Church History I: 3-8 June with Dustin Benge
Pastoral Theology: 9-14 September with Kirk Wellum
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Munster Bible College is designed to assist in the training of church leadership primarily for the ABCI churches (Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland) situated in Munster.
Three courses are offered per year in a one-week modular format, in January, June and September.
Each module will be comprised of a week of lectures (24 hours class time, also available via livestream online):
Munster Bible College offers three levels of study:
The fees are €110.00 per module.
Dustin W. Benge is a PhD candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky where he is also lecturer and administrative assistant for The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. Dustin also serves as the editor for Expositor magazine, a ministry of OnePassion, Dallas, TX. Further, he is the author of Sweetly Set on God: The Piety of David Brainerd, A Journey Towards Heaven: Devotions from the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, and Lifting up our Hearts: 150 Prayers of John Calvin. Dustin and his wife, Molli, live in Louisville, KY.
Once an ardent atheist, Cabal (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) was converted while reading the New Testament Gospels. He has planted and pastored several churches and now serves as Professor of Christian Apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His interest in helping others to know the truth in Christ has motivated his numerous college campus talks and debates with philosophy professors. Cabal is the general editor of The Apologetics Study Bible.
Ian Hugh Clary (PhD, University of the Free State) is an associate pastor at West Toronto Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario. He also lectures at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, and Munster Bible College, Cork, Ireland. He has contributed to and edited a number of books, most recently Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Traditions (2016), and has contributed to journals such as Evangelical Quarterly, Reformed Theological Review, and Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology. Ian is married to Victoria, and they have four children.
Edwin Ewart (BA, BD, MMin, MTh, MPhil) currently teaches Biblical Theology, Homiletics and Ministry Studies at the Irish Baptist College. He has over 20 years of pastoral experience in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and guest lectured at IBC in Systematic & Historical Theology for 19 years. Edwin joined the IBC staff in 2007 and became Principal in September 2010. In 2015 he spent time on Sabbatical leave in the USA (Bethlehem Seminary, SBTS & Gordon Conwell), Cambridge University and teaching in the Delhi Bible Institute, N. India.
Russell Fuller is professor of Old Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College, and has previously taught Bible and Bible Languages at Mid-Continent College and served as an interim pastor in Ohio and Kentucky. He has published textbooks on the Hebrew of the Old Testament.
Bradley G. Green teaches theology at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He earned the M.Div. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Th.M. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. at Baylor University. He is the author of several books, essays and reviews. Brad and his wife Dianne have three children—Caleb, Daniel, and Victoria. Brad and Dianne also helped co-found Augustine School, a Christian liberal arts school in Jackson, Tennessee.
Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Michael Haykin is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is also Adjunct professor of Church History at the Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College, Toronto. Dr. Haykin has a B.A. in Philosophy, a M.Rel., and a Th.D. in Church History. He has authored numerous books. He and his wife Alison, and their two children, Victoria and Nigel, live in Dundas, Ontario.
David Luke (BA, BD, PhD) is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Historical Theology Tutor at the Irish Baptist College. He served as pastor of Gilnahirk Baptist in Belfast for 15 years. He joined the full-time teaching staff of IBC in September 2013. He has over 20 years’ experience lecturing in Historical Theology, Church History and Baptist History. He also teaches on the Cornhill Belfast course.
Ryan Rippee has been a pastor and teacher for 18 years, serving as Pastor of Calvary Community Church from January 2005 to October 2017 and Director of Student Ministries at Grace Church of Napa Valley (2000–2004). He received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Davis in History, his M.Div. from The Cornerstone Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Southern Seminary with an emphasis in Biblical Spirituality. He is currently Professor of Theology and Church History at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary, where he teaches Church History, Paterology and Worship. He and his wife Jennafer have five children.
Dr. Michael Thigpen earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Div. from Columbia Biblical Seminary, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College. He serves as associate professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Michael is also the Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has extensive pastoral experience, having served churches in South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and California. Michael is an author and is currently preparing a commentary on Hosea, Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. He and his wife Bonnie have two daughters, Abigail and Hannah.
Born and raised in West Virginia, USA, Brian Vickers currently serves as Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Assistant Editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. He has his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His doctoral thesis has been published as Jesus' Blood and Righteousness: Paul's Theology of Imputation. He has also published numerous articles in journals.
Born in Ontario, Canada, Kirk Wellum serves as the Principal and Professor in Systematic Theology & Biblical Studies at the Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College, Toronto, Ontario. He has a B.Th from Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto, a B.A. from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and an M.Div. from Toronto Baptist Seminary. He has pastored three churches in Ontario. He and his wife Debbie have four children, and live in Ancaster, Ontario.
Born in Ontario, Canada, Stephen Wellum is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky and the editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. He previously taught at the Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Northwest Baptist Theological College and Seminary. He has also served as a pastor, written numerous journal articles and contributed to several books. He and his wife Karen have five children, and live in Kentucky.
Modules Offered In 2019:
Munster Bible College Masterclasses:
Munster Bible College is now offering Masterclasses, open to MBC graduates and anyone else who has done previous theological study or is in church leadership. The cost for MBC Masterclasses is €55. The next Masterclass will be held on the 1st-2nd of November, 2019. Contact us if you are interested in applying.