College Days — April 3rd and 4th
Cost: $10 per person
Food and Lodging Provided
Attend Classes and Meet Professors
Special College Days Chapel
Apply for Free
$500 Dollar Scholarship to each future student that attends and participates
CLICK HERE to go to the Trinity Bible College website to learn more or to sign up to attend.
In just a few weeks, prospective students and parents will be arriving on campus to find out more about the amazing opportunities for students at Trinity Bible College!
College Days give prospective students and parents the opportunity to see what life at Trinity is really all about. They get to attend interesting classes, experience our dynamic chapel, interact with current students and professors, and spend the night in the dorms! Of course we also feature special events, such as a great Christian concert. Our District Youth Directors often bring groups of high schoolers to give them a taste for what God is doing in our students’ lives. This year we are pleased to have Student Ministries’ Pastor Terry Parkman and his team from Evangel Assembly in Bismarck, North Dakota, coming as our special guest speakers. Students who attend College Days can apply for college while they are here, and not only will we waive the application fee, but they will receive a $500 scholarship as well!
I have had the privilege of leading Trinity Bible College for almost two years now, and the school has undergone a wonderful, transformative time. But of all the tremendous work I see God doing, I never fail to be amazed by the spiritual and intellectual growth and deepening our students regularly experience. This is all the more exciting as I reflect on statistics recently published by the Barna Group, stating that 65% of teenagers who attended church during high school quit going to church in college.
More than ever before, young adults today need strong Christian leaders to come alongside of them and teach them how to integrate their faith with their everyday lives in the midst of an increasingly complex and confusing world. They need supportive role models, positive and encouraging peers, and a safe environment in which to explore, ask questions and grow up in every way: intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. That is the environment our faculty, students and staff provide for our students here at Trinity, and I have the great privilege of witnessing the fruit of their tireless efforts on a daily basis.
There are so many reasons for students to choose Trinity, and I hope you will join me in inviting students among your friends and family to come and check us out on April 3-4.
May God bless you,
Dr. Paul R. Alexander
*If you would like to learn more about Trinity Bible College or about College Days please visit our website trinitybiblecollege.edu
*To sign up for College Days please CLICK HERE and fill out the form available.
Special Chapel Speaker: Huldah Buntain
Monday March 3, 2014 – Trinity Bible College chapel
In 1954, Huldah and her late husband, Rev. Dr. Mark Buntain, agreed to travel to India and serve in Calcutta for one year. That year turned into a lifetime of service to the people of Calcutta and its surrounding states. Together, they established a holistic inner-city and outreach ministries consisting of more than 200 schools with 32,000 children including a blind school, 900 churches, 5 bible schools, daily street and school feeding programs for 25,000, a nursing school and a full general Mercy Hospital that has treated 2.2 million people and provided free care to 880,000 patients. In 2005, Huldah founded Calcutta Mercy Ministries to support the comprehensive ministries that she and her late husband built over the past 57 years.
*To read more about Huldah Buntain and her experiences on the mission field please CLICK HERE to read the story “Huldah Buntain: Fifty Years in Calcutta” by The 700 Club.
*Also, visit the website http://www.buntain.org/about-us/our-team/founders to read more about Calcutta Mercy Ministries and Huldah Buntain.
What an AMAZING time to be a Trinity Lion! As we launch our new recruiting campaign – Be a Hero Be a Lion – and our new scholarship plan, I can’t help but continue my extremely non-biased, completely rationale opinion, that this truly is THE GREATEST PLACE ON THE PLANET!
I love seeing our students fall in love with Jesus here while they have the opportunity to play college sports! As a passionate recruiter for the school, I tell recruits all the time that if they come to Trinity just for the athletic experience, they will end up disappointed, because Trinity is about SO MUCH more than just athletics! It’s about being prepared to be an impact person in the Kingdom of Heaven! It’s about keeping your eyes so fixed on Jesus that you’ll get out of a safe and comfortable boat and step out on the water with your beautiful Saviour! It’s about understanding that God will ask us to make sacrifices in order to be used by Him! It’s about embracing the fact that God’s preparing you to be someone’s hero, and that “someone” out there is counting on you and needs you! What a commission, what an opportunity, what a place!
On a pure athletic note, our basketball teams began post-season play this past week and did so in style, as the Lady Lions won the NIAC Conference Tournament for the fifth year in a row. Our men’s team brought the Conference title back to Ellendale as well! We also had six of our athletes be named to the All-Conference team (3 ladies: Kylie Simonsen, Kayla Droste, and Janae Droste; 3 men: Nick Lentz, AJ Anthony, and Friscoe Erdahl). The Lions will continue their post-season journey as they travel to Ankeny, Iowa, this weekend for the NCCAA Regional Tournament. Football and Volleyball are right in the thick of their Off-Season Training Programs, and as you can see from the picture, our fitness center is being put to really great use!
As you read this, I want to challenge all of you to think like Lions today! Everyone who graduated from here, whether you played a sport or not, is a TRINITY LION! As a lion, I want to share with you this creed, which our football players recite everyday before we get to work. So take a few moments now to think about it, dwell on it, pray on it, and recite it with us today as YOU go to work:
“I will conduct myself in word and action, the same way Christ would conduct Himself; I will do whatever I do, with total release of my mental and physical abilities and my emotional energies toward performing like Jesus. I will have in mind that HE is my ONLY audience, according to Colossians 3:23!“
Bless you today,
Coach Dustin L. Morgan
Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
*If you would like to learn more about the new scholarship program at Trinity Bible College please CLICK HERE
Congratulations to the Trinity Bible College men’s and women’s basketball teams for winning the 2014 Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) Championships! The NIAC Conference tournament was held in Bemidji, Minnesota on the campus of Oak Hills Christian College last weekend. Both teams will participate in the NCCAA North Central Regional Tournament this weekend at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. The Lady Lions enter the regional tournament as the #1 seed and the men enter as the #2 seed. Both teams will play on Friday night at Faith Baptist.
Here is a link to the schedule for the Regional Tournament: http://www.fbbceagles.com/events/upcomingevents/index
Here is a link to watch the tournament live via webcast this weekend: http://www.fbbceagles.com/multimedia/livebroadcast
*If you would like to learn more about Trinity Bible College athletics please click on the Be a Hero Be a Lion graphic below
DO I NEED A YEAR IN MY LIFE LIKE THIS?
When college, career, or marriage begins, a year like this will be impossible. This is a unique, undistracted year to encounter God intimately, travel across the world, and discover your potential in Christ. Statistics show that students change their major 2 to 3 times through college resulting in lost time and money. Taking this year off will guide students to determine God’s plan for the rest of your life. This initial investment will pay off exponentially in the future. PackYourBags positions students to hear God’s voice through seeking, learning, and serving.
WHY NOT JUST COLLEGE?
We encourage students to attend college. However, with 80% of students entering college with an undecided major and undefined purpose, PYB aims to help students find a clear direction and secure identity before beginning their college or career. In his podcast, “Six Benefits of a Gap Year”, Tim Elmore emphasizes the importance of such a year:
- Gives them time to clarify their identity
- Enables them to develop their emotional intelligence
- Helps them choose a college & career that actually fits
- Equips them to find and stick to their strength zone
- Teaches them to find mentors
- Gives them a place to mature
*To learn more or to apply to the Pack Your Bags program at Trinity Bible College please CLICK HERE
Trinity’s chapel service on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 marked the launch of the “BE A HERO, BE A LION” campaign. Students, Staff and Faculty were reminded by the speaker, Dustin Morgan that “everyone is a hero to someone”. Trinity is committed to developing the hero inside every student. Those who attended chapel received a complimentary t-shirt with the campaign logo:
The launch included details of the bold new scholarship policy that will be implemented in the 2014-15 academic year. Trinity Bible College is committed to providing an affordable education that will enable graduates to enter ministry, missions, coaching, teaching or the marketplace with low student debt. Academic and Fine Arts scholarships will increase and children of Assemblies of God ministers and of Trinity Bible College alumni will receive considerable scholarships. Students who are involved in their district, church or school on a significant level will also be eligible for substantial Leadership Scholarships.
Every student at Trinity is a Lion. That name is not reserved for athletes. The Lion Loyalty scholarship rewards students for returning as a sophomore, junior or senior, sheltering them from the accumulation of debt that occurs over 4 years of study.
Pray with us as we prepare to welcome future heroes next fall!
Rev. Ian O’Brien
Vice President of Student Affairs
*To learn more about Trinity Bible College and the scholarship program at TBC please go to the website trinitybiblecollege.edu.
The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
Next week our VP (Academics) and myself will be making our annual appearance before the Accrediting Commission of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
Pursuing Excellence in Higher Education
ABHE is our accrediting association and we are well served by it. In order to be eligible for Title IV funding and to offer a degree program that is recognized both by other institutions and employers alike it is essential that an institution is accredited. ABHE is a national accrediting association recognized by the Department of Education and its goals and objectives make it an ideal choice for a College like Trinity Bible College.
It goes without saying that fulfilling the requirements for accreditation is a rigorous process. Internal reviews, constant quality assessment and annual reporting to the association are just a part of it. We continue to work hard at ensuring that we maintain great academic rigor and meet all the demands of our accrediting association.
TBC is committed to providing the best possible education to our students. We continue to hire world class faculty, allocate resources to help in our students’ learning and ensure excellent library and support services.
For you, our supporters, this should be very reassuring. Reassuring that we are so committed to being good stewards of the resources that you entrust to us. Reassuring that our students are in a safe and dynamic environment that meets very stringent requirements and reassuring that all of this can still take place in a place that is unapologetic about a commitment to God and His Word.
Please pray for us as we represent the College in this important meeting. We value your continued investment in the quality of our education.
For His Kingdom’s sake,
Dr Paul R Alexander
There is an article in the Pentecostal Evangel about Trinity Bible College student-athlete Chris Wood and his journey from a car accident back to the football field. Please CLICK HERE and read the full story “Giving Up… Not an Option!” by John W. Kennedy on the Pentecostal Evangel website.
*To learn more about Trinity Bible College and the Trinity Lions athletic department please visit the website trinitybiblecollege.edu