How can I raise money for my tuition?
Students have an opportunity to raise money for their tuition by helping our team work the concessions stands at the NCAA College World Series men’s baseball tournament. There are approximately 14 to 16 games over 13 days (June 15th through June 27th). Students have the opportunity to earn up to $800 in scholarships for their tuition for the following BMC year.
How long is the year at BMC?
The year goes from the middle of September until the end of May.
What can I expect my days to look like?
An average day consists of a rigid schedule that keeps the student very occupied. Each day has the intent to develop character and discipline. In the morning, this is accomplished through worship and prayer, studying scriptures and spending time working on academics. In the afternoon, the student will get the opportunity to serve in a variety of ways, such as serving the community, preparing for our next ministry event, or serving one of the pastors as Bellevue Christian Center. During the evening we expect our students to be discipling the students in their ministries; i.e., junior high or high school.
Who qualifies for Bellevue Master's Commission?
Anyone that is graduated from high school or 18 years of age is able to be a student.
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When should I apply?
You should apply as early as you can during your senior year. If you have already graduated high school, then apply as early in the year, before Bellevue Master's Commission, as you can. Even if you are not sure if you want to go to BMC, you should apply so you have your options open when you make your decision.
Would I have any breaks?
Yes, we have three holiday breaks during the year. We normally have about a week for Thanksgiving, around two weeks for Christmas, and the entire Easter weekend.
What will I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring any personal items that you might need for the duration of the year. For example: your car, a laptop, toiletries, clothing (both winter and summer clothes), and spending money for the year. Keep in mind that you will most likely not have a very big room with a lot of closet space.
What is the weather like?
In Nebraska, we get the privilege of experiencing all four seasons of weather. It is very pleasant in the Spring and Fall. The Winter can be cold at points with snow and ice but still manageable while the Summer can be nice and toasty.
What do the students eat?
Each student of BMC is given a food stipend each month, allowing each apartment to keep a healthy stock of food that they share. Group meals have proven to be very effective when working with a set amount for food allowance. Shopping for food as an group is a great way to make healthier choices together.
Is there any cost in addition to tuition?
In addition to tuition you will need to raise your own funds for whatever missions trip you choose. Also, you will need to cover your day-to-day expenses like gas, toiletries, clothing, etc.
Is tuition tax deductible?
No, tuition is not tax deductible.
What does holding a job look like during Bellevue Master's Commission?
Being in Bellevue Master's Commission your schedule will be a weekly full time schedule, so you will only have one day a week to work which will usually be on a Saturday. You will need to connect with the director to let him know your job situation.
Will I have to fundraise?
Yes. Throughout the year we get the chance to work at CenturyLink Center of Omaha as well as TD Ameritrade Park. Through these fundraisers ,we raise money for our ministry expenses so that we can keep tuition as cheap as possible, and support for our missions trips.
Will I need a passport?
If you are planning on going on an international missions trip, then you will need to have a passport. We strongly suggest that students get their passport before they enter the program.
What does Omaha have to offer?
Located on the eastern edge of Nebraska, it is on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the Platte River. The city and its suburbs form the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States with an estimated population of one million. Omaha has a rich cultural background, including the Joslyn Art Museum, the Durham Western Heritage Museum, and the Holland Performing Arts Center. The city’s historical and cultural attractions have been lauded by numerous national newspapers, including the Boston Globe and the New York Times. In 2001, Newsweek identified the city as one of the Top 10 high-tech havens. According to USA Today, Omaha ranks eight in the nation in per-capita billionaires and Fortune 500 companies.
Omaha’s Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium was home to the Omaha Royals minor league baseball team. Since 1950, it had hosted the annual NCAA College World Series men’s baseball tournament until 2011 with the opening of TD Ameritrade Park. The Omaha Royals, now called the Omaha Storm Chasers, play at the newly opened Werner Park. The Omaha Beef indoor football team plays at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. The Creighton University Bluejays compete in a number of NCAA Division I sports. In addition to baseball, they play soccer at Morrison Stadium and basketball at the CenturyLink Center. Ice hockey is a popular spectator sport in Omaha. The two Omaha-area teams are the Omaha Lancers, a USHL team that plays at the Ralston Arena and the University at Nebraska Omaha Mavericks, an NCAA Division I team that plays at the Baxter Arena.
Along with sports being very popular, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo is consistently rated one of the best zoo's in the world. The Henry Doorly Zoo is home to the largest indoor desert in the world, the largest nocturnal exhibit in the world, the largest indoor swamp in the world, and the largest indoor rain forest in America. The zoo also houses over 13,000 species of animals. With over 130 ares to explore, the Henry Doorly Zoo is sure to bring endless excitement and amazement.