SMBI’s programs of study allow the student to focus on a particular area of interest.  The three programs, Missions, Bible & Theology, and Christian Education, take as little as two years to complete.

Graduation Requirements
A diploma will be granted upon the satisfactory completion of the number of study hours required per major desired. A minimum grade average of 77% must be attained in all courses required in any one of the programs offered. An additional research paper of 8,000 to 10,000 words is required before graduation. The subject of this thesis shall be approved in advance by the Administrator and one faculty member. Final credit will be granted only after all assignments and requirements of the instructors are met and tuition fees paid. Students shall attend a minimum of four terms to graduate from SMBI. 

In order to give some continuity and reflection of purpose to their study, the student is encouraged to choose and follow a program of study even if they do not plan to graduate. However, this is not required.

Required Courses

All required courses are a two-year program.

Missions

If you have sensed God’s call upon your life in missions, this program is designed for you. The missions major will focus your studies in the area of missions and the Bible and will include participation in the WATER program. Missions need more prepared, equipped, and dedicated personnel.

Division Study Hours
Bible
— O.T.
— N.T.
— Elective
Theology
Practical
History
Evangelism
WATER
Electives
18
— 6
— 9
— 3
6
6
3
9
6
12
Total 60 

Bible & Theology

This program is designed to impact the student with a practical working knowledge of Anabaptist Theology If you him/her to serve the Church. Anabaptist Theology is rich is designed Biblical faith and practice into powerful strengthening of the body of Christ, particularly the local church.

 Division Study Hours
Bible
— O.T.
— N.T.
Theology
Language
Practical
Church History
Evangelism
Electives
21
— 9
— 12
9
3
9
3
3
12
Total 60 

Christian Education

The Christian Education Program is a basic course of study to assist any student in getting a working knowledge of Scripture for the numerous ministries available to the church.

 Division Study Hours
Bible
— O.T.
— N.T.
— Elective
Theology
Practical
Church History
Evangelism
Music
Electives
18
— 6
— 9
— 3
6
9
3
3
3
12
Total 54