Welcome to the Blue Letter Bible Institute (BLBi)
We want to take this opportunity to welcome you to BLBi and to explain a bit of the vision for this website.
Have you ever wanted to attend Bible college, but for various reasons were not able to do so? You wanted to study theology at a level that comes with a Bible college curriculum, but you did not want to enroll and take tests and write papers because you were not interested as much in the "paper degree" as in the opportunity for increased learning. Or, maybe you lived in an area that did not have a local Bible college, or your schedule would not permit attending such a course of study. We believed that there were many people in the Body of Christ that fit within those or similar situations.
With that in mind, Blue Letter Bible (a ministry of Sowing Circle), began developing BLBi. While in development BLBi was able to integrate certain aspects of the existing Net Bible Institute which was already in operation. We began a co-laboring effort with other ministries, teachers, and Bible colleges to provide courses online which are identical to courses being taught as part of Bible college curriculums, Bible conferences and seminars.
On February 24, 2003 the BLBi was launched (initially with the name Net Bible Institute). At inception we started with two courses, but the response was amazing. Today we have over 48,918 students in the Institute from over 182 countries around the world. There are now 11 courses available for study. It is truly a global classroom for the study of God's Word, without the constraints of location, schedule or deadlines.
We pray that BLBi will be a complete course of study about what Christianity believes and teaches. The Blue Letter Bible Institute, when eventually completed, will consist of courses that will cover several major areas of Christian belief and practice. A separate textbook or audio program will be prepared for each individual course. These tools are produced as educational tools explaining what Christians believe and why they believe it. Each course in the program is designed to be used for either self-study, home Bible study, or for the classroom. It is our goal to make the Blue Letter Bible Institute the most comprehensive course of study possible.
At this time there are no required fees to students. However, it is not free! Sowing Circle is a non-profit organization. We are totally dependent upon the generous gifts from those who are blessed by this ministry, as well as those who have a similar vision to reach a dying world with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. If you would like to support the Lord's work through this ministry, you can do so by sending your gift to:
22431 Antonio Parkway Suite B160-618
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-2804
Contributions may also be made on-line by Credit Card
Gifts are tax deductible in the United States. We thank you for your support.
We are not a substitute for the church. If you are able to attend a class at your local church, a Bible institute, Bible college, or some other type of Christian training center, then, by all means, do so. We are here to supplement the church. Many people are unable to attend Bible classes or Bible school. We hope to fill the need for those who want a thorough biblical education but cannot, for whatever reason, attend classes. We are presently working with churches and Bible colleges to incorporate BLBi's course of study into their own program and their material into BLBi.
May God richly bless you as you study with us in the Blue Letter Bible Institute.