Hear what past students had to say about their time at KBC…
-Lindsay Lockwood, Student, Fall 2016-Spring 2017, Graduated with Certificate in Biblical Studies
“Deciding to come out to Kauai Bible College was one of the most life-defining decisions I have made. In leaving behind the comfort zone of my home in Florida, I gained so much new perspective on what it means to follow Christ. God has used this experience to shape my character greatly. KBC does not have many modern amenities, as we live very rustically here. But in giving up those comforts, I learned to put my focus on the things which are most important.
“One major thing God gave me through my time at Kauai Bible College was a refreshed perspective on what church should look like. Prior to coming out to KBC, I was extremely discouraged with church and had little desire to continue being a part of it. The church that I knew was dry, routine, and never did anything to reach out beyond its own walls. Being integrated into Crossroads (the parent church of KBC) brought a breath of fresh air to my walk with God. I am so thankful to be a part of Crossroads. God has used this church to show me what it means to dig deep in the Word of God, to reach out to the community, to love and serve the body of Christ. It has also taught me how essential prayer is. Praying together with people is as normal at Crossroads as breathing. The atmosphere at the church is the closest thing I have ever seen to the early church as the Bible describes in Acts.
“My overall experience at Kauai Bible College has been such a constructive challenge. It has refined my character; revitalized my perspective on the church; taught me the importance of prayer; developed leadership skills; given me a close-knit group of friends; and increased my love for scripture. It has also given me the chance to live in Hawai’i, something I may never have experienced otherwise. I have grown so much during my time here. KBC will always have a special place in my heart.”
-Peter Schmidt, Student: Fall 2014
“My time during KBC was not only a life-changing experience, but it now serves as an integral part of my testimony. I was born and raised a Christian. I went to church. I served in the church. I had Christian friends and a Christ-based family life. Some would say I had a perfect childhood. However, it wasn’t until I went to KBC that my life was forever changed. I went there not knowing what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised. It was not only in Kauai, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but it was led by a staff that was so genuine and backed by a church that was so loving. With an environment like that, no wonder I was able to learn so much, find myself, and grow in my relationship with God.
“On a more personal note, when I was there I went through some hard times, but God used the teaching, the community, and the ‘Ohana to engage me on a deep and profound level. God used everything that came my way, whether it was sitting in a classroom or feeding the homeless, to mold me into becoming the man I am today. One of the biggest things that I learned from KBC was about being open. I learned that to grow and to receive help, especially as the external processor that I am, I needed to be open and honest with other people. More often than not, just telling someone what was bothering me helped me process and gave me insight into what was going on, instead letting it wallow in my head or sweeping it under the carpet. Learning how to be transparent and how to accept help from others was one of the biggest things that I needed. My life ever since Kauai has changed for the better. I am still growing and learning, but having a stronger relationship with Jesus has changed how I deal with all of it, and that is worth it.”
-Paige Moreland, Student: Fall 2014
“Attending Kauai Bible College for a year will always be considered a huge blessing in my life. It holds an extra special place in my heart. Kauai is a beautiful island. It’s a lush jungle, painted with the deepest of red soils. It is truly a paradise of adventure. The biggest thing I learned attending KBC was how to kill abnormally large bugs with a machete. Okay, but truly, I learned how to study my Bible and enjoy it. The classes had great depth and truly improved my biblical knowledge. I particularly enjoyed studying the book of Acts. I loved how closely the church and the college were connected. I think that’s what made it feel like a family. It was such a blessing to have a Hanai family. Uncle Russell is also a huge part of making it feel like home for all the students. I am so thankful for all the friends I made at KBC; everyone felt like siblings. It’s been awesome to remain in contact with most and even spend time with a few here on the mainland. I am eager to visit Kauai and KBC again!”
-Gabe Susen, Student: Fall 2011-2013, Past Staff Member
“The years that I spent at Kauai Bible College were the greatest times I spent in my life. During my time at KBC, I learned things about Christianity and God that will stick with me forever. My second semester at KBC, I faced a depression that ultimately lead me to rejecting Jesus as my Lord and Savior for a time. It had nothing to do with the college but more to do with personal issues. God met me though during one of my darkest days and taught me how sometimes hard things happen to make you stronger. I came out of it a man that has never dealt with a depression like that again. The support from friends there, as well as the staff helping me through, was something that has had a lasting impact on me. Kauai Bible College is a wonderful place that will always be close to my heart and in my prayers.”
-Emily Montecalvo, Student: Fall 2015
“I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to go to KBC. In the short four months I attended the Bible college, I had a crazy amount of ups and downs and learning experiences. Personally, I had a lot of discomfort for many different things. It was hard to live in a cabin with five girls and it was hard to share two showers with 20 of them. It was hard to not have a fridge and kitchen to use at my leisure; to not have clean laundry most of the time; to not have a car; to not have air conditioning or a comfy bed. It was hard to feel lonely at times, being so far away from close family and friends at home. It was hard to not have everything at my fingertips all the time. However, it was SO worth it. The extremely simple life of KBC made me so thankful for what I do have at home. It made it so easy to love the people I was surrounded by at KBC. It also showed me how to compromise and put others’ well being before my own. It was easy to become accustomed to the simple life after a while, because I could so strongly feel Jesus’ presence with me through those hard times. It was easy to go on unforgettable adventures with the incredible people I was surrounded by. It was easy to have late-night meaningful conversations that sometimes changed your life. I learned so much from the classes we took, lessons that I would never have learned anywhere else; and the teachers really care about every single person. The experiences at KBC are truly one of a kind. The growth I made at Kaua’i Bible College was so evident to me and even to my family when I came back home. It’s a beautiful and worthwhile journey that I wish for everyone to go through!”
-Tim Bentley, Student: Fall 2013- Spring 2015, Graduated with Associates in Biblical Leadership, Past Staff Member
“Before going to KBC I really wanted to be in ministry and become a pastor and lead a church one day. However, I was shocked when I showed up at KBC and realized that many of the students there just wanted to know God more and weren’t really interested in full time ministry like I was. I also quickly learned that Bible college wasn’t just catered to people who wanted to be in full time ministry, but people who genuinely wanted to grow as Christians and immerse themselves in the word of God. The thing about taking a semester apart to devote to the Lord is that, if you’re willing to listen, He will tell you things. While I was there I didn’t just learn the Bible. God worked on me by showing me things I struggled with that I didn’t realize, like pride, offensive joking, and not being as ready for ministry as I thought I was. But over the two years on Kauai, with help from my KBC friends and staff, the Lord started changing those things in me and made me more adequate for my future ministry. I am now in as a youth pastor. My favorite thing about KBC was the internships for the second year students. Instead of just two years of sitting in a classroom learning more about the Bible, students have a chance to actually learn ministry in practical ways and be trained to take what the Bible teaches out into the world. I was a pastoral intern. This gave me chances to intentionally meet with other students, teach some Wednesday night services, lead small groups, and have first-class training on pastoral ministry. I believe that anyone with an open heart, who wants to know God more and grow as a disciple of Christ, is ready to attend KBC.”
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