3rd Year – Extended Ministry


The year gives:

  • A theoretical and practical specialisation within a specific subject and area of ministry
  • Further growth in your skills and spiritual gifts
  • Deeper insight in value based leadership, missions and church ministry


Practice and teaching

The main focus for the 3rd year is practice ministry. As a 3rd year student you will have four practice days and one study day a week throughout the year. In addition there will be three teaching weeks in the school location, consisting of teaching, individual coaching and group work.


Throughout the year you will go deeper in a subject of your choice by writing a thesis. As a student you will have one of your teachers as a tutor, who will help and guide you with your thesis.


Our desire is that you will have a practice that suits your gifts and interests. The choice of practice takes place in collaboration with you and the church/organisation you suggest. As a student, you will also get a local supervisor who is responsible for following you up throughout the year.

Thesis & practice

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.”
Matthew 7:24

During the 3rd year you will have the chance to go in depth in a subject you are passionate about, and write a thesis about it. One day each week will be set aside for self studies. The thesis is meant to be a thesis for life.

Practice will be the main focus during the 3rd year. Four days a week (or the equivalent amount of hours) you will experience full time ministry and practice what you have learnt.

Student conversations

During the 3rd year you will regularly have conversations with one of the teachers in school. The purpose of these conversations is to prepare and support you in your ministry tasks, in the writing of the thesis, and in the development of your calling and gifts.

This opportunity is for those who have completed their 1st or 2nd year at TBBMI, or at a similar Bible school (you must be able to document a similar range of subjects as at TBBMI).