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Certificate in Biblical Studies


IBCS offers the Certificate in Biblical Studies to interested individuals who, as God-fearing leaders, wish to increase their knowledge of the Bible, particularly in the areas of historical content, the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, and basic Christian Doctrine.

The Certificate in Biblical Studies program consists of 18 credit hours and is typically completed in one to two years.

Program Learning Outcomes


Through the Certificate in Biblical Studies program, IBCS seeks to develop leaders who possess a knowledge and a love for God and who integrate a Biblical worldview into their daily decision making.  Students will:

  1. gain the assurance that the Word of God, when properly understood and applied, will move and change hearts of people,
  2. acquire Biblical knowledge and theological understanding that will enable them to teach more accurately and minister more confidently for the Lord,
  3. develop an enlarged appreciation and understanding of the life and work of Jesus Christ, and
  4. enter the open door of lifelong learning in Bible and Theology.

Department Head

Mrs. Rebecca Stertzbach
Mrs. Rebecca Stertzbach
Mrs. Stertzbach completed a Master of Christian Education in 2019. Currently she serves as the Executive Assistant at IBCS, where she teaches in the English and education departments.
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Program Requirements

Course # Name of Course Hours
BI 102 Hermeneutics 2
BI 103 Dispensationalism 2
BI 202 Foundations of New Testament Themes 2
BI 203 Foundations of Old Testament Themes 3
TH 102 The Theology of Sin and Salvation 2
TH 111 The Theology of the Bible, God, and Man 3
TH 202 The Theology of Angels, the Church, and Last Things 2
TH 211 The Theology of the Jesus, and the Holy Spirit 2

TOTAL HOURS: 18

Your Future


Many of our graduates continue their education through the seminary. We offer degrees in: