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FIRST GRADUATION OF BACHELORS STUDENTS IN CUBA

In October 2018, the administrative team of TIBI and several TIBI board members traveled to Cuba to attend the first graduation of the first Cuban students who have received the Bachelors of Biblical Studies degree.  In all, 30 students achieved this milestone, mostly done at nights and weekends over as much as six years time.  They helped each other, studied hard, spent their own money, and now are better equipped for the study of God’s Word and ministry in their churches and communities.

In addition, a total of 36 Cubans have received the Obrero Cristiano (Christian Worker) degree, a selection of 16 courses, with a combination of text and ministry courses.  Below is a picture from our trip in March 2019 of those students, along with Carlos Camacho, our supervisor of fieldwork for TIBI.

 

TIBI HELPS LAUNCH NEW MASTERS PROGRAM

In conjunction with Sunset International Bible Institute and Quito School of Biblical Studies, TIBI helped begin a new Masters of Practical Theology degree.  There are a total of 12 courses for a total of 36 hours credit. This degree is a non-thesis degree; the steering committee chose to have the students focus, in each course, on a useful, well-developed project in their local ministry and congregation.

The degree lasts three years and the courses are taught by a variety of professors from 5 countries in Latin America.  All the professors have masters or doctoral degrees. The first cohort consisted of 17 students from 8 countries.  If you would like more information, go to www.redinbi.org.

 

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Classes Schedule

Academic Schedule

October 22 – December 14

(All times are Central Standard Time–click on course title to go to course page)

 

Apologetics Monday/Thursday, 9 – 11:15 AM

Professors:  Carlos Inglés and Luis Betanco

 

Minor Prophets, Monday/Thursday, 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM

Professor:  Kevin Montgomery

 

HeavenTuesday/Friday, 9 – 11:15 AM

Professor:  Stephen Austin

 

Revelation -Tuesday/Friday, 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM

Professor:  Timothy Archer

 

 

 

 

About TIBI

At TIBI–Texas International Bible Institute, or IBIT in Spanish–our mission is to make disciples who will make other disciples, planting and nurturing churches that are biblical, evangelistic, mature, and relevant.

The textual or ministerial information which our students learn at TIBI is only a part of what we teach.  We are convinced that we must also help students think clearly, in a creative, logical, and profound fashion.   Since it’s impossible to teach all Bible text and ministry skills in just two years, we emphasis the process of how to think, organize, and share what they learn here.

In addition, the atmosphere which we create for students is critically important.  We know that, along with all the good which students bring, there will also be differences of opinion, difficulties, and misunderstandings that emerge due to different backgrounds and distinct personalities which the students bring to TIBI.

We strongly believe that TIBI should be a safe, receptive place, where students can seek answers to difficult questions, make mistakes, and disagree with others–but do so with respect and love for all.  We want to set the example for how to maintain and open dialogue, seeking the truth passionately, even if at the end of the discussion we may not all be in agreement in every detail.

But we can be united in the core gospel–the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Christ, and how one is saved through Him.  This gospel we read in places such as 1º Corinthians  15:1-4,  Matthew 22:37-40, Matthew 23:23, and Ephesians 4:4-6.

 

To see an overview of who TIBI is and what we do, click on this link.

TIBI Overview–June 1, 2018 English

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Elder Seminar, part 2

TIBI would like to invite you to the second half of the seminar regarding the work of elders in the local church.  It will take place March 25, from 9-12 AM CST.  The teachers will once again be Steve Austin and Kevin Montgomery, but we also plan to invite several elders and leaders from congregations …

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