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Educational Distinctives

The Moody Difference

Your Moody education begins in the Word. No matter what major you’re in, you’ll spend more time studying the Bible than any other book. Learn to pull truth from the page. Take your education beyond the walls of the classroom. Your intense academic study comes alive through strategic volunteer opportunities, as you make the leap from learning the Word to living it while you do ministry.

At Moody ministry and career is a single focus. We train men and women to make serving Christ their lifelong pursuit, no matter where He calls them. It's the marriage of higher learning and a higher calling.


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Education Values

Learn the principles that will define your experience as a Moody student.

Global and Culture Learning Opportunities

See how you can learn outside the classroom with missions trips, study tours, internships, and other experiences.

Mission and Vision

The schools of Moody Bible Institute, Moody Theological Seminary, and Moody Bible Institute Online are called to the following mission and vision:

Mission and Goal of Moody Bible Institute

Our Mission

Moody exists to Proclaim the Gospel, and equip people to be Biblically grounded, practically trained, and to engage the world through Gospel-centered living.

Our Goal

Prepare people for their purpose and calling!

Strategic Direction

Our Vision

The Gospel Available for Every Person.

Profile of a Moody Graduate

In keeping with our mission, our intent is to graduate students who have developed a biblical worldview that enables them to be productive in building Christ's church worldwide. Graduates of Moody Bible Institute will be noted for their commitment to:

The Preeminence of Christ

as evidenced through maturing lifestyles that reflect continuing submission to the Lordship of Christ

The Authority of the Scriptures

as demonstrated by a knowledge of the Bible and theology, and the ability to interpret, apply and integrate the inerrant Scriptures in all of life consistent with an orthodox, evangelical tradition

The Centrality of the Church

as evidenced by service to the church of Jesus Christ through the use of ministry and vocational skills, spiritual gifts, and natural talents

The Task of World Evangelization

as exhibited in a passion for the proclamation of the unique message of the gospel to the lost world

The Healthy Development of Relationships

as evidenced by service to the church of Jesus Christ through the use of ministry and vocational skills, spiritual gifts, and natural talents

The Pursuit of Intellectual Excellence

as evidenced by analytical and creative thinking (formulation of a Christian worldview), lifelong development of vocational skills, clear expression of ideas, and appreciation of aesthetic values

The Stewardship of the Body and Life Resources

as demonstrated in the practice of a healthy physical lifestyle and the wise management of the resources God has given.