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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

Fall 2014—Session 2
October 13 - November 22

Enrollment begins» Sept. 22

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.

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.

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.

The Tabernacle: Shadows of the Messiah

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

Spring 2015—Session 1
January 26 - March 7

Enrollment begins» January 5

Daniel / Revelation

Study the two apocalyptic books and their rich teaching with attention to their relationship to each other.

Jewish History: Ancient

An introductory survey of the historical movements of Israel from its birth in the book of Genesis to modern times. The class will equip the student with a deeper knowledge of Israel’s history and develop an appreciation for God’s protection and preservation over His people from past until modern times.

Messianic Prophecies

Study the Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah and their fulfillment during Christ's first and second coming.

Survey of Bible Doctrine I

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 God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, angels, Satan and demons. 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.

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