Take a tour and see what an average day for SBC students looks like:
Get ready to take on whatever you have up for the day! Whether it’s a full day of class or a day to study and serve.
Start your day with a healthy balanced meal prepared by kitchen staff to help give your brain and body the energy and nutrition it needs.
Most of your classes will take place in the classroom setting, especially morning classes. However, with the practical hands-on opportunities, professors may occasionally choose to move a class to an alternate location for more creative learning.
Breaks are important for re-setting the mind and body to help regain focus, increase productivity, and reduce stress.
All classrooms are equipped with up-to-date technology allowing for live-streamed learning for those at a distance.
Students and staff gather for chapel every day. A time to worship, pray, and reflect together as a student body. Once a week, in place of chapel, all students break into Ministry Formation Groups where a faculty advisor will meet with the small student groups in their chosen field of study.
Many life-giving conversations and memories happen over shared meals. Faculty are also known to join students for lunches, furthering the mentoring and engaging in conversations about life.
The library and the Higher Grounds Café are great locations on campus for students to study and work on assignments in a quiet space.
Afternoon flex classes, part 2 of your morning class, will have a flex approach allowing for group work, live-online class discussion, and a more creative learning style beyond classroom lectures.
Get a bit of exercise in the fitness centre with a variety of exercise equipment. Keep a healthy body and mind. Or join a futsal or volleyball team or running club for fun and fitness.
Have food allergies or restrictions? Our staff can accommodate that. Looking for a change of scenery? Head out for supper at one of the many restaurants in town.
Take some time to relax and connect with your friends. We recognize and value the balance in study and self-care and building into the relationships you’ve formed.
Weekly Service Learning placement gives the student experiences in serving God and His Church at local organizations or churches within Steinbach or a surrounding community. This is an important part of the educational program at SBC.
A good time to get some reading in. All students will read through the entire Bible in their first year at SBC.
Back to dorm for a good night’s rest. Tomorrow’s a new day of learning, connecting, and serving.
Residence: your home away from home
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.
“Living in dorm is a major highlight. There’s a real depth you create in your relationships when you’re living in community with people which is really hard to find in any other setting.”
Dining: fuel up on your journey
SBC offers 3 square meals a day and accommodates medically prescribed food restrictions. Meals are a great time to fellowship around food and connect at the end of a busy day. Helping in the kitchen is a great way to make some extra cash but also a chance to get to know students and staff in a different setting.
Resident students receive meals in the dining hall. Menus are posted outside the dining hall. Commuter students may purchase meal tickets at the college office. Whether purchasing a meal or bringing their own, commuter students are welcomed and encouraged to eat in the dining hall.
Life on Life Mentoring
- LIFE ON LIFE MENTORING
- FACULTY CARE
- STUDENT BELONGING
“Through faculty I have learned the significance of a listening ear. Whether I had problems academically or personally, I could always find someone willing to listen and pray. When I had questions about my future, theology, or anything else, there was always somebody who was willing to listen and offer wise counsel.”
Going Beyond the Classroom
This mission is expressed as we practice our core values: the Bible is the foundation for learning, discipleship is the process of learning, community is the context of learning, and mission the purpose of learning.
Each semester our students step out into various ministries in the local community to serve through our Service Learning program. This practical hands-on learning deepens student understanding of what they are learning in the classroom.
Important Service Learning information and forms can be found here.
In February 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. 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.
Practicum offers supervised ministry experience, reading, and written reflection totalling 150 hours of ministry and reflection in the student’s area of interest.
An internship provides intensive supervised ministry experience, reading, and written reflection in the student’s major field of study, totalling over 600 hours. Internships may be one semester full-time or as much as two years part-time.
SBC’s annual Mission X is a vital experiential component of what we are about at SBC. As such it has become a special signature of our desire to help students consistently integrate what they are learning at a practical, ministry level.
- NEW CREATION
- DRAMA PRODUCTION
- FREE SERVANT