Florida Free BIBLE MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center is located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, bordering the Kennedy Space Center. The BMW campus is conveniently located near several shopping centers in the Merritt Island area and is about five miles from Cocoa Beach, and one hour from Central Florida’s world famous tourist attractions.
The school campus is located within Teen Missions 250+ acre campground offering BMW students with a variety of outdoor activities including:
- Swimming (Outdoor Pool & Lakes)
- Canoes & Paddle Boats
- Outdoor Basketball, Volleyball
- Ping Pong tables
Students live in air-conditioned dorm rooms on campus and eats their meals in the Conference Center dining room. A student lounge is provided for fellowship, study and games. For studies, a computer room is provided with high-speed internet (including WiFi) as well as a small reference library.
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Student Schedule | Ministry | Mentoring
Students attend a morning chapel service on weekdays together with Teen Missions staff. A small student to teacher ratio allows teachers to give personal attention to the students when there is a specific need. Emphasis is placed on God’s Word and missions. A minimum of two hours of study time is set aside each evening.
Once a week the students meet for evening devotions called “Vespers.” During this time, they worship and seek the Lord together. Weekends may find the students relaxing in the TMI Conference Center pool, exploring the Teen Missions jungle, or visiting nearby Cocoa Beach—after study time of course!
Second-year students are required to be involved in a local Christian church ministry—teaching Sunday school, working with youth, etc.
Students from around the world—Australia, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Hungary, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—have attended Florida Free BMW. It is a wonderful opportunity to live and study with people from different parts of the world, and get a glimpse of life in other cultures.
Student Policies — An Overview
For the well-being of the whole student body, it is necessary to establish guidelines in order to avoid misunderstandings. BMW is designed to develop a quality young person with a personal love and commitment to Christ, a modest lifestyle, and a well-disciplined life—someone who is equipped to minister wherever the Lord calls.
Florida Free students must make the commitment to willingly obey the student policies. Discipline is maintained with a system of minutes or demerit points. Students need to understand that attendance at Florida Free BMW is a privilege granted only to those who desire to work together in carrying out the aims of a Christian school.
After the first term, couples are allowed to spend time together. One hour Monday-Friday, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday evening church (with a third party present). We want to keep the focus on Bible, missions, and work training—not on the opposite sex.
Vacations and Holidays
Students receive one week of vacation at the end of August, and two weeks over Christmas. Holiday time off is the same as the Teen Missions staff—Good Friday and the Thanksgiving weekend. Students need to arrange their own transportation to and from the airport.
There is a telephone available for student use in the student lounge during their free time. Teen Missions phone lines are for business and must be kept open for business and overseas calls. Personal calls may only be received on these business lines in the case of an emergency. Personal cell phones are permitted, but must be switched off during work, class, and study times. Cell phones are not permitted on property during Boot Camp time.
There is wi-fi in the student lounge available to everyone. Computers are permitted.
The vehicle owner is responsible for car insurance and having a valid driver’s license. Students are not permitted to borrow other student’s cars while at BMW.
If a student fails to complete their commitment to Florida Free BMW (3 years), they are responsible to reimburse Teen Missions a $300 room and board fee for each month they attended the school.
Students are responsible for providing their own health insurance. Often they can remain on their parents’ policy while they are a student. Check with your insurance agent.
Florida Free students adhere to the Teen Missions dress code for work training. Classroom attire is neat and professional:
Girls— dresses/skirts(below knees) & blouses (no sleeveless), dress shoes or dress sandals.
Guys—collared dress shirts & ties, dress slacks (no jeans), dress shoes.
Standards of Conduct
Because the goal for Florida Free BMW students is to give them the opportunity to study God’s Word without the worry of financial obligation, a high standard of conduct is maintained. When you are accepted into Florida Free, there is an implied agreement that you will be diligent in your studies and work training, and will obey the policies in the Student Manual, which is given upon arrival.
Things that are expected to take place, such as obeying rules and performing duties or work assignments given, should be done with a willing spirit.
Things you do, say, or think should be based on Biblical Christian principles and common sense, keeping in mind the well-being of your fellow students and the Florida Free (Teen Missions) Facility.
The administration reserves the right to request a student to withdraw who is considered to be out of harmony with the spirit of the school. It is expected that the conduct of each student will give evidence of Christian standards, honesty, morality, and courtesy.
Students are expected to have a high standard of conduct.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world…” -I John 2:15 (KJV)
Christians should be separated, but not isolated. While a student at BMW, attendance at movie theaters, smoking, videos (except G & selected PG rating) chewing tobacco, drinking, dancing, rock music, playing cards, gambling, lotteries, getting tattoos and piercings, and other things generally regarded as of the world, do not contribute to our spiritual goals and life. Immodest dress, television (HBO, Cinemax, other questionable programming) and Sunday shopping sprees are also areas that reflect directly on our testimony for Christ.
“This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” - Galatians 5:16 (KJV)