Ministry never stops and the need for the gospel never ends. This is why IBSA’s Equip Online Training is designed to train you as a leader right where you live and serve. There are two types of courses available for you and your church:
Ministry certificate courses are individualized, facilitator-led, fully online, and highly interactive. Each class is designed to deliver challenging, relevant teaching with a focus on practical application for ministry. These courses can also be taken without being in a certificate program. The cost for these courses is $25 for IBSA-affiliated church members.
Team Training Courses are designed for helping to equip teams with needed leadership skills for ministry. The cost for these courses is free for IBSA-affiliated church members.
— Frequently asked questions about Equip Online courses: FAQ
— Click here if you are enrolled in a course and need to log in.
Christian Ministry (6 courses)
Deacon Ministry (6 courses)
Pastoral Leadership (8 courses)
Women’s Ministry (6 courses)
Certificates can take as little as 8 months to complete, depending on how many courses you take per term.
There is no extra cost to participate beyond the course fee of $25 per course for IBSA-affiliated church members.
More questions? Contact LindaDarden@ibsa.org
|Facilitator: Carmen Halsey|
|Facilitator: Jennifer Smith|
Writing Workshop (more info)
|Facilitator: Meredith Flynn|
Faith Community Nursing
|Facilitators: Carmen Halsey & Nancy Taylor|
Faith & Community Health
|Facilitators: Carmen Halsey & Sharon Hinton|
Registration Coming Soon
Early Fall Term: August 8 – October 2
Late Fall Term: October 10 – Dec 4
Winter Term: January 30 – March 26
Spring Term: April 10 – June 4
Summer Term: June 12 – August 6
Early Fall Term: August 14 – October 8
Late Fall Term: October 16 – December 1
Want more information or want to enroll? Email LindaDarden@ibsa.org or
to apply for the certificate program.
Pastor Search Team Training
A Deacon on Purpose Training
IBSA also offers fully online biblical and theological courses just for Illinois Baptist women through our partnership with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas (SWBTS).
– Never enrolled in an SWBTS/Equip partner course? CLICK HERE to apply for admission through SWBTS.
– Previously enrolled in an SWBTS/Equip partner course? CLICK HERE to login to SWBTS and register.
– For help with the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary registration, PLEASE CLICK HERE