IBC Distance Learning
Training Tomorrow's Apostolic Leaders Today

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OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY

Bible (BB) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

The objective of this course is to give the student an overview of the purpose and content of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament. We will trace the truth of Jesus as the unifying thread of the Old Testament through each book.


New Testament Survey

Bible (BB) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course is an overview of the New Testament designed to give the student a general understanding of its twenty-seven books.


Book of Acts

Bible (bb) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course will familiarize the student with the first one hundred years of church history and help the student to appreciate the historical and doctrinal value of the book of Acts. We will make practical applications from the history of the church for the present church.


Gospels

Bible (bb) - 4 CREDIT HOURS

This course examines, in thematic form, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as detailed in the four Gospels.


Romans & Galatians

Bible (bb) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course is an in-depth study of the epistles to the Romans and the Galatians. Lessons will emphasize critical theological concepts and how they apply to the church today.


Corinthians

Bible (bb) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course provides an overview of First and Second Corinthians. We will investigate critical doctrines and applications.


Hebrews

Bible (bb) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

The book of Hebrews urges Christians to remain faithful in the last days. We will study critical doctrines and applications to aid in standing firm in the faith.


General Epistles

Bible (bb) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course covers the non-Pauline Epistles. We will examine the author, date, purpose, message, and application of James, First & Second Peter, Jude, and First, Second, & Third John.


Pentateuch

Bible (bb) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

The Pentateuch is the first five books of the Bible, also called the Law or the Books of Moses. This course will emphasize the truth of creation, the selection of Israel as a nation for God to reveal Himself through, the role of the priesthood, and the significance of the Law in the history of man.


Major & Minor Prophets

Bible (bb) - 4 CREDIT HOURS

This course will examine the books of the prophets in depth with a focus on the message and the messenger. We will focus on the historical setting as well as present and future applications.


Bible Archaeology

Bible (bb) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course will introduce you to a general overview of archaeology as it relates to the Bible providing a background for Bible study and apologetic defense of our faith.


Life of Paul

Bible (bb) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course explores spiritual and practical applications learned from Paul’s life, ministry, and writings.


Soteriology

Theology (TH) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

Soteriology is the study of salvation. We will explore the universal need for salvation, provision for salvation, and appropriation of salvation to the life of the believer. Lessons will examine, in depth, each aspect of the Gospel with the objective of the student achieving personal understanding and the ability to share the message of salvation with others.


Christology

Theology (TH) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

Christology is the study of the person and deity of Jesus Christ. This course examines the work and person of Jesus Christ in the light of Scripture to ascertain who He was and what He desires to be to us. Lessons emphasize the deity of Christ and the oneness of the Godhead.


Principles of Holiness

Theology (TH) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

Discover the Biblical principles of living and walking in the Spirit. We will examine Apostolic holiness standards to gain a personal understanding and the ability to communicate them to others.


Science and the Bible

Theology (TH) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course examines the history of the theory of evolution and its impact throughout history and compares the theories of men with the testimonies of God.


Christian Worldview

Theology (th) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to introduce you to a general overview of the Christian Worldview. We will examine what it means to love God with our minds. How do we learn to honor God in the ways we think? After looking at the attitudes toward God and ourselves necessary for the journey, we look at the basics of the Christian worldview.


Systematic Theology

theology (th) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

A study of themes addressed in Systematic Theology from an apostolic perspective.


Eschatology

theology (TH) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course explores the Biblical aspects of prophetical teachings as they relate to future events which will come upon the church and the world. We will also explore the current events that have led nearly every prophecy teacher to emphatically declare that we are in the period known as the “last days.”


Advanced Ministry Dynamics

ministry (mn) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course details the principles and concepts which govern the execution of effective ministry in the church.


Women of the Bible

ministry (mn) 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to familiarize you with the women of the Bible: their customs, culture, and influence in Biblical times.


Practicum Evangelism

Ministry (MN) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course involves hands-on learning under the supervision of the pastor. The student documents a minimum of sixty-four hours during a sixteen week period. NOTE: The hourly requirements for this course are not retrogradable (students must record the sixty-four hours after signing up for this course).


Practicum Pastoral

Ministry (MN) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

Under the supervision of a pastor, the student must complete 100 hours of work that involves observing and assisting in pastoral functions. These activities can include (but not limited to); hospital visitation, weddings, funerals, counselling, and visitation.


Human Relations

social science (SS) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to examine why we interact with people the way we do and how we can improve those interactions to change the world for Christ. We will look at everything from personalities to recurring themes found in the way we connect with people. We will examine the strengths and weaknesses in certain traits and how to communicate more effectively in relationships.


Principles of Leadership

Social Science (ss) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This introductory course on leadership is designed to guide the student towards leadership ability. This course will examine professional leadership and management skills.


Developing Other Leaders

Social Science (ss) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

The leader maximizes his/her effectiveness in developing other leaders. This course will equip students with the skills to develop others to reach their potential for the kingdom of God.


Introduction to Psychology

social science (SS) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to introduce you to a general understanding of the discipline of psychology from a Christian perspective.


Introduction to Sociology

social science (SS) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

The course covers current secular thought and scholarship in the discipline of sociology and provides a review of this discussion in light of Scriptural truth and Christian response.


Cultural Anthropology

International studies (is) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course is the study of various cultures and people of the world. Lessons emphasize awareness of differences and similarities of the world around us.


Cross Cultural

International studies (is) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

The goal of this course is to examine communication in light of social psychology, sociology, anthropology, and cross-cultural education. It is also the goal of this course to help you see how a change in your perspective can influence your personal life, and social interaction, as well as your relationship with God and His Word.


Church Growth

Business (bu) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course provides practical and Biblical principles for church growth through organizing for evangelism and discipleship.


Leadership in the Music Department

Music (MU) - 1 CREDIT HOUR

This course will teach you how to organize, administrate, and lead the music department of a local church.


Survey of Christian Education

REligious education (re) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

A survey of the nature of Christian education, the teaching-learning process, and specific strategies for educating.


Religious Education for Youth

religious education (re) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to introduce you to the general principles of teaching as they relate to Junior High and High School students.


Principles of Teaching

religious education (re) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course explores the varied styles and methods for teaching students in a religious setting.


Practicum Christian Education

Religious education (re) - 2 credit hours

In addition to reading the textbook, writing an essay, and keeping a journal, the student must document a minimum of one-hundred hours in a classroom while under the supervision of a full-time school teacher. NOTE: Although a Christian school is satisfactory for the student to complete his or her practicum, Sunday School class does not qualify.


English

General Education (ge) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

This course is a thorough overview of basic English grammar and writing skill at the college level. Particular attention is given to sentence structure, grammar, word usage, journal writing, and essay writing at the college level. This course should enable the student to achieve skills sufficient to complete college- level papers.


English Composition

General Education (ge) - 3 CREDIT HOURS

An in-depth study of the structure of essays including sentence and paragraph structure. Completion of this course should improve a student’s college-level writing skills.


Creative Writing

general education (GE) - 2 CREDIT HOURS

This course is intended to put the fun back in writing. A wide range of topics will be covered including; titles, devotions, fiction, characters, plot, and editing. This course should provide the student with life-long writing skills.