From The President

I thank God for your interest in Sunset International Bible Institute. The information here is designed to help you discover a path to increased Bible knowledge, to developing spiritual growth and to greater ministry effectiveness.

Sunset International Bible Institute has shared the large and functional campus of the Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas, for six decades. The school operates under the oversight of the Sunset elders, who serve as its board of directors. SIBI is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as an educational institution that is authorized to offer religious degrees.

Our Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree is earned by completing 128 semester hours of intensive Bible and ministry studies in two years or an optional extended three year period.  Because of its advanced nature, the program is not recommended for recent high school graduates. We have a specialized course for younger students which we call the Adventures in Missions (AIM) program.

There are several specialized disciplines in our school. There are focused courses for retired people, the Deaf, and women. Following graduation from the basic ministry training program one may pursue a six month advanced missions course in our School of Missions. This course is designed to help equip individuals, families, and teams to engage in effective foreign or domestic mission ministry. 

We offer a 36 hour Master of Biblical Studies Degree, designed for those who are in ministry and cannot leave their place of ministry to continue their education in a residential program.

We begin a new Freshman class each August. Other start dates in October, January, or March are possible with approval from our admissions department.

Please contact Tom Cote with Admissions. He is both ready and anxious to help you fulfill your desire to prepare yourself for a lifetime of ministry involvement.

Tim Burow, President

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