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The Institute of Jewish Studies is a uniquely focused program for committed Christians who are interested in studying the Scriptures in-depth.

I invite you to consider all that the Institute of Jewish Studies has to offer. Our desire is to equip you as a servant of our loving Lord and Savior.

Clarence Johnson, Director of the Institute of Jewish Studies

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Upcoming Courses

Fall 2014—Session 1
August 18 - September 27

Enrollment begins» July 28

Major Prophets

Survey the Major Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel with particular attention to their messianic and prophetic teaching.


Examine the struggle of Hebrew Christians in the first century in this book rich in Old Testament teaching.

Between the Testaments

Discover what happened from the end of the Old Testament to the beginning of the New Testament as you survey the historical events in Judea from the restoration (536 B.C) to the destruction of the Temple (70 A.D.).

Jewish Culture & Customs

Examine the Jewish religion, its feasts, lifecycle, worship and dietary laws along with other customs and observations.

The Future

An overview of unfulfilled prophetic events revealed in Scripture, with particular focus on the Rapture, the Tribulation Period, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium, and the New Heavens and New Earth. Designed to acquaint the student with the “big picture” of end-time prophecy, as well as certain, specific related issues. The student will be encouraged to use the topic of future events as a discussion opener when sharing his faith.

Fall 2014—Session 2
October 13 - November 22

Enrollment begins» Sept. 22

Life of David

This course is designed to be a biographical study of David, one of the most important Israelites in Scripture. The chronological biblical study will provide an overview of the ups and downs of the choices he made and the consequences and challenges he faced. Practical life lessons on faith and grace will be explored as David’s character and relationship with God unfolds.

Holocaust & Anti-Semitism

Examine the history of anti-Semitism including its causes and the most monumental event in history, the Holocaust. The student will see some of this period through the eyes of real people who lived through it and will struggle through some of the most difficult questions of evil vs. good ever presented in any time in history.

God's Unique Relationship with Israel

Study God's purpose for Israel, His covenants with Israel and how they have directed God's dealings with Israel throughout history.

The Tabernacle: Shadows of the Messiah

Study Israel's wilderness Tabernacle and how the priesthood, services and sacrifices reveal the perfections of the Messiah.

What People Are Saying...

"I consider studying at IJS one of the best experiences in my life, not only for the knowledge that I got but for the many friends from around the globe that I found in my classmates."

—Juan from Argentina

"Taking IJS courses has had a tremendous influence on my life. I have so enjoyed getting to know fellow believers of all ages from around the world who are united in their passion for the Lord, Scripture, and the Jewish people. Denominational barriers are not there. It is so nice to have friends from around the world that will pray for me and encourage me in the Lord."

—Kimberly from Grand Haven, Michigan

"If you are beginning your biblical studies - IJS is for you. If you enjoy a collaborative learning experience- IJS is for you. If you are looking for excellence in continuing education - IJS is for you. I have been through various academic settings and have multiple degrees, but I have never had a more enjoyable learning experience than IJS provides - I highly recommend it."

—Larry from Savannah, Tennessee

"What IJS classes have done for me is increase my knowledge of the Bible beyond what I could have ever imagined! I have been able to take the wisdom and the knowledge that I have learned in the classes to go out and minister to the lost and sick with such confidence and the love of Jesus Christ."

—Robin from Chesapeake, Virgina