Want to make a difference in the world? At Word of Life, our students practically apply God’s Word to real-life situations. We provide training and opportunity for each student to participate in multiple, meaningful ministry opportunities that will impact real people. Students serve others, grow in their abilities, and share their faith.

Ministry Philosophy

God commanded His people to be doers of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22). Every believer is called to faithfully serve God by diligently serving others. Therefore, the Bible Institute seeks to nurture within students a passion for Christian ministry and strives to equip them to reach today’s society for Christ by involving them in meaningful ministry to others.

Our training goes beyond the classroom to real-life situations where people are in desperate need of the gospel.

We strive to provide every student with the following opportunities:

Share Your Faith. In direct obedience to Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19), every student is trained in effective evangelism strategies. They are given opportunity to share their faith in relevant and meaningful ways.

Grow in Your Gifts. Students recognize their God-give talents and abilities (James 1:17) and are challenged to develop and refine their skills.

First-hand Experience. Students can say, “I’ve done that!” to a variety of ministry opportunities. These experiences are invaluable building blocks which will bless their home churches and future ministries!

Ministry Opportunities

We provide a diverse array of ministry opportunities relevant to the needs of today’s culture.

Missions Exposure

Jesus commanded his disciples to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19) and to take the gospel to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). At Word of Life, we firmly believe God desires everyone to be active in world missions. Whether you are going or sending, you will be exposed to the needs of missions and practical steps to follow God’s calling on your life.

Missions Conference

Every year, we road trip to Word of Life’s main campus in Schroon Lake, New York for an annual Missions Conference. The conference features dynamic speakers and exposure to a variety of missions boards and ministry needs.

Students have opportunity to connect with potential ministry opportunities and learn about Word of Life’s 75 missions locations around the world. Students leave encouraged with how God is working around the world and challenged to pursue God’s call on their life.

Students Exploring Missions (SEM)

Closer to home, WOLBI Owen Sound hosts an annual SEM conference to help students find practical ways to be involved in world missions. We recruit experienced missionaries to share from their experiences and provide training valuable to those pursuing ministry.

Missions education is valuable for those seeking to support missions through their local church. God wants every believer to be involved in world missions and we want you to find your part!

Ministry Stories

Magdalena – Youth
Jarod – Recharge
Luke – Praise Team