Biblical Studies 2020

Training Apostolic young people with the necessary tools for effective ministry.

The Biblical Studies department and Theology program at Indiana Bible College are focused on the process of training Apostolic ministry with the necessary tools for effective ministry. Now is the time for us to answer the call, to be motivated, equipped and deployed into our world to show the power of Apostolic doctrine and truth to redeem this broken world we live in!

What is the value of a Christian Bible college education? It protects your generation from falling prey to false ideas that are exalted against the knowledge of Christ. It gives primacy to the voices of the Apostles and Christ. That is worth paying any price for, even with your very life.

The challenge of finding ways to equip young people who are passionate about their call to ministry, and to prepare them for the work of God, is both urgent and very real. However, you must not allow any cultural challenges to make you surrender your needed training in Apostolic truth and doctrine.


Communications & Media

There is growing demand in churches for workers who are proficient with media, technology and the latest in Internet and electronic communication. Indiana Bible College, through the Communications / Media minor, equips students to serve in a wide range of these types of ministries. Students are introduced to graphic and web design, church presentation software, and audio mixing and recording. Course offerings include Video Production, Youth Culture and Media, Public Relations Writing, Desktop Publishing and others.

Social Science

Our Social Science Minor offers a unique combination of courses for students wanting to develop leadership, administrative and counseling skills. Courses include Sociology, Psychology, Communication, Leadership and Counseling. This minor helps prepare students to effectively minister to the hurting and provides a foundation for those who plan to continue their education in counseling-related fields.

Worship Studies

At the heart of the IBC Music curriculum is a firm belief in the active approach of student involvement, leadership training and development. Our students participate in a 150-voice choir, 50-voice chorale, 50-voice ensemble, and 25-piece orchestra. In addition, various music groups travel throughout the year to minister in churches and at national conferences. The annual IBC Live Recording project is completely student- driven. Our talented students author many of the songs recorded and serve as the musicians and soloists.


The Missiology minor is designed to provide training for missionaries and others who serve or plan to serve in intercultural ministry and church multiplication positions. Students should understand this area of study at IBC is pointed towards those that have a call or passion for missions. The wide spectrum of Christian ministry requires both comprehensive and highly specialized training. To meet these demands IBC students are exposed to a core set of courses and practicums which will enable them to gain critical theological training and be able to make practical application in real ministry contexts.


The Theology department is about commitment to the Word of God. Department leaders design the program to help students defend and declare the Apostolic doctrine by providing courses such as Apologetics, Oneness Theology, Hermeneutics, Eschatology and others. Students are offered the unique balance of a challenging class environment and supportive ministerial mentoring in an effort to prepare them to meet their goals. Beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for hands-on ministry training.

Youth Ministries

The Youth Ministry Minor is designed to equip students who will be working with youth evangelism and ministry. Instructors work to teach future Student Pastors and youth workers how to use creative and cutting-edge methodology without compromising the Apostolic message. Classes address subjects such as: developing successful youth events that are oriented toward Godly fellowship, helping youth connect to right and healthy relationships with leadership in their lives, and effectively working and communicating with parents.

Religious Education

Indiana Bible College students have an opportunity to minor in Christian education or to take a series of classes in the discipline. It is more than just preparing Sunday school and Christian school teachers, although that is certainly part of it. This department seeks to enable students to have their own effective teaching ministry. Since teaching (which established individuals in the faith) was such a vital part of the New Testament church, it must be reflected in the ministry of our graduates as well.

Urban Missions

The urban ministries program is about expanding opportunities of ministry inside and outside the church walls of the inner city. In the classroom, students learn the principles and the necessity of prayer to gain direction for neighborhood ministry. Outside the classroom, students are challenged to sharpen their people skills in building trust with those of unfamiliar cultures. Whether in the church pulpit or on the inner city streets giving Bible studies to the homeless, gangs or addicts, we believe it is important to connect with passion and win souls to Jesus one-by-one.
When I came to Indiana Bible College all I had was a call from God. Indiana Bible College equipped me with a burden, a passion and the tools to take that call of God and enter the ministry better prepared.”
Alex Spooner
Class of 2018
In the Theology program at Indiana Bible College, you will be studying the distinctives of Apostolic doctrine including the Doctrine of Salvation, the Oneness of God, Christian Worldview, Holiness, the Doctrine of the Spirit and other basic essentials equipping you to handle objections to our biblical beliefs. Further, you will be exposed to other classes like Science and the Bible dealing with modern objections to the Bible and Christianity. Classes such as Systematic Theology 1 and 2 show the interconnectedness of all we say about God and His Word, while classes such as Contemporary Theology highlight where we are today in terms of the current wider theology of the world and how we got there. Classes such as Apologetics, Archeology and the Bible, Religion Analysis and more show the best ways to reach the world we live in today with the truth of God’s Word.

At Indiana Bible College, our Theology Department equips students to be effective in the following roles: pastor, assistant pastor, youth pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher or instructor, outreach and evangelism coordinator, Sunday school director, author and more. This is shown to be true by the myriad of alumni filling these positions across our movement.

The value of a Christian Bible college education is manifold. Apostolic distinctives equip you with biblical truth that provides the understanding you need in order to have a powerful impact in the lives of your generation. In a very real sense these truths bring to your time the possibility of Apostolic revival. The value? Priceless.
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