Bible Institute

Faith Missionary Bible Institute; Covington, Louisiana offers religious non-secular Bible college degrees via nonresident study. We are exempt by the Louisiana Board of Regents and currently offer degrees from bachelor to doctorate levels.

Director

Dr. S. D. Smith, Ph. D., Ed. D., D. Min.
Resume
495 Red Barn Rd.
Gruetli-Laager, TN 37339

Board of Advisors

Richard Addison; Ordained Minister
Rt. 3, Box 39E
Memphis, MO 63555
Carl Roberts; Ordained Deacon
P.O. Box 988
Tracy City, TN 37387
Jerry F. Smith, D.Min.
Creation-Ed Ministry
Adjunct Faculty-Philippines
Claud E. Smith; Trustee
Dunlap, TN 37327
Jimmy and Regina Wagner
50th Ave. South
Gruetli-Laager, TN 37339

Secretary and Registrar

Dr. Carolyn Borne/Smith, Ed. D.
495 Red Barn Rd.
Gruetli-Laager, TN 37339

Staff & Faculty

(Current staff and faculty are listed alphabetically by last name. This list is subject to change without notice between official updates to our catalog handbook or website.)

  • Betty Bishop
  • Kacie Jones
  • Shannon Nolan
  • Beverly Rigsby
  • Dr. Carolyn S. Borne/Smith, Ed. D.
  • Dr. S. D. Smith, Ph. D., Ed. D., D. Min.
  • Frances Tate: Certified Librarian
  • Regina Wagner

The Bible Institute’s Role, Scope & Mission Statement

Faith Missionary Bible Institute recognizes the importance of the faith that you entrust to us. We strive to honor that trust. FMA&BI is an outreach ministry of Faith Missionary Church; which is a nondenominational, fundamental, full gospel, community church; established in the 1970′s. Our role and goal is to provide legitimate and reasonably attainable degrees of quality and acceptance within the Christian community. FMA&BI degrees major in Bible, ministry and Christian education within a scope that is religious, church related and totally non-secular.

Degree Programs Offered

  • BBS- bachelor Bible studies
  • MBS- master Bible studies
  • DBS or Ph. D.- doctor Bible studies
  • B Min- bachelor ministry
  • M Min- master ministry
  • D Min- doctor ministry
  • BCE- bachelor Christian education
  • MCE- master Christian education
  • Ed. D.- Christian or Ph. D.- doctor Christian education
  • Additionally; we offer concentrations in “Biblical Health” in the above degree programs, or specialized “Biblical Health Therapies” to those already possessing relevant training.

Degree Requirements

  1. Bachelor- (120 credits) equivalent to four years of full time study. Due to possible credit transfer, advanced standing and the nature of our assignments; it will normally not take four years to complete this degree with Faith Missionary Bible Institute.
  2. Master- (30 credits above the bachelor)
  3. Doctor- (60 credits above the master)

Faith Missionary Bible Institute Course Listing

You may take these courses one at a time toward degree completion. Depending upon your desired major and degree concentration these courses are suitable for all degree levels (bachelors, masters, or doctorate) with no prerequisites other than “book 1 should precede book 2” in a selected course. Partial tuition should be made prior to the school mailing course materials to the student. Thank you.

Alternatively; you may request credit by exemption based upon portfolio examination documenting your relevant experience, prior course work, or personal studies. To do so: Include a single curriculum vitae (CV) or resume’ and one short but clearly written summary essay detailing each course you wish to challenge for advanced standing. Your summary essay should demonstrate your knowledge of the subject or subjects and detail how you acquired this knowledge. You may attach copies of any verifiable certificates, or other documents that you feel are indicated.

Additionally; please note we also accept transfer credit from other reputable institutions of higher learning.

