Training and experience in hands-on work
Four days a week, from 2:00 until 5:00 for men and from 2:00 to 4:00 for women without children, students work on projects at the BBTI campus. For men, projects may include repairing, plumbing, wiring, painting a building, mowing grass, or whatever needs to be done to maintain the facilities and grounds of BBTI. Women may help out with these projects, but often work on cleaning the school building and office work.
Work is done under the supervision of a Work Detail Leader and in cooperation with other students. Though no credit is given, Work Detail is one of the most valuable courses offered at BBTI. Not only is a wide variety of work experience gained, but students also learn to work as a team under supervision.
Students learn to cooperate with others who may have a different idea about how a job should be done. These are very valuable lessons in teamwork. An alarming number of missionaries leave their fields prematurely because of conflicts with other missionaries. BBTI students learn to resolve conflicts during their time here, especially during work detail.