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The Year

The IBTI academic year runs from the beginning of October to the beginning of July. It is divided into three terms, with a Christmas and an Easter break.

There are three different courses for studying Applied Theology at our college, which are explained below.

 

English Teaching

Before the academic year starts, students with little knowledge of English have the opportunity to attend a one-week intensive language course.

Also, during the year students have the opportunity to study English, according to their language needs.

Dates Academic Year 2016/2017

English Course:      Monday 19 September to Thursday 06 October (for those who signed up)

First Term:               Friday 07 October 2016, 4pm
                                     to Wednesday 14 December 2016, as early as desired

Second Term:         Tuesday 10 January 2017, 5pm
                                      to Saturday 08 April 2017, as early as desired

Placement/Study:  There will be a week of church-placements for second year students                                                                  from 25 February to 06  March 2017.

Third Term:              Sunday 23 April 2017, 5 pm
                                      to Tuesday 04 July 2017, as early as desired

Graduation:              Saturday, 01 July 2017

Dates Academic Year 2017/2018

English Course:      Friday 29 September to Thursday 05 October (for those who signed up)

First Term:               Friday 06 October 2017, 4pm
                                     to Thursday 14 December 2017, as early as desired

Second Term:         Wednesday 10 January 2018, 5pm
                                      to Thursday 22 March 2018, as early as desired

Placement/Study:  There will be a week of church-placements for second year students                                                                  from 24 February to 05  March 2018.

Third Term:              Tuesday 10 April 2018, 10 pm
                                      to Tuesday 03 July 2018, as early as desired

Graduation:              Saturday, 30 June 2018


Courses in Applied Theology

One-year Courses

One-Year Course

Would you like to deepen your knowledge of God and his Word, but are reluctant to enter a full two-year programme? 
Then this course is for you. The certificate in Applied Theology is a one-year introductory course designed to help individuals serve their community more effectively. It offers academic teaching and the opportunity to apply biblical principles in the school and through outreaches organised by IBTI. The programme's varied activities provide a solid platform to explore strengths and weaknesses, in this way discovering specific gifts and ways of putting them to use. 

Having successfully completed the course, you will be able to:

  • Exercise personal responsibilities.
  • Use spiritual disciplines in a ministry context.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Minister to people of different cultures and religions.
  • Convey the contemporary and personal relevance of the biblical text.
  • Understand human experience from a Christian perspective.

This course is awarded with an IBTI Certificate in Applied Theology. 
This year of study is the same as the first year of study for the two-year Diploma Course in Applied Theology, so it is possible to decide, towards the end of the first year, to transfer to the diploma course.

21st_Century_Leadership_1_PaulWeaver Courses

21st Century Leadership seeks to prepare leaders to function in a new paradigm of church operation; enabling them to handle contemporary challenges, build strong leadership teams and to engage people in effective missional initiatives. Tutor: Paul Weaver

MG_5553 Courses An extensive study of the birth of the Church and its initial development under the ministry of the Apostles, particularly Peter, and then Paul, looking at the message they preached, the methods they used, all in the Pentecostal perspective. Tutor: Stefano Guaglione
 
