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.


Upcoming Course

11 th February – 8 th March: Life and Teaching of Jesus Part 2

The Life and Teaching of Jesus: From Galilee to Jerusalem

This course is an introductory survey of the life and teaching of Jesus in his earthly ministry as recorded for us in the four Gospels.

Given the central place of Jesus for all Christian thought and praxis, this course is designed to help you develop your understanding of the sources, content, and context of Jesus’ life and teaching.

Week 1: Identity – Galilean Ministry

Week 2: Kingdom Parables

Week 3: Journey to Jerusalem

Week 4: Passion and Resurrection


Cost: Participation with Assessment €70.00

Participation only €50.00

Apply now!

18 th March – 5 th April: St Patrick: the Man and the Myth


29 th April – 24 th May: Christian Caring
3 rd June – 28 th June: Wisdom Literature in the OT NEW!

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Our online courses


The Holy Spirit

Overview of The Old Testament

The story of the Bible: Part 2

Interpreting and Applying the New Testament

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:Part 1 /From Galilee to Jerusalem

The Life and Teaching of Jesus:Part 2/ Background and Early Ministry

The Story of the Church

Overview of the Old Testament: Part 1

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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