The Word of God
The King James Bible is the very center of everything taught at T.I.B.S. Every major has an emphasis in Scriptural studies, with most classes using the Bible as the major resource material. Courses are structured to help students learn how to study and properly interpret the Bible, acquire a good overview of Scripture, as well as receive some detailed exposition of major Bible doctrines. All of this is designed to develop individuals who know what the Bible teaches, understand its principles, and know how to apply its truths to everyday life.
Personal Soul Winning
The Great Commission is the driving force behind everything taught and preached at T.I.B.S. Faculty, staff, and students go soul winning every week with the outreach ministries of Longview Baptist Temple, reaching the entire Ark-La-Tex area.
Old-Fashioned Standards and Convictions
T.I.B.S. stands for the old-time religion, where separation from the world is taught, preached, and practiced. In accordance with Scripture, T.I.B.S. teaches that indulgence in worldly amusements or practices is damaging both to one’s testimony and personal walk with God. T.I.B.S. students are not ashamed to be identified as Old-fashioned, independent Baptists in their actions and their appearance.
As a ministry of Longview Baptist Temple, T.I.B.S. students will serve in a wide variety of ministry opportunities, each providing the valuable experience needed for full-time service for the Lord.
Personal Character Development
The educational experience provided by T.I.B.S. is designed to impact both the student’s mind and heart. Living in a residence hall provides an atmosphere that emphasizes godliness, dependence upon the Holy Spirit, and obedience to God’s Word as well as God’s authorities. Spiritual emphasis is evident by the chapel services, classroom instruction, dormitory devotions, and special conferences. T.I.B.S. offers an atmosphere which provides the guidance and direction the students need; thus making a lasting impact on each student’s life.
T.I.B.S. provides the opportunity to form lasting friendships with others through banquets, special events, and dating activities. We believe that these extracurricular activities are important for creating a balanced individual.