Paul Courses This survey of the Old and New Testaments covers Bible history, every day life in Bible times, the geography of the Bible, the language and literature of the Old and New Testaments and an introduction to each book of the Bible. We also undertake a study of the major themes of the Bible by tracing the Golden Cord which runs from Genesis to Revelation thus giving a thorough overview of the message of the Bible and how it all fits together. Tutor: Rev Paul L. Hodgson Mth
Franco-Grieco-1 Courses In this module, the student will have an overall view and understanding of God’s Covenants towards man, throughout history, both in the Old and New Testament. The student will then discover the connection of both testaments and will realise wholly who God really is and His nature more than his plan. The Covenants reveal God’s deep relationship and his continual desire to bring man back to himself. By understanding correctly God’s initiatives in establishing covenants in history, the New and final Covenant will take on a stronger and more lasting intention. Tutor: Franco Grieco
SonnyOliver_150 Courses Examining the historic roots of evolution theory, some of the modern concepts of evolution and the scientific theory used to support evolution. Suggesting alternative possibilities and examining the arguments used by creationists to refute evolution theory. Tutor: Sonny Oliver
phTili8m Courses In Anthropology the following main premises will be: - Man and his Origin - Man and his authority - Man and relationships with God – Man – Woman. Whilst this briefly covers the scope of the teaching it will be developed in carefully prepared modules. Tutor : Leigh Goodwin
MG_5530 Courses Through this subject you’ll have an overview of the historical aspect of the book (customs, culture …), its place in the biblical canon and an exegesis of the book. It will also answer questions such as: How does God manifest Himself in a totally secular society? What part does man play in the plan of God? Tutor: Eliana Whyte
SonnyOliver_150 Courses A preliminary study of how to discover the meaning of God’s Word and to interpret it in a consistent manner, avoiding some of the pitfalls of a superficial approach to it Tutor : Sonny Oliver
MG_5539-1 Courses Through this module the student will discover the “art” of preaching, they will learn how to prepare, how to deliver and how to apply sermons. Methods and Principles of speaking in public will be addressed and discussed as well as different ways to communicate the Gospel according to the audience they are addressing. Tutor: John Whyte
Mark Courses This module aims to give a broader understanding of the need of an individual approach to ministry. This will be achieved by discovering what the Bible teaches about ministry, learning the process for discovering your ministry, identifying your unique SHAPE and looking at areas for future ministry and service. Tutor: Mark Sherratt
Paul Courses This course gives an overview of the main events and personalities in Christianity from the end of the first century to the present day. The subject is presented in an interactive way with PowerPoint presentations and sets out to enable students to understand the present in the context of the past. The purpose of the course is to inspire, not just inform and to envision for life and ministry. Tutor: Paul Hodgson Mth
Paul Courses Pastoral Ministry otherwise known as Pastoral Theology but with particular emphasis not on the theory, but the practice of the ministry, with sensitivity to the different cultures represented at IBTI. This course which runs over 2 years, covers such subjects as: the Pastor as a Shepherd, Preacher, Teacher, Evangelist, Motivator, Listener, Administrator and more. Tutor: Paul Hodgson Mth
MG_5530 Courses This module will examine theories of Teaching and Pedagogy and present a Biblical view of knowledge. It will analyse learning and the learner’s world, present an array of pedagogical approaches as well as the calling, the fulfillment and a holistic approach to teaching. It will also look into the life of the teacher and explore Jesus as the Great Pedagogue. Tutor: Eliana Whyte
MG_5539-1 Courses In this module the student will examine the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, both in the Old and in the New Testament; discover and explore His fruit, His gifts and His role in revivals as well as His personal role in the daily life of the believer. Tutor: John Whyte
GarethWebber Courses In these studies we will examine the culture and political context during the New Testament period; this will help us to understand the New Testament writers and apply them to our own cultural context. Tutor: Gareth Webber
RobertMountford Courses ‘The knowledge of God’ is an introduction to systematic theology, in which the student will consider the existence, self-revelation, nature and purpose of God. The focus of the first year’s lectures is the revealed names and titles of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the second year, the character and purpose of God form the main subject matter, followed by the trinity and the virgin birth. >From these Biblical and theological bases all other branches of Christian knowledge and practice proceed. Tutor: Robert Mountford
MG_5569-1 Courses In this module the students will study some common practices related to the Spiritual Life. Among this practices the student will learn about the importance of Fasting, Memorizing Scripture, Worship and Prayer. Tutor : Gordica Karanfilovska
AndrewParfitt_150 Courses These days when truth is deemed to be a relative thing, is the Bible truthful, inspired and therefore authoritative in the life of the Christian? We explore those avenues and come to a firm understanding of its value. Tutor: Andrew Parfitt
GillShiels Courses The subject touches the basics of Islam, the barriers that are there between Islamic religion and Christianity and the bridges that can be used to witness to them. Starting from the approach of friendship first. Tutor: Gill Shiels
tyler Courses Typology is the doctrine of Scriptural types and figures. The course will look at the types or figures that are seen in scripture pertaining to Christ with the tabernacle, the Psalms and Biblical characters. Tutor: Tyler Evenson
MG_5657 Courses Working with Children examines children and the church in different cultural contexts and situations, their potential, their place in the local and universal church and how to minister to them effectively. Tutor: Gillian Saunders
Simon-e1484132079258 Courses How to set up, maintain and grow a youth ministry, How to disciple young people and how to develop and implement evangelism strategies for young people in any given locality Tutor : Simon Pastorello
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
two-years Courses

Two-Year Course

If you are determined to develop your vocation and gifting in order to meet spiritual, social and humanitarian needs across the world, our two-year course is just what you are looking for.