Current Courses Are Listed Below With Descriptions Following

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 1 (15 credits)

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 2 (15 credits)

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 3 (15 credits)

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 4 (15 credits)

Bible Survey New Testament Course 1 (15 credits)

Bible Survey New Testament Course 2 (15 credits)

Bible Survey New Testament Course 3 (15 credits)

Bible Survey New Testament Course 4 (15 credits)

Basic Bible Course I Book 1 (20 credits)

Basic Bible Course I Book 2 (20 credits)

Basic Bible Course I Book 3 (20 credits)

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 1 (20 credits)

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 2 (20 credits)

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 3 (20 credits)

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 4 (20 credits)

Course VIII Christology (30 credits)

Full Gospel Fundamentals Course II Book 1 (20 credits)

Full Gospel Fundamentals Course II Book 2 (20 credits)

Full Gospel Fundamentals Course II Book 3 (20 credits)

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 1 (20 credits)

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 2 (20 credits)

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 3 (20 credits)

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 4 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 1 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 2 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 3 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 4 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 1 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 2 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 3 (20 credits)

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 4 (20 credits)

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 1 (15 credits)

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 2 (15 credits)

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 3 (15 credits)

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 4 (15 credits)

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 1

(Genesis – II Samuel)

Our Old Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 39 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 2

(I Kings – Song of Solomon)

Our Old Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 39 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 3

(Isaiah – Daniel)

Our Old Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 39 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Bible Survey Old Testament Course 4

(Hosea – Malachi)

Our Old Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 39 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Bible Survey New Testament Course 1

(Matthew – Romans)

Our New Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 27 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Bible Survey New Testament Course 2

(I Corinthians – Colossians)

Our New Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 27 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Bible Survey New Testament Course 3

(I Thessalonians – Hebrews)

Our New Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 27 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Bible Survey New Testament Course 4

(James – Revelation)

Our New Testament survey courses are encompassing the entire 27 books as presented within the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Text location and word search is an integral component of each per credit course of study as well as essay summary and personal application where indicated.

Basic Bible Course I Book 1

Course one, book one, contains 24 pages and 108 questions. It contains the best references on:

THE INSPIRED SCRIPTURES

THE DIVINE GODHEAD

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST

THE PLAN OF SALVATION

Basic Bible Course I Book 2

Course one, book two, contains 32 pages and 159 questions. It contains the best references on:

WATER BAPTISM

PRAYER

BIBLE STUDY

THE CHURCH

MEEKNESS

OBEDIENCE

WORLDLINESS

HOLINESS

CRUCIFIXION

HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM

DIVINE HEALING

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

THE SUPERNATURAL

Basic Bible Course I Book 3

Course one book three contains 36 pages and 166 questions. It contains the best references on:

THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE

THE CHURCH

THE PLAN OF THE END

HEAVEN AND HELL

DEMONS AND ANGELS

FALSE DOCTRINES

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 1

A  DEVOTIONAL BIBLE STUDY FOR MINISTERS, CHRISTIAN WORKERS, AND CHURCH TEACHERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

* SERVING GOD & SHARING CHRIST

* THE WORTH OF SOULS

* OUR CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION

* YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY

* CHURCH WORKERS

* FAITHFULNESS, LOYALTY, & REWARDS

* EXHORTATION & PREACHING

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 2

Revelation

End of the World

Order of End-Time Events

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 3

A chapter by chapter summary of things soon to befall the earth

Revelation:

Chapter by Chapter

Little Apocalypse of Jesus

BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE Course VII Book 4

Dealing with Persecution

Preach the Gospel

THE COMING WORLDWIDE WAVE OF PERSECUTION

AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT

Course VIII Christology

The subject of “Jesus” is the most important matter that we can think, write, or talk about.

God created people with the ability to know His Son, Jesus Christ. Most of the world knows about Jesus superficially, but no man really knows the true heart of Jesus.

What an irony that the vast majority of people on earth are ignorant of the very One, who made them. Jesus knows all men, even if they don’t know Him.

Full Gospel Fundamentals Course II Book 1

(A sequel to Basic Bible Study Course I)

COURSE II BOOK 1 CONTAINS 24 PAGES AND 116 QUESTIONS.  IT CONTAINS THE BEST REFERENCES ON:

DOCTRINAL UNITY

THE SCRIPTURES

THE DIVINE GODHEAD

THE GOSPEL

SALVATION

WATER BAPTISM 

Full Gospel Fundamentals Course II Book 2

COURSE II, BOOK 2 CONTAINS 36 PAGES AND 164 QUESTIONS. IT CONTAINS THE BEST REFERENCES ON:

BAPTISM INTO THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

DIVINE HEALING

SANCTIFICATION & HOLINESS

THE CHURCH

Full Gospel Fundamentals Course II Book 3

COURSE II BOOK 3 CONTAINS 28 PAGES AND 140 QUESTIONS; IT CONTAINS THE BEST REFERENCES ON:

THE LORD’S SUPPER

THE MINISTRY

END-TIME EVENTS

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 1

A Bible-based course in life skills that includes the topics of dating, marriage, divorce and child-rearing? Marriage is not just another subject. It is so paramount and important. The relationship between the husband and wife is compared to that of Christ and the Church, or to God and the Kingdom of Heaven. Among all the world, marriage is the most central and sacred to Bible Christianity.

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 2

A Bible-based course in life skills that includes the topics of dating, marriage, divorce and child-rearing? God is a God of order, and He has created the spiritual and the physical universe to operate on set laws and principles.

Gravity, electricity, chemistry, and other laws of physics operate in a prescribed way. Likewise there must be a system, some set of guidelines for a successful marriage. You cannot leave your life to chance or speculation in one area or the other. Following God’s precepts are not optional. The survival of your marriage depends upon your obedience to God’s word.

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 3

A Bible-based course in life skills that includes the topics of dating, marriage, divorce and child-rearing? Even though some couples may not have children and some Christians may not even be married, the following material may be of very great benefit to them some day.

Biblical Life Skills (and or) Marriage Manual Course III Book 4

A Bible-based course in life skills that includes the topics of dating, marriage, divorce and child-rearing? In this Bible course we wish to define not only what constitutes marriage but “what is divorce”, as much ignorance and vain traditions surrounds each of these vitally important subjects.

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 1

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE IV, BOOK 1 CONTAINS:

WHO AND WHAT ARE GOD’S MINISTERS?

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE CALLED TO THE MINISTRY?

THREE PHASES OF ENTERING INTO THE MINISTRY.

EVIDENCE OF YOUR DIVINE CALLING.

GOD’S PERFECT PLAN AND DIVINE DESIGN FOR YOUR LIFE AND MINISTRY.

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP QUALITIES.

RESTORING MINISTERIAL CREDIBILITY.

YOUR UNLIMITED POTENTIAL IN GOD.

OBTAINING CREDENTIALS:  LICENSED AND ORDAINED.

BIBLICAL ORDINATION.

20 QUESTIONS FOR MINISTERS.

HOW TO BE A GOOD MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST.

MINISTERIAL CONDUCT AND MORAL STANDARDS.

SPECIAL SPIRITUAL QUALIFICATIONS.

A SELF-TEST.

DIFFERENT RELIGIONS.

MIXING CHRISTIANITY WITH OTHER THINGS.

PASTOR OR EVANGELIST?

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 2

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE IV, BOOK 2 CONTAINS:

TERMINOLOGY, TITLES, AND TERMS.

CORRUPT CHURCHES CONDEMNED.

SIZING UP MINISTRIES.

7 IMPORTANT POINTS FOR MINISTERS.

HOW TO ACCOMPLISH OUR TASKS.

QUALITY AND/OR QUANTITY?

GOING FORTH IN JESUS’ NAME.

STANDING FAITHFUL.

WRITING YOUR OFFICIAL DOCTRINAL STATEMENT.

STATING THE GOALS OF YOUR MINISTRY.

EXPLAINING YOUR PURPOSES.

YOUR MOTTO.

GOD’S KIND OF MINISTRY.

TO WHAT SHOULD YOU APPEAL?

THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE.

WHAT PEOPLE WANT.

STAYING SCRIPTURAL.

