Immanuel Bible Institute

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Immanuel Bible Institute (IBI)

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. Check out what we have to offer this Fall. Most courses begin Sunday, September 9.

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, click here and follow the instructions. You can also call the Adult Education & Groups Office and register over the phone. Registration at the first class is also available, but may result in a delay in receiving materials.

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Childcare is available for evening courses and must be paid for when you register, even if the course is free. There is no childcare for Saturday courses. Childcare can only be paid online. See the for our policy and rates for childcare.

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Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Sundays, 8:00 a.m., Room B207; begins 9/09;
Tom Joyce & Bob Hartman
($25/ person)

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Sundays, 8:00 a.m., Room A207; begins 09/09; Sunwoo Park
(no charge)

The Word of God is living and powerful because it is God-breathed. When we memorize Scripture, we use a powerful spiritual tool, renewing our minds and filling our hearts with the words of the Spirit. The benefits of systematic Scripture memorization are many: It will help you triumph over sin, deepen your meditation, strengthen your prayer life, sharpen your witnessing, and empower your spiritual life!

Have you tried Scripture memorization and found it a challenge to carry on by yourself? Join us in a mutually supportive group with lots of fun and inspiration. We will use The MacArthur Scripture Memory System, learning one passage a week, focusing not only on memorization, but application. Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you! (13 weeks)

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room B207; begins 9/09; Bob Hartman
($25/ person)

What’s happening in your life? Maybe it’s self-indulgent temptation. Or being tried by the mundane (cut off in traffic) or the severe (sickness, sorrow, or death). The world says things like “you don’t have what it takes” or “you’d better look out for yourself.” Have you bought into that lie? What if you are sinned against? Suffer abuse? Watch a loved one suffer? The situations of your life can get pretty hot. How are you responding? Prickly and defensive or loving, fruitful and kind?

Everyone knows we should change, but how does that happen? Is it a matter of knowing more? Trying harder? Pretending? God has “given us everything we need for life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3), but how does it happen? How People Change utilizes DVD instruction by Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane, combined with live classroom instruction and discussion. We will explore how gospel change works in the midst of the “heat” of life to change our heart in relationship with Jesus Christ, bearing the fruit of the Spirit. How People Change shows how the gospel relates to you as a Christian.

Is the gospel adequate for the sinful habits that control you? The self-control you lack? The risks you are unwilling to take? The love you do not feel? For the Christian, the answer must be yes! Let it be your answer every single day. (13 weeks)

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., B209, begins 09/09; Ralph Weitz
(no charge)

“Apologetics” is that aspect of evangelism that provides a rational justification for the truth claims of the Christian faith. It helps you answer questions such as, “How can you know God exists?” Or questions regarding Christ, his miraculous birth and resurrection. Some ask, “How is Christianity any different from the major world religions?” A study of apologetics will equip you to answer these questions, and many others. This course will help you, through the Holy Spirit, destroy “speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God.” (2 Cor 10:5) Christianity is a system of belief that is fully coherent and attractive. Don’t “apologize” for your Christian beliefs. Rather, defend them with sound apologetics! (13 weeks)

Sundays, 11:00 a.m., ICS Library; begins 9/09; Bobby and Sheila Little
($25/ couple)

Whether you have been married one year or fifty years, every marriage can use a tune-up. We forget why God brought us together in the first place. We lapse into selfish patterns that need a fresh reminder of the power of the gospel. We need reminders to keep our roles sharply in focus. We need help when communication fails. The Art of Marriage, an outstanding DVD series by FamilyLife, is taught by the best Weekend to Remember speakers. It uses both gripping and humorous testimonies and vignettes to teach you the art of investing in love for a lifetime. This course is for married and engaged couples of any age. (8 weeks)

Sundays, 11 a.m., B207, begins 09/09; Daniela Ancalle (for women only)
($15/ person)

“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”(1 Corinthians 11:1) God through the Holy Spirit has worked in and through believers throughout church history. We can learn much about following Christ by observing how they pursued the Lord in a time when Scripture was not widely accepted as the ultimate authority.
Not all of the protestant reformers were men. Ladies like Katherine von Bora, Margarethe Blaurer, Lady Jane Grey, and Marguerite de Navarre were some of the most notable. They were a diverse group of women: Married, single, mothers, and daughters. They faced some of the same issues women of our church face today. They discovered greatness, not in position or authority, but because they possessed the greatest treasure anyone – male or female, could ever have: The Lord Jesus Christ.

Women of the Protestant Reformation invites the women of Immanuel to sit around a table with these women of old and discover how, then and now (1) The salvation found in the Lord Jesus must be central, (2) a high view of Scripture is essential, and (3) the imitation of Christ produces the fruit of faith, obedience, purpose, service, stewardship and hospitality. (13 weeks)

Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., A206, begins 09/15; Chris and Anne Hayes;
Preview on Sunday, September 9, 9:30 and 11 a.m., B213
($95/person or couple)

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Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Room A209/211; 10/27 11/3; Steve Mackie
($15/ person)
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HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY - Teaching and Group Leadership Seminar
Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room A209-211; Bob Hartman
No charge but registration required

This Saturday morning seminar is for Elders, teachers, and group leaders only. It is part of the Teaching and Group Leadership series and will cover how to use study notes to prepare a Bible lesson.


Immanuel Christian School

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