As we wrap up this third month of operation, the BBN Bible Institute continues to grow with student enrollment now at over 5500. The student body is made up of a diverse group representing over 75 countries from all around the world.
Most students are reporting that the studies are very beneficial and requests for additional courses continue to pour in. Some courses are being added from time to time and future plans include 100 courses of study with 20 in each of the five Divisions. New courses added recently include the study of Worship by Dr. Dino Pedrone and the book of Titus as taught by Manford G. Gutzke.
The fact that the Institute is free to everyone, that each student can take whatever courses they would like, and progress at their own pace, is making BBNBI well received.
Here are some other statistics that are interesting: Student enrollment is balanced with 51% being female and 49% male. The ages of students range from 13 to 90 and new students are signing up at a rate of around 40 each day. Over 3600 students are actively taking a course now.
There have been some problem areas but most difficulties involve logging in or user name or password issues. Student questions are answered quickly by the Help Desk personnel and students are able to resume their studies.
Here are a few student comments that have been received recently: "Thank you so much for this great Bible Study! " "Thanks for answering my questions. BBN really helps me grow spiritually as I learn to live my life based on God's words."
"BBNBI, Thank you for setting-up a great web site. I'm certain your site will be a blessing to many people, and a tool for leading many to Christ."
The theme verse for BBNBI is found in 2Timothy chapter 2 and verse 15. "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
Our prayer is that every student will apply themselves diligently to their studies, stick with it, and study God's Word because He has commanded us to do so. Yes, it will take some commitment. You cannot study God's Word "on the fly." It means setting aside the time and listening. It will not always be easy. The enemy, Satan, would like you to drop out, but you can do it and BBNBI is here to help you. May God bless you as you study His Word.