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International Bible College


In 1965, the campus included 14 buildings; the library contained 3,000 volumes. By 1967 the campus included 19 buildings; that number grew to 27 by 1995. Curriculum offerings in 1967 were a 2-year course leading to a Christian worker's certificate, a three-year ministerial diploma course, and two four-year bible college courses-one leading to the Bachelor of Theology degree (BTh) and the other to the Bachelor of Religious Education degree (BRE). Eventually IBC came to consider itself a "nonsectarian school", and at the time of its closing was affiliated with the Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (ORUEF). Enrollment in 2001 was 91 full-time-equivalent students; faculty numbered 21. David W. Cook served as president until 2010.[2]




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International Bible College, in San Antonio, was founded by Rev. Leonard W. Coote in 1942, when World War II temporarily halted his missionary efforts with the Japan Apostolic Mission. He had previously established a Bible training school for native workers in Ikoma, Japan, and wanted to build a similar Bible training center in the United States. The school, chartered as a nonprofit institution and dependent on private contributions for support, was situated on a ten-acre campus atop "Hallelujah Hill," overlooking San Antonio. In 1965 the campus included fourteen buildings; the library contained 3,000 volumes. By 1967 the campus included nineteen buildings; that number grew to twenty-seven by 1995. Curriculum offerings in 1967 were a 2-year course leading to a Christian worker's certificate, a three-year ministerial diploma course, and two four-year Bible college courses-one leading to the bachelor of theology degree and the other to the bachelor of religious education degree. A nonsectarian school, the International Bible College was affiliated with the North American Association of Bible Colleges and Bible Institutes. Enrollment in 2001 was ninety-one full-time-equivalent students; faculty numbered twenty-one. David W. Cook served as president.


If you want to immerse yourself in undergraduate college life in central Pennsylvania, consider studying and living on campus in Lancaster. Attend in-person classes in more than 30 majors, be involved in student groups and ministries, enjoy a vibrant and diverse student life and more. Or, if you are looking for hybrid masters and doctoral degrees, experience the benefits of rich classroom discussions with your peers and professors as you meet in person for some seminary and graduate programs.


Undergraduate StudentsA $3,000 annual tuition scholarship is available to undergraduate international students who have been accepted to LBC and demonstrate financial need as determined by the International Student Financial Aid Application.


As a result, they have a strong role in defining the core of PBC. Over the last 53 years, international students have enriched the PBC culture and helped to broaden the worldviews of other students. It is always exciting to welcome new international students and encourage them as they grow, becoming leaders that impact their culture.


Each international student will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20) at the time of acceptance to Portland Bible College. The I-20 along with an I-901 form will be sent to the student. Upon receiving their I-901 form the student must immediately fill it out and send it along with $200 to the U.S. Immigration. US Immigration will then send the student a receipt, the I-797 form. Once the student has received their receipt and signed the I-20 form, they can go to the nearest American Consulate to obtain an F-1 student visa.


Also, be aware that Liability insurance is mandatory in Oregon. Failure to have automobile insurance can result in numerous financial and state law problems. Portland Bible College requires all international students to have auto insurance. Students caught driving without insurance may be asked to withdraw from school.


On-campus jobsEach year there are a limited number of part-time work opportunities available on campus. According to the United States immigration laws, international students (holding an F1 visa) may be employed on-campus up to 20 hours a week while school is in session. While this will help cover some of the cost of living, it will not be sufficient alone to pay for all the school and living expenses. Please note that a spouse or child of an international full-time student is not allowed to work at all.


Off-campus jobsWorking off-campus is not permitted for international students. This includes jobs such as baby-sitting (even if it is being done on-campus), working for cash only or being paid for an internship. Please see the International Student Adviser if you have any questions.


What we are seeing today is that these questions are no longer hypothetical. The internet and other technologies have advanced to the point where what was unthinkable even 10 years ago is now an emerging reality. As time goes on, distance education and online learning have made it possible for people to receive training from colleges and universities around the world, no matter where they live physically.


Yet, regardless of how we consider the implementation of a free international online bible school there is no way to reach more geographically diverse locations with greater speed or more financial efficiency than the internet. The internet is now present in most if not all countries in the world. While a local seminary can reach a fairly large local geographic area, the internet is not constrained by geographic locality. Each new area would require a new bible school to be built, which in turn would require more money to be raised and a new team to be trained and sent out. It is for these reasons that when all methods of implementation were considered, the internet stood out above all other possibilities.


Its very nice effort of the CLI to introduce the free international online Bible school and its a great opportunity for the students of the Bible they can get the free education about the Bible and much more. Thanks for sharing this informative article.


Submited by Lyle Esau, M.A. A former resident of Moose Jaw, Lyle Esau, has written a history of International Bible College, a Church of God Bible college, which came to Moose Jaw in 1962.


In 2012, the college closed, due to student enrollment issues. When Lyle came to IBC in 1986, he needed some research material about the college for a history course he had been assigned to teach. Finding none, he wrote his own book.


Attending Bible college provides an education that is the best of both worlds! You get the general education courses you need for success in your life and career, plus the Bible and theology courses you need for ministry. Every course is designed to bring you into a closer, transformational walk with Jesus.


7. After you receive your visa, make travel plans. Due to COVID-19, we recommend that you continually check for updated government rules for international travelers, such as travel bans and quarantine requirements.


MBCS Welcomes International ApplicationsIt is our privilege to train international students in Biblical studies, church leadership and missions. A Bible college education at MBCS equips students with a foundation for success in many areas of ministry. Our international graduates have been great assets as they return and serve in their local areas and around the world. 041b061a72


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