Brief History

MBC&S originates from the evangelical ministry of Carl H. Stevens. As an indigenous ministry, MBC&S is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization that operates under the leadership of Greater Grace World Outreach. This unique and dynamic relationship allows MBC&S students to correlate education in the classroom with practical training on the field. Graduates often co-labor with GGWO or assist the 500+ affiliated churches in missions, leadership training, evangelistic outreach, and Christian day schools. There are over 150+ MBC&S affiliated Bible colleges on almost every continent in the world with over 3000+ students worldwide.

Doctrinal Statement

The Bible

The Holy Scriptures are verbally, plenarily, and inerrantly inspired by God. They are the authoritative guide for all Christian understanding, life and ministry.

God

There is but one God eternally existent in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each member of the Godhead shares the same eternal attributes.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, God's Son, is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and He lived a sinless life. He died, shedding His blood in His substitutionary death for sinners. He was buried, arose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He is the only way to God the Father.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the giver of life. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and unites man to Jesus Christ by faith. The Holy Spirit seals and indwells all believers. It is impossible to be saved and not have the Holy Spirit.

Man

Man was created in the image and likeness of God. It was by man's free volition that he disobeyed God, incurring physical and spiritual death. Each human being is born with a sinful nature. Because of this, every person is in need of salvation from God's judgment and from eternal damnation in Hell.

Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God. Salvation was accomplished by Christ's substitutionary death. All who believe in Him are justified by grace through faith. The believer's salvation is eternally secure.

Spiritual Baptism

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is granted to all who believe in Jesus Christ. This occurs in each believer at the moment of salvation. Every believer is baptized into the body of Christ (the church) when he or she believes in Christ.

The Great Commission

The fulfillment of the Great Commission is the responsibility of all believers. Believers are to pray to the Lord of the Harvest that He would send forth laborers into the world to preach the Gospel and to plant churches.

The church

The church is the body and the bride of Christ. It is dedicated to the worship and service of God and to the observance of the sacraments or ordinances of water Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The primary task of the church in all ages is to teach all nations and to make disciples through the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.

Final Events

Jesus Christ will return to rapture His church. Immediately following this event will be the seven-year tribulation period. At the conclusion of this event Christ will return to the earth and establish His 1,000 year reign. At the end of Christ's 1,000 year reign, Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire. The next event will be the Great White Throne judgment of the unsaved. Christ will then establish New Heavens and a New Earth. This will be the consummation of all things.