"It was the best three years of my life. It was a time to grow spiritually and in confidence for what lay ahead."
Kim Kelly (Missionary, Ireland)
Why Study at IBC?
At IBC we offer training for Christian service that is practical and academic. It aims at character formation in a friendly community.
We want our graduates to be people of the Word who handle the Bible correctly and people of the Spirit who are filled with His power and conviction.
Who We Are
The Irish Baptist College was founded in Dublin in 1892 and is the Training College of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland. IBC is renowned for excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, achieving high academic standards from our students and providing them with careful Biblical and Theological study and research.
Our student body comprises approximately 50 full-time students. In addition there are upwards of 200 part-time students studying at all levels. Strong links are maintained with churches in the Association and with missionary organisations who offer placement opportunities for students. The faculty has extensive ministry experience.
IBC exists primarily to serve the needs of our own churches and missions department. We also welcome students from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds and we provide courses for those who wish to concentrate on Pastoral, Missions, Youth, Children’s or Women’s ministry.
The Irish Baptist College is:
- Conservative (affirming the inerrancy of Scripture)
- Evangelical (passionate about the gospel)
- Baptistic (unashamed of Baptist Principles as directed by Scripture)
Domine Sequor [Lord, I follow]
The Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland
The Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland is an association of more than 100 Baptist Churches the majority of which are in Northern Ireland but with a growing number in the Republic of Ireland.
These churches have well over 8,000 active members and represent a Baptist community of about 20,000 people. The Association holds its Annual Assembly in May.
The Churches' Council meets during that week and in November to receive reports and conduct common business. Routine matters are handled by an Executive Committee elected by the churches at the May Churches' Council meeting.
The College shares premises with the Association offices in our purpose built campus in Moira.
This school offers programs in: