- "With so many on-line schools available, is there really a need for HBLS?"
There are a lot of great ministry training on-line courses, and other opportunities out there, and we encourage you to look into them to see what may best fit your needs. HBLS is not in competition with them. We feel that there is a great benefit though, to ministry training that is received in your own cultural and ministry context. This is the need we focus on.
- "What difference does it actually make where I take classes? The focus is still the same."
In many ways you are right. And the Lord has definite reasons that He leads some to attend school in distant places. But we believe this should be because God leads you in this way, and not because there was no other choice for you. The opportunity to study and apply your studies immediately, in the location you are called to long-term, has large advantages for any pastor or leader.
- "What makes HBLS unique in it's approach?"
Many of the approaches to providing classes that HBLS uses, are not unique to HBLS. What is unique, is the way HBLS functions as a partnership of various ministries working together, and the variety of ways we can work with individual students to meet their needs.
- "Does HBLS primarily focus on local church pastors?"
Our goal is to provide well rounded biblical ministry training for pastors, church planters, evangelists, teachers and other church leadership. We pray that God will use HBLS to strengthen the Church as a whole in each region that it functions.