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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 2014—Session 2
March 17 - April 26

Enrollment begins» February 24

Life of Christ

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

Minor Prophets

Designed to provide the student with an introductory examination and understanding of the Minor Prophets as presented in the Bible. The course will cover the history, date, author, and purpose of each of the 12 books in the Minor Prophets. Special attention will be given to how the prophet’s revelation is fulfilled in the Messiah and end-time prophecy.

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.

Summer 2014
May 12 - June 21

Enrollment begins» April 28

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.

What on Earth is God Doing?

An examination of the ultimate purpose of history. Designed to acquaint the student with an understanding of why events in history happened as they did in the past, why the world is where it is today, and what will happen in the future. The student will be equipped to explain biblically why events occurred in history and what the purpose of life on earth is.

The Promised Land for a Chosen People

A study of the land of Canaan and its important relationship to the nation of Israel and its calling. It will focus on God’s selection of Canaan, an overview of the features and changes to the land, Israel’s deed to the land, Israel’s removal from the land, Israel’s present restoration to the land, and Israel’s future restoration to the land. It is designed to acquaint the student with the important role the land has played in the development, chastisement, and ministry of Israel. The student will be encouraged to use this material to better understand God’s program for Israel as His servant to minister to the spiritual needs of the world..

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