Student Development Overview

We are committed to providing an educational experience which complements our curriculum taught by faculty. Freedom of inquiry in student development gives the student opportunities to affirm God’s leadership in their life as well as the stewardship of His gifting and abilities in and through them. Curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities are all intended to contribute to personal growth and development in the lives of students. This holistic approach to education is articulated more specifically in the SBI Student Development Handbook and includes these major areas at SBI. Through the Spiritual Formation program anchored in our Chapel services, students are challenged to grow spiritually and build qualities of Christian character into their personal lives. Through practicum opportunities and regular ministry events in the Servant Leadership Education Development program SLED (Christian Service program), students are challenged to develop ministry and vocational skills competencies.

For more information, click here to download the SBI Student Development Handbook.

Servant Leadership Education Development (Christian Service Program)

SLED (Servant Leadership Education Development) is the supervised field education part of the curriculum that overlaps with spiritual formation through student development. The Director of Field Education coordinates the program and approves all ministry projects or other missions-related activities each semester. Students are required to have a documented ministry assignment each semester. Requirements are given in the SLED Handbook.

The SLED assignment is designed to provide a setting in which the student can apply instruction gained in the classroom with actual, practical ministry involvement. If taken seriously, the student will have a richer educational experience, as well as enter full-time ministry, or the work force, with an enhanced sense of readiness and professional confidence.

For more information, click here to download the SBI Field Education Handbook.

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