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 New Testament epistles fit together into one cohesive message. Or shore up some personal areas like finance or marriage from a biblical perspective. Apologetics… training to help others with life issues… make the most of this season and consider an Adult Elective Course. Most courses begin Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Spring 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, 9:30 a.m., B207, begins 1/29; Marc Johansen & Curtis Homan
($25/ person)
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Sundays, 8:00 a.m., B207, begins 01/29; Tom Joyce & Bob Hartman
Sundays 9:30 a.m., B213, begins 01/29; Ron Hilbig & David Hess
($10/ person)
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Sundays, 9:30 a.m., B209, begins 01/29; Ralph Weitz
The Acts of the Apostles documents how the church began and spread:  Apostles commissioned by Jesus planted churches throughout the known world.  But what happened inside those churches?  To discover that, you must read the letters.  A survey of the NT letters answers timeless questions asked then… and now.  What is the church?  Read Ephesians and the pastoral epistles.  Jesus is God AND man?  Read Philippians and Colossians.  How has God’s redemptive plan been accomplished through the ages?  Read Romans and Galatians.  What about the end times?  Thessalonians, Jude, 2 Peter and the Revelation.  Salvation and its effects?  Well, all the letters explain that - but especially Romans and Hebrews.   Join Ralph Weitz in this course where you will read the NT epistles and perhaps for the first time understand them in their historical context, discovering they were written not only to believers 2,000 years ago, but to you today.

(for adults and students 6th grade & up)
Sundays, 11:00 a.m., B205, begins 01/29; Jim Smithers, Trevor Specht, Erick Smith
Utilizing the updated 2011 12-part DVD series Answers in Genesis by Ken Ham, 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, and biblical geology.

Sundays, 11 a.m., ICS Library, begins 01/29; 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., A206, begins 01/29 (no cost preview 1/22); Jeremy Raley & Chris Hayes
($95/ person or couple)
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Tuesdays, 7 p.m., A211; begins 01/31;  Bob Hartman
($10/ person)
Everyone has issues and struggles in their life.  The question is, how do you address them?  And since we are all called to discipleship, how do we become more effective in counseling, personal ministry, or simply being a good friend?  Utilizing DVD instruction by Paul Trip and Tim Lane, combined with live classroom discussion led by Bob Hartman, this course explains the process of true biblical change - first in your own life, and how then 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 then growing together in actual change.   We all need to grow in obedience to God, so 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, since God has called you to be a significant person in the lives of others.   The gospel is for Christians!  Discover that for yourself, and then help others see it as well!  (12 weeks)

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.

KStation: Our Children's Ministry

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Contact Us

Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Road
Springfield VA 22151-3602


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Upcoming Events


Wed 5/31 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Wed 5/31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sun 6/4 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sun 6/4 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm


Mon 6/5 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Wed 6/7 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Wed 6/7 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm