Welcome to Steinbach Bible College
At SBC, you can expect to discover an education that is relevant for life. No matter what program you're in, you will be introduced to hands-on ministry each year to give you opportunities to put your faith into action. We believe you can't separate your faith from your career. Whether you are called to go into full-time ministry or a career in the marketplace, SBC will help you develop a solid Biblical foundation so that you can be confident in your faith. Allow us to give you a tour of the 5 most important features of SBC.
Our Mission: SBC is an evangelical Anabaptist college equipping servant leaders for Church ministries.
By attending SBC you can expect to:
- Establish a Biblical foundation that is practical, analytical, relational, and creative.
- Experience intensive faith and life formation within a discipleship community.
- Develop and discern ministry skills with a missional focus.
- Build lifelong friendships.
- Develop spiritual habits and a deeper commitment to Christ.
- Acquire communication skills for expressing the Gospel.
The Bible and its teaching is the beginning of your education at SBC. Whether the learning situation is one of direct Bible study, ministry development or general arts courses, biblical teaching is integrated into the material to develop a worldview consistent with God's revelation in His Word.This rooting of the educational process in the Bible will provide you with a foundation for life. Whatever your life direction, career or passion, you will be guided by this foundation.
"Daily I'm using the tools that I was taught at SBC to be an agent of the Kingdom of God. God is breathing new life into lonely customers, hurting truckers and questioning contractors."
- Steven Bock
Life on Life Mentoring
Our primary goal at SBC is for you to develop a more meaningful walk with Jesus Christ and to develop His heart for people. This journey happens in the context of a vibrant and caring community.
The professors at SBC go beyond their call of duty to provide a meaningful experience for you, both in and out of the classroom. Their passion for God and the Church is evident and they have a genuine concern for the well-being of each student. Faculty welcome students to drop by their offices and regularly open their homes to students.
Student relationships and strong community are vital to the well-rounded learning environment at SBC. This community is built through ministry formation groups, daily chapel times, retreats designed to strengthen spiritual development, care group participation and relaxing and laughing together in some of our cozy lounges.
"A huge part of my experience has been the mentorship from the faculty and staff as they live their lives with us. Their love for God and their love for people is evident as they spend time discipling students and encouraging them to be all that they can be."
- Sarah Barkman
"We are called to love. When we do this, God uses us in ways that we never thought were possible."
- Nate Siemens
Residence Discipleship Community
The SBC residence is not just another place to live, but a unique opportunity to grow spiritually, study God's word, build constructive friendships and learn to live with others. Our Student Development Team works together with our student Care Group Leaders to build an environment of acceptance, spiritual growth, study and fun in the SBC dorms. Weekly Care Groups, visiting SBC Staff in their homes and other Student Life activities make the dorm experience a memorable one!
Making lasting friendships is a huge part of living in residence. A Bible College is made up of real people with real needs, struggles and joys. As you walk alongside one another and work through your faith and struggles in a community like the residence, bonds grow strong. You will find lasting friendships that often continue long after you graduate. If you are willing to grow spiritually, learn more about God, and develop lasting friendships, consider living in our Residence Discipleship Community at SBC.
Learning is extended beyond the classroom and into the world as our students are exposed to the needs of this world and to opportunities to live out the Gospel.
Each semester our students step out into various ministries in the local community to serve through our Field Education program. This practical hands-on learning deepens student understanding of what they are learning in the classroom.
In January of every year, students are exposed to the needs of people in a variety of cross-cultural settings. Our students consistently point to the MissionX program as being some of the most significant learning times of their college experience.
"Through MissionX God showed me that all He needs from us is a willing heart. He will take care of the rest." - Greg Plett
MissionX is an important part of helping equip students for church ministry. This practical, hands-on, service opportunity challenges students with global needs both far and near, while also helping them discover their own particular giftedness and ministry interests. Students learn to rely on God, and each other, as they face the different challenges of cross-cultural ministry. Students' lives are deeply changed and many sense, or deepen an existing sense, of God's personal call on their lives for involvement in ministry.
- First-Year Students - Inner City Winnipeg
- Second-Year Students - Northern Manitoba
- Third-Year Students - International Ministry
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SBC Flames Athletics offers you the following sports opportunities...
- Women's and Men's Volleyball
- Women's and Men's Futsal
- Men's Basketball YFC Ministry
- Men's Hockey
SBC also offers you the Integrating Faith and Sport course for credit. This experiential course studies Biblical teachings of love, respect, and growth in character for student athletes participating in the pressure of competition. Christian coaches mentor students participating in the pressures of competition, seeking to play with character and motivations which honor God.
"I was immediately able to put what I had Learned into practice at summer camp."
- Randy Krahn
The Ignite! vocal ensemble ministers in various settings through contemporary Christian music for inspiration and encouragement. Ignite! performs at youth events, at on-campus events and in churches. Their purpose is to draw the congregation closer to God through Spirit-filled worship.
"The friendships that I have formed with fellow students (as well as staff) have taught me more about God and myself than I could have possibly imagined."
- Ryan Sawatzky
New Creation is SBC's drama troupe. This 6-member drama team spends the college year preparing various sketches as well as full-length production for ministry in schools, communities and church groups.
Join our annual Drama Production put on by students for the local community. Candlewick Productions provides the creative and instructional foundation for this 3 credit hour course, ensuring a high-quality performance and learning experience!
Free Servant is a praise & worship band leading worship on campus and at youth events.