Immanuel Bible Institute

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Immanuel Bible Institute (IBI)

In everything there is a season says the preacher in Ecclesiastes 3:1. Perhaps now is the time you begin to really understand what you believe, taking the Fundamentals of the Faith. Or understand how the gospel applies to you as a Christian in How People Change. The events of today’s world are alarming, even frightening. Get a perspective on our times that will increase your faith in our sovereign Lord in The Church in Modern History. Maybe you need to shore up some personal areas like building your marriage, or learn how to disciple your children to be good stewards. Here is a growth area we ALL need: prayer. Whatever the need of the season, make the most of it and consider an Adult Elective Course. Most courses begin Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Fall 2017

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, visit the Immanuel website (, 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. Childcare can only be paid online. Click here for our policy and rates and registration for childcare.

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Course Listing

Sundays, 8:00 a.m., Room B207; begins 9/10; Tom Joyce & Jim Clingenpeel
($25/ person)
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Sundays 9:30 a.m., Room B213; begins 9/10; Scott Faught & Curtis Homan
($10/ person)
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Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room B209; begins 9/10; Ralph Weitz
(No Charge)
For most Christians, “church history” is limited to the 1700 years following Christ’s resurrection. Few of us consider how the events of the 19th and 20th centuries affect how we believe and worship today. We think of “revivals” as something that happened in the past, yet overlook the millions who came to Christ in the 20th century through Billy Graham crusades, campus ministries such as Campus Crusade for Christ, Inter-Varsity, Navigators, etc. Consider the impact of two World Wars, the Great Depression, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Civil Rights movement, the turbulence of the mid-century – how has the church responded and been affected by these major cultural events? Liberalism, fundamentalism, evangelicalism, the rise and decline of denominations, radio & TV preachers (good and bad), mega-churches, para-churches, home-churches – all of this is the Church in modern history – your history! Discover how through all this, even despite all this, Christ is still building His Church. (13 weeks)

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room B207; begins 9/10; Bob Hartman
($20/ person)


Everyone knows we should change and become more like Christ. But how does that happen? Is it a matter of knowing more? Trying harder? Pretending to be someone you’re not? The Apostle Peter says God’s power has “given us everything we need for life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3), but how do we get that power?
How People Change utilizes DVD instruction by Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane, combined with live classroom discussion around the DVD, Scripture passages, and weekly homework assignments - all to explain the process of true biblical change. We will explore how gospel change works first at the heart level, then in our words, actions, and relationships. How People Change is not a method. Rather it explains the truth of the gospel as it relates to Christians, changing us in the time between our first faith in Christ and when we see Jesus face to face. It will take the theological term sanctification and wring it out till it is your practical, everyday experience. 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)

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Room A211; begins 9/12; John Hartman
(No Charge)
What does biblical prayer really look like? We hear terms like “prayer warrior” and think: that’s not me! Sometimes it is a question of “how,” “when,” or “where.” Sometimes it is a question of “want to.” Many Christians consider prayer to be the weakest of the spiritual disciplines. Yet the Bible is FILLED with prayer - both instruction and example. Over the last year, John Hartman has engaged in a biblical survey of prayer in the Bible, having taught it in several of our ABF’s. In Growth in Prayer, John will distill that survey down to the key principles of prayer. He will address such topics as various kinds of prayer, how people in the Bible pray, what happens when we pray (and when we don’t), prayer and spiritual warfare, the primary barriers to prayer, and why Jesus, who is God, himself prayed. Perhaps it’s time to see what the Bible actually says about prayer. Let that change your habit of prayer, and let those prayers change your life. (10 weeks)

Sundays, 11 a.m., ICS Library, begins 9/10; 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., Room A206; begins 10/8; Jeremy & Leah Raley
($60/person or couple)
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Immanuel Christian School

Located in Springfield, VA, and serving families across Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, our private Christian school offers challenging and engaging educational opportunities for students in grades K-8. Learn more.

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