Instituto Bíblico 'Casa de la Palabra'

'The House of the Word' Bible Institute

thumb islamics conference for pastorsPrograms of Study

The program of IBCP entails 8 semesters. Each semester is 15 weeks in length whereby a minimum of 5 classes are offered. The academic school year begins in September and the second semester begins in late January or early February. Each class entails 30 hours of classroom instruction. A class of 30 hours is worth 3 credit hours.


IBCP offers two programs:

  • Diploma in Theology: The Diploma in Theology is a program of 4 years. The third year is a full year of practical ministry in a local church or missionary setting.
  • Certificate in Biblical Studies: The Certificate in Biblical Studies is a 2-year program.


Academic areas and classes


  Bible (Old Testament & New Testament) B







Christian Life


Biblical Interpretation


General Classes



Diploma in Theology

Semester 1

B.101 Panorama of the Old Testament

B.202 Life of Christ

T.111 Theology of God

T.112 Theology of the Bible

The Christian Life

C.111 Bible Study Methods

G.114 Introduction to IBCP

Semester 2

B.102 Panorama of the Old Testament II

T.113 Theology of Humanity

T.114 Theology of Sin

V.113 Evangelism

C.113 Homiletics

H.111 History of the Church

Exegesis of a Biblical Book

Semester 3

B.201 Panorama of the New Testament

T.115 Theology of Christ

T.117 Theology of Salvation

C.112 Hermeneutics (for expository preaching)

V.114 Discipleship

C.114 Apologetics/World Religions

Semester 4

T.116 Theology of the Holy Spirit

T.118 Theology of Angels

V.112 The Christian Family

M.113 Church Planting

V.115 Spiritual Warfare

Exegesis of a Biblical Book

Semester 5 – Ministry Practicum

B232 Colossians

Practical Ministry in the church

Independent Study

Semester 6 – Ministry Practicum

Practical Ministry in the Church

Independent Study

Semester 7

B.203 Pauline Pastoral Letters

T.119 Theology of the Church

T.120 Theology of Last Things

M.118 Worldwide Mission of the Church

M.111 Pastoral Ministry

M.116 African Traditional Religion

Semester 8

H.112 History of the Church in Africa

M.112 Ethics and Leadership in Africa

M.114 Counseling

M.115 Church Administration

G.112 Creed (final thesis)

"We proclaim [Christ], admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ." (Colossians 1:28)

"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

"And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news'!" (Romans 10:14-15)

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