IBS Core Courses - Summer 2016

Summer 2017 courses can be found here
(The email we sent Friday, April 21 had the 2016 URL rather than the 2017 URL.)

One important foundation for your biblical and theological development is the eleven core courses offered through the Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS). These eleven courses are designed to equip you for a lifetime of ministry.

Preparing for IBS

IBS courses move at a fast pace and cover a lot of ground over two weeks. Many staff have discovered that by completing most their reading before they come, their learning experience at IBS is more enjoyable and less stressful. We would encourage you to try to do as much of your reading before you come.

Course syllabi for the IBS core classes will be placed on-line as they become available. We hope to have all the syllabi posted by April 15, 2016. Syllabi can be obtained by clicking on link after course description below. If the link does not work, it means the syllabus is not yet available. These syllabi not only tell you what the required books are but also tell you specifically what you will be required to read.

Ordering your IBS Books

It is your responsbility to secure the required books for your classes. We only order books when a book is not publically available. To make it easier to order your books, we will provide a list required books for IBS:

Download Booklist

First Year

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Intro to Christian Theology
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Bible Study Methods
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Intro to Mission


Second Year

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Bible/God/Holy Spirit
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Biblical Interpretation
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Biblical Communication
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Old Testament Survey


Third Year

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Apologetics
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Humanity / Christ / Salvation
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Christian Worldview
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Church History

 

Old Requirements (if you joined staff before Summer 1992)

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How do the current IBS courses apply toward old requirements?