Q. Do classes meet at set times during the week?
A. Our research shows that 80% of students prefer on-demand, recorded lessons that they can watch or listen to at their convenience, so this is what we currently provide for our students.
Q. How long does it take to complete each course?
A. Each mini-course is anywhere from 4-8 hours of video, broken up into 15 to 20-minute segments. You can watch and engage with them as your time allows. Usually, people watch the videos several times because the content is new to them and it takes time to process the info.
Q. How many courses are available with the Unlimited plan?
A. Over 30 courses are available with the Unlimited plan, but we are producing at least one new course each month! So each year, at least 12 new courses are added to the collection that already exists.
Q. What if I am interested only in 1-2 courses, and not the whole program?
A. Sign up for an appropriate monthly plan. They will give you access to one or two courses per month. When you’re finished with your courses, you can cancel your plan.
Q. Can I do all my courses within one year if I enroll in the Unlimited plan?
A. Yes, you can, but anticipate continuing even after one year. During your studies, you will regularly see new and interesting courses added, and you might be interested in continuing.
Q. Can I share my login and password with a friend or family member?
A. Yes, you have permission to share your account information with two people of your choice.
Q. Once I go through the program can I gift my collection of courses to someone else?
A. Yes, as long as you maintain your membership in good standing.
Q. If I start with one or two courses per month, can I upgrade later?
A. Yes, many students begin by trying out one or two courses. You can upgrade at any time. It is actually more cost-effective to enroll in the Unlimited plan to have broader, on-demand access to all materials.
Q. Do you teach in English?
A. Yes, all classes are taught in English.
Q. Are there any classes that I should take first?
A. No, you can take courses in any order, but multi-part classes are best completed in sequence.
Q. Can I enroll my friend or pastor in this program and give this membership as a gift?
A. Yes. When you register, please follow the instructions for gifting a membership.
Q. I don’t have time to study right now and haven’t completed the courses I selected this month. Will I be able to add courses next month?
A. Yes, you can add additional courses each month (based on the study plan). As long as you do not cancel, they will remain in your library and can be watched at your convenience. What you did not use carries over into the next month!
Q. Am I required to study one course per month?
A. No, you can go at your own pace. The courses that you add to your profile do not expire. They will remain in your library for the duration of your membership.
Q. Can I access my courses on my mobile device?
A. Yes. All courses have been designed to be mobile-friendly and can be viewed on most devices.
Q. How do I receive my certificate?
A. You will need to complete seven mini-courses either in the “Hebrew Bible” or “Jewish New Testament” category in order to receive your corresponding Certificate. To receive a Certificate in “Jewish Context and Culture” you will need to complete 24 courses.
Q. Are your courses accredited?
A. Israel Bible Center offers open enrollment and does not grant formal degrees as universities do, therefore, it is not required to apply for accreditation of any kind. As an educational institution, Israel Bible Center is committed to the highest standards of scholarship. Our study materials are prepared in collaboration with internationally-known scholars, representing top universities across the globe.
Q. Are the courses set up so that they can be downloaded and watched or listened to later?
A. No, our materials can be accessed only through online streaming. Our system doesn’t allow downloading audio and video files of lessons for offline viewing.
Q. If I enroll in the Unlimited membership plan, how will I pay? Can I pay in multiple payments?
A. The UNLIMITED option is most flexible. You will have on-demand access to absolutely all materials (courses, round-table talks, books by Dr. Eli and other useful materials in the RESOURCE section) during the year. The UNLIMITED membership requires a ONE-TIME payment and is renewed annually.
Q. Is any other form of payment available? I don’t have a debit card.
A. At the moment we accept PAYPAL and major Credit Cards. For the UNLIMITED study plan, we can accept a
a BANK transfer but you need to contact us directly.