LAY MINISTRIES.

THE MINISTRY OF TEACHING.

EXAMPLES AND METHODS OF TEACHING.

THE CONCEPT AND ART OF TEACHING.

HOW TO PREPARE A SHORT DEVOTIONAL.

RELATING TO YOUR AUDIENCE.

MANNER OF APPROACH.

POINTS IN PREACHING.

PRESENTING THE MESSAGE.

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 3

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE IV, BOOK 3 CONTAINS:

PACKING A GOOD PUNCH WITH WORD POWER.

PREACHING THE WORD.

PREPARATION AND DELIVERY.

PREACHING WITHOUT NOTES.

RELATIONSHIPS IN THE BODY.

DISCIPLINE.

YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD OTHER MINISTERS.

THE ENEMIES OF THE TRUE UNITY.

RACISM, ETC.

COOPERATION NOT COMPETITION.

MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATIONS.

PRISON MINISTRY.

WHAT ARE INMATES REALLY LIKE?

HOW TO START A PRISON MINISTRY.

3 WAYS TO CONDUCT PRISON MINISTRY.

PRECAUTIONS.

PRISON PEN-PALS.

BREAKING INTO JAIL.

WHAT TO TELL PRISONERS.

SOME DO’S AND DON’TS.

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course IV Book 4

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE V CONTAINS:

MINISTERING TO SPOUSES OF PRISONERS.

AFTER CARE.

FRUIT, GIFTS, AND MINISTRY.

EVANGELISTIC ETHICS.

HOW TO GET SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS.

HOW TO PERFORM A WATER BAPTISM.

HOW TO PERFORM A WEDDING CEREMONY

HOSPITAL MINISTRY.

YOUR CHRISTIAN WRITING MINISTRY.

YOUR RADIO MINISTRY.

4 WAYS TO PRODUCE A PROGRAM.

HOW TO GET ON T.V.

ADVERTISING YOUR MEETINGS.

HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR MINISTRY.

PREPARE P.S.A.’S AND NEWS RELEASES.

WHAT EDITORS ARE LOOKING FOR.

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 1

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE V BOOK 1 CONTAINS:

WHERE DO CHRISTIANS STAND ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE?

CIVIL AUTHORITY AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

PUBLIC EVANGELISM

THE RIGHTS OF STREET PREACHERS

WHEN STOPPED BY THE POLICE

THE RIGHTS OF SCHOOL STUDENTS

DO’S AND DONT’S OF POLITICAL ACTIVITY FOR PASTORS

CAN YOU USE YOUR HOME FOR A CHURCH?

THE IDEAL SERVICE

A BALANCED N.T. CHURCH

MICROPHONE SKILLS

THE ORDER OF THE SERVICE

RECEIVING THE OFFERING

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SPIRIT OR OF THE FLESH

THE SPIRIT OF DISSIMULATION

BEFORE AND AFTER THE SERVICE

HANDLING MONEY

BUSINESS, FRIENDSHIP, OR CHARITY?

UNDERSTANDING GIVING

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MONEY

GOING FULL-TIME

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 2

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE V BOOK 2 CONTAINS:

GOD’S MINISTERS AND GOD’S MONEY

QUESTIONS ABOUT TITHES AND OFFERINGS

CHURCH EXPENDITURES

EXPLOITATION OF THE CHURCH TREASURY

BALANCED BENEVOLENCE

SOLICITATION OF BUSINESSES

HOW TO START A CHURCH

THE PASTOR’S JOB

THE PASTOR:  MINISTER OR ADMINISTRATOR?

WHAT PEOPLE WANT IN A PASTOR

TYPICAL PASTORAL PROBLEMS

WAYS A PASTOR CAN COMMUNICATE INFORMATION

THE PASTOR:  BOSS OR LEADER?

SUSPICION AND ACCUSATION OR EDIFICATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT

MAKING VERBAL COMMITMENTS

PASTORAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WHERE IT ENDS

THE PROFESSIONAL PASTOR

GUEST SPEAKERS

GETTING THE CHURCH READY FOR THE COMING OF CHRIST

THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH

THE POSITION OF THE ELDERS

POLICIES FOR EXTRA MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES

GUIDELINES FOR CHURCH BUSINESS AND PLANS

POINTS TO PONDER FOR THE CHURCH COUNCIL

CHURCH GOVERNMENT

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 3

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE V BOOK 3 CONTAINS:

SETTING THE CHURCH IN ORDER

THE PASTOR: GOD’S SPOKESMAN TO THE CHURCH

AUTHORITY

SUBMIT TO GOD AND REBEL AGAINST THE DEVIL

WHAT IS THE CHURCH?

UNITY OR SCHISM

DISCORD OR HARMONY

LAW AND LOVE

LEADERSHIP AND FOLLOWERS

AVOIDING EXTREMES

FELLOWSHIP OR DICTATORSHIP

FENCE BUILDERS

THE ECCLESIASTICAL HIERARCHY

CONTINUITY OR RESTORATION OF AUTHORITY?

COMMON COMPLAINTS AGAINST PASTORS

TWO WAYS OF PASTORING

APPOINTMENTS AND ENGAGEMENTS

THE MINISTER AND HIS RECREATION

OVER WORK CAN RUIN YOUR HEALTH

VISITOR FOLLOW-UP

TELEPHONE EVANGELISM

THE THREE REACHES OF THE CHURCH

PROSELYTING AND STEALING SHEEP

BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER

MINISTERIAL TRAINING Course V Book 4

MINISTERIAL TRAINING COURSE V BOOK 4 CONTAINS:

DEALING WITH CRITICISM, ACCUSATION, AND PERSECUTION

ENVY AND JEALOUSY

GO BY FRUIT, NOT GOSSIP

JUDGING AND MISJUDGING

SIX WAYS TO OVERCOME REJECTION

LOVING YOUR ENEMIES

YOU CAN PREVAIL

WE WIN IN THE END!

REJOICING, THE SECRET OF VICTORY

WHY GOD GETS ALL THE GLORY

A PASTOR’S DREAM

HOW TO AVOID A FALL

PROPHETS FOR PROFIT

WORKING FOR APPRECIATION?

THE PATTERN OF SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

MARKS OF A BACKSLIDDEN PASTOR

WHEN A PASTOR COMMITS ADULTERY

THE PRINCIPLE OF PROBATION

A FINAL WORD OF CAUTION

THE KIND OF RELIGION JESUS CONDEMNED

GROWTH AND PROGRESS

END-TIME MINISTERS WITH THE END-TIME MESSAGE

BE ZEALOUS FOR THE LORD

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

THE MOVE IS ON

FORMALLY ORGANIZING YOUR MINISTRY

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 1

(Outlines 1 – 25)

Our ministry and Christian education courses present pulpit sermon outlines or Bible lesson outlines. The study involves a breakdown and analysis of these lesson plans presented and a summary by the student with personal application where indicated. The courses are completed when the student demonstrates the ability to duplicate the skill required by preparing similar outlines of the student’s own design. Review 25 Sermon Outlines. Produce 25 new Sermon Outlines of your own design.

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 2

(Outlines 26 – 50)

Our ministry and Christian education courses present pulpit sermon outlines or Bible lesson outlines. The study involves a breakdown and analysis of these lesson plans presented and a summary by the student with personal application where indicated. The courses are completed when the student demonstrates the ability to duplicate the skill required by preparing similar outlines of the student’s own design. Review 25 Sermon Outlines. Produce 25 new Sermon Outlines of your own design.

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 3

(Outlines 51 – 75)

Our ministry and Christian education courses present pulpit sermon outlines or Bible lesson outlines. The study involves a breakdown and analysis of these lesson plans presented and a summary by the student with personal application where indicated. The courses are completed when the student demonstrates the ability to duplicate the skill required by preparing similar outlines of the student’s own design. Review 25 Sermon Outlines. Produce 25 new Sermon Outlines of your own design.

