Students will take a total of 20 hours over two semesters, including 18 hours of Bible and two hours of ministry preparation. The initial academic load is lighter for those transitioning into the college-level academic schedule and is customizable for those who choose to add to their course load. Students may choose other classes to audit or take at full tuition cost. These courses can be used at IBCS to smoothly transition into a two- or four-year degree.
Introduction to church and camp ministry
Cultivation of personal life principles
Formation of musical ethos
Development of leadership skills
Cost of $11,300 for the year
The IBCS campus provides a great setting for developing life skills in an encouraging Christian atmosphere, expanding personal responsibilities and opportunities while making friendships that often last a lifetime. This member-rich environment makes available teachers and church members who lean into the students’ lives with wisdom lessons and encouragement in a variety of ways. Situated in the beautiful city of Chandler, Arizona, IBCS has opportunities for cultural and recreational experiences.
Cultivate life skills
Grow in personal responsibility as students make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives
Develop lasting friendships in a supportive atmosphere
IBCS is a ministry of Tri-City Baptist Church which offers unique training within a church family that is actively serving God led by pastors dedicated to servant leadership. Students receive hands-on training and helpful feedback for personal improvement, along with a developed philosophical foundation within the local church.
Each student will choose a ministry to participate in each semester such as:
College Campus Outreach
With a lighter academic load, Gap Year students can focus on developing their job skills and work experience. There are a variety of positions available as some area businesses actively seek IBCS students. With Arizona’s minimum wage starting at $12 per hour, these opportunities provide an income to directly address the cost of education.