Raleigh Institute of Biblical Studies is located at 1801 St. Albans Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina 27609. The mailing address is P.O. Box 91614, Raleigh, NC 27675. Telephone: (919) 873-0100.
Raleigh Institute of Biblical Studies was founded in 1995 by Dr. William Suttles. Dr. Suttles is the Director of the Institute. He is the President of WPJL Christian Radio in Raleigh, North Carolina and Pastor of Tabernacle Christian Worship Center. Dr. Suttles's vision was to provide training for many in Christian ministry who have never had the opportunity to go away to Bible college or seminary, but have a serious and sincere desire to be more fully equiped to serve God in their life and vocation. The courses are designed to deepen one's understanding not just academically, but spiritually as well. The school has three courses of study which may be taken together or separately.
First is the Associate Degree in Christian Ministerial Studies program: these classes are taught on the 2nd Saturday morning of each month (Jan-June & Sept-Dec), from 9 AM - 12 Noon. There is no grading, but a Student Response Form must be filled out at the completion of each class.
The second is the Christian Life School of Theology. As a member of the Christian Life Educators Network a student is able to earn all the way up to a Doctor of Theology at RIBS (in November 2016 4 of our students received Doctoral Degrees). These classes are held on the 3rd Thursday (7-10 PM), Friday (7-10 PM) & Saturday (9 AM -1 PM) of each month (Jan-June & Aug-Nov). All 10 hours of the lecture must be attended by the student. There is also a required textbook and a course syllabus provided for each course. A 100 question open-book take-home exam must be passed to receive credit for each course taken. Courses may also be audited at a slightly reduced rate with no exam required.
The third course of study is the Antioch School for the Teaching Ministry, a year long mentorship program designed for individual Christians who believe God has specifically called them as teachers in the Body of Christ. The members of this class come together one Saturday a month from 9 AM till 1 PM. The 2017 class is now underway (call or e-mail us to be placed on the "up date" contact list to be a part of the next class which will begin in January 2018).
Finally, is the First Saturday Morning Seminary Classes which are held on the first Saturday morning of each month from 9-12. These are timely classes designed to take you deeper into a subject of vital importance to Christians in the current environment of the Church in America today. This is a certificate program and a Certificate in Ministerial Studies will be awarded for every 10 classes attended.
Raleigh Institute of Biblical Studies adheres to a biblical orthodoxy as has been held by the Church historically through the centuries. Our school is Evangelical with a Charismatic emphasis.
2016 Class Schedule
The Associate in Christian Ministerial Studies Classes (ACMS) are three hours in length (9 AM – 12 Noon) held on the FIRST Saturday morning of each month. This Associates Degree program is comprised of 20 total classes [consisting of four tracks: Track I: The Ministry of God’s Word; Track II: Discipleship Training; Track III: Revelation & Theology; and Track IV: Spiritual Formation & Christian Engagement with the World (with 5 classes in each Track)]. There is a Student Response Form which must be filled out for each class in order to complete that class for credit. The cost for each Live class is $50 ($60 with CDs). Successful completion of all 20 classes leads to an Associates Degree in Christian Ministerial Studies. This degree program is designed to provide a proper foundation for anyone in ministry and gives a good ground for successful study for the rest of one’s life and ministry. See Associate Program.
The Christian Life School of Theology (CLST) is based in Columbus, Georgia. There are over 300 different Courses and over 100 individual instructors in Biblical Theology, Christian Counseling, Historical Theology, New Testament, Old Testament, and Practical Theology. There are 10 courses offered each year (Jan-June & Aug-Nov) at Raleigh Institute of Biblical Studies. The classes begin on the third Thursday night of each month (7 – 10 PM), continues on Friday night (7 – 10 PM) and concludes on Saturday morning (9 AM – 1 PM). The cost for each course is $175 (this includes 10 hours of lecture, a course textbook and a course syllabus). A 100 question open book, take home, objective exam must be successfully completed to receive credit for these courses. Degrees can be earned through CLST from a Diploma of Theology all the way up to a Doctor of Theology (Advanced Standing may be offered for previous studies and for ministerial experience). Each class taken for credit counts three credit hours towards a degree with CLST. See CLST.
Diploma of Theology (Dip.Th.).........................................................30 Credit Units
Associates of Theology (A.Th.).........................................................60 Credit Units
Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)...........................................................126 Credit Units
Master of Theology (M.Th.)............................................................171 Credit Units
Master of Sacred Studies (M.S.S.)....................................................216 Credit Units
Doctor of Sacred Studies (D.S.S.).....................................................261 Credit Units
Doctor of Theology (D.Th.).............................................................300 Credit Units
Every CLST class taken counts 3 credit hours (3 credit units)
towards a degree with CLST. Advanced Standing (automatic credit)
may also be given for previous degrees earned at other schools
and for certain ministerial experience.
The Antioch School for the Teaching Ministry will meet one Saturday a month from 9AM till 1PM, January to June and August to October. This is a ONE YEAR program and a Diploma in the Teaching Ministry is awarded. We are now accepting applications for the 2018 school year which will begin in January 2018.
E-mail AntiochRaleigh@gmail.com for more information and an application.
You can register for any of our Associate or CLST classes on-line and pay by credit card at Registration
[In registering for a Christian Life School of Theology class at least one month prior to the starting date of the class a $50 deposit is required with the remaining tuition of $125 to be paid on the first night of the class (total $175). If registering for a CLST class after the pre-registration period (less than one month before the start of the class), full registration payment of $175 is required to be paid (there is also a one time $25 CLST registration fee which must be paid to CLST if you have not taken a CLST course within the past year. In registering for an upcoming Associate Degree in Christian Ministerial Studies class please pay $50 per class to be attended. If requesting an Associates Degree in Christian Ministerial Studies Class on CD by mail, please include an additional $15 for shipping ($50 + $15) Total: $75]
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The Education of a Christian Minister
by Dr. William C. Suttles
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