Teaching/Preaching Preparation 4

(Outlines 76 – 100)

Our ministry and Christian education courses present pulpit sermon outlines or Bible lesson outlines. The study involves a breakdown and analysis of these lesson plans presented and a summary by the student with personal application where indicated. The courses are completed when the student demonstrates the ability to duplicate the skill required by preparing similar outlines of the student’s own design. Review 25 Sermon Outlines. Produce 25 new Sermon Outlines of your own design.

Nature of Studies

Faith Missionary Bible Institute is a completely nonresident correspondence Bible study program. No college classes are offered on any U.S. or foreign campuses. However; we will issue a Certificate of Recognition of a Satellite Library or Study Site for those who request it. Also; a similar certificate can be issued to Approved Proctors for students who want to legitimately refer to a structured attendance as they describe how they earned their degree. No such certificate will be misrepresented to imply that FMA&BI is physically operating or conducting business in any particular domicile or facility and FMA&BI will not be responsible for any fees charged by third parties. The certificate will only document that the student selected a recognized site for study. An example would be a local public library with a librarian who would document your visits or the library of a church where the minister serves as your proctor.

Free Bible Lessons

We will gladly give a (one) free Bible lesson to anyone who requests it. We do not charge for the Gospel. We cannot afford postage to put individuals on a monthly mailing list to receive ongoing free Bible lessons but for a donation covering printing and mailing we would give more than the one free lesson described. However; the formation of a degree program and the confirmation of degrees is a service that deserves tuition. People usually do not appreciate something if it costs them nothing.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy

Faith Missionary Bible Institute is open to all individuals of good moral character. We are happy to instruct and train non-secular, Christian church related classes and courses to all interested individuals regardless of: Race, Color, Church Denominational Background, Gender, Ethnic Origin, Nationality, Cultural Profile, Class or Economic Status. Every student is admitted to the same educational programs, rights, privileges and honors in conformity to the Civil Rights Acts of 1964. Foreign tuition should be paid by international money orders payable in U.S. dollars.

Doctrine Statement

While FMA&BI is totally committed to nondiscrimination; we are without apology equally and totally Christian in our world view. We believe in toleration; not toleration which implies that, “all roads lead to God.” Certainly; all roads do not lead to God. Jesus Christ said, in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”(KJV) We exercise toleration in the context that we do not want our views forced upon the masses. This ideology of accepting the rights of non-Christians to be non-Christian protects our right to be Christian. The commission to the church was and is to evangelize not to proselytize. That having been said; our primary doctrine, belief and reason for teaching is our faith in the authority and authenticity of the Holy Bible. If the Holy Bible is the authentic Word of God, then it has authority and its instructions are to be followed. Our reliance upon the King James Version of the Holy Bible is based upon two reasons. First; is the fact that it is a translation and not a paraphrase. Secondly; while it has archaic words, it was translated during a time when the English language was at its epitome. Today’s language has digressed and is littered with jargon and vulgar slang. The beauty and purity to be found within the pages of the King James Version of the Holy Bible is well worth dealing with all of the Thee’s and Thou’s; though archaic they may be.

Grading System

  • A= 90% – 100%
  • B= 80% – 89%
  • C= 70% – 79%
  • D= 60% – 69%
  • F= 59% or less

Prerequisites

  1. High School Diploma or a GED (We offer a recognized and legitimate High School Diploma program if needed.)
  2. minimal age to begin a program is 18 or 17 if a High School graduate
  3. bachelor prior to master
  4. master prior to doctorate

Open Enrollment & Completion of Degree Programs

A perspective student may call, write or email and request an enrollment application and a resume/portfolio instruction sheet at any time. There is an open enrollment and a student may begin studies at any time during the academic school year. As well; the courses are self paced and may be completed according to the student’s schedule.

