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| MBI is a school that is dedicated to educating those who are expecting to go into full time ministry/missions. If you are not expecting to commit yourself to some form of ministry/missions then I have no idea why you would want to go to this school. If you do, then I am not sure there is a better school to go to to get your bachelors degree. |
I only attended for one semester and the semester was a tough one for me as I struggled with insomnia- that made keeping up with my classes rough as well as my attendance spotty as I would sometimes fall asleep during the day. I also transfered in starting with the fall semester and in many ways never felt like I fit in. I never established any deep relationships but there were many great people that I did meet during my time there.
If you are not willing to submit to the rules, of which there are more than your 'average' Christian school, then do not bother in going as you likely will end up bitter and full of hate. I met more than a few people like this while there, of which I never understood in why they chose to go to MBI and then rebel against what they knew they were getting into. Even though this is a Christian school, you have to remember that it is still filled with imperfect people that are just forgiven and not perfect people. Do not lie to yourself in thinking that this school is going to be some sort of utopia, because you will be sorely disappointed.
The profs I had were friendly and helpful and most were challenging in terms of academics. The adminstration that I interacted with were friendly and helpful. Students seem to mainly come from the midwest and south regionally and do tend to be from fairly conservative denominations. I felt like I was not liked by some because I was from Southern California. Just like any other organization, you will find some great people and you will find some people that you would rather not interact with. Some of the females from my sister floor were very stand offish and unfriendly while others were very friendly. I read a few reviews from others crying about interactions with the opposite sex and restrictions of this, of which I never felt any of this. Other than the restrictions on PDA (Public Displays of Affection) there was nothing to stop me from have a friendship or more with any female in the school. Actually, the best friendships that I did develop there were with females.
For me, it was a great school and I wish that I was able to stay but other things came up and my life has taken other turns. Perhaps one day, I will return to finish my degree. I highly recommend it for someone that really wants to be in full time ministry while seeking to develop their relationship with God. For anyone else who thinks they can get a free education or some other reason, you may really hate your time there.
|May 13 2009|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Moody is a good school for Bible-related learning. When I attended MBI, things were not much different than today; there will be problem makers and peacemakers, difficult classes and easy classes, good profs and some that could be better. (This latter group is few and far between.) Is MBI for everyone? No. Not even close. You want easy, go elsewhere. You want perfect? You'll be disappointed. If you want to learn your Bible and have a heart for ministry, this is the school for you. |
| Starting Job: Academic Advisor, Preparedness: B, Reputation: B+ |
|May 03 2009|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Gee if a Bible Institute is this bad to believers, what's the rest of the world coming to?|
I couldn't possibly recommend this school to anyone unless they want to see first hand how messed up the Protestant evangelical conservative movement really is.
The first days of orientation recruiters will bend over to insure you that MBI is not nearly as bad as these negative posts - if a student raises concerns to them at all. And during the first month at MBI other students still are friendly and real during orientation and the first two months of MBI.
After that, this school becomes Satanicly cold by your 2nd year, even cruel in some ways, and basically a bunch of boring chores you have to do with the highlights being a very few good professors. Believe me, by the 3rd year you'll want out of this place desperately, if you haven't completely given up on the Christian faith as well.
|Apr 23 2009|| 4th Year Male --
Class 1997 |