Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the questions we hear most often. If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to email us and ask!
How can I start a BBT group?
It’s easy to start a BBT group. Simply click here to get started. We can help you get your BBT up and running quickly!
BBT recommends participants use a New International Version (NIV) Bible. The NIV Study Bible is a reader-friendly translation, which includes a set of features (e.g., notes, references, tables, etc.) designed to help you read and study the text.
I’ve never read the Bible, can I still participate in a BBT?
Yes, BBT participation is open to anyone, regardless of their knowledge of the Bible.
Do I have to be a Christian to participate?
Anyone can attend a BBT! Everyone is welcome. BBT is open to men and women, and is not bound by denominational or geographical constraints. There is no membership offered, or membership fee required.
Do I need to be a member of a church to participate?
Participants do not need to be a member of a church to participate in a BBT group. We do ask that our BBT leaders are connected to a church home, so that they may draw upon the pastoral and counseling resources to help group members as needed.
Are Biblical Business Training groups sponsored by a company?
BBT groups are usually not sponsored by a company. Our BBT groups generally grow from an individual’s desire to learn more about applying Biblical principles at work and an interest to study the Word with peers, co-workers and friends. Individual group leaders take the initiative to get things started by inviting others, and distributing the curriculum provided by BBT.
What is BBT's statement of faith?
We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who came to save us from sin (John 3:16-17), and that the Holy Bible is the Word of God revealing Jesus Christ and God's Plan of redemption (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
How is BBT funded?
Below are some of the questions we hear most often regarding donations. If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to email us and ask!
What is the cost for BBT?
BBT receives donations from those blessed by the resources of this ministry. Kingdom level giving is $45/month, Leadership level giving is $30/month and Participant level giving is $15/month..
Is BBT independent of any church, denomination, or nonprofit organization?
Yes! BBT is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We receive neither denominational financial support nor are we church sponsored. We believe that this financial independence enables us to serve local churches without any denominational bias.
Is BBT supported by donations from the general public?
Yes! As a 501 (c)(3), BBT is classified as a public charity. To qualify for this designation, BBT receives the majority of donations from the general public, and is not reliant on major corporate sponsorships or significant individual contributions (e.g., foundations or trusts).
How does BBT use donations?
More than 80% of donated funds go directly to support existing and growing ministry functions. The balance of the funds is used for administrative and fundraising purposes.
Besides BBT participants and group leaders, what are other ways BBT raises funds?
BBT is continually cultivating relationships with high-capacity givers who believe in our vision and mission, and choose to support BBT with significant donations. BBT also receives donations from the general public not directly involved in BBT.
How do I give?
There are several easy ways to donate: