At a Glance

Where Bible Education and Missions Are One

Ethnos360 Bible Institute is a two year Bible Institute located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. You will receive a solid Bible education with a unique focus of cross-cultural missions.

Who We Are


The purpose of Ethnos360 Bible Institute is to establish believers in the foundational truths of the Bible with an emphasis on church planting among people groups without the gospel.

Ultimately, we are about three things: the Bible, missions and discipleship.

New Name. Same Vision.

Founded in 1955 as New Tribes Bible Institute, we are a part of a mission organization which changed its name from New Tribes Mission to Ethnos360 in 2017. Shortly thereafter, we changed our name to Ethnos360 Bible Institute.

While our name may have changed, our vision hasn’t. You can also find out more about why New Tribes Mission changed it’s name.

– Quick Facts –

Bible Program: You will study chronologically through the entire Bible in two years, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation.

Affordable: Each semester costs about $4,800 — this includes food, tuition and housing. We don’t want debt to hinder your life and ministry.

Established: In 1955, we had ten students in out first class in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more than 65 years, we have been training missionaries and ministry leaders.

Enrollment: We have about 200 students on campus. The small size and common purpose mean it’s easy for you to develop deep personal relationships.

Location: The 10-acre campus is located in the western suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, only a 15-mile drive to downtown. The city of Waukesha has a population of approximately 70,000.

Missions Focus: Ethnos360 Bible Institute is part of the church planting organization, Ethnos360. Our faculty and staff believe in Ethnos360’s vision of a thriving church for every people.

Faculty: A 3:1 student to staff ratio allows personal discipleship to take place. All staff raise their own support to work at Ethnos360 Bible Institute and are missionaries with Ethnos360.

Intramural Sports: We have a variety of sports throughout the semester ranging from volleyball to soccer. Sports here are competitive but never overly serious.

Philosophy of Ministry

Want more information about how we approach ministry here? Listen to Scot Keen, one of our Academic Deans, discuss Ethnos360 Bible Institute’s philosophy of ministry.