Visa and some may need a medical exam. When applying for your study permit you will need: a) Proof of acceptance - an official letter of acceptance stating that you have been accepted in a theological course of study at the New Brunswick Bible Institute and a form of information. These will be included in the acceptance packet sent to all international students upon notification of acceptance. b) Proof of identity - A valid passport or travel document for you and each accompanying family member. The passport or travel document must allow you to return to the country that issued it. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and Greenland do not need a passport, but do need proof of status and citizenship, such as a national identity card or an alien registration card. c) Proof of financial support - You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees, living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada, and return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada. You can prove that you have sufficient funds to support yourself in Canada by showing some of the following: • proof of a Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;

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• proof of a student/education loan from a financial institution; • your bank statements for the past four months;


CONTACT INFORMATION ONLINE: is the easiest way to apply. Simply go to nbbi.ca/admissions/ applications and click “Start Here.” Begin by filling out Form A. Go ahead, apply today! MAIL: Call 1 (800) 771-NBBI to have a paper application mailed to you. INQUIRIES: Email or call, our Registrar. registrar@nbbi.ca or 1 (800) 771-6224

For full details please see the Canadian Government Web site at www.cic.gc.ca (click on Study). Canada Immigration will charge a non-refundable fee to cover the cost of processing the application for entry into Canada. 3. Students driving into Canada must report to the Canada Immigration Centre at the place of entry into Canada. Please allow time for immigration processing at the border. They must also report when they are returning to their homes. Please Note: Parents, family or friends travelling to Canada with students will also be required to have a passport, passport card, or other WHTI-compliant document when crossing the border. Children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card. You will find the immigration and customs officials, for the most part, very co-operative and friendly. Come with the documentation above, be very courteous, respectful and Christ-like, and you should have no difficulty entering into Canada. All forms and questions should be addressed to:

nbbi.ca/admissions/applications

• a bank draft in convertible currency; • proof of payment of tuition and accommodation fees; • a letter from the person or institution

providing you with money; • proof of funding paid from within Canada if you have a scholarship.

Director of Admissions New Brunswick Bible Institute 2335 Route 103 Victoria Corner NB E7P 1C7 Phone: (506) 375-9000 Toll free: 1-800-771-6224 Fax: (506) 375-1800 Email: registrar@nbbi.ca Web site: nbbi.ca

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