While classroom learning is important, we believe it only makes up a portion of the training students need to succeed in leadership & ministry once they leave Elim Bible Institute and College. That’s why we place students in real ministry settings every semester, coupling experiential learning with academics. Our three year, two year, and one year programs all include extensive hands-on ministry. All students—those living on campus or commuting and taking 9 or more units—participate in local partner ministries and organizations every week.
Each student will experience real-life ministry & practice leadership through participation in a Student Ministry Team. Teams are assigned to serve weekly in different churches and ministries in the area or on campus. Opportunities include serving with local churches in children’s, youth & worship ministries; soup bus & street ministry; college ministry; assisting in the planning of a large conference; working with developmentally disabled adults; service planning and video; EBI&C choir; Helimission; and more.
Students also experience a six-week internship in the heart of New York City at the New York School of Urban Ministry, where they are exposed to urban and cross-cultural environments.