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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UPCOMING IHCS CLASSES

JR 600

Judaism and Christianity: Faith, Customs, and Traditions – September 9th – November 25th

Every Monday evening at 7:00pm on Zoom

This course will help the student understand basic Jewish beliefs and practices and how they relate to Christianity and the Messiah. Students discover how Biblical Judaism and Biblical Christianity are the same while learning how they differ based on ancient traditions and practices that are important to both faiths today.

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COMING IN 2025


JR 100

Discovering Jesus in the Covenants  & Rituals – January 13th – March 31st, 2025

JR 200

Discovering Jesus in the Sabbaths and Feasts – Dates TBA

JR 300

Israel and the Nations in History and Prophesy – Dates TBA


COMING IN 2026

JR 400

Jesus and the first Century Church 

Every Monday evening at 7:00pm on Zoom

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 500

Judaism and Christianity: Abraham to the Holocaust

Every Monday evening at 7:00pm on Zoom

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the history of the Jewish people from the call of Abraham, through the First Testament, between the Testaments, the New Testament, the Roman era, and Christian-Jewish history from Constantine through the Holocaust. This is God’s redemptive history of His people, both Jews and Christians.

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