In 1901, the Moody Bible Institute was established by the Chicago Evangelization Society to train evangelists and ministers. From its beginning, Moody's education ministry has focused on taking God's Word and applying it to life. Its stated mission is, “As a higher education and media ministry, Moody exists to equip people with the truth of God's Word to be maturing followers of Christ who are making disciples around the world.”
Moody Bible Institute offers certificates, associate's, degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. Moody Distance Learning offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of theology, Bible, ministry and education, as well as some programs that can be completely entirely online.