Ministry, work, and family responsibilities are important and so is your education. SBC Online provides a Christian education designed with your values in mind. Train for Ministry and study the Bible at SBC Online.

Why Study Online?

  • Online learning is Personal, facilitated by qualified and caring instructors.
  • Online learning is Flexible, allowing for varying life and work schedules.
  • Online learning is Convenient, so you can continue to work and serve in your own church and community setting.


We love helping students learn through academic excellence and grow spiritually through coaching and mentoring.

SBC’s Online programming is approved and accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and is approved for Government Student Loans.

Course Schedule & Registration

Registration Deadline
We recommend students register at least 2-3 weeks before the semester start date. Online terms begin each September, January, and May.

Not sure if online learning is right for you?
Complete the Online Suitability Assessment.

Expect to study 6-8 hours per week per course.

Admissions Standards & Application Process

Admissions Standards

SBC’s mission is to empower servant leaders to follow Jesus, serve the Church, and engage the world. Applicants for admission to SBC should be professing Christians, willing to grow in discipleship in line with SBC’s mission.

Application Process

We are so glad that you have chosen SBC as your educational institution. We look forward to walking through the application process with you:

  • Personal Information
  • Academic Background-official transcripts required
  • Community Guidelines Agreement
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Faith Story
  • Financial Plan
  • Headshot Photo
  • Two References: your pastor, youth pastor or other church leader, and a teacher, employer or friend (non-family member), at least 21 years of age

Want to know more before applying? We invite you to set up a Phone or Microsoft Teams call with Terry Hiebert, Director of SBC Online Learning, to catch the heartbeat of SBC Online.

Continuing Education & Degree Completion


Looking for a few courses to upgrade your biblical or ministry knowledge? New students may take up to one semester or 16 credit hours before full SBC application must be made.


Are you trying to finish or upgrade your program? The Christian Leadership programs can be taken 100% online. Or take up to 50% of an On-campus program using online courses.


Make progress on a university degree with accredited Online courses from an evangelical Anabaptist perspective; transfer courses to fulfill program requirements at your university.

Contact the Director of Online Learning for details.

Online Library & Resources

Remote Research Library

While studying at SBC, each student is given access to a digital Remote Research Library, available 24-7, by Logos Bible Software.

This Remote Research Library (RRL) subscription enhances your studies with access to a premier theological library that you can access anytime.

As an SBC student with this RRL subscription, you will also have access to seminary-level Mobile Ed classes from renowned teachers and scholars.


SBC Library

Students may use the SBC Library Website database to search for the books and periodicals in the SBC Library.

EBSCO databases gives SBC students access to over with roughly 6,000 e-books in all fields of religion.

Microsoft Office for Students

As a student at SBC you are given a free license to use the latest subscription of Microsoft Office 365 for the duration of your studies. Plus receive 1TB of storage space on Microsoft’s OneDrive service.

Online Learning Contacts

Registration Assistant
Director of Online Learning and Institutional Effectiveness
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We’re here to help. Submit a question below or call us at 204.326.6451.

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