There are various spiritual development components of biblical knowledge, faith formation, and mentoring offered through the online classroom experiences and interaction with faculty. Because spiritual development is enhanced through ministry involvement in local churches, allowing students to report Christian service time is one way that development through a local church is recognized.
A number of churches in Colorado Springs minister to students and their families. The pastors serve as shepherds, spiritual advisors, and ministerial models to students. These churches, varying in size from beginning church plants to a worship attendance of more than 1,000, offer the students many opportunities for service and fellowship. Regardless of denominational affiliation, NBC students are encouraged to actively attend a local church.
Nursing and Retirement Home Ministry
Nazarene Bible College encourages students to become involved in ministries while attending this college.
All students are encouraged to work with their local church, nursing and retirement homes, or other agencies in their own community. Such ministry might be started by NBC students and include others in their church. Work in ministries of various forms enriches the lives of both the residents and students. All students are reminded to include participation in such ministry on the Christian Service Report they are required to submit each term.
Students and faculty are regularly involved in planting Nazarene churches in the Colorado Springs area. Since 1984, in partnership with the Colorado District and local pastors, ten churches have been planted. This effort continues as students express a call to begin new works and as opportunities become available.