Extended Virtual IBS Courses

Extended virtual IBS courses last either 10 weeks (winter/fall) or 5 weeks (spring/summer).

In the 10 week format, these courses require five to six hours per week.  In the 5 week format, they require ten to twelves hours.  (Intro to Mission was lauched in 2016 and can be substituted toward Church History if you joined before 2016.  You can learn more here.)

Each week you have certain assignments you must complete  (e.g., reading, watch lectures, assignments) but there are no scheduled class sessions.  You work when you whenever you want.  

Five IBS courses are currently available in this format: Old Testament Survey, God/Bible/Holy Spirit, Apologetics, Church History and Intro to Mission. 

How do I register for a course? (click to watch a short video) 

How do I take the course I registered for? (click to watch a short video) 

Refund policy for withdrawing from a 10 week virtual class:

  • Full refund up if withdrawing by 10% of the class meetings (one week for a ten-week class) 
  • No refund if withdrawing after 10% of the class is completed (one week for a ten-week class)
  • Email ibs.info@cru.org to withdraw from a class.

Schedule for Five and Ten Week Virtual Courses

Winter 2021 - 10 Weeks (Registration closed)

  • Apologetics, January 11 - March 24, 2021 
  • Church History Survey, January 11 - March 24, 2021 
  • Old Testament Survey, January 11 - March 24, 2021 
  • God/Bible/Holy Spirit, January 11 - March 24, 2021   

Summer 2021 Session 1 - 5 Weeks (Registration opens March 2021)

  • Apologetics, May 17- June 23, 2021
  • Church History Survey, May 17- June 23, 2021
  • Old Testament Survey, May 17- June 23, 2021
  • God/Bible/Holy Spirit, May 17- June 23, 2021
  • Intro to Mission, May 17- June 23, 2021

Summer 2021 Session 2 - 5 Weeks (Registration opens March 2021)

  • Apologetics, June 21- July 28, 2021
  • Church History Survey, June 21- July 28, 2021
  • Old Testament Survey, June 21- July 28, 2021
  • God/Bible/Holy Spirit, June 21- July 28, 2021

Fall 2021 - 10 Weeks (Registration closed)

  • Apologetics, September 12- November 24, 2021
  • Church History Survey, September 12- November 24, 2021
  • Old Testament Survey, September 12- November 24, 2021
  • God/Bible/Holy Spirit, September 12- November 24, 2021
  • (Intro to Mission, 15 week version, August to November, 2021)