The Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet is a 4-year program to study every book of the Bible. We use one of the best Catholic Bible studies ever developed for learning Scripture in a systematic way, the Catholic Biblical School Program (Paulist Press). Students earn certificates in Basic Biblical Studies (2 years) and Advanced Biblical Studies (4 years), from this nationally recognized program..
Try the first two years (Old Testament and New Testament Foundations) and decide later whether to stay for Years 3 and 4 (the rest of the Bible).
The Biblical Institute is for everyone!Some of our students serve their parishes as catechists, lectors, or Bible study facilitators. Many people join us with no Bible study background at all. If you bring a commitment to learning and a desire for deeper understanding of God’s Word, we’ll give you what you need to successfully participate in the program. We also welcome interested fellow Christians, so mention us to neighbors and friends!
You’ll study the Bible as a whole and in its parts from a Catholic point of view, with experienced teachers, and within a Catholic faith community.
Sites for 2016-2017:
Old Testament Foundations: Genesis through Kings Visitation Parish, Elmhurst Saturdays, 9-11am
New Testament Foundations: Jesus and Discipleship Coming in 2017-2018
Old Testament Continued: Exile and Restoration Assumption Parish, Coal City Tuesdays, 7-9pm St. Matthew, Glendale Heights Thursdays, 7-9pm
Old and New Testaments Concluded: The Word in the Hellenistic World Ss. Peter and Paul, Naperville Fridays, 9:15-11:15am On-Site Child Care Available!