How can RBS offer a full ministerial education at such a reduced cost? Part of the reason lies in the fact that we are an online school. We do not need to charge the student to maintain the overhead expenses of building facilities and a resident faculty. Another part of the reason lies in the fact that RBS is partially supported by the generosity of local churches. Indeed, this is one more reason why RBS is a “church-based” seminary. We believe local churches should be willing to invest in those who aspire after and show potential for the ministry.