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

Our online courses are finished for this semester. They will begin again in September.

There are two options when you register for an online course.

  1. Participation with Assessment – €70.00
  2. Participation only – €50.00

If you would like to know when an online course is open for registration please add your name to the form here

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One of the most remarkable things about the Bible is that, while it is made up of 66 books written by numerous authors in different languages over centuries, it nevertheless takes the form of one great overarching narrative or story.

The purpose of this course is to help us grow to know God better, enjoy God more, and discern God’s call to work in the world and the church. To do this we will explore God’s grand metanarrative.

In other words, we will try to understand the ‘big story’ of the Bible and how some of the main themes of Christian theology fit into that story. 

We will also consider how we can find our God-given place and purpose in the story of Scripture, helping us to develop a Christian mind for a lived-out faith in Jesus.

This course is Part 1 of the story – we will travel from creation to the story of Israel.

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Online courses

The Story of the Bible: Part 1

One of the most remarkable things about the Bible is that, while it is made up of 66 books written by numerous authors in different language over centuries, it nevertheless takes the form of one great overarching narrative or story. If the main plot- line is the redemptive work of God for all creation, within it are many other sub-plots. The focus of biblical theology is to identify, understand and reflect on the significance of that ‘big story’ and how the sub-plots fit within it.

  • Week 1: The Big Story of the Bible
    Week 2: Creation
    Week 3: Broken Image
    Week 4: The Story of Israel

The Story of the Bible: Part 2

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

Interpreting and Applying the New Testament

In this 4 week course, we will take a journey through the New Testament. We will think about 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

Interpreting and Applying the Old Testament

This online course is designed to help you read, understand and apply the books of the Old Testament.

From Genesis to Malachi, we encounter a variety of literature and through this online course we will explore how to engage with 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: Old Testament Narrative
  • Week 1: Old Testament Narrative
  • Week 2: Law
  • Week 3: Prophets

The Life and Teaching of Jesus: Part 2

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

The Life and Teaching of Jesus: Part 1

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: Religious, Political, Geographical Background
  • Week 2: The Gospels and the Early Days
  • Week 3: The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus
  • Week 4: The Sermon on the Mount

The Holy Spirit

This is a taster course of Patrick Mitchel’s module on the Holy Spirit in IBI. Over four weeks we are going to cover different aspects of the Holy Spirit to give you a big picture overview. Week 1 looks at the story of the Spirit within the overarching story of the Bible. Week 2 explores the good news of the Spirit and what he does in the life of a Christian. Week 3 asks questions like “what does it mean to walk as a Christian?”, “what does it mean to grow Spiritually?” and “how is the Spirit involved in that process?”. Finally, week 4 looks at the Spirit and the church and our role of living in the Spirit-formed body of Christ.

  • Week 1: The Story of the Spirit
  • Week 2: The Good News of the Spirit
  • Week 3: Spirit Formed Life
  • Week 4: Community of the Spirit

Christian Caring

This online course is designed to help you think biblically about the role of the church as a caring community and how we play our part in that. We will spend time exploring foundational principles for Christian caring and will think through some specific issues.

This course is based on Joan Singleton’s Introduction to Pastoral Caring course at IBI.

  • Week 1: What is Christian Caring? Aims and Motives
  • Week 2: The Church: the Caring Body
  • Week 3: A Caring Response to a Complex Issue: Depression
  • Week 4: Caring for the Carer

The Story of the Church

This course takes a birds eye view of the fascinating story of the church.

  • Week 1: The spreading flame: the thrilling story of the early church
  • Week 2: How the church lost its way: Bright lights in dark days
  • Week 3: The Reformation: a spiritual reformation that changed history
  • Week 4: The church in modern times: to the ends of the earth and the end of the age

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Email: info@ibi.ie
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