BACHELORS OF BIBLICAL EDUCATION (B.B.E.)
This is generally a four-year course, covering 130 semester hours (or 1950 clock hours) for the Bachelor of Biblical Education. It is composed of both Biblical and general education courses. It functions in essentially two roles. The first role is that of foundational education for a vocational ministry. The second role is that it serves as preparation for graduate-level seminary work. RMBC is committed to equipping students to be Great Commandment and Great Commission leaders. Because of these goals, loving God & our neighbor and making disciples, we emphasize Scripture, Scholarship, Spiritual Passion, Skills, and Service in our academic programs.
- SCRIPTURE is the core of our curriculum. The Bible is the Great Book of the curriculum and the final authority by which all our learning and living may be adequately tested. Our purpose is to teach students the truth so that they will be prepared to evaluate the wisdom of the world and to minister the message of the Gospel with compassion. This specialization in the Scriptures in no way means that RMBC does not appreciate the importance or value of general and liberal arts education. We do subscribe to the belief that all truth is God's truth. Nevertheless, we also believe that some of God's truth is much more important than the rest of that truth. The Bible is God's revelation to man in propositional form and has been both fully and verbally created by God. Unless general and liberal arts education is brought under the authority of Scripture, it will be independent of Biblical authority and may even vie for equal status with the Word of God. Any independence from God comes under the wrath and judgment of God. Our curriculum specializes in the areas of Biblical studies and training for Christian service. The general-education courses are included because we feel they will contribute to students' understanding of the world in which they live and minister and because they are necessary to the effective communication of God's revelation in our culture.
- SCHOLARSHIP is loving God with our minds. A unique emphasis of RMBC is gaining a scholarly understanding of our times through the World View courses. With the Scriptures as our guide and the Great Commandment & Great Commission as our goal, we will study the flow of thought in our world in an effort to assist the student in embracing and expressing the Christian world view.
- SPIRITUAL PASSION is a growing love for and devotion to God. We believe that scholarship must lead to spiritual passion to be God-honoring. Therefore, each full-time student will be individually mentored by a faculty member who is concerned for his/her spiritual growth and evangelistic outreach. This mentoring is not rigid, but personal, designed to help students discover their unique calling, gifts, and service.
- SKILLS AND SERVICE are the vehicles to express the student’s Scriptural foundations, scholarship, and spiritual passion. RMBC’s programs are designed to effectively prepare students to make disciples within their chosen life context. Internships, strategic service opportunities, and academic majors are emphasized to help students improve their God-given gifts and abilities. Students may minor in Advanced Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, Practical Ministries, Christian Education, Women’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, or New Testament Greek. A minor consists of at least 12 credit hours of electives taken in a chosen department. Students may choose not to declare a minor, but to utilize their elective hours across departments to fit their individual academic needs.