Advanced Standing

A resume or portfolio will be evaluated and a substantial amount of credit may be awarded for previous study; either personal or formal, as well as ministerial or educational activities; however, no honorary degrees will be awarded and no student will be awarded any degree without completion of academic studies with Faith Missionary Bible Institute. When a resume, portfolio or transfer credits on an official transcript from another reputable educational institution warrants advanced standing; a degree completion proposal will be forwarded to the student that will enable the student to complete all necessary assignments and earn an official degree from Faith Missionary Bible Institute. Applicants with an advanced amount of credits may apply for a multiple degree completion program.

Tuition & Fees

All degree programs are total package fee programs with no per credit hour costs, no application fees, no credit for portfolio assessment or transfer credit fees, and no document fees. There is; however, no cost reduction or discount of fees for advanced standing. There is no fee for the original documents awarded such as the degree and first transcript. There will be a reasonable fee for printing and shipping of additional transcripts or replacement diplomas. The fee scale is as follows:

Degree Programs Fees Complete

  • BBS- bachelor Bible studies= $650
  • B Min- bachelor ministry= $650
  • BCE- bachelor Christian education= $650
  • MBS- master Bible studies=$750
  • M Min- master ministry=$750
  • MCE- master Christian education=$750
  • DBS or Ph. D.- doctor Bible studies=$850
  • D Min- doctor ministry=$850
  • Ed. D.- Christian or Ph. D.- doctor Christian education=$850
  • Additionally; we offer concentrations in “Biblical Health” in the above degree programs, or specialized “Biblical Health Therapies” to those already possessing relevant training.

There will be a deduction or discount in cost per degree with enrollment in a combination multiple degree completion package as follows:

  • bachelor/master= $1000
  • master/doctor= $1200
  • bachelor/master/doctor= $1400
  • (fees have increased and go into effect as of 08-25-17)

These discounts apply only when enrolling in combination multiple degree completion programs. These discounts do not apply when former graduates re-enroll for second or third degrees. FMA&BI by nature of our non-secular church related degree programs does not qualify to participate in any Government Student Aid/Financing of tuition. FMA&BI does assure assistance to all students in that there are no promissory notes to sign, no interest charged, and no demanding payment schedules. You may pay in installments if the production of multiple course modules is indicated. Should you receive a complete degree completion packet just after enrollment; you may pay any balance just prior to the award of your degree.

Statement of Limited Liability

The staff, faculty and membership of Faith Missionary Church Academy and Bible Institute shall be responsible for no other actions than those of our own as individuals and officers when acting in the direct operation of the said afore named institutions. We make no other claims than those listed within the pages of this catalog and student handbook or our official web site. FMA&BI shall not be responsible for the claims, actions either of commission or omission of prospective students, graduate students or degree recipients who act independently and irresponsibly without the direction or approval of Faith Missionary Church, Academy or Bible Institute.

Refund Policy

The degree packets and fees are complete. There is no additional book or curriculum fee. A student may pay as little as $100 tuition per degree sought upon acceptance; to receive initial lesson assignments. Our fees are so low that it is not unreasonable to suggest that the student will be able to submit a second tuition in full by the time his or her assignments are completed and the degree is to be awarded. If an individual enrolls in any program within Faith Missionary Bible Institute and changes his or her mind about enrollment; before receiving materials, all funds collected will gladly be refunded in full. If an individual enrolls in any program within Faith Missionary Bible Institute and changes his or her mind about enrollment; having received materials, all funds collected will gladly be refunded minus a $100 per degree supply, postage and handling fee. If services are rendered in their entirety and a degree has been awarded; the school should not be expected to refund fees after a degree has been conferred. If a student withdraws; if no services were rendered, funds paid in advance for future services will gladly be refunded in their entirety if requested for refund within a six month time period. If partial services were rendered; the equivalent partial payment will be refunded. Fees paid and not requested for refund within a six month time period after enrollment will be considered forfeited.

Alumni Association

All those who graduate from Faith Missionary Bible Institute who would like to become a member of our Alumni Association, may request an application from our General Executive Offices. There are currently no fees involved in Alumni Association membership.

Apply by completing and mailing us the appropriate form: Application Forms.