The Seminary advances the mission of Tri-City Baptist Church and International Baptist College and Seminary by engaging present and future Christian leaders in advanced theological preparation. This preparation is designed to be God-focused, thoroughly Biblical, theologically balanced, and practically relevant. Graduates are to exhibit genuine Biblical wisdom in life and leadership.
In keeping with the focus of IBCS on mentoring men and women into ministry, the Seminary employs a combination of resident and adjunct faculty who have advanced academic preparation and significant ministry experience. IBCS courses are all live, involving standard weekly class time with the professor and fellow students, either through physical presence or via two-way video communication. Courses also take advantage of electronic resources and platforms to enhance learning through research as well as through individual and group projects.
International Baptist College and Seminary offers three advanced degree programs oriented toward progressively more advanced leadership responsibilities and influence. These programs are the Master of Arts in Ministry, the Master of Divinity and theDoctor of Ministry.
The mission of the graduate programs and seminary is to equip balanced leaders who will develop other spiritually and intellectually sound believers to serve one another in the local church and around the world (2 Tim 2:2).
Philosophy and Approach
All programs at IBCS blend strong academics with practical experience. This is due to the belief that the God-fearing leader needs more than just academic knowledge to be faithful in ministry. He or she also needs a love for souls, first-hand experience in a thriving local church ministry, and a deep spiritual devotion to the Lord. International Baptist College and Seminary, with the help of its umbrella institution, Tri-City Baptist Church, and other local churches of like faith and practice, seeks to provide this kind of balanced education for its students.
Ezra 7:10 states, “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.” IBCS expects students in the Graduate School and Seminary to display this posture. Students should come with a desire to learn and grow personally, to obey the Word of Truth, and then to teach others.
IBCS takes seriously the Biblical admonition to “study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
IBCS seeks to teach all courses from a Christ-centered, Bible-based foundation. It is imperative for the Christian to be equipped intellectually and Biblically in order to serve in the modern world.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition per Credit Hour (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms)
(1 to 15, 17 plus credit hours) – $430
At International Baptist Seminary, our faculty and staff endeavor to mentor God-fearing leaders by modeling God-fearing lives. In addition, students receive one-on-one attention from a diverse faculty that has one or more graduate degrees. They are recognized specialists in their teaching fields, having served as missionaries, evangelists, senior pastors of independent churches, and church planters.