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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

Upcoming Courses

Spring 2015—Session 2
March 23 - May 2

Enrollment begins» March 2

Making Christ Known

This course examines the gospel message of Jesus Christ and key elements of the Christian faith. Consideration will be given to how one should communicate his/her faith in light of the various backgrounds of other people. This course is not designed to teach a particular method of sharing one’s faith, but rather to identify the essential components of faith that should be shared, encouraging the student to develop the ability to share his/her faith in the context of everyday life. Students will be challenged to develop and utilize their own personal testimony to make Christ known to others.

Jewish History: Modern

Study the formation of the modern state of Israel, from the return of the Jewish people to the formation of nation, its wars and relationship to the Arab people.

Survey of Bible Doctrine II

This course is designed to explore the major doctrines of the Bible that are foundational for Christian living and study. The required reading and systematic biblical analysis will include important areas of theology including man, sin, salvation, the church, and the future. The course will provide a general, yet careful survey of these doctrines and their impact on what we believe and how we respond in our daily lives.

Biblical Interpretation Makes a Difference

This course is designed to help the student learn how to understand the Bible from God’s perspective. Key to the process is what literal interpretation and the progress of revelation mean for reading and interpreting the Bible correctly. In addition, issues such as context, figures of speech, symbols, genre, and the specific area of prophecy will be dealt with relative to literal interpretation. The course will provide a framework for Bible study and interpretation which is often called Dispensationalism.

May 18 - June 27

Enrollment begins» April 27

Life of Christ

Study the first coming of Jesus, the Messiah, with special attention to the Jewish background of the Gospels.

Acts-Galatians: Transitional Problems in the Early Church

A study of the book of Acts and selected passages from the Pauline Epistles, with a view to understanding the transitional issues and problems encountered by the early church. The original apostolic solutions will be examined, as well as the present-day ramifications of those problems and solutions.

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