Online courses


IBI is now offering short courses online, to make study at IBI more accessible as we seek to serve the church in Ireland effectively.

Online course timetable 2017-18

September – The Story of the Bible Part 1 – Registration closed

October – The Story of the Church – Registration closed

November – The Story of the Bible Part 2 – Registration open


January – Interpreting and Applying the NT

February – Overview of the OT Part 2

March – St Patrick: the Man and the Myth


April – Developing Disciples

May – Christian Caring


Upcoming Courses

The Story of the Bible: PART 2 picks up the story of Scripture in the New Testament

You do not need to have completed Part 1 to join us in Part 2

  • Week 1: The Good News: God’s Redemptive Response
  • Week 2: Mission and Transformation: the Spirit and the Church
  • Week 3: Future Hope: The Return of the King
  • Week 4: The Author of the Story

Introducing Biblical Theology online is a course designed to take you on a journey through the grand unfolding story of the Bible. As we move from act to act in the great drama of Scripture, we will explore key themes and reflect on how we are invited to find our own place in this story – helping you to develop a biblical framework for living out faith in Jesus.

Register here

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Our online courses

The Story of the Bible: Part 1

Interpreting and Applying the Bible

St. Patrick: The Man and the Myth

The Life and Teaching of Jesus: From Galilee to Jerusalem

The Life and Teaching of Jesus: Background and Early Ministry

The Story of the Church

Overview of the Old Testament

Interpreting and Applying the Old Testament

Christian Caring

The Story of the Bible: Part 2

The Story of the Bible: Part 1

Interpreting and Applying the New Testament


Use your online study to work towards a Foundation Award

The IBI Foundation Award is presented to students who receive 8 Completion Awards by completing 8 IBI short courses.

These courses can be taken via online courses, informal live courses, summer institutes and day events. Receive a Completion Award by participating throughout your course and passing a short reflective assignment. You can take a module during the day or evening, and selected modules are available via online study. You can also gain an IBI Foundation Award, or even complete the IBI Certificate (a total of 8 certificate level modules) on a modular basis at your own pace.
There is no time limit for this award.
See our short courses page  and our modular courses page for further information.


What others have said about their online study experience

“Thank you IBI for this tremendous opportunity of learning at my own pace and with professional support!”

“Thank you so much for giving me this chance to get a taste of bible study – I didn’t know if I would manage it, as I have never studied anything before in my life – I
really enjoyed it and hope to be back!”

“I have really enjoyed doing the course. It has prompted me to consider more thoroughly the ministry of Jesus in the gospels.”

“God really spoke to me through this course… Now of course I want to learn more and am looking forward to the part 2…. Thank you for all the help and support
from IBI and the teachers who have been involved.”


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