Word of Life Bible Institute Viewbook
Deepen Your Faith
Letter From Our Leadership
Dear Student, Thank you for your interest in Word of Life Bible Institute!
We are committed to helping you build a life on mission. For this reason, we tailor our programs to emphasize spiritual growth, discipleship, and ministry as much as we emphasize studying the Bible in the classroom. We are here to support you as you grow. Your time at the Bible Institute will challenge and stretch you. There will be opportunities to see the Lord working in and through you in ways you may have never experienced before. We encourage you to jump in with both feet as you rely on the Lord and the community of believers He has around you. We hope you will prayerfully consider joining us this fall. It would be our joy to have you as a student here at Word of Life Bible Institute.
Don Lough President Word of Life Bible Institute
Brian Baker Vice President NY Bible Institute and Camps
Your Story. Your Calling. What’s your story? You have a unique story and calling from God. One year at the Bible Institute will help prepare you to impact the world, wherever He calls you! Word of Life Bible Institute is an accredited program offering intensive Bible study and ministry training designed to help students deepen their faith and discover God’s vision for their lives.
Study Our program takes students book by book and verse by verse, exploring Scripture while learning to apply it in practical ways.
The WOLBI experience is
centered around three core areas:
Life The unique culture at the Bible Institute allows students to grow in their relationship
Ministry As Bible Institute students are immersed in the Word of God each day, they are given opportunities to put what they learn into action through hands-on ministry experiences.
with God and others in a vibrant and engaging community.
Study The academic aspect of Word of Life Bible Institute is centered on developing a strong understanding of Scripture and theology, while equipping students to study with discernment and applying God’s Word on their own.
Freshman Classes First semester (fall) • Old Testament Literature • Systematic Theology I • Romans and Galatians • Evangelism and Discipleship • Old Testament Exposition I
• Research and Writing • Christian Disciplines I
Second semester (spring) • New Testament Literature • Systematic Theology II • The Gospels and Acts • Hermeneutics I • New Testament Exposition I
• Daniel and Revelation • Christian Disciplines II
Summer semester • Ministry Practicum I
Sophomore Classes First semester (fall) • Apologetics & Worldview • Hermeneutics II • Historical Theology • The Ministry of the Local Church • Old Testament Exposition II • World Religions • Christian Disciplines III Second semester (spring) • Cross-Cultural Studies • Dispensationalism • Marriage & The Family
• New Testament Exposition II • Philosophy of Youth Ministry • Principles of Leadership • Public Speaking & Preaching • Christian Disciplines IV
“At Word of Life Bible Institute, I studied the Bible intensely, but I learned that it isn’t just a textbook – it’s a guide to living for Christ.”
Summer semester • Ministry Practicum II
Life The student experience at Word of Life Bible Institute is unlike any other college. Spiritual growth is an absolute priority, and this focus is demonstrated in various facets of campus life.
Community Each of our campuses offers an
engaging environment that promotes fun and fellowship in a culture of spiritual growth. Whether eating lunch with friends or enjoying an exciting campus activity, students build a foundation for biblical community to carry with them beyond the Bible Institute.
Devotions Bible reading and prayer are infused into the rhythms of student life. In addition to a daily Quiet Time with the Lord, students prepare short Bible studies to share with one another at regular dorm devotions. Discipleship Our staff are dedicated to cultivating biblical development by building meaningful connections with students. One-to- one discipleship, small groups, and home groups are all ways students can be a part of the relational life change that happens through discipleship.
“I attended Word of Life Bible Institute because it challenges students to dive deeper into their relationship with God, and that’s exactly what I was looking for. At the Bible Institute, I learned how to fully surrender and rely on the Lord, and it took so much weight off my shoulders.”
Ministry The goal of the Ministry Department is to prepare each student to live a life on mission wherever life takes them. Every student is placed on an outreach- team, putting their Biblical knowledge into practical action. focused ministry
Ministry Opportunities Include: • Global missions • Sports • Open Air Evangelism
• Spanish ministry • Church support
• Short-term mission trips • Ministry apprenticeships • Camping (summer camp, winter camps) • Creative Arts (drama, worship teams, vocal ensembles)
Our students have had a tremendous impact over the past five years! 568,603 People Ministered To 471,906 Gospel Presentations 13,808 Salvation Decisions 362,689+ Miles Traveled
Sports Ministry Word of Life Bible Institute Huskies Athletics is a unique ministry on our New York Campus that is focused on reaching other local college students through sports. Each game provides an opportunity for students to share their faith and connect with other athletes. Word of Life Bible Institute is a member of the USCAA and participates in the HVIAC.
“The classes were amazing, but the best part was being able to learn how to apply what I learned in the class to everyday life during ministry and with friends.”
Service Assignments As part of our program, students have the opportunity to pour into each other through assigned roles on campus. Not only do these positions foster a mindset of Christ-centered service, but they also provide practical training in a technical field. Culinary arts, housekeeping, live productions, marketing, and property services are just a few of the work areas where students can serve while learning a professional skill. Students leave the Bible Institute equipped with hands-on experience to transfer into their future occupation or ministry.
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“Working in productions, I learned the basic procedures and terminology to get plugged in to any production-related job and excel in it. I graduated with a desire to do a good job and to share my faith. This was the place that made me want to pursue this work full time.”
Student Services Desk
Photography and Video
Café and Snack Shack
Our Campuses Whether you prefer the Adirondack mountains of New York or the beautiful beaches of Florida, both U.S. campus locations have plenty to offer. At either campus, breathtaking
scenery and fun adventures are just outside the front door!