In two years, our students have more opportunities to gain practical experience and learn about God and his Word through theological studies and practical application. Also, a ten-day church placement, as well as more outreach activities and an increased responsibility in ministry situations, add great value to the training offered by our college.

Having completed the course, you will be able to:

  • Exercise personal responsibilities and decision-making.
  • Work independently and with initiative.
  • Be an effective communicator both orally and in writing.
  • Work to deadlines and under pressure.
  • Manage time and set priorities.
  • Take ownership of your own calling.
  • Minister to people of different cultures and religions.

This course is awarded with an IBTI Diploma in Applied Theology and a Certificate of Achievement in Applied Theology accredited by NCFE.

 

Paul CoursesSecond year course looking at key personalities within the church, including Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Whitefield and Finney. The second half of the course concentrates on Pentecostal personalities and lessons we can learn from their lives.Tutor: Paul Hodgson Mth
MG_5530 CoursesIt’s an introductory study on what Christian counselling is and how it differs from the pastoral care. The student will have a look at its place in the Church, and the different issues in which it can be used as a tool to reach and help people in need. Tutor: Eliana Whyte
MG_5657 CoursesEthics is about looking at controversial subjects the modern Christians & Ministers are facing today. Many situations cannot be resolved out of a black and white attitude, and require God’s guidance and wisdom. The Bible does not always give us a full picture on how to deal with topics like euthanasia, divorce & remarriage, in vitro fertilization and others. Tutor : Gillian Saunders
MG_5657 CoursesIt is about exploring how the church can fulfill its mandate to not only preach about Jesus, but to care for people like Jesus did. Tutor: Gillian Saunders
SonnyOliver_150 CoursesExamining several arguments used to equate evolution theory with the Biblical account of creation, and the impact of evolutionism on Biblical doctrines. Discussing the potential impact and outcomes on society of evolution, as scientific theory, social policy and as a politico-religious philosophy, and suggesting an alternative view based on the Biblical creation account. Tutor: Sonny Oliver
tyler CoursesEcclesiology is the study of the church. The course is structured into two sections with the first half covering the church’s purpose, structure and ministry. The second half will focus primarily on church planting. We will explore various church planting models and strategies as well as the long term sustainability of new church plants Tutor: Tyler Evenson
GarethWebber CoursesA study of the “Last Things” in the light of prophecy in the Old and New Testament; What the Bible says is going to happen and what will be the sequence of those events? Tutor: Gareth Webber
right-one CoursesEvangelism was the heart of Jesus mission so it has to be the heart of every Christian who wants to make a difference in this world. Evangelism is for everyone, everywhere, every time.There is no greater joy than to see people’s lives transformed by the power of the Gospel. There is no greater experience than to see the miraculous with your own eyes. There is no greater honour than to be used by God. All this and more is available for whoever believes in evangelism. Tutor: To Be Confirmed
MG_5530 CoursesThis subject introduces the student to the different personality types and it helps therefore to interact with others in the best way possible. In a world of complex relationships, it is the call of every leader to understand its dynamics. Tutor: Eliana Whyte
Mark CoursesThis module explores the need for individuals who are involved in Christian leadership, Pastoral ministry and Christian service to approach work and life from a developing good moral character enabling them to make good moral decisions maintaining personal and public integrity and trust. This will be achieved by looking at key areas of these ministry and through discussion, exploration of the Bible and personal experiences. Tutor: Mark Sherratt
MG_5539-1 Courses In this module mission is explored, examined and applied throughout the whole sphere of life; past, present and future, with a view to understanding its necessity, and therefore implementing it in order to reach the nations. This will ultimately help the student to grasp the context of missions in a cross-cultural manner and have the adequate tools to use in fulfilling God’s plan to reconcile humankind to Himself Tutor: John Whyte
AndrewParfitt_150 CoursesWhat did Jesus understand his mission to be? What were his aims – how did he achieve them? By exploring the things he said and did we discover that Jesus had a clear understanding of his mission. Tutor: Andrew Parfitt
Paul CoursesPASTORAL MINISTRY otherwise known as Pastoral Theology but with particular emphasis not on the theory, but the practice of the ministry, with sensitivity to the different cultures represented at IBTI. This course which runs over 2 years, covers such subjects as: the Pastor as a Shepherd, Preacher, Teacher, Evangelist, Motivator, Listener, Administrator and more. Tutor: Paul Hodgson Mth
MG_5539-1 Courses In this module, the student will discover God’s overall plan regarding the function and ability the church has as a body. Through the close examination of the ministry gifts given to the church, the student will have a clear foundation regarding their operation both personally as well as collectively in the body of Christ; the Church. The truths and concepts of the letter will help the student engage purposefully at a personal as well as a ministerial level.Tutor: John Whyte
MG_5539-1 Courses As the title suggests, this module encourages the student to have a strategy in and for their future ministry, originating in God’s central vision for humankind, followed by developing a plan and arriving at the goals set before them. It is a journey where the student will discover how to develop a strategy and how to implement it in their ministry in order to fulfill a specific call. Tutor: John Whyte
RobertMountford Courses‘The knowledge of God’ is an introduction to systematic theology, in which the student will consider the existence, self-revelation, nature and purpose of God. The focus of the first year’s lectures is the revealed names and titles of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the second year, the character and purpose of God form the main subject matter, followed by the trinity and the virgin birth. >From these Biblical and theological bases all other branches of Christian knowledge and practice proceed. Tutor: Robert Mountford
GillShiels CoursesThe subject touches the basics of Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism, the barriers that are there between them and Christianity and the bridges that can be used to witness to them. Starting from the approach of friendship first. Tutor: Gill Shiels
MG_5657 CoursesWorking with Children examines children and the church in different cultural contexts and situations, their potential, their place in the local and universal church and how to minister to them effectively. Tutor: Gillian Saunders
Simon-e1484132079258 CoursesHow to set up, maintain and grow a youth ministry, How to disciple young people and how to develop and implement evangelism strategies for young people in any given locality Tutor : Simon Pastorello
Paul CoursesIn this subject students are taught the Conceptual Study method and this is then applied to a practical analysis of Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica. A foundation is laid by looking at the background to the letter and then key concepts are identified and applied to life and ministry. Having understood and mastered the Conceptual Study method this can then be applied to all future study and preparation of talks and sermons. Tutor: Paul Hodgson Mth
21st_Century_Leadership_1_PaulWeaver Courses21st Century Leadership seeks to prepare leaders to function in a new paradigm of church operation; enabling them to handle contemporary challenges, build strong leadership teams and to engage people in effective missional initiatives. Tutor: Paul Weaver
MLC Courses

