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 closed


January – Interpreting and Applying the NT – Registration open

February – Overview of the OT Part 2

March – St Patrick: the Man and the Myth


April – Developing Disciples

May – Christian Caring


Upcoming Courses




In this 4 week course, we will take a journey through the New Testament. We will think how we can better read, understand and apply it to our lives. From the Gospels to Revelation, we encounter a variety of literature and through this online course we will explore how to engage with each of these different kinds of writing.

God’s Word is a gift that is to be used and enjoyed – this course aims to help us to do that responsibly and to give us a desire to see the Bible change us and others.

  • Week 1: Revelation
  • Week 2: Gospels and Parables
  • Week 3: Acts
  • Week 4: Letters and Epistles

Register here

If you would like to be informed when these courses come on-stream please sign up for updates here


Our online courses

The story of the Bible: Part 2

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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