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 Winter. Most courses begin Sunday, February 3, 2019.

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.



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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Winter | Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – noon; 01/12/19; Bob Hartman
(no charge)

In our groups we have the opportunity to love, serve, encourage, admonish, pray for and care for one another as we build upon the foundation of the Word of God. Change happens in the context of community. If you lead a group, you take seriously the responsibility to create and maintain a community where people can be honest about life’s difficulties. What does it look like to live in the light of Christ’s redemption?
This three hour Saturday morning seminar will help you create that kind of group. It will equip you to move toward people in the midst of real life. We will talk about a model for change and discuss in table groups how to apply it in various situations. This seminar will give you resources in which you can grow as a disciple maker, shepherding the people in your group through the seasons of life.
This seminar is for ABF Presidents, elders, deacons, small group leaders, teachers, mentors – and their spouses. Whether you minister to students, young adults, men, women, in ABF’s, or coed/ couples small groups – you will find something practical from this seminar to enrich your ministry.

Sundays 8:00 a.m., Room B207, begins 02/03;
Tom Joyce & Bob Hartman
($10/ person)

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Sundays, 8:00 a.m., Room A207; begins 02/03;
(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 walk with Christ!

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. In this semester, we’ll cover these 13 passages - Joshua 1:8; Rom. 6:12-13; Luke 9:23-24; Rom. 5:6-8; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 1:3-4; Gal. 5:22-23; 1 Pet. 2:1-2; Prov. 3:5-6; 1 John 3:2-3; Jude 24-25; 1 John 4:9-10. 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 02/03; Bob Hartman
($25/ person)

How do we come alongside people who are hurting or struggling?  What is your inclination?  To back away or move toward them?  You know that Jesus is the answer, but how to you relate that to marital and relational struggles?  Sinful habits?  Loss of a loved one?  Death of a dream?  Persistent pain?  The burden being sinned against?  You are their friend, and God has placed you in their life.  You can grow in skill to love people well in the midst of real life, both yours and theirs.

Utilizing DVD instruction by Paul Trip and Tim Lane, combined with live classroom discussion led by Bob Hartman, this course builds on the IBI course How People Change, and equips you to help others grow in holiness and healthy relationships.  Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands will help you learn how to really love people:  knowing them, speaking truthfully to them, and helping them grow in biblical change – gospel change.   This course is for everyone, but if you lead a group, or are engaged in any kind of personal ministry, this course is particularly for you!   (13 weeks)

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room B209; begins 2/03; 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, 11:00 a.m., Terrace Room, begins 02/03;
Jim Smithers, Trevor Specht, Erick Smith
(no charge)

Utilizing an Answers in Genesis DVD series by Ken Ham as well as other complementary material, this course will provide a powerful foundational defense of the authority of Scripture through the creationist viewpoint.  It will address:  The relevance of Genesis, historical interpretation of Scripture, evolution, fossils, the Flood, and the theological consequences of an evolutionary interpretation/worldview.  Throughout the course, there will be several discussions of scientific material relative to creation science and will cover additional topics such as carbon & radiometric dating, starlight and time, the human genome project/DNA, UFOs, and biblical geology.  For adults and students accompanied by a parent, ages 6th grade and up. (13 weeks)




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