Missional Leadership Course

Our Missional Leadership Course runs from January to June every year. It is designed for those who have already been involved in ministry and is particularly for non-EU students who can apply for a UK student visitor visa for six months.
If you meet the above mentioned requirements and want to invest six months for intensive training, we suggest you choose this course. The varied programme of lectures and involvement in outreaches gives students the opportunity to both study and apply biblical principles in Christian ministry. Our aim for this course is to help leaders grow in their capacity, both on a personal and vocational level.

Having successfully completed the course, you will be able to:

  • Refresh your vision.
  • Reset goals.
  • Exercise personal responsibilities and decision-making.
  • Work independently and with initiative.
  • Re-evaluate time management and set priorities.
  • Take ownership of your ongoing calling.
  • Live with the right balance of submission, transparency and accountability.
  • Minister to people of different cultures and religions.

This theology course is awarded with an IBTI Certificate in Missional Leadership and a Certificate of Achievement in Missional Leadership accredited by NCFE.

21st_Century_Leadership_1_PaulWeaver Courses

21st Century Leadership seeks to prepare leaders to function in a new paradigm of church operation; enabling them to handle contemporary challenges, build strong leadership teams and to engage people in effective missional initiatives. Tutor: Paul Weaver

MG_5657 Courses It is about exploring how the church can fulfill its mandate to not only preach about Jesus, but to care for people like Jesus did.Tutor: Gillian Saunders
right-one Courses Evangelism was the heart of Jesus mission so it has to be the heart of every Christian who wants to make a difference in this world. Evangelism is for everyone, everywhere, every time.There is no greater joy than to see people’s lives transformed by the power of the Gospel. There is no greater experience than to see the miraculous with your own eyes. There is no greater honour than to be used by God. All this and more is available for whoever believes in evangelism.Tutor: To Be Confirmed
MG_5530 CoursesThis subject introduces the student to the different personality types and it helps therefore to interact with others in the best way possible. In a world of complex relationships, it is the call of every leader to understand its dynamics. Tutor: Eliana Whyte
MG_5530 CoursesIt’s an introductory study on what Christian counselling is and how it differs from the pastoral care. The student will have a look at its place in the Church, and the different issues in which it can be used as a tool to reach and help people in need. Tutor: Eliana Whyte
Mark CoursesThis module explores the need for individuals who are involved in Christian leadership, Pastoral ministry and Christian service to approach work and life from a developing good moral character enabling them to make good moral decisions maintaining personal and public integrity and trust. This will be achieved by looking at key areas of these ministry and through discussion, exploration of the Bible and personal experiences. Tutor: Mark Sherratt
MG_5539-1 Courses In this module mission is explored, examined and applied throughout the whole sphere of life; past, present and future, with a view to understanding its necessity, and therefore implementing it in order to reach the nations. This will ultimately help the student to grasp the context of missions in a cross-cultural manner and have the adequate tools to use in fulfilling God’s plan to reconcile humankind to Himself Tutor: John Whyte
Paul CoursesPastoral Ministry otherwise known as Pastoral Theology but with particular emphasis not on the theory, but the practice of the ministry, with sensitivity to the different cultures represented at IBTI. This course which runs over 2 years, covers such subjects as: the Pastor as a Shepherd, Preacher, Teacher, Evangelist, Motivator, Listener, Administrator and more. Tutor: Paul Hodgson Mth
Paul CoursesIn this subject students are taught the Conceptual Study method and this is then applied to a practical analysis of Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica. A foundation is laid by looking at the background to the letter and then key concepts are identified and applied to life and ministry. Having understood and mastered the Conceptual Study method this can then be applied to all future study and preparation of talks and sermons. Tutor: Paul Hodgson Mth
MG_5539-1 Courses As the title suggests, this module encourages the student to have a strategy in and for their future ministry, originating in God’s central vision for humankind, followed by developing a plan and arriving at the goals set before them. It is a journey where the student will discover how to develop a strategy and how to implement it in their ministry in order to fulfill a specific call. Tutor: John Whyte
RobertMountford Courses‘The knowledge of God’ is an introduction to systematic theology, in which the student will consider the existence, self-revelation, nature and purpose of God. The focus of the first year’s lectures is the revealed names and titles of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the second year, the character and purpose of God form the main subject matter, followed by the trinity and the virgin birth. >From these Biblical and theological bases all other branches of Christian knowledge and practice proceed. Tutor: Robert Mountford
MG_5657 CoursesWorking with Children examines children and the church in different cultural contexts and situations, their potential, their place in the local and universal church and how to minister to them effectively. Tutor: Gillian Saunders
Simon-e1484132079258 CoursesHow to set up, maintain and grow a youth ministry, How to disciple young people and how to develop and implement evangelism strategies for young people in any given locality Tutor : Simon Pastorello

Creative Ministry

Have you discovered the unique purpose God has for your life? What drives you? Who are the people you most want to help? What cause are you passionate about?

The Creative Ministry module is an important element in all our courses and facilitates the successful exploration of God's calling and purpose for your life.

In order to help you fulfil God's call for your life, we will do the best we can to create an individual learning environment in which you can develop knowledge, skills and identify future areas for your growth. The Creative Ministry module will guide you through the application of Biblical principles and provide first-hand experience, which will allow us to identify your personal goals and objectives. This method enables the Creative Ministry leaders to further develop your gifts and skills.

