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MISSION STATEMENT AND CORE VALUES
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools is dedicated to educating and training God-called servants of Jesus Christ for work in New Testament Baptist churches and their ministries. Through classroom and hands-on learning that leads to undergraduate and graduate diplomas, students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to hold positions as pastors, assistant pastors, evangelists, missionaries, music directors, music coordinators, Christian school administrators, Christian educators, and administrative assistants.
THE WORD OF GOD
The King James Bible is the very center of everything taught at Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools. Every major have an emphasis in Biblical studies, with the 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 scriptures, 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 truth to everyday life.
PERSONAL SOUL WINNING
The Great commission is the driving force behind everything taught and preached at Texas Independent Baptist seminary& Schools. 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
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools stands for the old-timed religion, where separation from the world is both taught and preached. In accordance with the scripture, TEXAS I.B.S. teaches the indulgence in worldly amusements or practices that is damaging to both one’s testimony and personal walk with God. Texas Independent Baptist Seminary students are not ashamed to be identified as conservative fundamentalists in their actions and in their appearance.
As a ministry of Longview Baptist Temple, Texas Independent Baptist Seminary students may choose from a wide variety of ministry opportunities, each providing valuable experience needed for full-time service for the Lord.
YEARLY MISSION TRIPS
Texas I.B.S sponsors annual mission trips to foreign countries. Costs associated with these trips are not included in the basic cost per semester and vary by trip location. Trip commitments will be taken at orientation. Once a student commits to a trip, the total cost is due and payable but may be paid through instalments throughout the school year.
PERSONAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
The educational experience provided by Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools is designed to impact both the student’s mind and heart. Living in a residence hall provide an atmosphere that emphasizes godliness, dependence upon the Holy Spirit, and obedience to God’s word as well ad God’s authorities. Spiritual emphasis is evident by the daily chapel services, classroom instruction, dormitory devotions, and special conferences. Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools offer an atmosphere, which provides the guidance and direction the students need; thus making a lasting impact on each student’s life.
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools provide 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.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or gender and does not discriminate on said basis in administering its educational policies and school programs.