Student Experience

At Indiana Baptist College our vision is to see young people reach a readiness for leadership in the particular ministry for which God is fashioning them.  Different students have different ministry directions, including shepherding a congregation as a pastor, preaching to the lost and stirring God’s people as an evangelist, teaching students in a Christian school or in the home, serving as a missionary on the foreign field, directing a music ministry, teaching a Sunday School class, or training for another aspect of local church ministry.

In order to properly lead, the leader must exhibit the essential qualities of a Christian ministry leader.  The events, activities, and programs that impact the student’s experience at IBC have been intentionally structured to cultivate academic excellence, spiritual sensitivity, and edifying relationships with fellow believers.  All of this working together serves to produce qualified leaders for local church ministry. 


Indiana Baptist College seeks to accomplish the vision of training Christian leaders by utilizing an educational program that emphasizes educational excellence and is presented by experienced teachers who are now engaged in ministry. The class schedule follows the traditional semester format, along with a number of one-week module classes before and after the spring semester. Classes run each morning during business days and on several afternoons. Evening classes are available on Monday and Tuesday evenings, allowing area pastors and church members to pursue Biblical training around their work schedules.

We offer a one-year program in Biblical Studies and two-year degrees in Biblical Studies, Church Music Ministries, Youth Ministries, Piano Pedagogy, General Studies, Preschool Education, and Church Secretarial. We also offer four year degrees in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Studies, Evangelism, Church Ministries, General Studies, Pastoral and Church Music, Church Music Ministries, Youth and Church Music, Missions, Music Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

II Timothy 2:2


In training Christian ministry leaders, our chief goal is to see our students establish a meaningful relationship with God that will continue through the rest of their lives.   Ministry is about being used by God to lead people to Christ and to help them fulfill God’s purpose for their life.  In order to be effective in ministry, the ministry leader must personally have a meaningful prayer life, a love for and devotion to the Word of God, and a heart that is surrendered to the will of God.  We seek to accomplish this goal of developing spiritual leaders through on-campus training, allowing for the personal mentoring that we believe is so vital.  We take these mentoring opportunities very seriously, diligently and prayerfully helping students to take the next steps in their walks with the Lord.

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

John 17:3


Our students are socially engaged through many different venues. On at least two evenings of the week, students attend group devotions followed by a relaxed activity time, in which, students interact through volleyball, table games, and refreshments. In addition, through the intramural program students build relationships and enjoy comradery through competing in sports, indoor games, and academic competitions. Special banquets during the semester provide another avenue for socializing with fellow students. During free time students use the café, lounge, game room, or other locations around campus to relax and spend time with friends. Throughout their college years IBC students build meaningful relationships that will last for a lifetime in ministry.

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17


The Indiana Baptist College campus is located on the north side of Greenwood, IN. It is a beautiful 9-acre campus, which includes several college homes, a chapel, three libraries, a ladies dormitory, a men’s dormitory, a cafeteria, and a Student Center, which houses the offices, classrooms, music practice rooms, and a student café, lounge, and rec room area.  Students enjoy comfortable accommodations on the IBC campus at all times of the week. The location is also very helpful with regard to job placement, in that it is surrounded by hundreds of restaurants, stores, and shopping centers.  Consequently students readily find suitable jobs in the Indianapolis and Greenwood area.

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