At a Glance

Where Bible Education and Missions Are One

New Tribes Bible Institute (NTBI) is a two-year Bible School with two campuses, one in southeast Wisconsin and a second in south central Michigan. Founded in 1955, NTBI offers a solid Bible education with a unique focus of cross-cultural missions. Strong biblical teaching, intentional discipleship from staff and a close Christian community help prepare men and women for a life of ministry.

Our Vision

The purpose of New Tribes Bible Institute is to establish believers in the foundational truths of the Bible with an emphasis on church planting among people groups without the gospel.

The academic environment will prepare you for the lifelong endeavor of serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Your training is personal and practical. You will have godly mentors to encourage you in your spiritual journey. The staff seeks to walk humbly with God, depending on the Holy Spirit to bring about spiritual growth within you and the entire student body.

Quick Facts


Bible Program: At New Tribes Bible Institute, you will study through the entire Bible in two years chronologically, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation.


Affordable: Each semester costs just $4,500 -- this includes food, tuition and housing. We don’t want debt to hinder your life and ministry.


Established: In 1955, we had a first class of ten students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Enrollment: We have about 300 students between both campuses. The small size and common purpose -- studying the Bible -- mean it’s easy for you to make friends and develop deep personal relationships.


Locations: New Tribes Bible Institute has two campuses: one in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and the other in Jackson, Michigan.


Missions Focus: New Tribes Bible Institute is part of a church planting organization called New Tribes Mission. Our faculty and staff believe in New Tribes Mission’s vision of a thriving church for every people.


Faculty: A 3:1 student to staff ratio allows personal discipleship to take place. All staff raise their own support to work at New Tribes Bible Institute and are missionaries with New Tribes Mission.

Missions Focus

NTBI is an integral part of New Tribes Mission’s missionary training. Learn from teachers with real cross-cultural experience and even get school credit for going on a mission trip.

Our Beliefs

Our doctrinal statement, values and positions which we hold to as an institution.

Our History

In 1955, New Tribes Mission’s leaders saw a need for a Bible college that would provide solid Bible knowledge with

Presidents’ Letter

Hear from our presidents, Ron Lindsey and Dan Falls, about why they are proud to serve at NTBI.