Your Life at Faith
What can you expect as a student at Faith? We like to think of the Faith experience as an advanced discipleship experience. You will find yourself growing and deepening in your walk with the Lord. This discipleship process involves
• Classes:Your classes, especially your Bible and theology classes, will nurture you in your Christian faith.
• Friends:The friendships you form at Faith will sharpen your Christian life. Some of the friends you make will be lifelong friends.
• Ministry:The opportunities for ministry during the school year and in the summer will be priceless experiences in your spiritual growth and development.
When you combine these elements of discipleship with all the fun of college life, you will find you have a rich and full life at Faith.
Spiritual Life at Faith
The Student Life staff is here to help students take the next step spiritually. Our desire is to see them grow to become more like Christ as a result of their time here at Faith. Many elements of life here at Faith help nurture this spiritual growth.
Chapel Students meet every morning for chapel. It is a great break between classes, and a time to sit under the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Our student body chaplain brings in a variety of pastors, missionaries, staff, and faculty who challenge our students from the Word. Some of our specialized chapels include those led by students, time devoted to prayer, instruction in practical life skills, and meetings with the deans in a group setting. Check out some of our past chapel messages here.
Dorm Devotions Students living on campus meet once a week for dorm devotions. This is a time where the resident advisors share from God’s Word and seek to encourage the students on his/her floor. Students also meet once a week for suite devos. Each suite of 4–8 students has one room leader who is responsible to encourage and hold accountable the men or women in the suite. This a great time for prayer, accountability, and sharing how God is working in the lives of our students. Students will form lifelong friendships as they learn from God’s Word together in these settings.
Discipleship and Counseling The Student Life Department is available for weekly Bible studies, counseling, and encouragement. We love to meet with individual students over coffee, in our offices, or in our homes to help them grow spiritually. We want to help students apply God’s Word to the stuff of life and will meet students wherever and whenever to help make that happen.
Local Churches: A huge part of Faith is the involvement students will have in their local churches. There are more 25 like-minded churches within a 30-mile radius of Faith that students may choose to attend. Students will have the opportunity to get plugged in and learn what practical ministry looks like within the local church. Students will also get to know godly men, women, and families who will have a great impact in their lives as they study here at Faith.
The Student Handbook helps guides students in many parts of college life. Click here to view the Student Handbook.
Student Life at Faith
Who wants to be sitting alone in the dorm on a Friday night? Exactly! So we invented our very own Fight Against Boredom activities for every Friday night there isn’t something else happening on campus. We are excited to spend time with our students and help them connect with others.
Sand Volleyball: September 6
Has Sochi inspired you? Come give your favorite Wii Sport a go this Friday! #thisismyeverywhere
Basketball and Boardgames: March 28
Come watch the March Madness and enjoy some catch phrase during the commercial breaks! There will be cookies. :)
We want to keep you in the know as to what is happening here at Faith with our students. Stay tuned for updates and pictures about student life throughout each week of the semester. We are excited about what God is doing here at Faith and want to share it with you!
Aaron Moore and Emily Scherer: St. Ansgar, Iowa
I am currently a Junior at Faith Baptist Bible College and I will be getting married May 23 to Emily Scherer! St. Ansgar Baptist Church in St. Ansgar, Iowa, has extended a gracious invitation for Emily and me to be the pastor and wife of the church. Currently, Emily is serving faithfully at Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle, and St. Ansgar has called me as the interim pastor until this summer. They understand that both Emily and I still have school to finish and have graciously worked with us concerning that issue. I am excited to see what God has in store for Emily and me at St. Ansgar Baptist Church.
We try to make sure you have plenty of opportunities to use the information and skills you are learning in the classroom, so offer a vast array of ministry opportunities, here and abroad!
Local Church Involvement:You will have many opportunities to use your talents and abilities to serve the Lord in your local church. Students serve as Sunday School teachers, children's workers, nursery workers, choir members, youth leaders, ushers, and a host of other possibilities. While you are required to have a Christian Service assignment every semester, we want you to serve the Lord because you want to!
Missions Trips:We would like to see every student at Faith have some kind of international ministry experience. Our Chorale travels to Europe every four years. Faith students go on missions trips all over the world.In recent years students have gone to Peru, Japan, South Africa, Saipan, France, Kenya, Tanzania, and several other places
Student Leadership:We also have opportunities to serve through leadership!Each class elects officers who are given different responsibilities throughout the year.Students elect officers and representatives for the Student Association and the Student Missions Fellowship. Students can also apply to serve as a resident advisors or room leaders.
Summer Ministry Teams:Another opportunity for service comes through our summer ministry teams.Students can audition to travel during the summer on music team or one of our camp teams.
Community Involvement:We also provide students the opportunities for serving in our community.Usually at least once each year, our Student Association plans a community service activity.Students join forces to serve people by helping with yard work, chores, cleaning or anything else that is needed!
Student Missionary Fellowship:Each Monday night students meet to share prayer requests, hear from a missionary, and pray for missionaries around the world.This fellowship provides a nice way for students to keep a worldwide perspective in ministry and to pray regularly for God to work around the world.
Dr. Paul Hartog Honored
Dr. Paul Hartog, Faith's vice president for academic services and dean of the college, was recently honored by being included in a listing titled "100 Remarkable Professors and Scholars Theology Students Should Know About." Read More
Board Appoints Interim President
The Board of Directors of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ernie Schmidt as the interim president of the institution. Read More
Faith Ranked #1 Nationally
Faith Baptist Bible College recently was ranked #1 nationally in an interesting Facebook survey. Read More