Introduction to Bible I: Doctrine of Scripture
This course explores the claims the Bible makes of itself and how the Scriptures came from God to us, exploring the process of revelation, inspiration, collection, transmission, and translation. This course is one part of a three-part Introduction to Bible credit.
Introduction to Bible II: A Historical Overview
A course designed to give a broad picture of the Bible, which enables the student to visualize the word as a whole. Emphasis is on the historical flow of the scriptures throughout redemptive history. This course is one part of a three-part Introduction to Bible credit.
Backpack Trip (Elective)
In the early fall, students will experience a challenging but exciting week backpacking. Students will be seeing the sights of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, which is the largest wilderness area in the continental US, and also happens to be our backyard! This course will also give the student a new awareness of the environment from a Biblical viewpoint.
Introduction to Bible III: Christ in All of Scripture
The great aim in this study is to serve like a telescope to help students see a reality that is truly very big and great and glorious, more clearly. The aim is that the Lord Jesus would be seen more clearly and accurately as the great point of all Scripture and the One who made you and the One for whom you were made. This course is one part of a three-part Introduction to Bible credit.
Scientific Creationism (Elective)
In our world, many teach evolution as truth although many leading scientists are now saying that there must be a designer behind all we know and observe. This course will teach a Biblical view of creation and show that it will stand up to science as long as we are careful to separate that which is fact from that which is theory.
Old Testament Survey I: Pentateuch Study
This class will study the theology, content and unity of the first five books of the Old Testament. Various readings and discussion will introduce the student to various critical approaches to the origin and development of the Pentateuch and to the ways it continues to guide and shape God’s people today. This course is one part of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.
Old Testament Survey II: Historical Books
This course will give the student a detailed overview of all the historical Old Testament books with a focus on the main characters and events contained within. Also, one of the books will receive special attention. This course is one part of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.
Old Testament Survey III: Wisdom & Literature
This study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and The Song of Solomon leads students through poetry and prose unrivaled in all secular literature. The Wisdom Books are beautiful Holy Spirit-inspired literature, containing narrative, history, instruction, celebration, prayer, passion, prophecy, and more unfolding of the drama of divine redemption, looking toward it’s ultimate fulfillment in the atoning of Jesus Christ. This course is one part of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.
Old Testament Survey IV: Prophets
This class looks at the role and significance of Old Testament prophets as emphasized in light of biblical history. This overview includes a focus on select prophets and prophetic oracles. This course is one part of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.
New Testament Survey I: Jesus & the Gospels
This course is an introductory look into the four Gospels written to show the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. This course is one part of a three-week New Testament Survey credit.
New Testament Survey II: Pauline Epistles
This course is an introductory look into the letters God inspired Paul to write, as well as a general overview into Pauline theology. This course is one part of a three-week New Testament Survey credit.
New Testament Survey III: General Epistles
This course is an introductory look into the other New Testament letters not written by Paul, including James, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude, and the Johannine epistles. This course is one part of a three-week New Testament Survey credit.
I Timothy – The Church (Elective)
This course is a verse-by-verse look at Paul’s letter to Timothy as he takes on his role of pastoring the church in Ephesus. In this book, God inspired Paul to instruct Timothy and subsequent church leaders how the local church should be set up and run. Students will learn the biblical standards and priorities for the local church. This course is a one credit elective course.
Spiritual Disciplines (Spiritual Formations – Monday Night Course)
This course gives the basis for and a brief look at the many different spiritual disciplines that the Bible encourages believers to participate in in order to grow in their Christian life. This is a Monday night course and is one part of a three-part Spiritual Formations credit.
Systematic Theology I: Doctrine of God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit
This course concentrates on seeing God as He is and the impact that this understanding can have on the Christian life. Additionally, this class will examine the sufficiency and necessity of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ as God’s means to rescue the world. Finally, this course seeks to give students an introductory level of insight into what the Bible has to say about the third person of the Triune God, the Holy Spirit. This course is one part of a three-part Systematic Theology credit.
Systematic Theology II: Doctrine of Man, Sin, and the Person and Work of Christ
This course is one of the most important ones in our curriculum. This course seeks to take a concentrated aim at gaining a biblical understanding of man as made in God’s image, what really happened at the fall and what the consequences of the fall are, and finally the sufficiency and necessity of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ as God’s means to rescue the world. This course is one part of a three-part Systematic Theology credit.
Systematic Theology III: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things
This course seeks to give students an introductory level of insight into what the Bible has to say about the third person of the Triune God (the Spirit), what God’s purpose and mission for the church is, and what the Bible says about the end times and second coming of Christ. This course is one part of a three-part Systematic Theology credit.
This course is a verse-by-verse look at Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. In this book, God inspired Paul to show the readers that faith in Christ’s death and resurrection alone is sufficient to make believers right with God.
Apologetics I: Introduction to Worldview
As a Christian the defense of our faith is our responsibility. As we learn to defend the faith we see that it is a confirmation to believers and conviction to non-believers. This course shows how the Gospel gives Christians a new way of seeing everything in the world around them. This is one part of a three-week Apologetics credit.
Apologetics II: Contemporary Issues
As a Christian the defense of our faith is our responsibility. In this course students will look at how Christianity responds to some of the main contemporary issues that are facing Western culture today. This course is one part of a three-week Apologetics credit.
Apologetics III: Cults & Other Religions
This course looks at how the grace found in Christianity makes it unique to the other religions of the world. This course will also take a look at pseudo-Christian cults and how they do not teach true Christian doctrine. This course is one part of a three-week Apologetics credit.
1 John (Elective)
This course is a verse-by-verse look at John’s first letter. In this book, God inspired John to show the centrality of the love of God and its effect to cause Christians to love others as well.
1 Corinthians (Elective)
This course deals with practical problems in interpersonal relationships and within the area of the local church. Subjects covered will include; Christian liberty, marriage, discipline, gifts of the Spirit, and Christian love and forgiveness.
Introduction to Missions I: God’s Mission & History of Missions
This course will provide a Biblical foundation for understanding God’s mission among the nations, a historical overview of missions, and exploring the calling all Christians have to be a part of God’s mission in the world. This course is one part of a three-week Missions credit.
Introduction to Missions II: Missional Living
The aim of this course is to show students the importance of living for God’s purpose and mission in the world as a Christian, whether or not they are in vocational ministry, and what that looks like in today’s culture. This course is one part of a three-week Missions credit.
Introduction to Missions III: Evangelism
This course seeks to examine Jesus’ expectation for us to be involved in the ongoing process of evangelism. It will particularly look at the theology of evangelism, God’s role in it, and His expectation for us. The class also will examine the responsibility of Christians to be involved in the world without being influenced by the world. This course is one part of a three-week Missions credit.
Church History I: Acts
This class on ecclesiology will take a look back at the New Testament Church and the foundations of Christianity so that we can learn how to live and function in the Church today. Discussions will contrast God’s view of the role and relationship of the church against those ideas contrived by man. Emphasis will be on backgrounds of denominations today and present teachings.
Church History II: 100 AD – Reformation
This course will offer an overview of the two thousand years of church history, from its earliest days to the present. Special attention will be given to theological and denominational development, as well as a study of the lives of many of history’s religious leaders. The goal is for the student to come to an understanding that history is more than memorized facts, but that it is affecting them even today.
Church History III: Reformation – Present Day
This course will offer an overview of church history, from the reformation to the present. Special attention will be given to theological and denominational development, as well as a study of the lives of many of history’s religious leaders. Like in the previous week, the goal is for the student to come to an understanding that history is more than memorized facts, but that it is affecting them even today. This course is one part of a three-week church history credit.
Understanding and Applying the Bible (Spiritual Formations)
This course seeks to help students know how to understand the Scriptures accurately and then properly apply the text to their lives.
Activities and Trips
During the third week of the school year, all MWSB students participate in a six-day, five-night backpacking trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This is a great time for students to spend quiet time with the Lord, see the wonder of God’s creation, and begin building deep friendships with each other.
Spring Semester Trip
During the last week of the school year, all MWSB students and staff take a year-end trip together to reflect on the year. We have taken our spring trip to Moab, Utah for the last several years.
Exploring Around Campus
Our location offers students ample opportunities to explore the beauty of the local area. Near our campus there are hundreds of miles of hiking, spots to cliff jump into mountain rivers, waterfalls, and tons of wildlife to see.
Our campus has a half-court gym, workout facility, a three-day per week Crossfit program, coffee and snack shop opened twice per day, a library, a tennis court, and a pool while it is warm. Students also enjoy field games (like ultimate Frisbee, football, soccer, etc.), hanging out in the cozy Hob Nob area, and playing board games in the dining hall.
Throughout the year, MWSB students have opportunities to invest in others. In the past, MWSB students have served at the Great Falls Rescue Mission, served in local churches in our area, participated in spring break mission trips, and helped facilitate our annual Youth Retreat during spring semester when over 100 high school students come to campus for a weekend.
Fall 2017 Campus Activities
- Mon, Aug 21: 1st Day of Class; Pastor/Church Meeting
- Tues, Aug 22: Community Life Meeting
- Fri, Aug 25 – Saturday, August 26: Overnight Gear Testing Trip at Castle Reef
- Mon, Aug 28: Backpacking Meeting
- Wed, Aug 30: Town Gear Trip for Backpacking Trip Prep
- Fri, Sep 1: Backpacking Food Distribution
- Sep 15-16: Harvest Party – Games, Hog Roast, 5K
- Sep 22-23: Venture Led Weekend Events
- Oct 6-8: Fall Break
- Oct 13-14: Venture Led Weekend Events
- Wed, Oct 25: Girls’ Open Dorms
- Oct 27-28: Venture Led Weekend Events
- Thurs, Nov 9: Community Group Dinner
- Nov 10-11: Venture Led Weekend Events
- Wed, Nov 15: Christmas Banquet