FAQ

Admissions

When is the application deadline?
Aug. 1 for the fall semester; Jan. 1 for the spring semester.
Do I have to send all the application information at one time (references, physical exam form, photos, etc.)?
No, they can arrive separately, but we do need all the forms before we can accept you as a student.
What if I have debt?
It is the policy of New Tribes Mission that you be debt-free before entering the training. However, at the Bible school level, we accept individuals with debt where a financial plan is in place that appropriately deals with that debt while a student at NTBI. Please contact the admissions office to begin exploring your options.

Campus Life

How many campuses does NTBI have?
Two. There's one in Jackson, Michigan, and another in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Are the campuses the same? How do I know which one to go to?
The two campus locations are very similar. You'll get solid Bible teaching at either location. To schedule a campus visit or find out more, e-mail the admissions office, call 1-800-555-6824 or complete our online visitor form.
What is your dress code?
New Tribes Bible Institute recognizes that there are a number of different personal preferences and convictions in the area of appearance and dress. Our training centers include missionaries and students from a wide range of ages, churches, international and cultural backgrounds. We value a community that functions out of sensitivity to these differences. We request that our students appear neat and modest while avoiding extremes. Each believer bears the responsibility before God to be sensitive to the people around us.

Despite our culture’s pressure to be individualistic, we challenge our students to attempt to respectfully and modestly fit into whatever community God has placed them in, rather than attempt to be distinct from the community. Please dress appropriate to the surroundings. Mutual respect and consideration between believers requires an ongoing discussion within the body of Christ. Our desire is to foster an environment where we can challenge each other to continually evaluate our lives and choices under the light of God’s Word and consider how our choices may impact those around us.

General

How does New Tribes Bible Institute relate to New Tribes Mission?
NTBI is the first step in NTM's overall training program. As a mission, we feel it is vital to send out missionaries who are adequately prepared for the task set before them. We believe that it is critical to establish believers in the foundational truths of the Bible, not only as it pertains to their ministries as they communicate and teach, but also in their own relationship with God. Practical missionary training takes place in the next step, at the Missionary Training Center in Missouri. Orientation and ongoing training take place on the mission field.
What is the Missionary Training Center?
The Missionary Training Center is a two year program that equips you with practical skills vital to cross-cultural church-planting. Click on the link to read more about the MTC program.
Is NTBI accredited?
Although NTBI is not accredited, a number of Christian colleges and universities do accept our credits. See Accreditation and Credit Transfer for more details, including lists of colleges and universities who accept our credits.