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.