Training for ministry. Rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

The Institute Update

The Institute Update, Summer 2022, Berean Bible Institute
This article originally appeared in the 2022 Summer Edition of “The BBI Bulletin” available for free download here.

The Institute Update

by Dr. Robert E. Nix, President

Estimated Time to Read: 4 Minutes

Every Tuesday morning, the faculty and staff of BBI meet in our conference room for devotions and prayer. I must admit this is one of my favorite times of the week because it gives us an opportunity to look into God’s Word together, and pray for the requests that are shared with the group.

Recently, we were discussing the subject of prayer and how every leader or champion of faith in Scripture prayed. What is oftentimes seen as the last resort to many has always been an essential part of the life of the servant of God. Champions of the faith like Moses, Abraham, Daniel, Nehemiah, David, Paul, and last but not least the Lord Jesus Christ, made prayer a priority.

With that in mind, I want to thank you for actively praying and supporting Berean Bible Institute. When I am given an opportunity to share about the ministry of BBI at a church or conference, I almost always leave the group with two requests.

First, whenever you think of BBI pray for BBI, and second, if you believe in the mission of Berean Bible Institute which is to “train pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders for the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ and the proclamation of the gospel of the grace of God given to and through the Apostle Paul” consider supporting us financially.

I always place prayer first because when we pray, God works in our hearts to carry out His will. We know that those of you who support BBI do so because the Lord has led you to partner with us in the training of Pastors, Missionaries, and Christian Leaders. We believe it is God who leads and directs our lives to serve Him and step out in faith every day to follow His lead. The task of training for ministry is an important one and is carried out because God works in the lives of His servants to see that the ministry goes forward.

Congratulations are in Order

I would like to congratulate the following students for recently completing their Certificate of Dispensational Studies. Mr. Micah Kenney (OH), Dr. Thomas Schwartz (OK), Pastor Dennis Kenepp (WI), and Mr. Patrick Giesbrecht (Paraguay). We praise the Lord for these men and their desire to be better equipped to serve the Lord in their current ministries. For many students, our certificate program is the first step on their way to an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Certificate of Dispensational Studies award ribbon. Congratulations to Mr. Micah Kenney, Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Pastor Dennis Kenepp, and Mr. Patrick Giesbrecht.

Apply Directly on our Website

Those who are interested in taking courses at BBI will now be able to enroll for courses online. Simply go to and complete the online enrollment. It is our hope to make this process simple and easy to use for all who desire to start their journey in preparing for ministry.


Open House and Invite

I want to take this opportunity to thank those who participated in our April Open House. It was such a blessing to have friends of BBI tour our new facility and celebrate with us how God has provided.

I also want to thank the saints at Kettle Moraine Bible Church who were able to attend the celebration. You may recall KMBC was the previous owner of our building and they were a blessing to work with throughout the process of our move and purchase. It was nice to have many of them see the changes that have been made since the move. Looking back, we can see God’s hands at work in meeting our needs for a new building and place to call home.

Please note that if you are in the area and would like to come by and tour our building, just give us a call. We would love to see you.

Berean Bible Institute: (262) 644-5507

Coming Soon! Our Fall Course Lineup

This Fall we are looking forward to a new set of online virtual-instructor-led courses.

Fall Term 1: August 15th- October 6th

1001 Biblical Principles of Family Life*; 107 Personal Evangelism and Follow-up; 105 Basic Bible Doctrines I; 305 Practical Dispensational Theology III*; 301 Pastoral Ministry II; 1006 Women in Ministry II; 101 Dispensational Survey; 307 Missions and Church Planting; 303 Bible Exposition V (Hebrews – Jude)

Fall Term 2: October 17th- December 8th

311 Christian Writing; 106,Basic Bible Doctrines II; 102 Apologetics; 319 Youth Ministry; 109 Dispensational Hermeneutics; 321 Cross-Cultural Studies

*Denotes courses that run for sixteen weeks. All other courses are eight weeks in length.

Read another article from this edition of the BBI Bulletin:

The Institute Update

For Our Learning

A Grace-Filled Home

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *