The Institute for Hebraic Christian Studies was founded by Dr. Richard Booker and offers courses at the McKinney campus at the Bethany Center. The classes are conducted and taught by Dr. Victoria Sarvadi, a graduate of IHCS Houston, and Chaplain Lisa Depew, a graduate of IHCS McKinney. The institute offers 6 courses that consists of 12 classes in each course. Each year we provide 3 courses in the form of trimesters and will take 2 years to complete the degree.

Those who want to earn an Associates Degree in Hebraic-Christian Studies may do so by answering the questions at the end of each lesson and submitting their answers either on paper or electronically through email on a Word Document. Students who are not interested in earning the diploma need not submit their answers. Classes may be attended through Zoom or in person. Everyone must register.

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COMING IN 2022

JR CLASSES

JR 500 – God’s Chosen People: from Abraham to the Holocaust April 25th – July 25th, 2022.  July 4th and 18th are off nights.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the history of the Jewish people from the call of Abraham through the First Testament, the period between the Testaments, the New Testament era, the Roman era, and Christian anti-Semitism from the time of Constantine through the Holocaust. Register now >>

 

JR 600 – Understanding Judaism – Beliefs and Practices September 12th – November 28th.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the basic Jewish beliefs and practices from a Hebraic-Christian perspective. Register now >>

JR 100 – God’s Chosen People: from Abraham to the Holocaust January 9th – March 27th, 2023.

Students learn how the Bible tells one complete story of God’s provision of a blood covenant including the covenant ritual, the covenant with Abraham, in the  tabernacle, the High Priest, and the sacrifices.

ADVANCED CLASSES

WITHIN THE VEIL

These classes are for our IHCS graduates.

August 2nd – November 1st

Is your prayer life a blessing or a burden? Do you hear God speak when you pray? Are you an intercessor? God is looking for prayer partners to co-labor with Him in working out His plans and purposes for mankind. He desires that we “come within the veil” of His presence to discern His will and then pray it from heaven to earth.

Learn ancient Jewish prayers that Jesus prayed including;

  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The Shema
  • The Amidah
  • The Kaddish

Discover the principles and patterns of Kavanah – focused prayers with specific prayer objectives.Learn to pray with confidence and persistence.

Learn the principles and power of intercessory prayer.

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COMING IN 2023

DATES TBA

JR 100 – Discovering Jesus in the Covenants and Rituals. Classes begin February 1st at 7:00pm and runs through April 26th.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand the various covenants in the Hebrew Scriptures with a special emphasis on the blood covenant. The student learns the basic blood covenant ritual and God revealed it to Adam, Abraham, Moses and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He has made for us through Messiah Jesus.

 

JR 200 – Discovering Jesus in the Sabbaths and Feasts. Classes begin June 14th at 7:00pm and runs through August 30th.

The purpose of this course is to help the student understand why God gave the Sabbath(s) and Feasts in the Hebrew Scriptures.The student will study the meaning of the Sabbath, when and how it is to be kept, and by whom.The student will also study the biblical Feasts as a foreshadowing of the Messiah as well as other Jewish holidays.

 

JR 300 – Israel and the Nations in History and Prophecy. Classes begin September 27th at 7:00pm and runs through December 20th (off December 6th).

This course is to help the student understand God’s plan for Israel and the nations in history and prophecy.The student will gain an overview of the entire history of the Jewish people including their past glory and suffering, present crisis and future hope.The student will also study the prophecies of the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures in light of their fulfillment in Jesus.

 

OUR TEACHERS

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VICTORIA SARVADI, TH.D., ORD.

Primary Teacher, Graduate IHCS 1999, Doctorate in Theology, CSBR & HCG

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LISA DEPEW, A.A., M. CHAPLAIN, ORD.

Teacher, Graduate IHCS 2018

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Richard Booker, PHD, ORD.

Teacher, Founder of IHCS