Interested in studying abroad? We have teaching sites all over the world, each with the same goal of helping students deepen their faith.
New York Located in the heart of the Adirondacks in Schroon Lake, New York.
Florida Located just 10
miles from the Gulf of Mexico in sunny Hudson, Florida.
International Teaching Sites Each international teaching site only offers the Freshman program.
Canada Teaching Sites Owen Sound Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For More Information: wolbi.ca Sherbrooke (program in French) Contact: email@example.com For More Information: pdvb.org/eb-admissions
Brazil Teaching Sites Sao Paulo (program in Portuguese) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For More Information: opv.org.br/portal/sbpv
Recife (program in Portuguese) Contact: email@example.com For More Information: pvnordeste.com/ibpv
South Korea Teaching Site Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org For More Information: wolbijeju.org
Uganda Teaching Site Contact:
Hungary Teaching Site Contact:
email@example.com For More Information: Our New York Team
firstname.lastname@example.org For More Information: wolbi.hu
Mexico Teaching Site: Contact: email@example.com For More Information: palabradevidamexico.com/ instituto-biblico
Alumni Impacting the World Word of Life Bible Institute alumni can be found serving in a variety of vocations all around the world.
Seth Condrey Seth Condrey attended the Bible Institute in Argentina. He is a GMA Dove Award-winning artist and a worship leader at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. He has released four Latin albums and two English albums. Seth’s 2007 album, De Corazon a Corazon, won him the 39th GMA Dove Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year.
Jon and Andrew Erwin Jon and Andrew Erwin are Christian filmmakers and directors. They wrote and directed Woodlawn , October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, I Still Believe , and the incredibly successful I Can Only Imagine . The Erwin brothers directed their first movies on Word of Life Island.
Sergio Cariello Sergio Cariello is the illustrator of The Action Bible , a comic- style retelling of the Bible that has been translated into 29 languages and is distributed in 32 countries.
Tuition and Financial Aid It is our hope that finances are never the reason a student is unable to attend the Bible Institute. Thanks to scholarships, loans, and grants, over 95% of our students receive financial assistance!
Financial Aid To qualify for federal aid, including Pell
Grants, fill out the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.ed.gov. We also encourage students to check with their state to inquire about local aid. The federal school code for Word of Life Bible Institute is 011859. Annual Costs Freshman and Sophomore Charges for the 2022-2023 School Year Tuition ............................................ $9,900 Room and Board .......................... $8,800 Fees ............................................... $1,500 Total ............................................. $20,200 Semester Tuition . ......................... $4,950 Semester Room and Board ......... $4,400 Semester Fees ................................. $750 Total ............................................. $10,100 Scholarship Opportunities 99.23% of students received one of these non- loan awards for the 2021-2022 school year.
Average Institute Scholarship Award: $5,291 Average Pell Grant (for those eligible): $4,415
For a full listing of all scholarships the Bible Institute offers, visit: wol.is/financialaid
Potential Savings The cost of a year at Word of Life Bible Institute is about half of the annual tuition at most private faith-based colleges. Considering the many transfer benefits and credits ordered by the nation’s top Christan colleges, the average Word of Life student saves over $42,865 over the course of his or her college career – just by spending a year at Word of Life!
More questions? Visit: wol.is/financial
Cost Per Year Discount
$2,500 for first year and $3,000 for second year
Appalachian Bible College
Clarks Summit University
Columbia International University (online) Columbia International University
Lancaster Bible College
$1,000 for first year and $1,500 for second year $2,000 for first year and $3,500 for second year
Trinity Baptist College
Word of Life Bible Institute
Potential savings are calculated based on four years of college. We take the amount you save as a Freshman by attending WOLBI instead of the school mentioned above and then add in the savings over the next three years with the max potential scholarships associated with each school, resulting in the total underneath Potential Savings. A formula can be followed as (Cost of one year at school X - the cost of one year at WOLBI) + (Max scholarship amount x 3) = Savings. Numbers are approximate and subject to change.
What happens after Word of Life? We like to think of the Bible Institute as a launching pad. You can find Word of Life alumni in almost any field you can imagine... from business to healthcare to media to missions. No matter where our students
Become a Youth Ministry Intern (YMI)
The Youth Ministry Internship places students at local churches across the United States, giving them an opportunity to serve alongside a youth pastor or children’s ministry pastor. Interns will gain hands-on ministry experience and receive training on how to lead and direct a student ministry.
end up, the foundation of truth they gained here follows.
Transfer your credits to a Christian college or university
Because Word of Life Bible Institute is accredited through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), credits earned at Word of Life are transferable. Depending on the anticipated course of study and academic achievement, many Christian colleges will grant up to two years of credit to Bible Institute graduates.
Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Davis College Word of Life has partnered with Davis College to allow students to complete their junior and senior years of college at the New York Bible Institute campus. The first two years of education is the Bible Institute program, and the following two years are classes through Davis College. These students graduate with a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Davis College.
Serve as a Cross Cultural Intern (CCI)
Word of Life Cross Cultural Internship (CCI) is a two-year internship in one of the 81 countries where Word of Life ministers. Interns learn how to build a support team, navigate culture shock, possibly learn a second language, and minister alongside full-time missionaries. While discounted online classes with one of our partner schools are required during your internship, the major, courseload, and pace of study is completely up to you.
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Experience Come to camp and see our students in action wol.is/camps
Interested in checking things out for yourself? We’d love to show you around campus!
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