Immanuel Bible Institute

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In the IBI, we lay a foundation for ministry through adult elective courses in systematic theology, church history, Bible survey, and practical theology. The subjects are often provocative and contemporary, addressing the needs of our day with biblical truth.

What a crazy year 2020 has been! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our on-campus ministries were unable to meet, and are just now beginning to re-open. Immanuel’s re-entry plan has resulted in changes in worship service times which affect the Sunday morning IBI schedule. The most notable change affects the Fundamentals of the Faith. The move of our 8:00 a.m. service forces us to adjust the start time of FoF back a bit – to 7:45 a.m. It will be taught live by Pastors Joyce and Hartman. Other courses being offered live on Sunday mornings are the Art of Marriage at 9:00 a.m., and Answers in Genesis.

We also have a class being taught via Zoom. Pastor Hartman will be teaching How People Change as a Zoom class on Tuesdays.

So please consider an Immanuel Bible Institute elective, beginning as early as the week of September 13, 2020.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Rooms B207 and B209 will be set up for proper social distancing. The maximum room capacity is 24, which assumes up to 8 couples or family members who use adjoining chairs. Until further notice, adults are required to wear masks unless they are teaching or participating as a congregant in a “ritual of corporate worship.”

Course Listing

Sundays 7:45 a.m., Room B207, begins 9/13; Tom Joyce & Bob Hartman ($25/ person)

Knowing what you believe and why you believe it is essential for every Christian. “Deep, rich, and well-organized,” “essential in my walk with Jesus,” “grew together as a couple by doing the homework,” and “the best Christian principles class I have taken,” are some of the comments from prior students.

Whether you are a seeker, new believer, or a Christian wanting theological grounding, FoF Part 1 explores the basic questions: Who is God and what is He like? What is the Bible, and how did we get it? What is salvation and why do I need it? I think I’m a Christian, but how can I know for sure? FoF Part 1 integrates The Fundamentals of the Faith (Moody Press) curriculum, audio messages by Dr. John MacArthur and classroom discussion with comprehensive notes to build believers and future leaders at Immanuel.

The Fundamentals of the Faith, Parts 1 and 2, is Immanuel’s “flagship” course, since it thoroughly explains what we believe. It is strongly recommended for every Immanuel member, especially those who teach in any capacity. (13 weeks)


Registration Information

Operating under the Immanuel Bible Institute, many of our adult education classes carry a cost to cover curriculum and other materials, which are distributed at the first class. To register online, click the button, and follow the instructions. You can also call the Adult Education & Groups Office (703.813.1955) and register over the phone.


For those who register for Fundamentals of the Faith, Nursery and Children’s Ministry will not be offered on Sunday mornings until 9:00 a.m.

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Springfield, VA 22151


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