“You have the Gospel because missionaries came your way.” – Anonymous

Program Purpose

At the heart of God is the burden for the world to be evangelized. We believe that it is the responsibility of every believer to do his or her part in effectively evangelizing the world. Whether as a missionary church planter, evangelist, pastor, school teacher, or other helps ministry, the missions program at IBC effectively prepares both men and women who are training to be missionaries for the ministry to which God has called them.

Program Overview

132 Credit Hours

Bible and Theology ​

52 Credit Hours

General Education

21 Credit Hours


2 Credit Hours


16 Credit Hours


14 Credit Hours

Church Education

27 Credit Hours

Primary Instructors

Patrick Gordon

David Zempel

Paul Loder

Key Courses

Introduction to Missions

MIS 102 | 2 Credit Hours

A study of the biblical basis of New Testament local church missions and a historical overview of missions from Bible times to the present day. The course will emphasize the role…

World Religions/Cults

MIS 202 | 2 Credit Hours

A concise study of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, and others. Emphasis will be placed…

Missionary Preparation

MIS 302 | 2 Credit Hours

 The preparation of the missionary for the mission field based on a biblical philosophy of missions. The course will cover preparing a presentation of mission work, planning and…

Church Planting Strategies

MIS 402 | 2 Credit Hours

 A study of effective, Bible-based strategies for planting churches, both in the United States and in foreign countries. The course will also stress strategies for evangelization; discipleship…

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