The purpose of BBTI is to fill a need that exists in the preparation of Baptist missionaries for the foreign field. There are many good Bible colleges and institutes that can aid the churches in teaching and preparing people for the ministry in general. However, we see the missionary as a specialist in need of specialized training and linguistic skills that he cannot get in a traditional Baptist college or institute. Our goal is to prepare the missionary to plant strong, indigenous Baptist churches in any part of the world, whether in the jungle or the city. He learns linguistic principles and skills that apply to any language, written or unwritten.