The strong emphasis on the practical gives Fairhaven graduates the tools and knowledge to accomplish the job. However, ministries are not built in the same way secular organizations are. It takes more than knowing how to prepare sermons or knowing the mechanics of the bus ministry. It takes the power of God. Every man that has been used of God has professed the need for Holy Spirit power. Furthermore, the Scriptures must be real to the students--revered and followed. The goal of Fairhaven Baptist College is for students to experience prayer and answers to prayer as a reality and not as mere ritual.