We will help you choose your Creative Ministry area according to your interests, strengths, needs and your learning styles like:

  • Visual (Seeing) style
  • Kinaesthetic (Doing) style
  • Auditory (Listening) style

The Creative Ministry takes place once a week for a period of 1hr 30mins. If you apply to be a student for two years, you will have the option to change your Creative Ministry area in the second year. This will enable you to focus on further development in other spheres, which will be helpful to your future Christian service.

As an IBTI student, you will have the option to choose one of the following Creative Ministries: Evangelism, Event Organising, Prayer and Worship, Discipleship, Social Action and Media.

little-1 Courses This ministry is born out of empathy for the older people. We will be visiting a care home once a week and try to do little things that will make a big difference in their daily routine. We welcome every student that has a genuine concern for others, is able to listen to and empower the older with God’s promises and love and has a passion to listen to their life stories as precious “audio books” full with wisdom. The students will be exposed to minister to aged people and learn how much we are dependent on God and on each other’s care. The most exciting part is that God never ages and there is no age limit to the way He works, and His love never grows old. All of these experiences that the students will get will lead them to a deeper understanding of life’s seasons, and God’s presence through them all. Isaiah 46:4 “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you”.
little-2 Courses

The Creative Ministry of Prayer & Evangelism is focused on both prayer that helps to align ourselves with God’s plan of salvation and creates the desire to communicate the Good News to everyone. We believe that prayer is an integral part of evangelism and without it our mere words would be powerless. What is more, we prepare ourselves to bring the right message to people and boldly impart to them what we receive from God in these times of prayer. In doing this, the students are going to experience, learn and benefit from the privilege of preparation, presentation and participation in sharing the Gospel. On the whole, we are together on a great journey to fulfil the Great Commandment.

little-3 Courses Whenever people are brought together, be it for a birthday celebration, a church service, an outreach in the streets or a simple lunch among friends, an event is taking place. The aim of this creative ministry is for the students to learn the art of organising an event that encompasses the values of honouring, fellowship, gratitude and celebration. Thus, they acquire a skill that will prove to be a powerful tool in any area of ministry they might later be involved in. Complementing each other’s strengths and weaknesses, participants of this creative ministry will work together and be involved in the organisation of a number of college events throughout the year. They will be able to practically transmit the message of God’s love and care for people by making an effort in preparing an event and serving others practically. That is how students will develop competences in marketing, organising, decorating and catering.
little-4 Courses In this Creative Ministry we learn how to communicate the gospel in today's society in different and innovative ways and not only through words. Together we learn about and nurture our creativity finding new and more effective ways to bring the people closer to God.
little-5 Courses In John 4 we read the story of Jesus talking to the Samaritan woman where we discover something very important: God seeks for true worshippers (vs 23). Through this creative ministry we embark on a journey of discovering how to become true worshipper and also be a living sacrifice because this is our spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1). These are the two main biblical texts we use as foundation of this activity. We explore through music but also through other creative ways to worship God, such as art, spontaneous worship, prophetic worship, and so on. We will also discover the role and responsibility of the worship team enabling each member to serve and lead the local church.
little-6 Courses The aim of this Creative Ministry is to support people living in the Brighton and Hove area who are part of the rough sleeping community. Students who participate in this project will have the opportunity to express Christian compassion and care towards people who live in this context by offering practical and spiritual support on the streets. The spiritual element of this ministry is central to its purpose and distinguishes it from many other agencies working in this field. Students will work alongside an established Christian homeless organisation and learn more about why people become homeless and the main issues which affect them and can hinder them from breaking out of the homelessness cycle. Furthermore, students will see how Christians can help tackle this issue by helping people find Jesus and the life that He offers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IBTI Mission Church

Friday Courses

The IBTI Mission Church is another significant element of our study programme.  It serves as a platform for your vocational practice and training purposes. It provides an opportunity for God to work in a deeper way in you and every activity is an act of worship for him. It takes place every Friday night between 7.30pm and 9.00 pm and is open for friends and relatives from local areas as well as abroad.
As a student, there is a tailor-made programme for you to follow.

We are looking forward to hearing what you have got to say!