IBS Course Completion Policy

  1. All Cru Staff are required to complete the eleven core IBS courses. (NOTE: Family Life has slightly different IBS requirements. For information about Family Life requirements, contact Rich Loftness.)
  2. Cru Staff who joined before the summer 1992 are under an old system of requirements of 24 IBS Credits. These requirements are outlined here.
  3. In order to fulfill IBS requirements, staff members must complete all the work for IBS courses (e.g., reading, papers, exam, etc.) and receive a grade. Auditing IBS courses (i.e., merely attending the lectures) is not adequate.
  4. First-year courses should be completed before staff members report to their initial assignment. First-year courses are included in the five week New Staff Training conference hosted by the Campus Ministry. Individuals who attend the eight-day mid-career training must complete their IBS requirements sometime after they have raised 70% of their support but before they report to their first assignment.
  5. Second-year courses should be completed within five years of joining staff.
  6. Third-year courses should be completed within ten years of joining staff.
  7. Staff may fulfill the requirements for some of these eleven courses by completing an equivalent graduate level course with a grade of C or better. See the Exemptions page.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are IBS courses offered?
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Are any IBS courses offered online?
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Can I take similar courses live or online through a nearby seminary to fulfill IBS requirements?
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How can I find out which IBS courses I have completed?
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How can I find out which IBS courses I still need?
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What if I live overseas?