One of the unique features of Faith is the wide array of ministry opportunities available to students, both in the United States and in other countries.
Local Church Ministries
Your ministry opportunities start with your local church. Faith is blessed to have about 25 Baptist churches in the area from which you can choose. Students will have the opportunity to serve in children and youth ministries, music, outreach and visitation, and even preaching sometimes. Your local church will become your new family. Since the Faith faculty and staff are also involved in local church ministry, you may serve along side one of your professors!
Many Faith students spend part or all of their summers serving in camps and churches. Some go to camps to work as counselors or staff members. Some men go to local churches for their internships as a pastor or assistant pastor. Some students are selected to be part of the Faith summer teams that serve in camps all summer. What a great way to spend your summer!
Faith students make good use of their passports! During the summer students can participate on one of the school missions trips or plan their own missions trip. Faith sponsors missions trips to South Africa, Japan, and India. In the past couple of years students have planned missions trips to such places as Germany, Tanzania, Cambodia, France, Brazil, and England. Students also have the opportunity to spend a school year in Peru as part of the ARRIBA! program. This program gives students a year of college credit and firsthand experience in missionary work. Faith students are definitely involved in taking the Word to the World.
Meet Rachel Walter
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Major: Elementary Education
Did you get a chance to visit campus before you enrolled?
I did have the chance to stay on campus for visitor weekends and such several times. I loved visiting, and staying in the dorms with the students was an awesome opportunity.
How was your overall experience with the Admissions Department?
I love the Admissions staff! They are so helpful and caring:from the very first time I started looking into applications and such, the staff learned my name and made such an effort to get to know me and to know what is going on in my life!
How was it transitioning from a homeschool environment to the classroom setting here at Faith?
The transition could not have gone any smoother. I was a little nervous about learning the requirements for my new classes, but the teachers and professors did everything possible to make the transition an easy one.
What was the transition like from visitor to student? Did it take you a while to start to fit in?
The first few weeks I had to keep reminding myself that I was not a visitor:I was a student. Once I got settled and started getting to know my classmates and forming friendships, though, it really became fun! Because you are spending most of your time with these students, you are able to form friendships quickly and share and encourage each other!
What are your favorite parts about being a student so far at Faith?
I enjoy spending so much time pursing a deeper knowledge of the Bible. It's so neat to be able to learn more about the Bible and yet be doing my school work at the same time! I love how caring the professors are, and how encouraging the friendships that I have made are to me.
Step-by-Step Application Process for Homeschool Students
Complete the online application (free) or mail your application for admission with a $25 fee.
2. ACT or SAT Test Scores
Provide either the ACT or SAT college entrance exam report. You may secure information regarding these college testing programs and national test dates from a high school counselor or by visiting act.org or collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html.
3. High School Transcripts
Send us an initial copy of your transcript. Click here to view a sample copy of a transcript. When you graduate from high school, send a final transcript to us. Click here to download a transcript template.
4. Pastor/Christian Worker's Reference
Ask a nonrelative pastor, deacon, Sunday school teacher, youth sponsor, or other Christian worker to submit the reference form online or mail in the paper reference form.
5. Educator's Reference
Ask a nonrelative teacher or regional advisor to submit the reference form online or mail in the paper form. For individuals who do not have a regional advisor, a nonrelative youth pastor, Sunday school teacher, employer, or other individual who is familiar with your educational background may complete this form.
6. College Transcripts
If you had previous college work, ask the college to send to us a copy of your official transcripts. Click here [link to Transcript Request form] to download a Transcript Request form.
Send all application documents to the Admissions Department by April 1.
Faith Baptist Bible College
1900 NW Fourth St.
Ankeny, IA 50023
"How will we pay for our children's college education?"
Almost every parent faces that question when their children reach high school age. We know college costs can seem daunting at first. The whole process may seem confusing.
Faith's skilled and experienced staff members will guide you through the financial aid process to make aFaith educationaffordable for you.
With more institutional aid available now than ever before and with 2- and 4-year scholarship packaging, you can know upfront your student's financial aid package for his or her entire time at Faith. In addition to a student's financial aid package, we also award endowed scholarships to our returning students every spring during our scholarship chapel.
Don't forget to mark your calendar to attend our Scholarship Weekend with your senior. We award over $125,000 in scholarships annually at this event. Scholarship Weekend usually takes place the third weekend in March.
"A firm foundation for right living is important no matter what occupation one chooses. That is the reason why I send my children to Faith Baptist Bible College. The education is firmly rooted in a right relationship with God and His Word. It's a lifetime investment that is really worth the money."
Dr. Mark Stuckey
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Ryan Stuckey (2008), Molly Stuckey (2009), Melissa Stuckey (2010)
Step 1:Planning Ahead
Step 2:Understanding the Process
Step 3:Applying for Aid
Step 4:Receiving Federal Aid
Step 5:Securing a Loan
[link all these to the steps in the Financial Aid Process]