Buckeye Brethren Institute will become an Academy Certified Training System that provides a pathway for education that leads to the fulfillment of the ordination requirements within the Church of the Brethren as set forth in the 2014 Ministerial Leadership paper. BBI is designed to be a three year program that consists of 12 classes, as well as other training activities to accomplish those educational requirements to prepare individuals for a life of set-apart ministry. BBI was developed and intended for those students whose life circumstances prevent them from participating in seminary or other traditional ministry training sessions.
Important costs that each student will be expected to pay:
$ 50 - Application fee which must accompany the completed application form$ 75 - Per course plus Textbooks and materials$ 25 - Late registration per course (where applicable)$ 50 - Practice Ministry Day fee (3 required/1 per year)$ 50 - Graduation fee$ 25 - Fee to audit a course for CEUsTravel to and from classes (for those who travel over 150 miles roundtrip please check with Ministry Education Director about a discount)
Students:Click Here for Application Form
Click Here to Pay Application Fee
Ordained Ministers and Lay Persons:If you are auditing a course for CEUs or observing a course for personal enrichment, you do not need to fill out an application. You will need to pay a $25.00 course fee. See far right column for online registration.
History, Beliefs, and Practices of the Church of the Brethren (H/T) Instructor: Paul BozmanMeeting dates: August 19, September 9 and 23, 2017; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Teaching and Learning in the Church (MS) Instructor: Tina HuntMeeting dates: October 14, 28, and November 18, 2017; 9:30 am to 3:30 pmIntroduction to Pastoral Care (MS) Instructor: Tom ZuercherMeeting dates: January 27, February 10, and February 17, 2018; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
BBI OrientationInstructor: Paul BozmanMarch 3, 2018; 9:00 am to 12:00 pmBiblical Interpretation (B) Instructor: Paul BozmanMeeting dates: April 7, 21, and May 5, 2018; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
BBI Practice of Ministry DayInstructor: Vaughn LooseMeeting date: June 2, 2018@ Mansfield First CoB(2018-19)Worship (MS) Instructor: Terry VaughtMeeting dates: August 25, September 8 and 22, 2018; 9:30 am to 3:30 pmOld Testament Survey (B)Instructor: Tina HuntMeeting dates: October 20, November 3 and 17, 2018; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Preaching (MS) Instructor: Paul BozmanMeeting dates: February 2, 23 and March 9, 2019; 9:30 am to 3:30 pmBBI OrientationInstructor: Paul BozmanMarch 16, 2019; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Akron Eastwood CoB
Introduction to Theology (H/T)Instructor: Paul BozmanMeeting dates: March 30, April 6 and 27, 2019; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
BBI Practice of Ministry DayInstructor: Paul BartholomewMeeting date: May 11; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
(2019-20)Evangelism/Outreach (MS)Instructor: Brad KelleyMeeting dates: August 24, September 7 and 28, 2019; 9:30 am to 3:30 pmNew Testament Survey (B)Instructor: Tina HuntMeeting dates: October 12 and 26, November 16; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Church Administration (MS)Instructor: Paul BozmanMeeting dates: February 8 and 29, March 21; 9:30 am to 3:30 pmHistory of Christianity (H/T)Instructor: Paul BozmanMeeting dates: April 18, May 2 and 16; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
(2020-21)Teaching and Learning in the Church (MS) Instructor: Tina HuntMeeting dates: August 29, September 12, and October 3; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
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