Biblical Life Institute

Christian Gap Year Program


Preparing for a Life of Calling!

Join us for a year of intensive study, spiritual formation, and Christian community! Our one-year program centers on The Wesleyan Experience, an exploration of faith, theology, worship, spiritual formation, Christian literature, and critical thinking. Added to this are surveys of the Old and New Testaments and elective studies in such areas as apologetics, missions, and evangelism. You will worship with churches from a variety of Christian traditions, engage in community service, and build life-long friendships.

Students are housed in historic Shilling Hall, our main building built primarily by students in the 1940s and 50s. The 164 acre campus includes a lake, gymnasium, and wooded areas. Students will learn teamwork and interpersonal skills by joining together to prepare meals and help care for the campus. The program is for high school graduates.

After your year here, you may continue studies with us or transfer to another college. Many schools, such as Ohio Christian University, Kansas Christian College, and Asbury University accept our courses for transfer credit. Whether you continue college studies, enter the workforce, or begin a family, your time at BLI will prepare you for a life of calling!

“Wesleyan Experience was probably my favorite course. It is a discussion course and also a personal development course. It requires you to think critically, to defend your answers, to see things from other peoples’ perspectives, and to acknowledge that you don’t have all the answers.” 
Chris -Class of 2017

“Biblical Life Institute has greatly helped me to form a proper biblical worldview…any kind of training like that is worth, it’s worth your life, actually.”

Rodger -Class of 2017